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ANNOUNCING BOX NOT INCLUDED!

@hamishmash and @the-oxford-english-fangeek‘s brand new podcast, looking at geek culture and the media we love and loath from a queer perspective!

Episode 1 will be going live on iTunes and Sound Cloud on Monday 16th January where we’ll be talking about ourselves, our labels and labels as a concept! In future episodes we’ll make things more topical, have guests and try and interact with our audience as much as possible!

This podcast is all about LGBTQ+ folk having a place to rant, geek out and have fun! While it’s not made for cishet people, I think all nerds will get a kick out of our discussions which are filled with humour and heart!

We’ll also be trying our best to make sure trigger and spoiler warnings are given and we’re super open to getting feedback and corrections. 

Our twitter is here https://twitter.com/boxnotincluded and we also have an email address boxnotincluded@gmail.com as well as this tumblr! So contact us how you like!

“You don’t have to convince anybody to listen to you…. You can just do everything literally yourself, and it’s the best thing in the world.”

For its latest installment of Creative New York, PopRally chatted with Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu, hosts of @buzzfeed’s popular podcast “Another Round,” about social media and amplifying new voices. Read the full interview at nyc.moma.org

[Photo: Jon Premosch/BuzzFeed]

Help me out?

I’d like to start a weird fiction podcast ala Welcome to Night Vale, Between the Wires, Alice Isn’t Dead, The Orbiting Human Circus (of the Air), etc, but not sure how to get started. I’ve got the voice, but I don’t have the content, and I don’t have a team (yet!). I know I cast a rather wide social net so I’m just gonna put this out there and if any of you fiction writers want to try your hand at podcasting, let me know!

Please reblog this so more people can see it and maybe get involved. Thanks!

Support Scavenger’s Hoard: A Star Wars Podcast on iTunes!

As the screengrab above shows, Scavenger’s Hoard is now on iTunes, and you can seriously help us out by rating and reviewing the podcast! If you enjoy the show, please do drop by the iTunes store and leave us a rating and a review - it really helps to improve our rankings, which will in turn help to improve our visibility and get us more listeners.

As a reward, you receive our effusive thanks! If you leave a review, we will also give you a shout-out in our next episode!

Hey, tumblr!
Fine day isn’t it? While I do truly hope it’s a fine day for you, I’m going to cut to the chase.
I can’t make a podcast without voice actors, and I need at least 6-7.
So if you’d like to audition, here’s how!
1- you’ll need the script for episode one so PM me and I’ll give you a link
2- record lines from the script of the character you’d like to voice
3- in your recording I’d love it if you did separate auditions for each character you auditioned for, but if send them all in one recording that’s ok.
4- submit your auditions by submitting them through our tumblr!
If you get the part I’ll PM you to let you know!
Deadline for auditions is November 27 at midnight.
(Even you can’t audition it’d be great if you signal boosted)
Extra information:
Nadia is Ukrainian, and has an accent
Zhenya is Russian, and has an accent
Bayzli is from Poland and has a Hungarian mother, so his accent is where he says somethings with a Hungarian accent but mostly with a Polish one.

Thank You All

We just wanted to make a note to say – thank you all SO MUCH for listening and supporting Greater Boston. Support comes in all kinds of different ways. It comes from our Patreon supporters (our Patreon has already exceeded our wildest expectations, thank you so much) from those of you who have reviewed or rated us on iTunes, from those of you who make wonderful posts about the show here on Tumblr or elsewhere on social media, from those of you who spread the word, whether it be face to face with friends or again via social media, and from all of you who have subscribed and regularly listen to us.

Seriously. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Our biggest fear was that this show would just go off into the void. We didn’t want to work hard on this story and have no one listen to it. You’re all the reason we’re doing what we’re doing and we simply can’t thank you enough. You make us want to make Greater Boston even greater, and that’s exactly what we’re going to try to do.

wired.com
Fiction Podcasts Are Finally a Thing! Thank You, Sci-Fi and Horror
How the creepiness of found-footage narratives is finding its way into your earbuds.

Great little piece from @wired on the Return of Audio Drama, and the emergence of Fiction Podcasts. Worth a read, and it covers some great work! (You know someone’s listening to the right things when @thelaurenshippen‘s @thebrightsessions are front and center in the coverage!)

Scavenger’s Hoard - Now on SoundCloud and iTunes!

Between us, @bastila-bae and I have taken another great step forward and got Scavenger’s Hoard - our podcast dedicated to Star Wars news, analysis and commentary - onto SoundCloud and iTunes! This means that it should now be easy-peasy to listen to the podcast on your preferred music device. 

We will still be uploading to YouTube as before, but this step is just about allowing people to access the podcast on a greater range of platforms.

If you would like to help us out, please do rate the podcast on iTunes! The more ratings we get, the more visible the podcast becomes!

Sc1 Tk8 - Oscars 2017 with Joey Richter
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Sc1 Tk8 - Oscars 2017 with Joey Richter! Get your Oscar pre-game on with as I sit down with Joey Richter (Starkid, Tin Can Brothers, Henry Danger, Jessie, School of Thrones, Muzzled the Musical, I Ship It, Spies are Forever) to talk about the 2017 Oscar Best Picture nominations! We also talk about our favorite films from 2016, our take on the film industry as a whole and what films and we hope will win that little gold statue! Enjoy! 

Episode 15: An Incomplete Tour of New England Spite Homes. 

Greater Boston is written and produced by Alexander Danner and Jeff Van Dreason with recording and technical assistance from Marc Harmon. You can help new listeners discover Greater Boston by rating and reviewing us on iTunes. Content warnings at end of show notes. 

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Hey all! How are you liking season 2? What do you think of the show as a whole?

No matter what you feel, we’d really appreciate it if you could rate or review the show on iTunes. It helps the show stay on the charts and grow our audience. 

The link above should take you right to the page to rate us or leave us a review. Otherwise, it’ll take you to a page that will prompt you to open iTunes and review us. 

And make sure you’re subscribed too because we have a few surprises coming to the feed soon. Keep an eye out for that! ;) And thanks for listening and supporting Greater Boston.

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Con: we still need to figure out how to edit ourselves. HA! 😂

Pro: we talk lots of Richonne. Not sure if you can ever talk too much.

Our new episode, covering “Rock in the Road” is out now!

anonymous asked:

do you have any tips for creating podcasts? like writing dialogue or narration, structuring episodes and seasons. communication with actors, co writers? there's a lot that goes into podcasts and I'm having trouble with Actually Writing it yknow

my dude i am not the person to go to for this, as i am a smol frosh with literally one episode out, but my main tip is this: try to use what’s around you. 90% of the actors in inkwyrm go to school with me, which makes it a helluva lot easier to record and read. i don’t have any co-writers at the moment, although that’s a dream i’d love to come true lol, but my trick for writing dialogue is basically a several step process.

step 1: turn on voice memo app

step two: take dog for a walk

step three: talk to myself for about 20 minutes

step four: wade through the crap to find the good stuff and write that all down

step five: just write everything down, even if it’s not that good

and sometimes, you really just have to buckle down and force yourself to chip away at a script. the pilot of inkwyrm was written over the course of several months, and while the first two seasons are planned out, that took me close to two years to fully finalize the story, and there are still some filler episodes that need a hook. good planning and good writing takes time, and it also takes a lot of practice. if you compare the first draft of the pilot to the one out now, there’s a monumental difference in quality, and that’s due to a crap ton of editing, feedback, and honing my craft.

also this: planning is your best friend. i try to have at least a little plot bunny for every episode before starting writing, and for larger story arcs, you absolutely need to make sure that you know what episodes will fill which roles and hit which beats, as well has how to foreshadow things to come. there’s stuff in even the very first episode that, if a person were to listen to after reading the details for all of season one and two, would have a completely different meaning. i cannot stress this enough: plan, plan plan. i try to follow a classic three act structure with episodes, but podcasting is all about pushing the boundaries of storytelling, so don’t let that limit you.

finally, know this: your first episode will kind of suck. god knows mine does. it’s everyone’s first time with the story, characters, setting, and, in my team’s case at least, the medium and VAing in general. there’s a lot of stuff i wish sounded and flowed better, but the important thing is to take that first step and get it out there. this isn’t to say do a half-ass job, in a medium where literally anyone can produce content, a good pilot episode is vital to separate your show from the chaff, but don’t expect it to be perfect. write the story you love, and i wish you the best of luck!

Show us what you got! Send us your poster art! We know we have the most talented podcast listeners out there and we would love to see your artistic take on a horror thriller about a reckless filmmaker and his camera man seduced by sex magic and dark mysticism called “LEY LINES”.

https://soundcloud.com/pitchitmoviepodcast/leylines

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Some Musings on Podcasting

As many of you know, I write the science fiction audio drama, @thebrightsessions. It’s still a young podcast, with our 13th episode in the pipeline, but the response has been wonderful and I have enjoyed making it more than I ever thought. And while the writing, performing, and sharing of The Bright Sessions has been a wonderful joy, the thing that has surprised and delighted me the most is the podcasting world at large. 

I’ve loved podcasts for a while. I probably first got into them in 2010, when I spent the summer as an intern at npr’s @soundcheckradio. It was a great way to catch up on the backlog of shows so that I could be prepared going into my internship. When I realized all my favorite npr shows could be listened to this way, I was hooked. 

But I didn’t get into audio drama until 2014. Someone had recommended Welcome to Night Vale to me, and I had let the episodes pile up in my queue, never quite mustering the interest to press play. But then I was acting in a short film that was shooting in Angeles National Forest. I had to drive an hour and a half every morning at 3AM, through the hills north of Los Angeles, into the dark and cold woods. I couldn’t handle the news or any of my other non-fiction podcasts that early in the morning, so I put on WTNV. Cecil’s voice turned out to be the perfect thing to ease me into the land of the living and driving through the forest, watching the sun slowly rise over the mountains as I listened to “A Story About You” (still one of the finest pieces of podcast writing I’ve ever heard) is one of my fondest memories of my first year in LA. 

And that’s where my love affair began. I then got into live radio shows - Cabin Pressure (sadly not a podcast but worth the dough) and Thrilling Adventure Hour (made by people I can genuinely say are really freakin’ awesome irl) kept me laughing in the famed LA traffic. Then came the rest of the audio drama world and with it new discoveries about the way sound could make me feel. Limetown made me turn around as I was washing dishes, listening to someone bang at the door and scream “LIA, LIA HADDOCK”, because it felt so real. The Black Tapes and Tanis have made me search online to find out what was fiction and what was based on fact. Wolf 359 has made me simultaneously laugh and feel the loneliness and fear of space (guys, that spider episode. I couldn’t stand it. I hate spiders). 

By the time I started writing The Bright Sessions last year, I was head over heels. I love all entertainment - it’s why I moved to LA to be in the industry. But so often with media that I love, I am on the outside looking in. I consume as much of it as I can, but I know that I may never get to be a part of it. Podcasting hasn’t been like that. It has been a more welcoming and nurturing community than I ever would have expected. 

I’ve been in LA for nearly three years now, and I’ve done pretty decently. I’ve cut my teeth on student films and extra work on big sets, I’ve met with industry bigwigs, gotten an agent, auditioned for network television, and am currently a lead on a web series that actually has full funding and a home with a magazine. But, as I’m sure you’ve heard, the entertainment industry isn’t the warmest place. It’s highly competitive and occasionally ruthless, especially when you’re just starting out. Now that I’ve gotten some experience and made wonderful friends, it feels like people are rooting for me to succeed, instead of fail. I feel like I’m starting to be part of a community - I was at a rehearsal for a short film last weekend that I think will be really fucking awesome and it was one of the first times I felt completely and totally welcomed by a group of people. Everyone there was supporting each other, regardless of position or role. It was a place filled with love and respect. 

I waltzed into the podcasting world as a creator 4 months ago and I feel like that is the environment I walked into: warm, welcoming, unassuming, and kind. I’m sure there are jerks in podcasting, because jerks exist everywhere, but I haven’t met any yet. When I went to reddit to promote the show, I was pretty nervous - I’ve heard how reddit can be. But I was met with enthusiasm. No one was trying to check my credentials, look up my credits, disprove my right to belong there; they were just happy to have me. Podcasters and podcast-fans alike were excited that I was there. 

So I guess all of this is just to say: thanks. Thanks for listening and sharing and most of all, just being open to another person joining this merry group of audiophiles. Thank you, @personalinsanitymoment and @podcake and @workjuice and @podcastreviewing and @smashcutcast and @codename-chamomile and everyone else on tumblr and twitter who have reblogged/retweeted/shouted-out/listened/cared. You all, as the popular saying goes, give me life. I cannot tell you what an amazing surprise it was to find that an industry I had admired so much is actually as awesome on the inside as it is on the outside. 

Show us what you got! We would love to see your artistic take on our movie about a group of suburban kids who discover and befriend a shape-shifting creature from outer space that morphs into a sexy woman in “THE SUMP”.

https://soundcloud.com/pitchitmoviepodcast/thesump

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