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Meet Rob Lee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rob Lee.

Hi Rob, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Rob Lee is a podcaster who has been creative his entire life – including painting, writing comics, and poetry. Known for his witty and eccentric style, Rob fashions himself as equal parts philosopher/ storyteller and improvisor presenting unique, authentic, and irreverent views on the world today via podcasts under his brand, MTR Podcasts. MTR Podcasts includes Rob’s passion project, an interview series titled ‘It’s Truth In This Art’. This series’ goal is to amplify the voices of artists, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers that help drive and make up the culture in Baltimore.
Rob aspires to inspire, hoping that his work with ‘It’s Truth In This Art’ encourages locals to take pride in their city while not getting bogged down by the maligned reputation cast upon them. Secondly, Rob wants to highlight the talent in Baltimore to show investors and artists that Baltimore is in the conversation as an artistic paradise and hub of culture.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s been a bumpy road. I’ve been podcasting for 12 years and I’ve learned a lot in being the sole person during this time. The main bumps have been in the process of learning – learning to be authentic, learning from bad business practices, and learning how to delegate. Financially, there have been bumps ~ podcasts are fun but can become costly.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I specialize in podcasts. I currently am the host of an interview series podcast. Getting to the truth in this art is my podcast with artists, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers contributing to Baltimore. It’s a storytelling podcast. I’m particularly proud of the podcast and it’s unique because of my interview style and the guests I select.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
My advice for networking and that worked really for me is just to reach out. Reach out with a purpose and confidence. Whether it’s reaching out to a major artist or someone emerging I have to get past any apprehension and just reach out as if I’m worthy and they should want to talk about me. Getting past the timidity is important and that’s a tactic I use.

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Josh Lowe
Tony Francis
Sydney J. Allen

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