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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #160

Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #160
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Issue #160 is brought to you by The Podcast Host’s From Zero to Hero: The Rise of the Podcaster in Movies and TV. Look, Mom, we’re real!
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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
Pinna Launches the First Voice Activated Interactive Podcasts The voice-enabled interactive podcast format creates an immersive experience for kids with a new way to engage with Pinna’s storytelling. Kids will be able to actively participate in determining the outcomes of these podcast story-based adventures.
On Saturday June 25, starting at 6:00 a.m. PDT [9am NY, 2pm London, 11pm Sydney], Apple Podcasts Connect will be unavailable for up to three hours. Make sure you complete any critical deliveries or changes before this date and time.
How to Market Your Podcast On Instagram Wed, Jul 13 2022, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM EDT, in the PodCraft community. Free!
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
Podcast Movement has announced new speakers, including Faith McQuinn of Observer Pictures, presenting Dramatic Strategy: Finding the Best Way to Tell Your Story.
Opportunities and Auditions
Whalesong Casting Call Created by Ester Ellis (Station Blue, The Goblet Wire) and funded by the Apollo Podcast App. This pilot will release in August 2022 on both Apollo and Ester Ellis’s podcast feeds. Deadine: July 3rd.
Micro-Cosmos Casting Call - Mr. Lacount Deadline: June 26th, 2022, 11:59PM EST
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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Creator Resources
Introduction to Intellectual Property is a free short course available via Coursera from the University of Pennsylvania. You work hard on your podcast, you should get a good plan for how to protect it.
I just found out about Big Sound Bank‘s free sound library.
Are you sick of hearing people complain about women’s voices? I sure am. Sharon Feingold writes about challenges for voiceover actresses. ”We don’t use women’s voices…or if we do, it’s rarely.“​ Plus, science proves that female voices are not harder to understand.
Jared from The Phenomenon speaks with Lauren Shippen and others about Fiction Podcasts and the Art of Audio Storytelling for an episode of Spotify’s Discover This!
Do you help listeners find your show? How a website might be the most important thing you’re not doing
What are podcast show notes? Mark Steadman helps you with a refresher course.
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. 
Global seeks a new Head of Comedy and Entertainment Podcasts. Expires July 17.
KCRW seeks a full-time Creative Director position, in Santa Monica California, USA, to be their head of Audience Lab. Expires June 30. 
At Will Media seeks a full-time Associate Producer to play a key role in the production of AT WILL MEDIA’s growing slate of original projects in nonfiction and fiction. Go get ‘em, Tiger! Expires June 30.
Creatives To Support
The Subjective Truth: Season Two A Sci-Fi Audio Drama from Good Pointe. Sources say that if they fund by 120%, the creators will pick up a car and throw it across a field. Supporters get to choose the car and the field. Make it happen, folks.
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.
Afflicted: A Horror Thriller Audio Drama A small Texas town suffers natural disasters that are anything but natural.
Echobox 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. Time’s almost up!  
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
Burgess Springs When a late-night radio host and an aspiring journalist set out to uncover the truth behind a mysterious voicemail, their journey unearths more than they imagined. Not all is as it seems in Burgess Springs.
The Monster of Eldritch In 1967, a small town in Missouri was struck by violence when the town drifter was shot dead while supposedly assaulting a young girl. Investigative reporter Vera Bernstein and her producer Justin Kartsen dig in.
The Liminal Lands A man wakes up to find everything changed, his family missing, and himself all alone in a hostile new world. A weekly podcast that follows his journey.
Keep sharing good stories. 
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