End of an Era: Sun Sets on Success is Subjective Podcast
That’s a wrap for Season 2 of the Success is Subjective podcast. Episode 200 which officially releases on September 12, 2023, marks the end of an era. The last episode is slightly different in that the host, Joanna Lilley, ends up being the podcast guest. Joanna shares her personal journey through adulthood leading to where she is, and makes note to express gratitude through the episode for all the podcast guests that came before her.
The idea of Success is Subjective began in 2018. The first podcast episodes were batch-recorded in person at the IECA Conference in Atlanta, but didn’t go live until February 2020. Little did anyone know how important podcasts would become that following month. For the last three and a half years, Success is Subjective has published one episode each week. No episode is alike. The premise behind the podcast was to raise the collective voice that life is not linear, it’s okay to take a break, college isn’t for everyone, and that in the end, no matter your journey, the idea of success is defined individually by each person.
Since its inception, Success is Subjective has over 22,000 downloads. Joanna’s hope is that families and young adults will continue to listen to this long after the final episode. When asked why she decided to wrap up, Joanna had a bittersweet response: “I loved these interviews, and honestly, I would love to continue doing them. No matter the guest, I was always surprised, and grateful. I’m closing this chapter because producing a podcast is expensive. My dream would be to have sponsors swoop in – folks who feel passionate about continuing to build the collective narrative of individual stories – and help with the financial burden, but I’m not holding my breath.”
Asked if there could even be a Season 3, Joanna responded with, “Like I said, I loved doing these interviews. If I’m not podcasting, you can guess I’ll find another way to collaborate with others.”
For those curious of where to find the most recent and final published episode, it can be found on all podcast playing platforms (Amazon, Apple, Audible, Google, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio). You can also find this episode on the Success is Subjective website.
About Lilley Consulting:
Since 2016, Lilley Consulting has been helping families and young adults find treatment options during the most important time in adulthood. Joanna dedicates herself to working solely with emerging adults who unravel before going to college, when they land on a campus, or right after college graduation. Young Adulthood can be messy, but it doesn’t have to be if you find the right resources at the time that you need them.