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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #155

Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #155
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Issue 155 of The Fiction Podcast Weekly is brought to you by The Podcast Host’s Guide to Should You Advertise Your Podcast On YouTube? If you have the money to spend and the time to invest, you can advertise your podcast on YouTube. This article walks you through fine-tuning a video ad campaign for podcasts. Or, make a corollary YouTube channel, which will save you money and time.
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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
UK audio producers: The 2022 Audio Production Census will be open to all UK audio producers until May 23. The AudioUK initiative aims to capture the activities and ballpark income of podcast, radio, and audiobook creators. Results will be used to promote the sector for investment and policy gains.
Our Misguided Obsession With Twitter “The social media platform has become a spectacle, driven by a narrow and unrepresentative group of élites.” And that’s just the cute part!
While we’re on that topic: Podcasting A Hot Take Without Coming Off Like A Jerk Before you take to the podcast airwaves with your own hot take on a trending topic, answer these three questions to make sure your words aren’t doing more harm than good.
Inside Radio discovers immersive sound design: Wondery Becomes First Podcaster To Offer Shows In Dolby Atmos.
From dashboards to autosave: check out what’s new on Patreon The payouts dashboard got a makeover, and they improved the audio interface.
IAB’s U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue Report: FY 2021 Results & 2022-2024 Growth Projections reports that “For the first time ever, the podcast advertising market surpassed $1B in 2021.”
Ele Matelan tells stories with sound effects - Chicago Reader Chicago foley artist Ele Matelan explains the history and practice of the craft that gave us slapsticks and thunder sheets.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Watch The Mighty’s interview with Chris Mancini about creating his narrative anti-anxiety podcast (Facebook Live). Chris discusses how podcasts can be part of a person’s anti-anxiety toolkit, how writing Quiet Journeys helps him manage his anxiety, and why he prioritized story in his relaxation podcast.  
May 12 & 26: LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats with Stephanie Fuccio of Podcast Editing Plus and friends. The LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats are twice a month on YouTube and NOW they’re in podcast form too! We chat about the business AND technical side of podcast editing for clients.
Writing The Other presents The Heroine’s Journey – The Other Ancient Story Structure. June 25, 2022, 10AM – 5PM Pacific Time, online via Zoom video conference. $50 – $75, scholarships available.
Opportunities and Auditions
Casting Call, courtesy of Ella Watts: Six To Start wants voice artists for a new fitness game. Check it out, this looks really cool and I want to play it.
The 2022 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting adventure and comedy entries. $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. Authors retain all script rights. Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes. Entry deadline: May 28th 2022.
Casting Call: Main Cast for The Honeytrap 1950’s London. Felix Stone is an openly gay P.I. He is approached by a mysterious woman who pays him to shadow her husband.
Tal Minear has created a sound design challenge I find incredibly interesting: Open Dialogue, A Sound Shenanigan. Deadline: May 31.
The Multitrack Fellowship opens doors into the audio industry. Looking to kickstart your career in radio and podcast production? Applications are now open for the 2022 Fellowship, The closing date is May 16th. 
Nominations are now open for the Association of African Podcasters’ African Podcast and Voice Awards 2022. Nominations end May 30.
Casting Call: Model 18. Deadline: 21st May
Casting Call: Marigold’s Ghost Season 2: Whistlewood Audition Due: 11.59 PM PST, May 31st, 2022
Casting Call: Heaven’s End. Audio Drama / Fiction Podcast, Murder Mystery/Religious Horror. Deadline: May 21st. 
Casting Call for Elevator Pitch Podcast - “Armageddon? What a Drag!” Deadline: June 4
Casting Call: When Tower Angels Fall - Dystopian Drama Podcast Deadline: May 20. 
Share your field recordings with us. We’re making a Creative Commons library of sound beds and an international sound collage. You can be part of it.
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Creator Resources
Travis Vengroff is showing his editing process on Twitch, available for the next 30 days: Fool & Scholar on Twitch
How to get your podcast featured on Spotify courtesy of Spotify for Podcasters. I know, I thought the same thing.
Maono PM500 Kit Review: A Vocal Mic for Podcasting & Streaming The Maono PM500 has a clean and clear tone for the voice. Is a the right podcast mic choice for you?
Courtesy of Ele Matelan: Got a story that takes place in the North Woods between March and August? Set the scene with the right frog call! A Northwoods Frog Chorus
12 Terrific Ways to Promote Your Podcast on Twitter Key takeaway: “Picture me standing at the top of a mountain with a megaphone in hand as I tell you: “DON’T USE TWITTER TO SELL!”
Pumpernickel Pod interviews Julie Hoverson, writer, audio editor and sometimes voice actor over at 19 Nocturne Boulevard to talk about challenging oneself with different genres, building and maintaining a fanbase as a young creator, and working on an audio drama. 
New Indie AF episode, with Welsh creatives Megan and Cait who make We Know None. An inspiring listen for those very new to creating and encouraging writing sleepover sessions!
Imploding Fictions shares a behind the scenes video of The Amelia Project on YouTube. 
Audio Fiction Quick Resource Guide A basic, off the cuff resource guide for future audio drama & fiction podcasters who don’t know where to start, from ADWIT.
Tink Media has a cross-promotion database. Meet your allies and co-conspirators. 
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. 
Realm is seeking a Business Operations Associate. You’ll be working with one of the leading fiction podcast companies to power incredible audio productions and the business behind them. This full-time position is remote-friendly.
Cadence13 is seeking a VP of TV/Film Development. This position comes with the opportunity to help lead the creative and business development of the Cadence13 original IP business, within C13Originals and C13Features studios, respectively, in TV and film.
Audacy seeks a Motion Designer for Podcast Marketing: a responsible, strategic designer with strong animation skills and a proven foundation of graphic design principles. The Motion Designer will execute and deliver on projects that span the Audacy podcast portfolio, including Cadence13, Pineapple Street Studios and 2400Sports.
Chalk & Blade seeks a Showrunner (Executive Producer) for a full-time, one-year contract in London.
Creatives To Support
Journey to the Heart - An Original Podcast Musical A new, interactive, fantasy musical from the Creators of the Flame!
Finding Pattersby: A Freaky Audio Fiction Mystery A weird comedy investigation into a missing suspense author, as led by his clueless ghostwriter.
Electromancy Season 2 An award-winning audio drama about magic, friendship, and overthrowing totalitarian governments!
RADIO: Outcast - Season 2 A queer and BIPOC led fantasy-western audio drama where disco meets desert shootouts.
Ossa is crowdfunding for “a marketplace that connects brands with podcast advertising and helps womxn podcast creators monetize their shows. Our goals are to amplify the voices of women in the podcast industry, have their value recognized, and accelerate their path so they can achieve financial success.”
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
Metahuman Intelligence Agency When the metahumans came into this world they were drunk on their own power. The MIA is the only thing standing between metahumans and total destruction.
The Yellow Wallpaper: A Radioplay in Two Acts Something stands behind the pattern and the ghastly yellow emptiness of the wallpaper. A prisoner within her own home, Jane is condemned to a bed with the words ”hysteria” left on her lips.
Paradise Cab: Cab driver Joe is sent to pick up a succession of fares, each with an unusual problem, while Angie, Paradise Cab’s dispatcher, seems to know a little more about things than seems natural.
I’m out of town next week to take my little brother on a vacation.
Keep sharing good stories. 
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