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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.


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

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


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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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