Category Archives: Events

5-week podcasting course w/ @AnnaKCRW, beginning July 21 in Los Angeles @WritingPadUS

Heads up LA folks – Anna Scott of There Goes the Neighborhood: LA is teaching a podcasting course with WritingPad. They kindly extend a 15% discount to folks who find the course via Freelance Cafe. Use the code FREELANCE at checkout. Details below. Cheers,




Anna's a reporter and producer for KCRW where she works on Press Play w/ Madeleine Brand & reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles which is a fantastic podcast. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's To the Point and Which Way, LA?Also, because of our radio journalism classes, 10 of our students have sold stories to the radio from this class–9 on Unfictional, 1 on All Things Considered. Our most recent student to get on air is Caitlin Biljan with a moving tale about her obsessive search for a high school self-defense tape that contained some strange advice. Listen to it HERE.


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. Anna will host a recording session in a pro studio. By the end of the class, you'll have a solid outline of your pilot episode and a recording of your show teaser.

PODCASTING w/ Anna Scott (There Goes The Neighborhood: LA)–NEXT Sat. 7/21.
Jul 21, 28, Aug 11, 18, 25 (5 Sat.) 
2:30-5:30 PM. WP West. 1 SPOT!

Southern Oral History Program Call for Submissions – The Sonic South, deadline March 9, @sohporalhistory

Dig into your archives for this NEW audio competition. Details HERE and below.


The Southern Oral History Program announces their first audio competition, The Sonic South. This year we're focusing on the voices of women from our archive. We're looking for audio and radio producers to dig into our archive to engage with the stories that tend to get stuck in the archive.

Here is a link to the audio competition, along with more information and rules. The deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018. We'll have the top five pieces aired live at a listening event at the Current Theater in Chapel Hill, NC in mid-May.

KQED Podcast Producers mixer, Jan 19, with @annasale and @glynnwashington

Fun event/mixer for you Bay Area folks. Details below, and happy new year!


KQED is hosting a mixer for podcast producers featuring Anna Sale and Glynn Washington on Friday, January 19 in our atrium. We’re trying to help Bay Area podcast producers better connect with one another in real life.

Here’s the link:

@ThirdCoastFest Radio Residency for diverse voices seeks applicants, deadline Jan 5

Hey FC folks – happy almost holidays! I'm writing to tell you about the Third Coast Radio Residency: a unique opportunity for radio and podcast producers from diverse backgrounds to spend a week immersed in work, sonic camaraderie & mentorship, now open for applications thru January 5, 2018!


Here's more info:


The Third Coast Radio Residency is a rare opportunity to take a week away from the craziness of daily life & make progress on an audio story or documentary project. This year’s Radio Residency takes place May 1-6, 2018 at Ragdale, a woodsy artists’ community just outside Chicago. Producers receive their own private living and work space, one-on-one editing sessions from mentor Nishat Kurwa & additional workshops from Third Coast alum Sarah Geis. This week is for the producers to use however they’d like: with plenty of time to work, wander, commune & share expertise. Plus, Residents share (delicious) family dinners. 

Note: this Residency is generously subsidized, and the total cost to each participant will be $210, for six nights (+ all travel).

Read about the alums from our 2017 Radio Residency (alums from both ’16 & ’17 continue to stay in touch & support one another!) 

Producers of all experience levels are encouraged to apply.

And if you'd like to help spread the word, here's a sample tweet:


Call for applications: the 2018 @ThirdCoastFest Radio Residency @Ragdale is seeking producers from diverse backgrounds (& all experience levels) to submit their project proposal by January 5.  Spend a week immersed in audio-making, with support/community:

August Podcast School @UnionDocs, Aug 21-25, just a few spots left!

There are just a few spots left at UnionDocs August Podcast School, Aug 21-25. Their presenter line-up is truly stellar. Spread the word! Details and shareable links below:
Our stellar line-up includes: Ben Calhoun (This American Life), Molly Webster (Radiolab), Mitra Kaboli (The Heart), Alex Goldman (Reply All), Andrea Silenzi (Why Oh Why) and more!
Dates: August 21 – 25
To learn more and register, please visit:
Sample tweets below:
Join @UnionDocs Podcast School this Aug w/ audio pros from @ThisAmerLife @Radiolab @theheartradio @replyall & more! [INSERT PODCAST.GIF]
Work on your audio practice w/ @uniondocs @samgreenspan @99piorg @replyall @ThisAmerLife @Radiolab & more this Aug!

Open Call for Radio entries for the Encontrarte Amares Festival in Portugal, deadline June 15

This is a new one for me! Sounds intriguing. For all you international journos/producers, see below for info about the Encontrarte Amares festival in Portugal. They're accepting radio entries through June 15.



Here  is  the information about the festival

Encontrarte Amares is a festival devoted to visual arts and animation film that, biannually, has been proposing, through a multidisciplinary program, the live dialogue between the cutting edge of the contemporary artistic thought and the traditional heritage of the region of Minho, Portugal.

Visual arts exhibitions, animated cinema, performing arts, radio, series of discussions and theoretical reflection, artistic residencies, competitions and educational activities  shape the intense program that culminates in the four days of the Festival, promoting an environment of experimentation, participation, gathering, active contemplation and freedom of thought.

Encontrarte Amares reinforces the interest in the immaterial heritage of the region, evoking the gastronomy, customs, images and sounds, the stories and know-how. Hand in hand with the memory of the past, we will be confronted with a set of recent artistic projects that, in their various languages and themes, will defy us to think about what remains effective in the ordinariness of our days.

More information on the website of the festival :   


Encontrarte Amares radio thus calls for the submission of radio pieces with creative and experimental features. As in previous editions, the show will be broadcast in the physical space of the festival and live streaming. In addition to offering complete freedom to create these objects, the trustees encourage the approach to the set of themes of this year's edition – Transformation / Movement / Transpiration / Transit.

I am always available to answer any  questions you  may  have, please feel free to contact me.

More information about radio at Encontrarte Amares:  


Registration form:

Submissions and questions must be addressed at

FC West listening event TONIGHT, 5:30pm, Oakland

The listening events live on! Details below and on Facebook:

Wish I could be there!

Hi Bay Area Producers,

I'll be hosting another listening event out of my shared workspace this coming Thursday Feb. 16th from 5:30pm-8pm. Please come listen to and discuss ongoing work by local producers. We'll also be hanging out from 8:30-10pm at The Miranda. Details below:

Location: 344 20th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Presentations/Discussion: 5:30pm* to 8pm
Post discussion: 
8:30-10pm or so @ THE MIRANDA
1739 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
b/t 19th St & 17th St 

*I upped the time to 5:30 to give us a chance to settle in before starting promptly at 6:00pm!

IMPORTANT: Please call/text Tony Gannon or Max Miller when you arrive in order to let you in! 
Tony: (347) 200-9179
Max: (646) 391-2716

Please feel free to bring snacks or something to drink!

**UPDATE: One of our pieces will be in Spanish, so all multi-lingual folk please join!

SF Public Press Annual Meeting & Radio Planning Workshop, Sept 1, 7-9pm

Bay Area radioheads – this is for you!

Help Us Start a New Public Radio Station!

Public Press Annual Meeting & Radio Planning Workshop
When: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 44 Page Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
RSVP: On Facebook or email radio [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org

The Public Press was awarded by the Federal Communications Commission a permit to construct a low-power FM radio station in San Francisco, sharing time on 102.5-FM with San Francisco Community Radio.

Radio is new territory for us, and we want to hear from the community: What do YOU want to hear on the airwaves? We aim to offer public-service broadcasting, including news, public-affairs talk shows, community events and experimental forms of storytelling with an emphasis on local programming.

Want to learn more and possibly get involved? Join us for a workshop as the featured segment of our annual public meeting. If you would like to participate in future LPFM conversations, send an email to radio [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org and ask to be added to the LPFM planning list.

The San Francisco Public Press is a local nonprofit, noncommercial news organization covering economy, civics and streetscape in the Bay Area. We aim to do for print and Web what public broadcasting does for television and radio. We produce news online daily and in a quarterly print newspaper.

AIR’s 2016 New Voices Scholarship to Third Coast, application deadline 8/29

Third Coast is my absolute favorite conference for pubmedia, and every year, AIR offers these New Voices scholarships. Get it if you can! Application deadline 8/29.

AIR is still talking applications for their 2016 New Voices Scholarship. 

Learn more and find the application here. The deadline to apply is next Monday, August 29th at 5 p.m. 
Scholars will receive financial support to attend this year's Third Coast Conference in Chicago, November 11th – 13th. This scholarship is an incredible opportunity to find both peers and mentors, meeting storytellers who are just entering the field and those who are well-established. 

Who this scholarship is ideal for: All producers and program makers who self-identify as part of a minority group. The focus of Third Coast is radio/audio, but the scholarship welcomes applicants from the full range of disciplines. New talent that contributes fresh craft, diversity or perspective to news and media. Someone who can one day (or already does) help programs and stations connect with more ears, homes, and corners of America.

The Kitchen Sisters Bowling with Grace Fundraiser, Next Thurs, June 2, SF

Fun fun fundraiser with the Kitchen Sisters! Details below.


The Kitchen Sisters and our 92 year-old muse of the lanes, Amazing Grace Mulloy, invite you to join us at Mission Bowling Club in San Francisco, next Thursday evening, June 2 for a night of bowling, food, drink, music and podcast superstars to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters.


If you came last year, and got some hot tips from Grace, come see how you improved since she shared her secrets. If you missed last year here's a chance to bowl your brains out or just hang out and eat, drink and watch the NBA Finals with some of the Bay Area’s finest.

The Kitchen Sisters are independent producers and we raise all our own funding. Last year’s Bowling with Grace fundraiser helped create the new season of Hidden Kitchens stories coming to NPR's Morning Edition this summer – Kimchi Diplomacy: War & Peace & Food. It also sparked our Radiotopia podcast, Fugitive Waves and our deep bench of remarkable interns who will be roaming the lanes that night.

Delight in the fried chicken and burgers of Mission Bowling, the tarts and cakes of Tartine, the holy elixirs from St. George Spirits, the deep wines of Scribe, the slap your brains out cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, the Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale and so much more.

Bowling with Grace {The Legend Continues} is sponsored by AMY’s and EVENTBRITE. Deep thanks to both.

We hope you'll come join The Kitchen Sisters and Celebrity Bowlers: Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis, Roman Mars, Renée Montagne, Alice Waters, Thao Nguyen, Amy Tan, Armistead Maupin, Wendy MacNaughton, Caroline Paul, Ayelet Waldman, Jeannette Etheredge, Mark Buell, Randy Thom, Terry Zwigoff, Laura Sydell, John Vanderslice, Youth Radio & More.

Building community through bowling (and storytelling).

Buy Tickets Now
$150 ($100 is tax-deductible)
June 2, 2016, 6-10pm
Mission Bowling Club
San Francisco, CA
Buy a tax-deductible ticket to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters and you’ll automatically be entered into our raffle for a brand new, oh-so-beautiful PUBLIC bike! {Thank you PUBLIC Bikes!}.  

The Kitchen Sisters Board of Directors:
Mara Brazer, Claudia Ceniceros, Robert Fisher, Marc Hand, Cristina Hudson, Richard Hylton, Ellen Lewis, Frederic Marienthal, Davia Nelson, Marlene Saritzky, Nikki Silva, Carolyn Zecca-Ferris.