Open House
Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

Open House

Our doors are open! Drop in anytime from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to learn more about the PRX Podcast Garage and meet members of our team. We’ll give a short presentation at 7:00 p.m. about the history and future of the space. Stop by for 30 minutes or 3 hours and enjoy snacks, drinks, storytelling, and more!

RSVP below - all are welcome.

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Office Hours with Se'era
Sep
11
4:00 PM16:00

Office Hours with Se'era

At the Podcast Garage, our motto is “Listen More.” It’s important to us to listen to our community whenever possible - your dreams, frustrations, and feedback.

Do you have ideas for our space? Are you interested in contributing to our community of audio storytellers in D.C.? Are you feeling stuck creatively and looking for some support?

If so, sign up below for Office Hours with our Community Manager. We’re here to listen!


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Office Hours with Se'era
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Office Hours with Se'era

At the Podcast Garage, our motto is “Listen More.” It’s important to us to listen to our community whenever possible - your dreams, frustrations, and feedback.

Do you have ideas for our space? Are you interested in contributing to our community of audio storytellers in D.C.? Are you feeling stuck creatively and looking for some support?

If so, sign up below for Office Hours with our Community Manager. We’re here to listen!


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Finetuning Your Podcast Audience with Juleyka Lantigua-Williams
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Finetuning Your Podcast Audience with Juleyka Lantigua-Williams

Podcast listening is growing every day in the United States and around the world. It’s no longer possible to make a podcast “for everyone.” So the question is: who are you making your podcast for? And, more importantly, how are you being intentional about it?

This two-hour workshop will hone in on how to better define the audience for your podcast, why and how to build a profile for your ideal listener, and how to address, engage, and grow that listener. You’ll also learn how to create and learn from a playlist of shows aligned with yours, as well as how to map out your audience’s listening habits. With real-world examples and hands-on exercises, you will walk away with a clear picture of your ideal listener and strategies for how to get your podcast in their ear.

We recommend this workshop for people with an idea for a show - or who are already publishing episodes - that want to dive deeper into their purpose and planning.

PRICING

The cost of this two-hour workshop is $50. Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

In 2017, Juleyka founded a production company, Lantigua Williams & Co., after 18+ years in media (NPR, The Atlantic). Its mission is to support and amplify the work of creators from the margins in digital audio and film. 70 Million, the open-source podcast she created, earned bronze in the Narrative/Documentary Podcast category of the 2019 New York Festivals. Follow her @JuleykaLantigua

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The Colored Girl Beautiful Launch
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Colored Girl Beautiful Launch

Note: Due to the limited size of our space, this event is invite-only. Please reach out to nhill@coloredgirlbeautiful.com with any questions.

Join us for a live event celebrating the launch of The Colored Girl Beautiful podcast

This show is a narrative podcast exploring the beautiful juxtapositions of black womanhood through stories. Over the course of seven episodes, host Aseloka Smith, will interview black women about their experiences balancing strength and vulnerability, friendship and independence, love and ambition, and more. 

The event will include a “sneak peek” of the first episode and a conversation with the show’s host and creator Aseloka Smith about the process creating the podcast, the stories she’s most excited to share and what she hopes others will take away from the show.

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Office Hours with Se'era
Sep
25
4:00 PM16:00

Office Hours with Se'era

At the Podcast Garage, our motto is “Listen More.” It’s important to us to listen to our community whenever possible - your dreams, frustrations, and feedback.

Do you have ideas for our space? Are you interested in contributing to our community of audio storytellers in D.C.? Are you feeling stuck creatively and looking for some support?

If so, sign up below for Office Hours with our Community Manager. We’re here to listen!


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This Is Your Pilot Speaking: Making Your First Episode with Matt Collette
Sep
28
1:00 PM13:00

This Is Your Pilot Speaking: Making Your First Episode with Matt Collette

Starting out in podcasting, the advice is often simple: Just go make something. But what if there’s a step between a brilliant podcast idea and a brand new show?

It can be incredibly valuable to take time to think critically about your ideas, try some out, and ask for feedback from real listeners. Then you’ll think about that feedback, make some changes, and have a better show than what you started with.

In other words: You’re piloting. Piloting is something that big media companies almost always do. But that doesn’t mean the process needs to be expensive or time-consuming. Instead, it’s a way to focus your ideas and, hopefully, create a more specific and resonant show for your listeners.

In this four-hour workshop, you’ll dig into the five steps of piloting, from setting intentions to launch. You’ll leave with a framework for thinking about how to develop, test, tweak, and launch new ideas - and you’ll have a chance to try each step with your own ideas.

PRICING

The cost of this four-hour workshop is $100. Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more and apply.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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Matt Collette (he/him) is the senior producer of The Washington Post’s daily news podcast Post Reports. Before that he worked at New York Public Radio, where he was senior producer the queer podcast Nancy and a content development producer for new shows. He holds a master’s degree from the Columbia Journalism School, where has has also been a reporting fellow and adjunct professor. @matt_pc on social media.

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Info Session: Teaching at the Podcast Garage
Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Info Session: Teaching at the Podcast Garage

Our doors are open to anyone who wants to learn. That’s why we’re always looking for instructors with a passion for the medium and our mission to make it accessible to all.

Join us for an information session with PRX staff to learn how you can become an instructor and teach a workshop at the Podcast Garage. We hire instructors with experience working in the field of audio storytelling, podcasting, or radio. Each instructor brings a unique set of skills and shares a commitment to creating learning experiences that are interactive, engaging, and accessible for a variety of participants.

You do not need to have formal teaching experience to apply. All positions are paid!

RSVP to dc@podcastgarage.org.

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