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Podcasting, Seriously Newsletter from LWC Studios
Curated and written by Kori Doran.

October 21, 2022

We will continue on a bi-weekly cadence, our next edition will be on 11/4.

70 Million Returns for the Final Season!

The Podcasting, Seriously Awards FundThe Peabody-nominated open-source criminal justice solutions podcast airs the first episode of its fifth and final season on Monday, October 24!
The 70 Million narrative documentary podcast from LWC Studios has chronicled jail reform and the effects of the criminal justice system for five years–sharing personal stories and organizational efforts of real people across the nation. Season five will examine the inequalities and inadequacies of the justice system through the lens of plea bargaining, grand juries, traffic fines, vehicle impoundment, the arrest of school children and expose the shortcomings of local, state, and federal systems that continue to exploit the people they're promising to protect.

Since its launch in 2018, the show has been underwritten by the Safety & Justice Challenge at the MacArthur Foundation.

Podcasting, Seriously Fall Series Webinar!

Podcasting, Seriously presents the webinar, Conversational Flow: Editing Remote Recordings with Florence Barrau-Adams.

Florence Barrau-Adams has over 20 years of experience working in audio and video media, serving as producer, director, writer, host, editor, and production engineer. She is an AVID certified Pro Tools instructor and an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Kanbar Institute of Film & Television.

Registration is now open.

What We're Into 

  • Last Day to submit your entry to the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards. The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies, and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, they're defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their own communities.
  • LWC Studios is looking for freelancers! Are you skilled in mixing audio/post-production, fact-checking, or reporting narrative long-form stories? If so, work with us! If you're interested in learning more, please schedule a time to meet with our Managing Producer, Paulina Velasco.
  • AfroResistance is looking for a Podcast Producer based in the Bronx, NYC. AfroResistance is a Black Latinx Women-led organization with the mission to educate and organize for human rights, democracy, and racial justice throughout the Americas.
  • Be a guest on our show! If you're an adult child of immigrants or first-gen, we want to hear about your experience having difficult conversations across cultural and generational lines. A full list of episodes for How to Talk to [Mami and Papi] about Anything can be found here. Contact our producer Virginia Lora to be featured on the show.

Podcasting, Seriously at Home 

Access our on-demand collection. Easy-to-watch, online webinars featuring in-depth presentations covering a full range of podcasting skills, from launch, production, growth and more.

What We're Listening To 

From Us: In the newest episode of How to Talk to [High Achievers] about Anything "Managing the Emotional Risk of Pitching Your Passion", our guest, Tech founder, Anna DeShawn shares her experience asking potential investors for support and capital to evaluate the work of BIPOC and QTPOC creatives. Our host, Stevon Lewis breaks down how we can make key decisions and talk about money confidently when a business feels personal.

From Others: Did you know that Walt Disney tried to build a massive ski resort in Sequoia National Park? It was ultimately unrealized (resulting in a landmark Supreme Court case!), and that forgotten story is uncovered in the new season of the chart-topping podcast Trail Weight. Critically acclaimed host, Andrew Steven explores how we can navigate the great outdoors, all while supporting the ecosystem in what Outside Magazine heralds as a "must-listen" podcast.
Trials and Triumphs podcast wants to hear your questions! In these intimate conversations, host Ashley Blain Featherson-Jenkins and guests discuss the trials that led to their many triumphs.
Be part of the conversation.
The Podcasting, Seriously Awards FundGet Refunded for Audio Training and Award Fees!
We're on a mission with AIR, Pacific Content, AcastTriton Digital, and Sounds Profitable to support BIPOC and LGBTQ+ independent audio creators in submitting work to awards and receiving education and training in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Applications accepted year-round. Learn more about the Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund, apply, and support.

Overheard on Podcasting, Seriously Live 

Joining us last week was Florence Barrau-Adams, an audio/video producer, editor, sound designer, and educator. She is AVID Certified Pro Tools Instructor and an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. Florence shared her best tricks for how to utilize Pro Tools, like a pro.

Learn more from Florence in her upcoming webinar with Podcasting, Seriously Conversational Flow: Editing Remote Recordings on Saturday, November 19 at 1pm ET

Some takeaways from our conversation are:
  • Be organized from the very beginning! Utilize folder structures and proper naming conventions to spend less time searching and more time working.
  • Have a template–What are going to be the recurring elements? Don't waste time starting every session from scratch!
  • Pay attention to your acoustic space. Make sure that you and your guests recording spaces are properly set up–no loud alternative noises, dangly bangles, sirens in the background, or reflective large rooms. 
  • Know how to use your tools, and focus on storytelling. Make the most of the time you have!
Podcasting, Seriously on Twitter SpacesJoin the conversation! Stop by Podcasting, Seriously Live every other Wednesday at 4pm ET on Twitter Spaces. Learn more about Spaces and follow us at @LWCStudios to join the chat! Check out upcoming sessions.
Podcasting, Seriously Twitter Spaces: Producing a Daily Podcast with Kasia Mychajlowycz at 4pm ET on Wed, Oct 26
Hit the button below to set a reminder!
Join Us on Twitter Spaces
Podcasting, Seriously Live on Twitter Spaces is currently held on a bi-weekly cadence.

Creator Spotlight 

Gio LobatoAlex Lewis (he/his) is the co-founder and creative director of Rowhome Productions, a Philadelphia-based production agency that specializes in making audio documentaries, podcast series & audio tours. Prior to starting Rowhome in 2020, he worked as an independent producer for nearly a decade specializing in long-form audio storytelling. Some of his work include the National Edward R. Murrow-winning Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio (Mighty Writers) and Peabody-nominated Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul (WXPN/NPR music). He's also the longtime producer of The Dig, a podcast from Jacobin Magazine. Since founding Rowhome with producer friend John Myers, they've worked with more than 30 companies, organizations, and creative individuals to make their audio dreams a reality
Click here to learn more about Alex and see his work.
Let us know who we should feature next! We highlight creatives working in the podcasting industry and would love to feature you — yes you! Send us an email with your name, headshot, and a short bio to be included in an upcoming edition.

Community Offers 

Cool stuff our podcast friends want to give us! If you have a community offer, please email us.
  • Use promo code "seriously" at checkout to receive $40 (or one month) off on SquadCast.
  • Receive 50% off your first two months on Simplecast by following this link and entering code "ONSIMPLECAST."
  • Use promo code “buzzsprout” for 50% off your Riverside subscription when you sign up for a new account.
  • Get two months free podcast hosting on Acast by following this link and using code "LWC."

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Conversational Flow: Editing Remote Recordings
November 19, 1-2pm ET

Help Your Podcast Thrive By Treating It Like a Product
December 17, 1-2pm ET



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