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CRAFTING AUDIO STORIES: THE PATH TO BECOMING A PODCAST WRITER
If people believe that all it takes to make a successful podcast is to sit down in front of a microphone and improvise comments and answers, they are not aware of the evolution of podcasts in the last few years. Podcasts have become an audio playground, where storytelling takes center stage.
A podcast writer is a storyteller who specializes in creating content specifically designed for the audio medium. They craft compelling dialogue, and charismatic characters, and create engaging plots that are designed to captivate listeners through audio alone. Thrilling mysteries, immersive sci-fi, thought-provoking dramas, or uproarious comedies are just a few of the genres that became immensely popular among podcast listeners In an industry that thrives on creativity and imagination, are Black and Racialized writers finding opportunities to contribute their voices to the world of scripted podcasts? What can be done to boost the representation of diverse creatives in this emerging area?
What are the essential skills that can help you become a sought-after podcast writer? How can you break into this growing industry? Are there resources and mentorship opportunities to help you navigate the world of podcast writing? This panel will shine a light on the role of podcast writer.
MODERATOR: Juliet Mawusi
Martina Kelades – Professional Storyteller, Actor,Mental Health Speaker and Podcast Host
Martina Kelades is a multi-passionate artist working in the TV & film industry as a Canadian actor, as well as a professional speaker in the field of mental health promotion. Known as a professional storyteller, Martina uses various platforms to share stories about life, connecting people with authentic human experiences. In addition to her TV and film work, Martina is a published writer and the host of the Life Out Loud Podcast, a show that talks about the many interactions we have with the world around us, with others and within ourselves to highlight and promote our mental health and wellness.
Richmond Agyapong - Music Producer, Videographer, Podcast Writer and Host
Richmond is a music producer, a videographer and a podcast writer whose career started off at a very young age from Ghana in West Africa. He has been the face behind lots of podcasts like Podium in my room (Christian Podcast), Ignite by TLY-Connect and Co-Writer of My Safe Space Podcast. He’s also a professional Saxophonist.