Ep. 93: Bree Davies – Freelance Journalist, Denver Westword Columnist

Bree Davies cares about Denver. In fact, she cares about a lot of things, and you’d know that if you follow any of her social media accounts. Her Facebook is here. Her Instagram is here. And her Twitter (her favorite platform) is here. One of the most compelling aspects of Bree’s personality is her willingness to fall on her face in a very public way. She tells me she does this because she hates when others are uncomfortable, and wants to demonstrate that it’s okay to fall down sometimes. In a world where we cultivate very carefully the image we present to others, her candor is refreshing, if a bit atypical.

When I go long on an interview with a guest, it’s almost always because the conversation we’re having is so engrossing, I lose track of the time. This was the first time I ever met Bree, but I could have talked to her for another two hours. We’re both natives, we both work in media, we both care about Denver, and we deeply care about conversations that matter and make a difference. So to say we cover a lot of real estate in this episode would be a gross understatement.

This episode is loaded. We talk about the continuing evolution of Denver, how to deal with asshole plagiarists who steal her content shamelessly, cultural appropriation, the shitty requests she gets from people who want her to feature their work, how best to actually pitch media, dealing with trolls, and anything else that floats to the top of our consciousness in an hour+ chat.

Bree’s a terrific writer, an engaged citizen, and an incredibly compelling guest of my show. You should check out her website, and then download this episode now. You can do that on iTunes, stream it on Stitcher, or check it out at the Jon of All Trades homepage.

Check out our sponsor 4Degre.es here. And our producer Deft Communications here.

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