Gerry Parks is a Project Manager at a software development company in Glasgow, Scotland. He has his BA degree in Business and his MSc degree in Information Technology.
Gerry also has a new podcast called, ‘The ASMR Podcast.’
Although he created this podcast, you won’t hear his voice on it…at least not yet. Gerry initially created the podcast as an audio-only platform to help launch new ASMR artists and to help established artists reach new audiences.
In my interview with Gerry he shares the ASMR artists featured so far, his inspiration for creating the podcast, tips for starting a podcast, and more.
Many people initially discover their ability to have ASMR through real world experiences.
These experiences may include having their hair being played with by a friend, hearing someone whisper, being examined by a clinician, listening to someone nearby turn the pages of a magazine, or watching someone perform a dedicated task like painting or origami.
Surprisingly, it has turned out that just hearing and/or watching these experiences in a recorded format can also stimulate ASMR.
In 2009, several individuals on the internet began intentionally simulating some of these popular ASMR triggers in videos – giving rise to intentional ASMR videos and ASMR video channels.
But these were not the first videos that people were watching to purposely trigger their deep relaxation and tingles.
Lee Terrill received her BA degree in Early Childhood Education, has taught 2nd grade and been a professional cake decorator, and now enjoys working an office job with a small, local business.
Logan Jenkins has his BA degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design, has worked as a Graphic Designer and Flash Developer, and currently works as a Frontend Web Developer.
Both live in South Carolina, USA, are avid board game players, and decided to team up to co-host the podcast titled, ASMR Newscast.
The ASMR Newscast launched on September 7, 2015 and they have been releasing weekly episodes with content quite fitting to their podcast’s description;
“we will bring you news from around the ASMR community along with a few relaxing sounds to give you the best tingles.”
In my interview with Lee and Logan they share how they met, how ASMR is helpful to each of them, their motivation to create a podcast, details about their podcast, challenges they have encountered so far, and more.
Below are my questions in bold, their replies in italics, and links to their podcast and other resources.