FREE tix for Podcast Makers Weekend

From Rise & Shine Audio

Me again.

If you’re interested in some of the sessions at Podcast Maker Weekend but are a bit strapped for cash, I strongly recommend signing up for the Rise & Shine newsletter, created by the wonderful Sarah Myles. She’s ace. Also, she has some free tickets for those who want them. Which, in my eyes at least, makes her even ace-r.

Love & Pride,

Scott

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Podcast Maker Weekend + Cheap A Gay & A Non-Gay tickets

Bargain. If you like that sort of thing.

HI EVERYONE! Remember when we used to spend time together? Adequate, wasn’t it? We’ll be doing it again soon, promise. Just looking for a venue. Preferably one without karaoke this time.

Until then, here’s a couple of upcoming events you might enjoy:

Friday 10th Sept - Gay & A Non Gay have a live show on and they’re giving QPN peeps discounted tickets, by using the code GAYNONGAY12 at checkout here: http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/a-gay-and-a-nongays-big-gay-show

Fridsay 10th - Sunday 12th Sept - Podcast Maker Weekend at the London Podcast Festival Loads of good practical workshops and talks on how to improve your podcastery skills. It’s also a fun way to meet other podcasters, nerd out on shows you love and fan-person over podcast ‘celebrities’. There’s one on Sunday morning about marketing and monetising your podcast, for example. Just saying. Etc.

That’s it for now. Get int touch with thoughts, ideas, comments, etc. and hopefully I”ll see you all soon. From a safe distance.

Love and Pride,

Scott

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Casting call: Audible project

Paid voice work

Good people,

Congrats on getting this far. Please keep it up - the world is a better place for your being in it.

The Queer Podcasters’ Network is on a hiatus at the moment, due to *waves hand vaguely*, but there’s still stuff happening, such as this project headed up by Leo Schick:

We are looking for people with home recording set-ups to do voice over reads. The characters are working-class Londoners from the 1730s (or thereabouts) - among others. The characters are not necessarily LGBTQI+ but in keeping with the spirit of the series, it would be great to commission people who identify as such to voice these parts. 

It's for three episodes of an eight-part audio series. We are looking to record this week or early next week.

Voice over artists must have a home set up as all recordings are remote. Projected fee for a read is around £150 for around under an hour of recording and script reading.

For one episode, we are looking for 4 actors to play two men and two women. These actors need to be versatile as each person will be reading multiple parts. All of those characters are Londoners from the 1730s, some with working-class voices, no particular age is specified.

One episode has two lines by an American writer who was a Black civil rights activist, born in Texas, then a New Yorker. The work cited was written around 1920.

One episode has a large part: a blues singer in her 40s who was gender non-conforming for much of her life but not at the moment of reading. Born in Philadelphia, then living in New York, then the west coast. She would need to be able to do a relatively deep voice. 

If that sounds like something you, or someone you know, would like to be involved in, please do get in touch with Leo directly on leonore.schick@gmail.com.


That’s all for now. If you’d like to help with the future of QPN please also get in touch, as I am very much open to suggestions, assistance, or large bags of unmarked banknotes.

Your friend and admirer,

Scott x

This Saturday: Podcasting Mistakes

And how to avoid them

Learn from my mistakes: make all-new, exciting mistakes of your own.

This Saturday 26th September at 6.30pm BST, I'll be talking through some of the many (so many) mistakes I made in my podcasting career as part of the London Podcast Festival
(It says "First year", but tbh, I'm a bit of an idiot, so there were plenty of 'first year' mistakes that I didn't get around to until years 2, 3, or 4...)
It's online, so you don't have to put clothes on or leave the couch. Tickets are Pay What You Can, and there's even a Q&A section, so feel free to try and stump me with awkward questions.
Here's the link: https://podcastmakerweekend.com/project/hey-its-ok-first-year-mistakes/
I'll do my best to make it fun.
With love and pride,
Scott
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Queer Podcasters' Network has a podcast!

Because of course it does.

But don’t worry - It is specifically designed to be short, sexy and easily digestible.

In fact, they’re mostly only about 1 minute long. Quick-and-dirty podcasting tips, delivered in one minute or less every Wednesday.

(We’ll also be offering edited highlights of any live events we hold, so those who can’t make it can still get the benefit. Look out for Andy Wasley’s excellent workshop on becoming a better interviewer in a few weeks’ time.)

The first QPN Short is already available, and you can find it here or by searching “QPN pod” in your podcatcher of choice. (Except Spotify, because that costs extra, apparently.)

Or, for those who worship the Old Gods and want an unvarnished RSS feed, knock yourself out with this.

If you’ve got a podcasting pro tip that you can fit into a minute or less, record it, email it to us and we’ll add it to the feed.

Stay safe, wash your hands and wear a mother-loving mask.

Big love,

Scott

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