MUN01: A Year In Review

Happy New Year!

Please enjoy a recap on MUN01’s 2019 as we ring in the new decade. We’d like to thank everybody who has helped us grow and who has supported us whether it was from the beginning or just starting today!

Why We Started the Podcast:

We began MUN01 in early April of 2019 after one of our typical long, Model UN-related chats around our kitchen table. Most days, after getting back from a MUN meeting or training we would continue to talk about the topic for hours. Some days we’d pick apart and analyze how we performed in training, what our arcs were, how we wrote directives. Sometimes we’d talk about upcoming conferences and ideas. Other days we’d just talk about the circuit as a whole and our thoughts on rankings and conferences and how the whole system worked.

Something clicked at 12am that day when we decided to do the podcast. We realized that other people might want to listen in on these chats and might want to connect with others who felt the same way. That’s why we created MUN01, to create a dialogue about Model UN, a community, a place for all fellow MUN fanatics could share stories and talk frankly about the MUN circuit of today.

Podcast Stats:

36 full length episodes

Over 3,000 downloads (per Podomatic)

Over 3,000 streams (per Spotify)

Top episodes downloaded:

  1. Episode #34 – The Common Conference Cold
  2. Episode #1 – MUNtroductions
  3. Episode #2 – In Case You Were MUNdering
  4. Episode #22 – Delegates Just Wanna Have MUN: Socials
  5. Episode #27 – The Circuit: BarMUN XII Recap

Let us know what your favorite episode of the year was in our Instagram DMs @mun01podcast

Top 10 countries downloading:

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. India
  5. Indonesia
  6. Spain
  7. Egypt
  8. Germany
  9. Switzerland
  10. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Instagram Stats:

Top Countries:

  1. United States
  2. India
  3. Turkey
  4. Colombia
  5. Canada

Top Cities:

  1. Istanbul
  2. New York
  3. Bogota
  4. Washington D.C.
  5. South Orange

And now, a statement from each of us:

Kyla –

Firstly, I just want to say thank you to people for caring about what we do. We really had no idea if any of this would work when we started. We were (and still are, really) just a bunch of MUN girls who wanted to share our passion with people. The MUN world deserves to be shared with people and the more voices we have discussing it the better. Every single comment, DM, guest article, etc. is so valuable to us. We started this project at one of the most tumultuous times in our lives and it has been so much work, but y’all have made it so worth it. Stay tuned in 2020, xoxo. 

Casey –

It’s really been crazy how much the podcast has taken off! I’m so excited to be a part of a platform that I had wanted to see on the circuit for so long. Every time we get a nice DM or comment we have more and more confidence in the content we are producing. We’ve been so happy to see the positive response from the MUN community! I just wanted to personally thank everyone who’s helped us out through nice messages, helpful content for website and recap posts, as well as those who support through listening and promoting our content! Thanks for a great 2019! 

Carol – 

To be honest, when we started the podcast I thought we’d get a couple dozen listeners and it would just be the three of us chatting around a mic once a week. I don’t think any of us expected it to get as (relatively) big as it’s gotten. There were many meetings around our dinner table and on the couch about what to do for articles, which memes to post, and what topic we were gonna record. For me, everything is worth it when I see a DM or email come in from one of y’all saying how much you liked a certain episode and giving us ideas for future topics. It really makes our day and helps us when we’ve no idea what to record sometimes. Thank you, as always, for listening, supporting our little passion project, and telling us your stories! Here’s to many more hot topics, opinions, and very bad jokes from us in 2020.

Vision statement:

Heading into 2020 we are excited to keep producing great MUN content that is helpful and insightful. In the coming year we hope we can build upon opinion episodes like the WoMUN in MUN episode and the Conference Rankings episode. We also hope to bring even more training content to you through episodes as well as creating more content for our Training Materials website section. We look forward to continuing to incorporate delegates into our content with guest articles, and hope to find more ways to showcase delegates and teams. We would love to hear from you about what you would like to see from us, please feel free to email or DM!

We hope that you’ll all stick with us through 2020 and invite your friends and teammates along for the journey!

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