The Digital Jamaica Podcast

The Digital Jamaica Podcast

The Digital Jamaica Podcast
Mar 24, 2020 1 hr 18 min

Jessica Hylton-Leckie : The Business of Blogging

In this episode Jessica Hylton-Leckie a.k.a Jessica In The Kitchen, popular Jamaican Food Blogger. She is giving us the skinny on how you can turn your hobby into a lucrative full time career. At the end of this conversation you're going to come away knowing more than you did before about building an authentic global brand while remaining true to your Jamaican roots. Find links to things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. There are four FREE ways you can help the Podcast grow Subscribe Download this episode, subscribe Leave a review on iTunes and Spotify Share on your socials Ready to get started building your awesome digital brand or business? Let's talk about it, click here or you can jump on my upcoming Social Media Basics Webinar… Music : Sifu Dub by Foshan Roots ©2020, The Digital Jamaica Podcast, All Rights Reserved
Mar 02, 2020 24 min

Jhanelle Golding : Surprisingly Good Jamaican Vegan Grub

In this episode I had a tête-à-tête with Jhanelle Golding creator of the …"From The Comfort of My Bowl' and the "Surprisingly Sweet Ja" foodie platforms where she introduces her largely Jamaican audience to delicious, hearty Jamaican inspired vegan comfort meals and desserts. … Find links to things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please download, subscribe, leave a review and share.
Feb 10, 2020 26 min

Chef Adrian Morris : From KFC Worker to Fine Dining Chef and Now Popular Foodie YouTuber

Chef Adrian Morris has been taking pictures of his food creations from the time he was working his first restaurant job at KFC back in high school. From KFC to Fine Dining at the Moon Palace Hotel (then Jamaica Grand), his passion for food exploded and so did his incessant need to photograph his work. It was only after he started posting those images to social media that he realized that this hobby was something his friends and family also loved, and not only did they want to see pics they also wanted to know how he made those amazing dishes. The Morris Time Cooking YouTube channel was launched in January 2017 and within two short years has amassed over 131 Thousand subscribers with over 5 million video views, making it one of the biggest …Jamaican YouTube Food centric Channel. This episode is the first in the Digital Foodie Series, where I feature Jamaican chefs, cooks and food enthusiast who are creating platform reintroducing …the world to authentic Jamaican cuisine. Find links to things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please download, subscribe, leave a review and share.
Jan 27, 2020 53 min

Javon Davis : No Visa? No Problem! How Jamaican Techies Can Find & Land Remote Job Opportunities

In this episode Javon Davis, a young software engineer from Jamaica talks about how he overcame the disappointment of being denied a well-earned opportunity to work with Lyft because of visa restrictions, …to landing a remote working job at Automatic the parent company of the WordPress and WooCommerce platforms.… Since our conversation Javon has one upped himself again, successfully transitioning to his new dream job as a software engineer at Apple Canada. This is a triumphant story about out of the box thinking, determination and self belief. Find links to things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please download, subscribe, leave a review and share.
Jan 13, 2020 53 min

David Yarde : Overcoming Stereotypes, Cultural Trauma & Mental Health as a Jamaican Creative

In this episode I am talking to David Yarde, a multitalented Jamaican born digital creator who lets us in on his secret struggles with being a Jamaican living in the diaspora, working in non-traditional spaces with all the attendant stereotypes all the while battling depression and trying to overcome childhood trauma. It was an unexpected foray into the mind of an introverted creative who has to navigate awkward and sometimes unfriendly spaces, especially when those unfriendly spaces are in the home. I also opened up about my struggles with mental health, how it affects my work and developing healthy coping mechanisms, Find links to things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please download, subscribe, leave a review and share.
Dec 23, 2019 29 min

The Thanksgiving Edition (DA ONE YAH A FI UNUH )

2019 has been an amazing year for the Digital Jamaica Platform and it's all because of YOU!!!… Because of the support you've shown the platform and me personally this year we have grown leaps and bounds so this entire episode is dedicated to unuh, di people dem weh support dis year. Find links to things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please download, subscribe, leave a review and share.
Nov 18, 2019 1 hr 13 min

Gavin Dennis : Cyber Security & The Caribbean

Gavin Dennis is a young Jamaican Cyber Security expert based in Germany who has been quietly (and mostly single handedly) working to bring about the evolution of the Information Security Industry in the Caribbean.… That he is doing by raising awareness of and addressing several pressing issues within the field such as gender discrimination. He is also providing mentorship, support and resources for Caribbean Cyber Security & ICT professionals. Through his non-profit, the Gavin Dennis Foundation he is also tackling the issue of Education with several funding initiatives geared towards the furtherance of education for Caribbean nationals.… Gavin truly epitomizes what it means to be an actualized, passionate and determined entrepreneur and philanthropist living in purpose. Find links to things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please download, subscribe, leave a review and share.
Nov 04, 2019 54 min

Twain Richardson - Say Yes To Everything & Figure It Out After

The story of how Twain Richardson came to be the co-founder of …Frame of Reference Production Company, the only post-production company in the English-speaking Caribbean epitomizes so many things about the Jamaican spirit. Immeasurable drive in the face of brokeness, tough headed go-get-it-ness, nough-an-inna-everything-ness, kicking ass in spaces we don't belong-ness. This is going to sound extremely cliché but likkle but tallawah is an apt description for him and the company he has built. Find links to some things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please subscribe, leave a review and share.
Oct 21, 2019 1 hr 0 min

Matthew Cowen : The Human Cost of Digital Transformations

When a company goes digital the effects can be way more dramatic than just changes in the operational and or management structure. A Digital transformation can also change culture, disrupt norms and in some instances devastate an unprepared labour force.… In this episode I'm talking to Matthew Cowen, Digital Transformation Consultant and author of The Future Is Digital, one of my favourite digital newsletters. Together we examine the human consequences of technological change, AI, data, and the growing anti-digital movement. Matthew also shared his perspective on how all of these things has and will continue to affect us in the Caribbean and how we can better position ourselves to take advantage of it all. Find links to some things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please subscribe, leave a review and share.
Oct 07, 2019 58 min

Ronnia Cherry : Authentic Cultural Representation In Storytelling

Every editor has his or her own approach to telling the story, their own reasons for wanting to have these conversations, their own style, their own spin. But, I think a good storyteller is someone who dedicates themselves to accurate portrayals. This quality is what makes Ronnia and her work special, she wants the subject to tell their own story, in their own way, with as a little editing as possible. In her own words, the raw and unpolished story. "I might switch things up here and there, but I like it to be raw and unpolished. And by being unpolished, it actually is more authentic." In this episode …Ronnia Cherry, creative, writer, editor and founder of 7am Magazine shares with us her origin story and why as a Jamaican publisher she still struggles with striking the right balance between the story, the characters and the audience, while maintaining the integrity of the subject. It is a fascinating conversation about cultural authenticity and how that is presented to a global audience. Find show notes and links to some things mentioned during this episode on the blog and follow the show on our social media pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, If you liked this episode please leave a review and share, it is very much appreciated.