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

January 5, 2023

Hey there!
Have we passed the mark to still be cheering, Happy New Year!? Either way, we're excited to be back and kicking off the year strong. While your resolutions may include things like being healthier or taking more time for yourself, we figured we could help you out.

New Year, Better Podcasts 

  • The IndyPod Summit: Brought to you by The Podcast Host, the online event bringing together over 500+ Independent Podcasters to take a deep dive into industry trends and what to expect in 2023. Enjoy workshops, panel discussions, interactive Q&As and access to IndyPod Census research to kickstart your podcast this year. The summit begins on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Registration is open, and the first 500 to sign up get in free.
  • Amplify, the accelerator program: Ossa Collective, a creator-first platform that connects independent podcasters with brands is hosting a free, six-week online program to help overlooked podcast creators grow and monetize their shows. The accelerator program includes weekly workshops, mentorship, community events and fireside chats. Learn from executives of companies like Podsights, SquadCast and Jam Street Media. Applications are open until January 9th, and the program begins on January 24th.

  • 2023 Podcast Industry Forecast: Pacific Content asked over 30 experts in the industry their thoughts on this years trajectory of podcasting. Topics covered include podcast audio vs. video, areas of monetization (or lack there of) in podcasting, emerging audiences, and potentially unexpected podcast formats. And as an added BONUS – Hear what our CEO & Founder, Juleyka Lantigua thinks could rock the boat!
  • Top 10 Ways to Market Your Business in 2023: Produce Your Podcast shares tips on how to elevate your show, some of which include collaborations, strong SEO, and hosting events or workshops.

Call for Pitches 

LWC Studios Invites Pitches for New Investigative Podcast about Latina Health and Lifetime Outcomes in Greater Chicago Area. LWC Studios will begin production on its next investigative narrative podcast in early 2023. The series will be an open-source investigative podcast with documentary-style episodes that chronicle the health, wellness, and life outcomes of Latinas aged 0-100+ in the United States. Learn more.

What We're Into 

  • Trials and Triumphs podcast was named one of The Best New Podcasts of 2022 by Variety Magazine! Host, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, invites guests to discuss the trials and tribulations that led to their many triumphs. The show is produced by LWC Studios and OWN
  • Student Parent Podcast “1 in 5” Returns March 2023 for Second Season 1 in 5 is a highly-rated podcast that explores the multifaceted lives of the one in five college students raising children. In Season 2’s “Winter Break” collection, we meet five former and current student parents seeking to transform their lives and the systems that shape success. Listen to the first five episodes of season 2 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, Amazon Music, and other podcast platforms. Subscribe to be the first to listen to Season 2’s “Spring Break,” coming in March 2023. The 1 in 5 podcast is produced by Ascend at the Aspen Institute and its podcast production partner, LWC StudiosLearn more 
  • 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.

Advertise With Us, Seriously 

Reach thousands of creatorsproducers, hosts, editors, and sound designers with the click of a button. Choose your ad package, give us the details, pay online and we'll take care of the rest. In our newsletter, your ad will make impressions on those working in the highest levels of podcasting and digital audio. Thank us later.

What We're Listening To 

From Us:
  • On the latest episode, "REPLAY: When Self-Doubt Creeps Up" by How to Talk to [High Achievers] About Anything we brought back one of our favorite episodes to help set you up for success. Takara Joseph is an Emmy-nominated producer and director who still sometimes doubts her abilities and questions the decisions that got her here. Stevon helps us tackle self-doubt by updating our definitions of success. This episode originally aired on April 4, 2022.
From Others:
  • Before Me, is a 5-part documentary podcast covering a refugee's story told from mother to daughter. Alaska-based journalist Lisa Phu chronicles decades of her mother's journey from Cambodia to America, as Lisa's mother Lan opens up about her experiences for the first time. The show is a rich, intimate and recognizable testament to refugee and diaspora families. Before Me is created, written, and produced by Lisa Phu, with support from Self Evident Media. Learn more about Lisa Phu in our Creator Spotlight section below.
Podcasting, Seriously on Twitter SpacesThank you to all of the guests and listeners who joined our Podcasting, Seriously Live conversations. LWC Studios will continue providing helpful tips and crumbs of wisdom to succeed in the Podcast and Media Publishing industry through our Podcasting, Seriously at Home On-Demand Videos, and Workshop Series

Creator Spotlight 

Lisa PhuLisa Phu (she/her) is the creator, writer, and producer of Before Me, a 5-part story that follows her mom’s life, from Cambodia to America, over the course of decades. And the long overdue conversation between Lisa and her mom about their family’s history. Based in Alaska, Lisa is also an award-winning journalist and has reported for print and public media for more than a decade. She was the lead facilitator for StoryCorps' Alaska initiative. In 2017, Lisa was an AIR New Voices scholar and, in 2021, an AIR Edit Mode fellow. She’s currently Deputy Editor for the Alaska Beacon, where she produces Private Right, a podcast about abortion in Alaska. Originally from New York, Lisa is a first-generation Chinese American and a mom of two daughters.

Learn more about Lisa or say hi to her on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn. Before Me is co-produced with Self Evident Media
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.

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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."
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  • Get two months free podcast hosting on Acast by following this link and using code "LWC."
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.
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