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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
The Field Recording Challenge closes on 21 June. 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.
Cal Newport shares The Rise of the Internet’s Creative Middle Class
. “Fourteen years ago, Kevin Kelly famously proposed that an artist could make a living online with a thousand true fans. Has time proved him correct?” Key take-away: Promise desserts, but serve vegetables.
LIVE Global Podcast Editor Chats
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Sounds Profitable, in partnership with Edison Research, has put together the first credible study of the profile of podcast creators in America. This is an incredibly important benchmark in the history of podcasting and a data set that we intend to turn into a yearly franchise to track trends and changes in the creator space. Jun 28, 2022 01:00 PM. Register to find out who podcasters are now
Opportunities and Auditions
seeks submissions of completed audio dramas from content creators. Earn a percentage of all gross revenue generated through ads and subscriptions. For details see “Submit Now” at Dramafy.com.
Seeking voice artists for the Alpha 8
, a new sci-fi adventure podcast that explores what happens when a desperate alien from another planet body swaps with a struggling mom to understand the meaning of family and save her kind from extinction. The submission deadline is June 24th.
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Creatives To Support
Life with Leo(h) is crowdfunding for Season 2
. Robotics intelligence lawyer, Jeanine Bell, received the gift of LEO(h), an android with Synthetic Sentience. Loving, Empathetic, Optimistic, and helpful LEO(h) had been programmed to love Jeanine. But Jeanine has ethics and LEO(h) is very, very illegal. Is there a path to true love for their misaligned software? That’s what we want to find out.
is your favorite hot spot for all the olympian gossip. A Greek Mythology retelling fictional podcast.
RADIO: Outcast - Season 2
A queer and BIPOC led fantasy-western audio drama where disco meets desert shootouts. Only 10 days left!
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Milestones, Debuts and Finales
My Amazing Woman finishes season 1 with a bang
, on 21 June. In the season one finale, Trevor learns how Anna Kat got her powers as she and Madison face an old friend and a new foe. And how did Madison get strapped to a big green balloon?
A Date with Death
: In occupied France during World War II, a British squad comes under fire and must leave its commander behind. Back in Washington, Helen Meeker asks President Roosevelt for permission to investigate a suspicious case – but also gets assigned a task she’d rather not have.
From A Sky Full of Pods: The Goblet Wire
is a new surreal microfiction podcast created by Ester Ellis (Station Blue
) and Justin Hellstrom (The Great Chameleon War)
, and featuring episodes written by Tau Zaman (CARAVAN
) and Eli Barraza (The Far Meridian
). In this first episode, we meet a new Player of the game, who phones the Operator. It’s an intriguing opening to the story, which leaves much for us and the Player to discover about the nature of the Goblet Wire.
” is a new series inspired by the work of Czech sci-fi pioneer Karel Čapek — specifically his 1936 novel “War with the Newts.” Vulture named it one of the best new podcasts of this summer.
Congratulations to Oz9
, for passing one million downloads!
Keep sharing good stories.