Issue #162 of The Fiction Podcast Weekly is brought to you by The Podcast Host’s guide to What Amazon’s Recent Bot Downloads Might Mean for Podcasting’s Future
. Will Amazon offer innovative affiliate programs and dynamic, interactive third-party sponsorship opportunities? Or will Amazon decide that access to their audience is payment enough for podcasters? (Hint: Check the fine print in the terms and conditions you clicked when you submitted your podcast to TuneIn or Amazon Music. Podnews’ version may offer a clue
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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
BEGINNER WORKSHOP Seminario Web: ¡Practica! ¡Practica! ¡Practica!
de Hindenburg. Es hora de aplicar lo que has aprendido en el seminario en línea anterior. Nivel de conocimiento: creadores de podcast principiantes y usuarios de nivel intermedio que quieren refrescar su memoria. (This event is in Spanish) Tuesday July 12 1.00pm to 2.30pm PDT. Free event.
Grab your ticket to winning award season on Thursday, July 14th at 3:30pm PT // 6:30pm ET!
Civilized: A Live Podcast Experience
, July 22–31, 2022 in the Hamilton Fringe. Death, mayhem, monsters and chips… All these things and more await you when you join the incredibly unlucky, ever-delightful Civilized crew for this Live Podcast Experience!
Opportunities and Auditions
is looking for a sound designer for Season 2. This will be a paid position. Episodes: 10 + 1 mini-episode. Production: Releases every other Wednesday, January thru March - April OFF - May thru June. (2023) “RADIO: Outcast is a queer and BIPOC-led fantasy-western audio drama where disco meets desert shootouts. We are looking for an individual with some experience in sound design. If you’re interested, please send an email to email@example.com. You may include a CV and an introduction — we’re a small team, so we prioritize team chemistry!
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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Acast’s new Behind The Podcast
series “pulls back the curtain on podcast production from around the Acast Creator Network, sharing stories from the diverse mix of people and roles working within podcasting. We’ll hear from the sound designers creating immersive sonic experiences, script writers who’ve mastered words to build intricate worlds, and the producers who pull all the strings to bring you brilliant episodes week after week.”
, the company’s free podcast maker tool, is running a brief user survey to help shape the future of the product. Watch your email if you’ve used the service in the past.
You may have already heard this on various podcasts (thank you, Newts!
) but it bears repeating
. Arielle Nissenblatt writes for Podnews: “When I read the news about the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, my heart sank. But then I thought that, as an industry, there’s something we can do: use our platform to share resources, come together, and help those who are (or will be) at risk. We quickly organized, creating suggested language for host-reads that can be placed as pre-roll ads on your podcast as a way of voicing our opposition to this decision. To take part read this document
, record a pre-roll for your next episode, share that episode with me so we can credit you, and let me know
if you have questions.”
What Do Podcasters Want To Know from Listeners?
In the coming weeks, NuVoodoo Media Services will be conducting a national study involving thousands of podcast listeners. They’ll present the findings on August 25th at Podcast Movement 2022 in Dallas. Take the survey now.
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.
Creatives To Support
focuses on a small, diverse group of 20- and 30-somethings trying to survive the trials and tribulations of ‘everyday’ life in Wolfbrook, New Hampshire. Unbeknownst to them at series start, the group will face increasingly strange and dangerous situations as the boundaries between our world and another fade, and monstrous creatures begin to infiltrate and invade Wolfbrook.
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. Just under two weeks left.
The Pilgrimage Saga - Season Three
Their enthusiasm and wit are infectious, but I wish this crowdfunding campaign told me more than, “It’s gay! It’s in space! We need money!” Just over two weeks left.
on Twitter to find more opportunities to support independent audio fiction.
Milestones, Debuts and Finales
is a new literary satire anthology serial. Season 1 is about the rivalry between George Orwell and HG Wells and the resulting time-travel shenanigans. 3 eps and a 2-min trailer are available now.
Love and Noraebang
Jaesun, an heir to a Korean chaebol, and Ana, a Mexican American entrepreneur, fall in love in modern day LA. After months of innocent flirting and one passionate karaoke session later, Ana finds out that Jaesun must return to Korea for his two-year military service. Teaser trailer available now
, series launches Jul 19.
Weight of Sand
The Weight of Sand explores the life and legend of Isobel Gowdie, a woman accused of witchcraft in the Highlands of Scotland. In the folklore of Isobel Gowdie, we discover the tragic tale of the village of the Culbin.
Boston Metaphysical Society: The Ghost Ship
is now available to download on your favorite platform. An ex-Pinkerton detective, a spirit photographer, and a genius scientist battle supernatural forces in late 1800s Boston. When a ghost ship sails into Boston Harbor, killing anyone who boards her, they must solve the mystery as to why it has appeared before anyone else dies. This is a standalone eight episode series based during the timeline of the original six issue mini-series. Each episode is approximately 30 minutes long.
Keep sharing good stories.