One of the newer entries into the fixed ops podcasting world is Kaylee Felio's "The Parts Girl Podcast." She made her debut May 5, and she has about a dozen shows under her belt.
She initially thought she would release a show the first and third Friday of each month but now might add more because of her growing list of guests.
"Hosting a podcast really gives you the ability to get to know someone," Felio says. "It's so much fun to go into it with a topic in mind but the guest is unprepared with the questions that I'm going to ask. I think it brings authenticity to the conversation, and as a host, it's fun to navigate and bring out the best in that person."
Felio was inspired to start her own podcast after being a guest on other fixed ops shows. She saw how her appearances helped build her network and shined a light on the parts department. Although an admitted "figure it out as I go" type of person, she did lean on the expertise and experience of some other podcast hosts — including Smith and Foy.
While the parts department is her show focus, she does branch out into other subjects such as marketing and sales. Most of all, she wants "The Parts Girl Podcast" to break ground and stand out from the growing crowd.
"I didn't want to be just another podcast," Felio says. "My fear was that it would end up being like everyone else's. After recording a few, I now have a sense of direction that I'd really like to take it.
"I'm just glad I got started; the conversations are endless."