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    Audio Show Creators

    More than 57 million people listen to audio shows and podcasts each month.
    Want to get your voice heard through your own podcast or audio show?.

    Want to reach the success of creators like Mark Metry (Humans 2.0), Kate Waldock (Capitalisn’t), and Justin Nguyen (Declassified College)? Join Professor Koester’s Audio Show pilot program for aspiring audio and podcast hosts.

    – Get started

    Learn how to turn stories, interviews, research, and some magic into a show script

    During this program, you will collaborate with Professor Koester to develop a show and a script, which will then be produced into an audio show. Professor Koester worked with audio gurus from NPR and New York Public Radio, as well as audio and podcast hosts, and through this program will teach aspiring creators how to develop a 10-12 episode season of an audio show while working with a script coach/editor.

    No idea?
    No problem.

    Don’t worry if you don’t have a clear idea in mind for the topic of your project!

    About 70% of creators do NOT have a firm idea for their topic at the very beginning. That is why you will receive a questionnaire to fill in before the call with Professor Koester, to help you identify or solidify your audio show topic and give the professor some background information on you that will help identify the topic for your project during the call.

    – Course outline

    Program Details

    Creators will receive a series of videos, activities, and exercises to create the first draft of the show script. Periodically, there will be virtual workshops and additional working sessions.

    During the 20-week program, creators will meet:

    • each week virtually via Zoom for one hour;
    • on regular “group creation sessions” (4-5 times per month) via Zoom.

    At the end of the 20-week program, creators can continue into the next phase to:

    • produce their audio show with a professional production team;

    Approved creators are eligible to produce their work through the Creators Program of New Degree Studios that enables them to pre-sell their show course(before it’s finished), which provides creators a path to:

    • develop their audience early in the production process;
    • own all rights to their audio show with no out-of-pocket costs (creators will use their pre-sale proceeds to fund production expenses such as equipment, editing, video/audio production, visual design, distribution, and marketing support).

    – Enrolment dates

    When do programs begin?

    Creator programs for audio shows are run up to three times per year, typically beginning in April (spring), August (fall), and December (winter).

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