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The boom in the podcast industry over the last few years sometimes makes it feel like if you don’t have your own bi-weekly podcast by now, what are you even doing with your life? Maybe that’s why The Vampire Diaries alums Kayla Ewell and Candice King decided to split their time between acting and launching Directionally Challenged, a new podcast.
Any good Vampire Diaries fan knows that the two friends have practically been attached at the hip since the show first launched on The CW, back in 2009, and last year they decided to tie themselves even tighter together by launching a podcast that connects them more closely to their fans and also to some seriously useful advice that any good 30-something woman might need to know.
TV Guide sat down with Ewell and King to discuss how the idea of transitioning from TV to podcasting came about and how integral fans of The Vampire Diaries ended up being in their new project’s success.
How and when did you guys decide to launch this podcast together?
Kayla Ewell: We were definitely listening to podcasts at the time, and then we might’ve had a few glasses of wine and we might’ve been sitting on Candice’s bathroom floor.
Candice King: It was a friend’s bridal shower at my house. And we’d both been talking about all the podcasts that we were listening to. We were still acting, but we were just kind of feeling the audition crunch of it all. And we wanted to do something a little bit different and get out of our comfort zone. And with a little liquid courage, we were like, “What if we did a podcast?”
Ewell: Well, here’s the thing. We felt kind of lost in life and we felt like we weren’t exactly where we thought we’d be when we were in our 30s. And we realized, “Hey, if we feel this way, I guarantee there are so many other people that do as well. So, why don’t we start a podcast about it?”