We had the good fortune of connecting with The Boys and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi The, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Our thought process behind starting The Boys Podcast was opposite from what most people would expect; in fact, there was not much thought behind it at all. We’ve always been told that our dynamic was uncommon, and maybe even erratic. One night we had been enjoying libations and impulsively decided to start a podcast. Not a YouTube Channel, but a podcast. We felt as if some our most intimate conversations about interpersonal relationships should be broadcasted. Why not? Most people would relate and appreciate an insight on a woman’s perspective when it comes to such topics. We thought, “lets throw in some banter with visuals and we are set!” No, but in all honesty, there was definitely some subsequent planning after we decided to explore the idea. We wanted it to be successful, and still do! We are two successful black women with full time jobs. One is a CPA and the other is a Nurse Practitioner. With being stuck in the house due to COVID-19, we needed something creative and enjoyable; a way to interact with people without risking exposure. A podcast was our perfect idea.
What should our readers know about your business?
As previously stated, both of us are in professional careers. One is a licensed and practicing CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and the other is a licensed and practicing nurse practitioner. We are first and foremost proud of our success. It was not easy at all and included long hours of school and studying. We both received our bachelor’s and master’s/doctoral degrees from the University of Louisville, located in Louisville, Kentucky. We dedicate our success to our mother who raised us to be the women that we are today. In regard to challenges, you’re always going to encounter them and so we choose to see them as growth opportunities. Challenges never stop coming and so you just learn to push through and overcome them. The most important lesson that we’ve learned along the way is just, that! Don’t get overwhelmed and intimated when things seem difficult; keep pushing for what it is that you want and desire. That is exactly what we plan to do with this podcast. We want our brand, The Boys, to symbolize not only the independence of black women, but also the realities of interpersonal relationships. Our goal is not for people to be inspired by us, but to relate to us.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Louisville, Kentucky isn’t a big city but there are definitely a few things to do! Monday- Fun day at Main Event and zip lining at Louisville Mega Cavern. Tuesday- Tour the many distilleries Kentucky has to offer through the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Wednesday- Ride bikes/scooters downtown and walk the Big Four Bridge. Thursday- Enjoy full body massages and then grab facials at The Skin Lounge. Friday- Visit the 21 C Museum, Muhammad Ali Center, and Old Louisville Historic District. Saturday- Shop at the local and outlet malls, indulge in day drinking at local bars, and end the night at 8up Elevated Drinkery and Kitchen for food, drinks, and great music. Sunday- Brunch at Le Moo and catch a movie at the theater.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Neither of us knew the first thing to starting a podcast. As such, we wouldn’t have gotten as far as putting out a first episode as quickly as we did (one month from the idea) if it were not for the advice and guidance from three successful business owners. Each with experience in podcasting, web design, and marketing. See below for their names and IG handles. Joyce Milford: IG – joymilf Reinaldo Murphy: IG – coldintheclutch Sean Hopson: IG – sean.j.hopson