Actress Melanie Avalon discusses how she started a career in podcasting
Host of two top iTunes shows, Melanie Avalon has always believed in sharing what she learns, and helping guide people through their health journeys. Whenever she sets a goal – be it authoring a book or starting her shows – she puts all her effort and focus into achieving it.
As the host of “The Intermittent Fasting Podcast” and “The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast,” Melanie credits extensive prep work and transparency with her audience as primary factors for why her shows have done so well. She conducts months of research for each episode, and never hesitates to ask all the honest questions she truly is wondering at that moment, even if they are potentially naive. In doing so, Melanie helps bridge the gap between the potentially dense science that characterizes many of the concepts behind “biohacking,” with her audience, who may not be scientists themselves.
Melanie’s career in podcasting started from a challenging point in her life. Having faced chronic health issues of her own, she immersed herself in finding the ideal dietary and lifestyle choices to reclaim her vitality. Moreover, she wants her listeners to be a part of her discovery journey. In her own words: “I crave knowledge – especially knowledge which lends implementable health benefits – and I yearn to share this with others! Podcasting allows me to do just that. I also think the biohacking world can often seem overwhelming or inaccessible to many people, so my goal is to break that barrier.”
Before stepping into the podcasting world, Melanie started as an actress. She had been involved in community theater while growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. At 17, she was accepted into the early entrance program at the University of Southern California, where she double majored in film and theatre. Melanie held an impressive track record while studying at USC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double BA in film and theatre, achieved the highest GPA in the School of Theatre, won a Hermes award for one of her short films, and received The Louise Kerckhoff Prize for best essay of the year in Gender Studies, despite not even being in the program.
Upon graduating, Melanie landed roles in several movies and TV projects. She also worked as an intern for renowned figures in the entertainment industry, including Jerry Bruckheimer, Julia Pistor (former VP of Nickelodeon Films), and Jim Whitaker (Whitaker Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios).
Melanie hopes that her listeners can gain insight from her health journey, and encourages them to remain motivated. She is currently developing one of her podcasts for a TV show format, and hopes to dismantle the stereotypes associated with being a young blonde, and raise a platform to represent female voices in a sphere where most scientific studies favor male subjects. She is also currently developing her first supplement line, AvalonX, starting with the anti-inflammatory proteolytic enzyme serrapeptase.
Emanating grace and beauty, Melanie hopes to convey a simple message to the world: “Breathe. Be kind. You got this!”