[EXPIRED] Podcasting @ PRX & Google Podcasts

The Google Podcasts creator program seeks to increase the diversity of voices in the industry globally and lower barriers to podcasting. Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive training program. Learn more and how to apply below.

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About PRX and Google Podcasts:

The Google Podcasts creator program seeks to increase the diversity of voices in the industry globally and lower barriers to podcasting. Selected teams will receive seed funding and participate in an intensive training program. The program is run by PRX, a pioneer in podcast training and education.

The Opportunity:

The 20-week training does not require you to uproot your life, though it will involve time and travel to Boston on a regular basis.

  • The program begins with a five-day bootcamp in Boston.

  • Each month, you will participate in a "Creative Review" with additional training and a chance to present your podcast pitch to a group of panelists for feedback.

  • Between creative reviews, you will be working on assignments, connecting with your mentor, and participating in online webinars.

  • The program ends with a live performance to celebrate each team's progress.

The onsite training days take place at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, generally during business hours with optional dinners and activities in the evenings. Attendees will know the schedule in advance of each visit. We will not be able to provide childcare, though we are open to working with parents who wish to arrange their own childcare in Boston. While the in-person trainings are a touchstone of this program, we are committed to making this opportunity accessible to all the chosen teams.

During the course of the training, you will be deeply engaged in thinking about the audience for your podcast, what it will sound like and how to develop a solid plan for launch and production. You will be working closely with the other teams in the training and supporting each other in the process.

Note: PRX will pay for all transportation, lodging and food costs related to attending the training.

Eligibility:

The program is looking for creative, engaged producers who:

  • Represent a range of geographies, backgrounds, views, voices and styles

  • Either identify as marginalized in the current podcasting landscape – whether due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, economic background, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities or some other reason – or intend to reach an audience that self-identifies as marginalized in the podcasting landscape

  • Have a fresh and compelling podcast idea

  • Have a sense of the audience they are trying to reach

  • Have a sense of how their show will sound

  • Are interested in making their podcasts sustainable in terms of growing revenue and audience

Deadline: Apply by April 14

Location: Onsite training days at PRX Podcast Garage in Boston

Interested?

APPLY HERE and tell them Next Gen sent you to this opportunity!

Alex Gordon