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

September 23, 2022

Starting this week, we will move to a bi-weekly cadence. Our next edition will be on 10/7.

Introducing Our New Editor, Kori Doran! 

Hi all! Manuela here. I'm excited to introduce our new editor, Kori! She will be in your inbox every other Friday to bring you everything you love about this newsletter. As always, feel free to hit reply at any time and let us know what you want to see more of, and meet us on Twitter Spaces every other week as we get into all things podcasting. 

Our Fall Series is Here!

In three new workshops we'll cover how to find your unique host voice, create a smooth conversational flow with remote recordings, and how strategic and product thinking can help your podcast go further.

As a podcast host, it can be difficult to find your unique style and become comfortable with your voice. Niala Boodhoo, host of Axios Today, joins us for the first webinar of the series to share insight and practical tips on how to develop your own ear, write scripts for yourself, and handle frustrations with your voice. This workshop will equip you with the skills to find and nurture your unique host voice.

Next, Florence Barrau-Adams, producer, audio engineer, and Pro Tools educator, returns to share best practices for working with remote recordings. This webinar will cover syncing tracks, multi-track edits, re-pacing overlapping comments due to internet lag, and more. You'll learn best practices, as well as Pro Tool tips and functions for creating smooth conversational flow.
We'll finish the series with Rekha Murthy, podcast consultant, LWC Studios Advisory Board member, and former user experience designer for web and mobile. In this session, she'll walk through some of the many ways that product thinking can help your podcast go further, be more effective, and thrive. She'll cover how to think of your podcast as a product at all stages: design, strategy, distribution, R&D, and cross-platform.

Registration is now open. Secure your spot for all three webinars at a reduced rate through 10/7.
Podcasting, Seriously Fall Series

What We're Into 

  • #WeAllGrow Summit is back this year, and will be offering a free livestream. In a 90-minute workshop, our Founder and CEO Juleyka Lantigua and Managing Producer Paulina Velasco will discuss how to decide if podcasting is right for your business. The livestream will happen on 9/30 and 10/1.
  • Fund partner, AIR Media, welcomes Keisha Salmon as its new Executive Director ahead of its 35th anniversary. Keisha has dedicated her career to amplifying the voices of historically overlooked creators, media makers, and storytellers with strategic initiatives and fundraising. Read more about the news.
  • The Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund is partnering with this year's Australian Podcast Awards to support entries for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ independent audio creators. Submissions are open until September 27. Apply to the Fund to get reimbursed for entry fees.
  • Organized by AudioUK, the Audio Production Awards recognizes and celebrate outstanding achievement in audio production across a wide range of audio content: podcasts, audiobooks, sound design, radio, presenting; and are open to production talent across the UK. We're proud sponsors of the Grassroots Production Award and have partnered with AudioUK to support entries for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ indie creators. Submissions are open until September 25. Apply to the The Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund
  • 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.

What We're Listening To 

From Us: In the latest episode of Latina to Latina, poet, author, advocate, and living icon Sandra Cisneros joins Alicia Menendez for an intimate conversation on her commitment to her craft. The House on Mango Street writer also shares her newest book, Woman Without Shame, a collection of poetry, packed with messages about liberation and living life on your own terms. In this episode, Sandra shares how she chose to treat her art as her life partner, and the life decisions that accompany her dedication.

Podcasting, Seriously at Home 

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.
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 

This week we welcomed Casey Mendoza, journalist and entertainment reporter at Newsy, to talk about guest booking, finding the perfect expert, and highlighting voices that don't typically get to be heard. Some takeaways are:
  • When asking "Who can I bring in as my expert?" think outside the box. Consider voices from marginalized communities, up-and-coming talent, and early-career writers and academics. Stay connected with fanbases and communities online and on social media. "Fans are as much experts in a topic or piece of entertainment as academics and writers," she notes.
  • Put in the time. Casey spends several hours of her week searching for and reading things other journalists, writers, fans, and academics are writing about in entertainment and pop culture. She reaches out to folks who've written interesting pieces to introduce herself and connect.
  • Relationships can be collaborative instead of transactional. Each expert you book can be a relationship you build upon and grow.
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.
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Creator Spotlight 

Kori DoranKori Doran (she/her) is a Marketing Associate at LWC Studios. She is excited to take over this newsletter as incoming editor and serve as a resource for the podcasting community. Kori is also the Marketing Director for Mutiny Island Vodka. She began her graphic and web design career at Loyola University in New Orleans, and has continued to perfect her skills working for companies in media production and environmental sustainability. Hailing from the small island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, she has always kept nature and community close to her heart. As she finishes her MBA with a concentration in Data Analytics, Kori hopes to continue elevating work that brings people together and gives a voice to those who have been systematically ignored.

Click here to learn more about Kori and see her 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."
  • Subscribe to the Global Podcast Editors newsletter and receive 50% off your first year's subscription. Every issue contains a deep dive into the technical, business, and creative aspects of remote podcast editing for clients, and tips on turning your skills into a side hustle or career.


Finding Your Voice as a Podcast Host
October 8, 1-2pm ET

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



Join us every other Wednesday at 4pm ET on Twitter Spaces as we get into all things podcasting. Follow us at @LWCStudios to join the chat!
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