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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
Writers: Pitch to Rusty Quill: Rusty Quill Pitch Submission
“Pitches are reviewed quarterly in March, June, September, and December annually.”
is a competition aimed at screenwriters who want to pivot into podcasting. Judges include Lindsay Graham, Lauren Shippen, and many more. Early Bird Deadline: September 5. Entry fee: $45.
Hear Myself Think
is looking for five writers (18+) ideally with some lived experience of mental ill health. Each writer will be commissioned to write one 10-minute audio script, to be directed and recorded by the creative team, and released via the Hear Myself Think website and our partner venue network in November 2022. Deadline: 10 pm on 24th July 2022.
Zombies, Run is casting again. This is a paid lead role in a 5 part series for a character who uses she/her pronouns. We’re specifically looking for someone who identifies as SWANA, Arabic or Middle Eastern and uses a mobility aid. More information about this role, and many more, is on the Six to Start casting board.
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Pods Heard Round The World
How non-US markets are driving spoken word audio consumption and why, for publishers playing the long game, having a plan to draw in global audiences will be necessary for sustaining growth.
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Creatives To Support
Gather the Suspects
A murder has occurred in Prosperity Heights, and only one man can solve the case. Unfortunately for the residents, that man is slacker (and occasional anarchist), Jack Davies. About twelve days left.
focuses on a small, diverse group of 20- and 30-somethings trying to survive the trials and tribulations of ‘everyday’ life as monstrous creatures begin to infiltrate and invade Wolfbrook, New Hampshire.
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. By the time you get this, there might be a few hours left.
The Pilgrimage Saga - Season Three
AI cage-wrestling, deep introspection and navel-gazing, a soundtrack to rival John Williams’ entire discography, and more. Only a few days left.
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Milestones, Debuts and Finales
This is a story about pirates. When Kay, an idealistic pirate enthusiast, convinces his best friend Pip to stowaway on a visiting pirate ship called the Icarus, they are pulled into a world full of betrayal and bravado.
On a lonely highway between life and the next life there’s one last stop that we all have to make. Desert Skies Astral Plane Fuel and Service Station serves travelers as they embark on their journey through celestial spheres.
A Cthulhu-based murder mystery about a recently widowed homicide detective, Ethan Eckhard, who is placed on a case that mimics the brutal unsolved murder of his wife.
In a race against time to clear her sister’s name, Jessica begins to investigate an astute criminal who uses unconventional methods to frame his victims.
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. What at first seems to be a run of the mill adultery case, soon turns out to be much more serious.
Keep sharing good stories.