Hi FC,


I hope you are all doing well, are safe and healthy. Here’s a great Live Podcasting Class starting NEXT THURS 7/9 ONLINE. You can take it from anywhere. Class looks like this:


NEXT Thus. 7/9, craft your show with an NPR producer of prominent podcasts–Anna Scott (Samaritans, There Goes the Neighborhood). Because of our radio journalism classes, 12 of our students have sold stories to NPR and BBC10 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered, 1 on BBC. 3 got freelance podcast producer gigs after class at The RFK Tapes, Freakonomics, Pandora & NPR’s Unfictional. Kevin McDonnell got this piece on BBC Radio (3 hrs, 16 min. in):


Podcasting w/ Anna Scott (Samaritans, There Goes the Neighborhood)–NEXT Thurs. 7/9, 1 SPOT!

Jul 9, Jul 23, Jul 30, Aug 13, Aug 20 (5 Thurs., 7-10 PM PST), Online


You’ll build your podcast from scratch by turning the germ of an idea into a high-concept radio-worthy show. Topics Include: interviewing methods, use of archival audio, miking & field techniques. By the end, you’ll have a solid outline of your pilot episode & a recording of your teaser.


Anna’s a top teacher whose students rave about her insight! This might be the last chance to study w/ her as she’s super busy (she’s producing and hosting her own podcast, Samaritans on KCRW! In the past, she’s produced and reported on There Goes The Neighborhood: LA and produced Madeleine Brand on Press Play and Warren Olney on To The Point. She reports regularly for NPR and has written for Bloomberg Businessweek and the Los Angeles Times.


Use the coupon code freelance or freelanceplan for 15% off ($74 off) 5+ week classes or freelance30 for $30 off short classes. 




BBC Cultural Frontline – Request for Feature Ideas from Asia, Africa and Latin America

The Cultural Frontline seeks international pitches. Details below!





The Cultural Frontline team is looking for great ideas for features from radio producers around the world.


Who are we?


The Cultural Frontline is a topical arts and culture programme, dedicated to seeing the world through the eyes of creative minds – we look at how art and culture address the biggest social, cultural, political issues we face. It’s presented by Tina Daheley on BBC World Service English.


What are we looking for?


We are looking for ideas for short radio features approximately 7’00 featuring Asian, African and Latin American artists of all types – writers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, designers, all cultural practitioners welcome.


We also welcome ideas from the rest of the world but our focus at present is on generating new ideas from Asia, Africa and Latin America.


In particular we are looking for stories of artists whose work as a bigger social, cultural or political impact or whose work is tackling a major issue faced by society today such as immigration, climate change, inequality, and discrimination.


Here is a link to our programme for further details:


If you would like to send us your pitches please email us at:




The Cultural Frontline team