We had the good fortune of connecting with Hector Flores and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hector, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I had some classmates that were interested in doing a podcast with me. At the time, I never thought about having a podcast, but I told them that I was down to do it. I did not hear back and when we did, we talked about ideas, but nothing came from it. So while I was not bothered by it, I decided to explore what it takes to create a podcast. I already listen to some podcasts already, so I had an idea of how most are performed. Once I did my research, I decided to create one. I love sports, specifically Soccer and I knew I can talk hours about it. I also knew I did not want the podcast to be just me, so I recruited my best friend Edward because we both love Soccer and we had chemistry because we’ve been best friends since I was 4 years old. And just like that “Insert Name” FC was born.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What is crazy, is that I never took myself as a creative person. I mean I did theater in high school, but I never saw it as me being creative, more so I am just saying things that were written for me. Growing up, I always enjoyed talk-radio and as I got older, I started listening to podcasts. Once I realized that I want to start a podcast, it was like everything clicked, I knew how I wanted it to sound and luckily I got help to get where I want it. It was a lot of trial and error of finding how the show should go, but now we found a good format and the conversation runs very smoothly. When people hear “Insert Name” FC, I want them to enjoy themselves as well as learn about a game that I love.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Houston is so massive and has a ton of culture in it. Since I am a Soccer fan, I would definitely hit a Houston Dynamo game at BBVA Stadium, go get a few drinks at Axelrad and Saint Arnold Brewing Company, take photos at some of the great graffiti work, go to Discovery Green Park, just to name a few places. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would not be who I am if it was not for my mother, Emma Martinez. Like most kids in my neighborhood, I was raised by a single parent and my mom is my hero. She worked multiple jobs, raised 2 boys, and maintained our home and you never once heard her complain. She inspires me because she made sure to give my brother and me a life that she did not have in El Salvador. It is that make sure that I take what I learned from her and apply it to everything I do, including the podcast, so she can see that she did a great job in raising me.