When Michelai Graham, 28, and Amanda Washington, 29, first met in 2017 as part of a graduate program at an American university, they didn’t think they would love each other .
- “The first memory I really have of Michelai, in particular, is remembering her talking about people wearing makeup all the time,” Washington said.
- “She was like, I’m a flexitarian, and I was like, girl, please,” Graham adds.
Yes, but: As their time on the program progressed, they realized they had a lot in common, including their mutual obsession with true crime. They now host a DC true crime podcast called The Point of No Return.
How they became best friends: Their podcast made them business partners and strengthened their friendship.
- “We are more careful and attentive to our friendship because… if we argue, we are always [producing] this podcast,” Graham says. “In return, we can bring so much more to the podcast because we were best friends first.”
Their best advice: Relax and be ready to try something new, says Graham, who had no podcast experience. She’s a planner, but Washington encourages her to try new things on the fly.
- It’s about being “comfortable with being uncomfortable,” says Washington.
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