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Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #165

Fiction Podcast Weekly - Issue #165
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“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.” -Shirley Jackson

Issue #165 of The Fiction Podcast Weekly is supported by The Podcast Host’s guide to Negotiating Fair Rates for Podcast Freelancers. It’s not only about money: it’s also about time, workflow and what you need to do your job well.
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Hot News, Roundups, and Audio Fiction Articles
True Crime Podcast Audiences Skew Female: What About Other Categories? After reading Sounds Profitable’s “The Creators” report, this is more interesting than it seems. Why is (apparently) so much of the podcaster population male, but so many listeners are female? Or is the data biased?
Some more gender stuff from Podnews: The Podnews Ranker top 30
As Patti Smith once said, “I think being any gender at all is a drag.”
Congratulations to Soundworlds by Patrick Eakin Young, Fully Amplified by Futures Theatre, and Atlantic, a Scottish Story, for winning Gold, Silver and Bronze, respectively, in the Best Fiction Category at the British Podcast Awards!
Podcast Movement is offering childcare for participants’ children. “Gather round, children, and I’ll spin you a tale of The Podcaster Who Wouldn’t Use a Pop Filter…”- “Noo! Too scary! Mommee!”
It looks as though all of the Podcast Movement 2022 Audio Fiction/ Audio Drama events are on the same day in the same room.
Did you notice that, as of this writing, not one brand, company or corporation has ponied up the $6K to sponsor the Audio Fiction track at Podcast Movement? It’s still available. Your move, Audible.
A new Podplane is flying your way. Catch it while you can.
Spotify amps up fiction podcast effort with new leader of scripted content Congratulations to Gimlet’s Mimi O’Donnell, Spotify’s new head of scripted fiction.
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! 
Sound Design For Podcasters, Mini-Course, from the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. This 2-session mini-course is held with a live instructor on Zoom. Plan to attend both sessions. Tuesday, August 2th & Thursday, August 4th. 3:00pm-4:30pm PST
Gabriel Urbina leads a crash course webinar on Writing Stories for Sound. 11 August, 7pm.
Radio Boot Camp presents: What’s in the fine print? A primer on podcast legal issues. This class will focus primarily on a variety of legal issues that podcasters should consider when creating their podcast, including copyright, fair use, defamation, publicity, privacy, and more. 16 August, 12-1:30 EST, on Zoom.
Opportunities and Auditions
New comedy thriller audio drama casting two roles for Breakfast With A Side Of Murder. Deadline is August 20, 2022 @ 11:59 EST.
Writers: Pitch to Rusty Quill: Rusty Quill Pitch Submission “Pitches are reviewed quarterly in March, June, September, and December annually.” 
Scriptapalooza 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. 
Zombies, Run is casting, and seeking a French Canadian voice actor for an English language role. More information about this role, and many more, is on the Six to Start casting board.
Applications for the third annual Black Podcasting Awards are open until August 15. Shows across 29 categories (including Fiction) will be honoured in a live, virtual ceremony on September 25. Submissions must be ‘reels’ under five minutes long. Application fees are discounted until July 31.
The Signal Awards are open for entry, extended deadline of 5 August. 
Tribeca Audio Premieres tweeted, “Indie pod community! Let us know if you have a narrative premiere coming up in the fall!”
Writers: Theatre Viscera says SEND US YOUR QUEER PLAYS! for their podcast. 30 min or less. Deadline: August 15, 2022 or they reach a submission cap of 100. 
The Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund is accepting applications. 
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Need more exciting listening experiences? @A_D_Infinitumis the brainchild of Julie Hoverson, host and creator of the classic audio drama series. 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD. @A_D_Infinitum was designed to help answer that age-old question: “How do I get my Audio Drama OUT THERE?” Find it on Twitter. 
Creator Resources
Aftertouch Audio shares Master Podcast For Spotify & Apple Podcast (YouTube link)
Nick Hilton asks, “Could podcasts circumvent falling CPM through direct product sales?” Wake up and smell the podcast coffee!
Need to change someone’s voice to protect their identity? How to Protect Your PodcastGuest’s Privacy: Harmonize, Voiceover or Analyze
Travis Vengroff edits audio on Twitch. Catch him live or get the replay, and learn a thing or two or three or four or seven. He’s a good egg and a smart cookie. 
Global Podcast Editors newsletter is a space where we share podcast editing business, technical & creative conversations & resources along with our professional bumps in the road and ultimately, growth. 
Shure MV88+ Video Kit Review: A Roving Podcaster Rig Sarah puts the Shure MV88+ Video Kit through rigorous testing. Read more to see how it stacks up!
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. 
The Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California seeks a highly qualified adjunct instructor to teach JOUR 407: The World of Podcasting.
Audible seeks a Head of Story Department in Culver City, CA, and a Producer in Canada.
Wondery is searching for a Senior Manager of Talent Development who will be tasked with identifying and training new podcast talent to work for Wondery. This role will include identifying, recruiting and training new writers to join new and existing Wondery shows. 
Wondery also seeks a Senior Television Executive who has experience in both series development and production. You can oversee a project from the early development stages through the entire production process. Must be a podcast enthusiast. 
Creatives To Support
Sojourners’ Trails Season 1: Suit of Wands A Horror/Fantasy queer pirate audio drama about family, secrets, and the eldritch depths of the sea. 
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. 
Someone Dies In This Elevator is crowdfunding their second season July 11-August 11! It’s a spoiler-driven anthology series where there is always an elevator and someone always dies in it. Two weeks left.
The Amelia Project Audio Advent Calendar “We want to make 25 minisodes to mark the run-up to Christmas! A podcast advent calendar!” 
October’s Children 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.
The Subjective Truth: Season Two A Sci-Fi Audio Drama from Good Pointe. By the time the credits roll on the Season Two finale, you’ll know exactly what happened to Buddha Kline. You’ll know everything. 
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
Don’t Scare The Kids Edmonton, Alberta: Where the diesel-pick up drivers are in love with the femmebois, and their wives. It’s the secrets of the parents that need to be protected at all costs in order to protect themselves - and their children - from their own shame.
Doctor Who Redacted is now available in the podcast directory of your choice. When a terrifying phenomenon starts redacting the Doctor from reality, three queer women become the world’s only hope.
Girls Night Out When a brilliant research scientist, in the throes of menopause and mid-life, questions a plan by her company to launch a harmful anti-ageing treatment, she is suspended and disgraced, but then she begins to manifest powers.
Broken Road A war veteran with obsolete military implants who teams up with a defiant farmer against a corrupt lawman.
Keep sharing good stories. 
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