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How can I become a late night talk show host?

  • 6 September 2019
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I have always wanted to be a late night talk show host, but after making several mistakes at Saint Xavier University and after not getting a degree in that institution, I'm starting to lose my mind. Now, I'm doing Coursera, and so far, I'm happy that I was able to get a certificate in one course, but I need some more help. How can I become a late night talk show host?

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@eliemuller
I suppose being up-to-date with the news, developments everywhere. Getting a job in a network newsroom, doing some public speaking courses, would help..
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@eliemuller
I suppose being up-to-date with the news, developments everywhere. Getting a job in a network newsroom, doing some public speaking courses, would help..

Thank you very much. Of course, I've been trying to do so for quite some time, and at Saint Xavier University (prior to my expulsion), I did take some public speaking courses. Of course, TV networks are only interested in college graduates, and because I've screwed up, I'm practically out of the running unless Coursera can help me get a college degree.
@eliemuller , how about starting a podcast and seeing if you can get a following of people?

Perhaps you can even dj at a local club and in between playing music you can offer some of your “wisdom” as a host?

Coursera seems to be adding more programs where you can earn a degree so you might be able to get one this way.

If you have another college near you, that would be an excellent way to join their radio/TV department where you might be able to eventually work your way into hosting a show.
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@eliemuller , how about starting a podcast and seeing if you can get a following of people?

Perhaps you can even dj at a local club and in between playing music you can offer some of your “wisdom” as a host?

Coursera seems to be adding more programs where you can earn a degree so you might be able to get one this way.

If you have another college near you, that would be an excellent way to join their radio/TV department where you might be able to eventually work your way into hosting a show.


That's a good idea. Thank you for the advice. Now, here's the thing. I have been doing a YouTube show now for exactly 10 years now, and so far, I've only managed to get an audience of 40-75 people a night. I'm not sure if there are too many DJ jobs available, but I'll look into that. I'll keep doing Coursera, and when I get the funds to do so after I get a degree or something like that, I'll start a podcast. Thank you so much.

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