by Bob Tinsley
Why should you as a visitor to TVWriter™ be interested in making audio fiction? Why should you be interested in making podcasts? Discoverability, that’s why.
The meaning of the word podcast is evolving to include any episodic, audio-only production whether nonfiction or fiction. Agents and major studios have started trawling through podcasts and their creators for new content and talent.
So here’s the latest news to help you and your podcast get discovered:
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I TOLD YOU SO.
- iHM Set to Launch Season Two of The Angel of Vine.
iHeartMedia and Masterworked Media creators Ryan Martz and Oliver Vaquer announced the launch of season two of The Angel of Vine, starring Joe Manganiello, Alan Tudyk, and Alfred Molina in Spring of 2020. Joining the cast will be Kevin Pollak and Patton Oswalt. A scripted mystery fiction podcast, The Angel of Vine follows a present-day journalist who uncovers a cache of audio tapes recorded by a private investigator in 1959.
I TOLD YOU SO, PART 2.
- How Carrie Coon ‘Tiptoed’ Into the World of Podcasting.
This article gives an actor’s viewpoint of fiction podcasting through an interview with Carrie Coon of Fargo and The Leftovers. She stars in Motherhacker now streaming on Spotify. Coon plays a single mother that turns to hacking to support her family. Coon cites the opportunity to play against type and the informal aspects of recording as some of the things that attracted her to the role.
- One of the biggest stumbling blocks a newbie podcaster runs across is this: OK, I’ve got all these recordings, now what do I do? I know, because I experienced the same thing. It’s scary. Since I’m one of those, “here, hold my beer” kinda guys I just jumped in and worked it out the hard way. You don’t have to. NPR, yes, National Public Radio, has a training arm that’s available to anyone. Their The Producer’s Handbook To Mixing Audio Stories covers just about question you might have. Check it out.
RESOURCES, PART 2.
- A Content Strategist’s Guide To Marketing Yourself At Podcast Conferences.
We here at TVWriter™ always encourage you to attend conferences. It’s one of the best ways to improve your skills and to network. This article tells you how to make the most of these conferences: how to prepare beforehand, how to act while you are there, and what to do when it’s over. The author even provides a list of conversation starters for those introverts among us. That’s pretty much all of us, right?
RESOURCES, PART 3.
- 2020 Podcasting Conferences & Events.
A good guide to upcoming conferences. There are 16 conferences listed, easily reachable from wherever you are.
WE NEED MORE LISTENERS.
- How To Use Social Media.
Social media, you either love it or hate it, usually for the wrong reasons either way. Sarah Rhea Werner, podcaster extraordinaire and founder of the Seriously Successful Podcasters Facebook group, has some great insights on how to use social media effectively. In one of her livestreams she had the following advice: Social media can work with the right techniques. Find the communities that exist around the topic of your show. Make a list of shows similar to yours and go to their profiles and see who is following them. Then start following and interacting with those people without spamming. Follow people that have a small number of followers, because they will notice. Someone with 5000 followers will not notice you. Someone with 200 will. There is an audience out there of people who want to listen to your show
We’ll be back next week, same Pod-time, same Pod-channel. Meanwhile, keep listening and creating!