TRAINING

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We offer trainings in audio storytelling for people of all experience levels. Whether you’re brand new to audio editing or a seasoned radio reporter who wants to gain new skills in narrative, we have something for you.

Our Philosophy

The Podcast Garage exists to support independent voices in podcasting. Our doors are open to anyone who wants to learn. Every workshop we host and every instructor we hire represents our commitment to a strong, diverse community of audio storytellers. 

Our Workshops

All of our workshops are interactive and focused on a specific skill or competency related to audio storytelling. We keep our class sizes small to encourage more group discussion and  one-on-one interaction with the instructor. You’ll be in a comfortable classroom with access to free parking as well as tea and water.

Some of the trainings we offer regularly at the Podcast Garage include field recording, editing, writing for radio, interviewing, pitching stories, growing your audience, marketing, and fundraising.

Full and partial scholarships are available for every workshop - anyone with financial need can apply. We believe in supporting podcasters that represent our local communities and encouraging new producers to build their skills. 

Become an instructor

We hire instructors with a passion for audio and experience working in the podcasting and radio industry. Each instructor brings a unique set of skills to the space. 

If there’s a workshop you’d like to teach at the Podcast Garage follow the link below to learn more and submit a workshop proposal.

[This workshop] was among the most important learning experiences I have had at this stage in my audio storytelling journey. It was an incredible privilege to learn in the intimate, welcoming environment of the PRX Podcast Garage.

PAST INSTRUCTORS

Aaron Wolfe, screenwriter and storyteller

Aaron Wolfe, screenwriter and storyteller

Karen Given,  Only a Game  (WBUR)

Karen Given, Only a Game (WBUR)

Jeff Emtman,  Here Be Monsters  (KCRW)

Jeff Emtman, Here Be Monsters (KCRW)

Heidi Shin,  The New American Songbook  (WGBH)

Heidi Shin, The New American Songbook (WGBH)

Lawrence Barriner, MIT CoLab

Lawrence Barriner, MIT CoLab

Ariana Nedelman,  Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Ariana Nedelman, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Ibby Caputo, journalist

Ibby Caputo, journalist

Andrew Leland,  The Organist  (KCRW)

Andrew Leland, The Organist (KCRW)

Stephanie Foo, This American Life

Stephanie Foo, This American Life

Sean Rameswaram,  Today, Explained  (Vox)

Sean Rameswaram, Today, Explained (Vox)

Sophie McKibben,  FRONTLINE Dispatch

Sophie McKibben, FRONTLINE Dispatch

Ian Coss, audio producer and sound designer

Ian Coss, audio producer and sound designer

Ma’ayan Plaut, RadioPublic

Ma’ayan Plaut, RadioPublic

Rafael Trujillo, Emerson College

Rafael Trujillo, Emerson College

Otis Gray,  Hungry  and  Sleepy

Otis Gray, Hungry and Sleepy

Joel Roston, composer

Joel Roston, composer

Noam Hassenfeld,  Today, Explained  (Vox)

Noam Hassenfeld, Today, Explained (Vox)

Jemma Rose Brown, On Air Fest

Jemma Rose Brown, On Air Fest

Dianne Ballon, sound artist

Dianne Ballon, sound artist

Eric Liao, PRX

Eric Liao, PRX

Josh Swartz, WBUR

Josh Swartz, WBUR

Thalassa Raasch, artist

Thalassa Raasch, artist

Galen Beebe,  Ministry of Ideas

Galen Beebe, Ministry of Ideas

Megan Tan, Pineapple Street

Megan Tan, Pineapple Street

Vanessa Zoltan,  Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Vanessa Zoltan, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Eric Nuzum, media consultant

Eric Nuzum, media consultant

Resources

Anyone can make a podcast!

We know there’s a lot of information online and you may wonder where to start.

After you check out our workshops and events, here are some of the resources we recommend you dig into.

Reading Materials

Podcasts + Listening

Industry Talk

Got resources we should add? Email them to us at info@podcastgarage.org.