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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #150

Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #150
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Issue #150 of The Fiction Podcast Weekly is brought to you by The Podcast Host’s article: Is Podcasting Worth It? Ask yourself that question, and expect a detailed answer, because it can help your strategy and workflow.
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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
The Personalised Podcast Planner has been launched by The Podcast Host: a free tool to help kick-start a new podcast, offering a set of resources tailored to you, your goals, and your budget.
Agua Media Launches Podcast Network for the Latino+™ & New American Mainstream Communities Offerings include “Underrated,“ a five-part fictional series on gamer Melinda Gutierrez, who beat the odds to make it to the top of the gaming world, and “Los Heebie Jeebees,” a supernatural phenomenon narrative where true crime and horror come to life from the dark corners of Mexico.
Coming soon, in May: The Festival of Podcasts, “a time to celebrate the art form, share knowledge, and collectively agree to resist financial scams.” Submit your panel now
Opportunities and Auditions
Casting Call: Echobox is a fictional podcast that retells the Greek myths in the beautiful - or not so beautiful - world of Los Angeles.
Casting Call for Elevator Pitch Podcast - “Armageddon? What a Drag!”
Voice Artists: Kingmaker is casting for a Late 40’s-Early 50’s male, South Asian voice actor.
Casting Call: The Bookmarks, an improv comedy podcast. Deadline: April 15.
Apply now to speak at Podcast Movement 2022, in Dallas, August 24-26. Deadline is “in May.”
@A_D_Infinitum is the Twitter clearinghouse for all kinds of audio fiction podcasts. A good show is not hard to find with @A_D_Infinitum.
Everyone who reads this likes fiction podcasts. Your podcast description and link could be right here. Get a Classified Ad for $28, and promote your podcast to well over twelve hundred and eighty fiction podcast enthusiasts.
Creator Resources
4 Techniques for Captivating Writing by Mpumelelo Malumo for We Edit Podcasts.
Antoni Olivieri and a journey into making micro fiction - Part One and Part Two on Indie AF
The Cambridge Geek is “trying a little bit of crowdsourcing. I’d love to expand my database of fiction podcasts to non-English ones, but it’s not something I can do properly. So as a community resource, I’m working up this spreadsheet. Anyone can add shows + tag them.” 
A list of online podcast editing communities, from our friend Stephanie Fuccio.
Accessibility and discovery alert: Have you ever thought about releasing your podcast on your RSS feed, and on YouTube, but with an ASL interpreter in the video? How about on a Braille reader? Check out how Radiolab released The Helen Keller Exorcism
Podplane is an upcoming newsletter featuring podcasts by trans and nonbinary podcasters. If that’s you, submit your podcast for consideration. If that’s not you, subscribe to find some excellent shows. 
The Podcast Host has started The Podcraft Community on Come join us (it’s free!) and chat with other podcasters and special guests about anything under the sun of crafting the perfect podcast. 
Do you have a great behind the scenes clip, article, blog post or something like that? Can other podcasters build their skills from it? Sharing is caring. Send us your creator resources. It’s not just for people who make podcasts, either. People who don’t make podcasts but love listening to podcasts are interested in your process, too. 
At Will Media seeks a Producer for Originals, Scripted Fiction. No pressure, but here’s their slate. Go get ‘em, Tiger!
PIRATES! Story Pirates has an immediate need for an experienced Production Coordinator to support our growing podcast & television divisions. This is a part-time, freelance, remote position. Applicants must be able to start immediately and provide consistent support throughout the summer. Deadline: April 12.
Meditative Story is seeking an Executive Producer to lead the creation of finely crafted audio content at the intersection of storytelling, music, and mindfulness.
Dipsea is seeking a writer-in-residence. We create feminist audio erotica that is immersive and believable. This is a 3-6 month part-time opportunity. GO FOR IT! 
Creatives To Support
Journey to the Heart - An Original Podcast Musical A new, interactive, fantasy musical from the Creators of the Flame!
Support The Third Coast Festival (and learn more about it). “More than ever, we are fiercely committed to pushing the boundaries of audio storytelling and supporting the diverse communities of people who make the work. We believe that inclusion, collaboration, and experimentation are critical to the growing field of audio.”
Human Error Season One: An audio drama about a road trip through an apocalypse. 
Follow @podfunds on Twitter to find more opportunities to support independent audio fiction. Are you getting ready to crowdfund your podcast? Let us know, so we can share your link
Milestones, Debuts and Finales
Where the Stars Fell Premieres Season 2 Finale, tomorrow, April 8th! “Now is the best time to dive in and get caught up as we break for development; thanks for a great second season!”
Don’t Mind After his brother, Colin, goes missing on a UK road trip, American Neal leaves his comfort zone in search of Colin at is last known location; Cruxmont, UK. There, Neal meets Dr. Kingston, a neurologist with her own goal in mind. From Fool & Scholar Productions.
The Patron Saint of Suicides: Returning for Season 2 on April 13th Suicide-prevention hotline operator Haven Otomo is thrust into an investigation when a series of suspicious deaths suggest that an internet ghost is convincing people to hurt themselves.
Is it a milestone or a creator resource? Wayland Productions shared a live Creator Q&A session on Facebook for We’re Alive: Descendants Release Day. You can still catch the replay.
Call Me Not” by AudioMovie features a man in the property investment business who gets entangled in a series of hitches, which only develop in telephone communication.
Still Live At Midnight A cosy comedy-drama set in 1980 in the world of late-night local radio.
Keep sharing good stories. 
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