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By PodCake Some say August is like the Sunday of summer, and that September is just Halloween Eve. For introverts, goths, and the people who just hate how hot it is, Halloween is the entirety of October as far as we’re concerned. And the best part of it for yours truly is diving into the
By Ma’ayan Plaut This post is sponsored by RadioPublic, an easy-to-use free podcast app that makes listening to podcasts simple – on the web, iPhone, and Android. RadioPublic’s mission is to help listeners discover, engage with, and reward podcasters, and their new Paid Listens program emphasises the reward piece of this: podcasters can make money every
Since 2005 the shift in radio drama to digital and on-line has opened fantastic opportunities for writers to realise their visions at low cost. Yet, as audio drama has flourished in the US, growth in the UK has been slower; despite a longer-standing radio drama tradition. So, what’s stopping people? At a recent event in
Want to become an audio fiction production house? The Wireless Theatre Company celebrates 10 years in audio fiction this year and is standing proof it’s possible to become a successful audio business over the long-term. The multi-award winning, direct-to-public audio company is second only to BBC Radio in attracting big names, but to survive it
Most audio drama podcasters will express sincere gratitude when they find out you’ve been listening to their show. Then they’ll sometimes wince a little when they find out how you’ve been listening to it. Low-budget, low-quality earbuds are a common way of consuming any type of audio from your smartphone or device. This makes sense because
“It’s fair to say that any competent method of fund-raising will have a dual function of raising both money and profile.” David K Barnes It’s the biggest question in independent audio drama – “how do you make it pay?” There’s lots of different models: pay-per-listen, paid subscription, crowd-funding, advertisements and donations. The key for producers
“Make sure every character is necessary. It can be difficult to tell characters apart on the radio, and hard to get actors in, so make sure ‘Waitress 3’ really needs her story told.” We’re big fans of audio drama and fiction podcasts here at The Podcast Host. As listeners we’re always looking for new shows
What advice do you have for other female creators/writers? That’s Lauren Shippen’s question for the panel in the 4th and final part of this series.