Thanks to everyone who attended this lively Humanitini discussion on what many call the new community radio ecosystem – podcasting – free audio shows delivered on demand over the Internet. If you missed it, here’s the podcast version courtesy of Micheal O’Connell’s It’s All About Journalism.

Program Panelists

Alicia Montgomery – Senior Supervising Editor/Producer of NPR’s Morning Edition.

Mary Nichols (a.k.a. DJ Fusion) – Founder of the syndicated Fuse Box Radio Broadcast, with a focus on the Black Music/Urban Music genre.

Michael O’Connell – Senior Digital Editor of and co-creator of podcasts, It’s All About Journalism and Studio Y.

Jill Olmsted (Moderator) – Professor of Journalism at the American University School of Communications.

Program Description

Ever since the 2014 smash hit, Serial, the true story of a murdered Maryland high school student, podcasting has become a powerful storytelling tool. About a quarter of all Americans listen to podcasts a month, fueled by smartphones and mobile devices. We’ll explore the Washington DC landscape of podcasting from the big players like public radio to the local independents standing up to the giants and finding success without rules. Go behind-the-scenes to talk with some of DC’s storytellers about how they work. Learn about trending podcasts, how to discover new audio content and how you can podcast about your passions at low cost.

Additional Podcasting Resources

HumanitiesDC Podcasting Cheat Sheet (download)

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Podcast Equipment Shopping Guide (download)

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What is a Humanitini?

A public program of HumanitiesDC, the National Endowment for the Humanities nonprofit state affilate for the District of Columbia, Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington’s movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. It is a place for you to engage with your peers, meet your neighbors, and speak with experts about what makes our city a unique place to live and play.