Megan Holiday was born & raised in Southern California. She launched her radio career in San Francisco and fell in love with using the platform to spread joy to others & highlight great people within the community. She now works nights at KROQ in LA & middays on ALT1053 in the Bay. She also hosts 7 Words With Megan Holiday, a guest-centric podcast focused around sharing stories of how one achieved their dreams.
Megan I have know each other for many years, but until the recording of this podcast we had fallen out of touch. As you can imagine it was a fantastic opportunity for us to catch up. The last several years of Megan’s life have been momentous, filled with the lowest, darkest spots and ultimately with moments of true grace.
What Megan does with her podcast is very similar to what I try to achieve here. While she says that shows is about discussing what ultimately leads people to their success, she also uses the show to shine the light on topics that are often hidden away. The honesty with which she approaches those topics can clearly be heard in our conversation.
We talk about podcast and the state of communication and Megan tells us how podcasts and radio compare. We then very quickly move into even deeper subjects.
In the time since Megan and I last spoke she has struggled with drug addiction. She very generously shares the story how she lost her job and apartment, found sobriety, and ultimately ended up with an even more extraordinary life through the kindness of others and her own strength to take on recovery.
As you can imagine this story has many more turns than I describe here. We talk about second chances, positivity, giving back, regulating your mindset, the power of prayer and mediation, staying connected to community, exercise, diet, being present, living a balanced life, and the dangers of expectations.
There’s more. I just needed to end that sentence. Whew.
We also talk about how personal responsibility effects our relationships and how Megan discovered that. She tells me about the process of making amends and the courage involved. I ask her about the pressure that social media places on public personalities, narcissism, and the current state of music.