Take a Podcasting Class at Writing Pad in San Francisco or Los Angeles and craft your show with a Producer of a prominent podcast (Against The Rules with Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short), There Goes The Neighborhood). Because of our radio journalism classes, 10 of our students have sold stories to NPR from this class–9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. 3 of our students landed podcast producer jobs on Freakonomics, RFK Tapes, Unfictional, and Pandora. Use the coupon code FREELANCE for 15% off.
5 WK ADVANCED PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO IN JUNE
Podcasting 1 w/ Catherine Girardeau (Producer, Against The Rules (Michael Lewis, The Big Short))—Starts Wed. 6/5
Jun 5, Jun 12, Jun 19, Jun 26, Jul 10 (5 Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) SF
Catherine Girardeau is a senior producer of Against The Rules, a podcast with author/journalist Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short), recently featured on This American Life. Against The Rules covers fairness and the people who try to enforce it for Pushkin Industries (an audio company co-founded by Jacob Weisberg, former chairman & editor-in-chief, Slate Group and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell (The New Yorker). Catherine is also a producer for Origin Stories for the Leakey Foundation and a podcaster in residence at Grace Cathedral. She's also been a senior producer at Slate.com, worked with Depict.com, the Stanford Storytelling Project, APM's Marketplace, KALW, etc. Her radio features have been aired on PRI's The World, Marketplace, Marketplace Tech.
Check out a segment of Against The Rules’ 1st episode on This American Life (Act 1): https://www.thisamericanlife.org/672/no-fair
And this great LA Times Review of Against The Rules:
In this class, Catherine teaches you the ins and outs of how top-tier podcasts are developed, researched, written, and produced. You'll learn interviewing methods, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking and field recording techniques. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.
5 WK PODCASTING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES IN JUNE
Podcasting w/ Anna Scott (Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood)—Starts Thurs. 6/6
Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 11 (5 Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM) LA – West
Anna Scott is a reporter and producer for KCRW. She works on Press Play with Madeleine Brand and reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's news programs To the Point and Which Way, LA?
In this class, Anna teaches you the ins and outs of how top-tier podcasts are developed, researched, written, and produced. You'll learn interviewing methods, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking and field recording techniques. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.