Creator Spotlight: Meg Kuang
Meg Kuang and the “Musings with Meg” Podcast
Meg Kuang hosts Musings with Meg (formerly I’m In My Twenties?!), a podcast offering genuine stories and insights for young adults navigating life's trials and triumphs. Inspired by her passion for sharing insights, the podcast has greatly influenced her personal and career growth. Meg values authenticity and encourages aspiring podcasters to begin without awaiting perfection. She's also a tech professional, adventure enthusiast, and creator of a newsletter, "Meg Mondays".
Introducing Meg Kuang and the “Musings with Meg” Podcast
Grab a cup of tea, and tune into life's musings with Meg (and her friends)! In this candid space, Meg deep dives into stories and insights to supercharge your mindset, growth, and self-actualization.
You can check out Musings with Meg here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/musingswithmeg
Tell us about your show!
Musings with Meg is the ultimate self-fulfillment podcast for the defining decade (and now beyond) — with unfiltered stories, vulnerable chats, fresh perspectives, and powerful tools to level up your life. Coated with tough love, I share solo talks and conversations with friends exploring life, adulting, relationships, self-awareness, and practical advice to supercharge listeners physically, mentally, financially, intellectually, spiritually, and beyond.
Why did you start your podcast?
I started my show out of passion for sharing insights — first through blogging and speaking, 'til the idea dawned on me early 2020: "why not start a podcast, so I can reach even more people through more candid means, while amplifying voices of the incredible people I meet?" So I did, and now 3 years in, it's absolutely transformed my life — and hopefully the lives of others, too. I love leading with vulnerability, openness, and wisdom in the raw journey of adulthood, with golden nuggets of learning from both myself and guests while instilling a sense of relatability and comfort. My podcast grows with me, and the impact I make continues to drive me — nothing quite like "thank you" messages from people I'd never met before. I'll continue this podcast for as long as I keep learning.
What's been your biggest challenge?
Definitely post-production and social media. I adore the speaking and conversations, but marketing and launching episodes had always been a headache — so I'm extremely thankful for a platform like Podium, saving me hours per episode with AI.
Another challenge is juggling growth with authenticity, and being aware not to produce content for the sake of numbers — rather, content coming from the heart. I've found that staying true to myself not only keeps the fuel running; it also makes a stronger impact, as my audience can sense the energy I pour into my work. So if you're a podcaster reading this, keep on staying true, and never forget the passion that sparked your podcast in the first place!
How has podcasting impacted your personal and professional life?
It's positively impacted my life in ways I couldn't have imagined. First are the people I've attracted into my life. I've expanded my network to countless inspiring folks, many of which originally sparked as podcast guests, listeners, or podcasters themselves. With this endeavor, I've become a part of several entrepreneurial and creative communities, who have taught me insurmountable amounts in not just content creation but also life, business, and self-actualization. I'm forever grateful for the people I've met, and excited to see what doors my podcast will continue to open for me.
On a personal level, this podcast helped me land my dream job; not just as a key element of my personal brand, but also in practice. I've transformed my ability to speak, articulate thoughts, ask questions, carry meaningful conversations, and absorb information, all through the practice of running my podcast. These skills, and the brand I've built, positively influence all other aspects of my life.
What advice do you have for new podcasters?
Just start. Don't wait until you feel 100% ready, or else you'll never begin. Embrace imperfection, trial-and-error, and learning as you go. The biggest mistake is thinking it has to be perfect, or caring what other people think. The truth is, nobody cares as much as we think they do. Nobody will pick at you for "umms" and typos, but people WILL be inspired by your courage to start. When you pour your passion outwards, you attract the right people and opportunities back in, so just be yourself and do the damn thing!
Anything else you'd like to share with the world?
Three other facts about me:
I work full-time as a Customer Success Manager in tech, and love integrating both tech and people skills across my job and podcast!
I have a weekly newsletter, Meg Mondays, where I share weekly insights/reflections along with current reads, listens, tools, and other golden nuggets. Check it out at megkuang.substack.com!
I'm a sports + fitness junkie. You'll find me at the gym 4x a week, plus biking, snowboarding, hiking, bouldering, and playing tennis in my free time. I love to sweat!
Also, I run a newsletter, Meg Mondays (https://megkuang.substack.com) where I share weekly insights and nuggets.
You can also reach me on Instagram at @megkuang and @musings.with.meg!
How has Podium improved your workflow?
It's honestly a dream come true. I once considered hiring a part-time intern to help me with show notes, social media captions, episode highlights, and timestamps — but now, I don't have to. Podium does it all for me within minutes, which saves me upwards of 5 hours per episode, precious time I can pour back into podcast conversations. Thanks to Podium, I can focus on all the aspects I LOVE, and outsource the rest.