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Episode 7: Sajae Elder Just Realized She's A Podcast Producer


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Digital content producer Sajae Elder is co-host of Gyalcast, a podcast hosted by a crew of black women from Toronto who make space for honest conversation and a perspective they haven't seen anywhere else. Sajae talks about Gyalcast's organic origin and how she didn't quite realize her work on the podcast makes her its producer.

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