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Introducing Fromm Daily
Lacey's new daily, short form podcast
Hello Rethinking Humanity Subscribers!
I am super excited to introduce you to Fromm Daily!
It’s birth has been a focused effort since October of 2022, as I faced the task of figuring out how to pivot Rethinking Humanity in the absence of my dearly beloved co-host, Sonya.
How do I preserve the podcast until she is able to record again, but yet, continue to post episodes without her? I didn’t want a temporary co-host, and I didn’t want to do a 45 minute podcast episode on my own.
My solution? Fromm Daily.
A short form podcast would give me the length I needed to feel comfortable going solo. A daily podcast was one that I felt, frequency wise, would be a good fit for short form.
Although not explicitly the main subject of the Rethinking Humanity Podcast, much of the content from the episodes are based on Fromm’s writings. Sonya and I decided we wouldn’t make the podcast explicitly about Fromm. We both liked that.
But now, I like how niche a Fromm podcast sounds. He was, ultimately, the inspiration for me behind the Rethinking Humanity podcast. Plus he has loads of content that can absolutely justify a podcast dedicated to his writings.
And guess what? From what I can see, there aren’t any podcasts out there devoted to Fromm.
So, I said, I’m in!
I began with the idea of doing Fromm Daily under the umbrella of Rethinking Humanity, right here on the Rethinking Humanity Substack.
But, as I thought more about the marketing around the podcast, and how niche it was, I felt that it would be more successful to create it as a separate podcast and as it’s own Substack. After all, I plan to market this podcast and I hope that it can ultimately bring me an income. I never had that intention with Rethinking Humanity.
So, I went about creating it separately in mid-December. It delayed the scheduled launch for more than a month. There was lots to rewrite and redo as a result of the changes.
But, ultimately, it was worth it!
I want to focus on Fromm Daily and build it over time as a great resource for you and others, and an income source for me. Doing so will enable me to live a life that aligns with my values. I don’t want to live work obsessed. I want to do something I authentically want to do with my time. Fromm Daily would accomplish that goal.
You can see what I’ve created at www.frommdaily.com. Keep in mind, though, its not quite done yet. And, don’t subscribe! Because I already have you added to the list.
You might be thinking, “Wait, what if I have a paid subscription for Rethinking Humanity?!”
Here’s how that will work:
Those of you who have paid subscriptions to Rethinking Humanity will be grandfathered in as paid subscribers of Fromm Daily for the remainder of your subscription period. So, don’t worry, you won’t be missing out on any of the benefits you’re rightly due.
I have given paid subscribers to Rethinking Humanity a comped subscription to Fromm Daily until the end of their paid Rethinking Humanity subscription. At that point, you can choose to resubscribe paid to Fromm Daily. So there is no need to cancel your paid subscription here.
Those of you who are free subscribers of Rethinking Humanity, I have added you to the Fromm Daily Subscription list automatically, since the content is so similar to Rethinking Humanity and, since I know you have been invested in my work previously. If you’d like to unsubscribe, you can do so at any time.
As for regular Rethinking Humanity episodes, we hope for them to continue again when Sonya is back in action. Until then, some episodes may drop at random times, but it’s highly unlikely. With Victor also now unavailable due to outside circumstances, it’s just me. So, for now, the main focus is Fromm Daily.
You’ll learn more in the coming days about what Fromm Daily is, but for now I want to share a short description to whet your appetite for the things to come.
What is Fromm Daily?
Fromm Daily is a fifteen minute daily podcast and ensuing Substack community. The podcast gives listeners encouragement in their personal growth journey and exposure to the writings of social philosopher Erich Fromm. The Substack provides engagement with myself and other listeners twice weekly, via Substack Chats and a Zoom-based Personal Growth Support Group.
Stay tuned! Fromm Daily is slated to launch Monday, Feb 20.
Thank you for your continued patience and support these last few months during a very quiet transition period.
If you have any questions or concerns and want to reach out, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com.
With love and humanity,