Pimp Your Podcast – a panel discussion at CUNY jschool, Monday 10/22, 12:30pm

Hey folks. I'm participating in a panel discussion on Monday 10/22 about the future of podcasting. Planet Money's Adam Davidson will be there, and you'll have a chance to pitch your podcast ideas and get feedback. Details are here: http://www.journalism.cuny.edu/events/pimp-your-podcast-the-secrets-of-great-audio-projects/. Hope you can make it! -Mia


With the tremendous success of Freakonomics, WTF with Marc Maron, the Slate Gabfests, and more, podcasting has come into its own in the past five years. But where is it heading? How will fans hear the shows and stories they love in the next decade?

Come join us for a panel on the state of podcasting: We’ll discuss the two-way street between online audio and broadcast radio and how to sell a podcast idea to a funder or news organization. We’ll also take a peek into the crystal ball.

Bring your questions and ideas for great podcasts, and we’ll provide riveting conversation.

Space is limited, so sign up early. Register in advance

Free for CUNY J-School students and alumni. (Check your class or alumni Facebook page for the promotional code you need to register.)
$5 + $1.27 online registration fee for everyone else: Register in advance


Amanda Aronczyk (moderator) has been a public radio reporter and online producer for almost 15 years, working at WNYC’s Radio Lab, APM’s Marketplace, and PRI’s The Next Big Thing. As a freelancer, she has produced podcasts for the The New Yorker and Slate, and produced radio for a variety of programs, including Studio 360, Freakonomics, and Marketplace. She is currently producing a half hour documentary on crime and debt for the BBC.

Jim Colgan plays a senior role on the content team at SoundCloud, where he helps news organizations, producers, and anyone else interested in creating spoken word audio on the social sound platform. Before that, he was head of media at Mobile Commons and for 10 years, he was a producer and digital editor at WNYC Radio in New York.

Adam Davidson is co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also writes the weekly “It’s the Economy” column for The New York Times Magazine. His work has won several major awards including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk. His radio documentary on the housing crisis, “The Giant Pool of Money,” which he co-reported and produced with Alex Blumberg, was named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter of Journalism Institute at New York University. In two weekly podcasts, a blog, and regular features on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and This American Life, Planet Money helps listeners understand how dramatic economic change is impacting their lives. Planet Money also proves, every day, that substantive, intelligent economic reporting can be funny, engaging, and accessible to the non-expert.

Mia Lobel is the co-founder and senior producer of several podcasts including B-Side Radio and Distillations, an award-winning chemistry podcast for the non-for-profit Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. She has freelanced for media outlets across the country including KQED, The Tavis Smiley Show, Youth Radio, Antenna Audio, and Pulse of the Planet. She’s also the founder of Freelance Café, a support, networking, and resource web site for Bay Area and Hudson Valley independents.

Ashley Milne-Tyte is a New York-based writer and reporter. Ashley produces radio pieces for Marketplace, NPR, and Voice of America, writes for print/online, and teaches radio journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Ashley recently completed a fellowship at the CUNY/Tow Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism where she launched a podcast about women and work, called The Broad Experience.

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