On The Table Read, the “Best Entertainment Celebrity Magazine in the UK“, artist and podcaster Ruben Rojas discusses his podcast, Live Through Love, sharing his love of creativity, and the stories of passionate people who love their lives.
Written by JJ Barnes
I interviewed Ruben Rojas about his podcast, Live Through Love, what inspired him to make it, and the work that goes into producing it.
Tell me a bit about who you are.
My name is Ruben Rojas. I am a self-taught artist who traded in my suit for a paintbrush to pursue my dream of being a full-time artist. Since 2013, I have been transforming blank walls all over the world into unique, empowering messages to uplift communities and create dialogue.
The mission is to ignite creativity and inspire people to see the world through the lens of love while creating iconic love artwork. I have made my art accessible to everyone through my fashion line known for its tag line “Live Through Love” that incorporates my signature love art.
Privately, I am happily married to entrepreneur, Zee Rojas, and father of a precious baby boy, Remmy, and an almost human-like dog, Tuesday.
How and why did you start podcasting?
Podcasting has always interested me, especially as an avid podcast consumer. The largest obstacle keeping me from starting my show was time and executing something of value not only in the value of the content but the production, as well. It is a new medium to share my message of “ Live Through Love” while showcasing my creativity and highlighting some of the amazing people I have met in my life.
What is your current podcast called, and how did you come up with the name?
The show is called Live Through Love. The title is my tag line, the very ethos of the brand that I have built and am continuing to expand. Nike says, “Just Do It!” I say, “Live Through Love!”
What platforms can we find Live Through Love on?
You can find it on Apple Podcast, Spotify and watch it on YouTube. We publish the feed through Libsyn, so wherever else that links too as well.
What is Live Through Love about?
This will be a new way to experience what it is to live through love.“-Ruben Rojas Live Through Love is a way of life. Living through love is an active choice from the heart. It may be much easier to live in gloom and act from fear, but when you live through love, life is so much more beautiful.
As an artist, Ruben is inspired by people. People who interact with his work and people who are out there sharing their stories and their gifts with the world. There are so many incredible people on this planet and Ruben wants to showcase them and how they live through love. From Chefs and athletes to business people,musicians,and artists of all kinds, you can expect to hear only from people who are embodying love every single day.
But that’s not all… Ruben wants to make a statement, too. If you’re seeking a change in perspective and want more love in all areas of your life, this is for you. Tune in to join the movement and learn how to LIVE THROUGH LOVE!
Do you host Live Through Love alone, or have guest hosts/partners?
I host the show and bring on a guest or speak as a solo episode.
Do you edit Live Through Love or have someone who does it for you?
I do not, if that was the case we might not be speaking. LOL I have teamed up with Operation Podcast who does all the backend production work for me and are an integral piece in bringing this to life!
Do you script Live Through Love, or just chat as you go?
It is a completely organic conversation. I never know where I will go with a guest, but I do know we want them to define what living through love means to them and showcase their expertise and story through the lens of love.
How has Live Through Love changed or developed since you began?
We’re still in its infancy… We have some lofty goals and if many of the other things line up well it can definitely go in different directions. But ultimately the main goal is to evolve as the show evolves, improve as a host, share more stories and elevate the presentation.
What are your biggest challenges with Live Through Love?
The biggest challenge is holding myself back from getting ahead of myself. This is a marathon not a sprint. I am extremely happy with where we have begun and want to make sure we keep forward momentum. I would add that asking guest on to the show is a challenge for me as it takes some vulnerability especially when I reach out to the really big fish.
What are your favorite podcasts to listen to?
Some of my favorite podcasts are The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes, On Purpose with Jay Shetty, Ever Forward with Chase Chewning and whatever subject matter I am curious about. I also listen to all of my friends’ shows as well.
How and where do you promote Live Through Love?
I promote my podcast via my social channels, my website, linkedIn and email newsletters.
Do you earn money from podcasting, or is it a hobby?
I did not set out with the intention of earning money from my show but of course it is welcomed. The show is an extension of the Live Through Love Universe. It is sharing the message through the podcasting platform. It is definitely not a hobby. This is all part of my and my family’s livelihood.
What’s something you never expected about podcasting? What have you learned that surprised you?
I did not expect to enjoy it so much and enjoy the entire process. Even though I know which episode is coming up, I get excited every week for its release. Of course, I’ll give it a listen too. I do this not only to relearn the convo but for practice to see how I can improve as a host.
What surprised me was how receptive the audience has been to the show, and to be honest every time I end an episode, I feel like I botched it. I go in circles within my thoughts about it. Did the message come across in the best way? Did I say too little or too much? It ends up being a completely different experience when it is released .
What is the first piece of advice you would give to anyone inspired to start podcasting?
It is the same advice I give to any creator – It is never the right time until you make it the right time! So just get out there and do it.
And, finally, are you proud of what you’re accomplishing with your podcast? Is it worth the effort? Yes, yes and yes! I also know that this is part of a bigger vision and it’s a long play.
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