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CPD 202-S19-2 | The SALT Podcast Incubator

CPD 202-S19-2 | The SALT Podcast Incubator

Wed-Fri 9AM-4PM 7/24-7/26 Room: 304

Maximum Enrollment: 15 LBS

Course Description

Do you have a great idea for a podcast but could use some advice and support to get started? In this three-day workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating and sustaining a successful podcast. We'll work on refining your pitch, identifying and reaching the right audience, creating a workflow, and making a plan to launch and distribute your podcast. The workshop will focus on best practices for production, workflow, hosting, sound design and will include guest Skype lectures from other experts who make and distribute podcasts. By the end of the three days, you'll have a refined podcast promo or pitch that you've practiced in front of an audience and is ready to share with collaborators and distributors.

TUITION: $750 
CEUs: 2.1

Due to the considerable amount of advanced planning, no refunds will be issued for SALT Intensives. If MECA cancels an intensive all tuition and fees will be refunded to the student. 

Michael May is the senior producer of the NPR Story Lab and an award-winning audio producer. At NPR he works with newsroom staff to pitch and produce innovative projects, including podcasts, videos, web stories, and new series for broadcast. Michael got hooked on producing radio in 1998 when he went to Moscow in search of Oleg Lundstrem, the lone jazz musician that continued to perform during the Stalin years. Michael has since been a daily news reporter at KUT, an editor at Weekend America and Latitude News, a managing editor for the Texas Observer, a contributing producer for WBUR's iLab, and, most recently, a radio instructor at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.


  • A laptop is useful but not required
  • If you've already gathered some audio for your podcast, please bring it on a portable hard drive (not required)

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