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Q&A with Host of Daily Smile & Dying For Sex - Nikki Boyer


Ranieri & Co. speaks to Nikki Boyer, host of The Daily Smile & Dying For Sex from Wondery. We find out what podcasts Nikki listens to, her favourite episode, and the best piece of advice she’s ever been given


What podcasts are you listening to right now?

Nikki - Currently I am listening to Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. I also love catching up on My Favourite Murder. And I’m currently obsessed with Dr Death season two on Wondery. If you haven’t listened to season one I highly recommend it.


When did you decide to jump into podcasting?

Nikki - I have been doing the “Straight Talk with Ross” podcast for about five years. But when I really jumped into the real storytelling of podcasting was when I teamed up with Wondery to do Dying for Sex. That was a little over a year and a half ago.


What is an unexpected challenge when it comes to putting your podcasts together?

Nikki - I think for me what’s most difficult is the storytelling aspect. Wondery is amazing at painting a beautiful picture. I think because I was so close to the content and it intertwined with my own personal life, it made it a little difficult to understand how to tell that story to an outsider… Because it was my actual life and my friendship with Molly. It’s like peeling an onion and figuring out what parts to reveal when.


What is your favourite episode of you’ve made?

Nikki - I think my favourite episode of Dying For Sex is episode six. It’s the final episode where you get the full picture of what Molly left behind. In terms of my daily podcast called The Daily Smile, I have so many favourites. I get to meet these amazing inspiring and funny people every day of my life. This job is such a gift.


If you could interview anyone you wanted to, who would it be?

Nikki - OK this is going to sound a little crazy. But I wish I could interview somebody who has passed on. I would love nothing more than to be able to tap into someone who is crossed over to the other side. I’ve interviewed so many celebrities and had an opportunity to pick some pretty amazing brains in my career... For example Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Steve Carell, Helen Mirren…

I would love to have a conversation with Barack Obama if I could. But I think more than anything I’m kind of fascinated with what happens after we die.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Nikki - I think the best advice that I’ve been given is that we’re never done growing. As humans, we're always learning from our mistakes and trying to be better. And since we are always growing we should definitely cut ourselves some slack when we don’t show up in the exact way that we had hoped to. I’m learning that sometimes it’s OK for life to be a little bit messy.


What is your favourite Ad?

Nikki - I love any kind of ad that has to do with my dog, Bernadette. I have a 10-year-old St. Bernard and so anytime I get to give her a new vitamin or a new treat and share her experience that makes me especially happy.


(Full disclosure: R&Co. took some creative liberties and chose our favourite dog treat ad that is uniquely Australian)



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