Upcoming events at the PRX Podcast Garage at KQED include:
- Wednesday, October 20 - Podcast Career Panel with Women’s Audio Mission (WAM). In this live in-person event, attendees are invited to learn more about the various roles and skills required on a podcast production team. A panel of podcast producers, including Jen Chien (Executive Editor for LWC Studios), Ericka Cruz Guevarra (Producer for KQED’s The Bay podcast) and Jessica Placzek (Podcast Editor at KQED), will share their perspectives. Tickets available here.
- Thursday, November 4 - An Interviewing, Recording, and Podcasting Workshop with Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters. Acclaimed producers Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva will lead an in-person workshop covering topics including interviewing techniques, sound gathering, use of archival audio, framing evocative questions and how to use music. Co-creators of The Kitchen Sisters Presents from the Radiotopia podcast network, Nelson and Silva's work is also often heard via NPR. Nelson and Silva are the recipient of a Peabody Award, duPont-Columbia award and James Beard Award, and Kitchen Sisters audio stories have ranged from a chronicle of artifacts found in the ashes of a California wildfire to a behind-the-scenes exploration of the film Nomadland. Tickets available here.
Beginning next year, the Podcast Garage will also provide access to new recording studios with state-of-the-art podcast and audio equipment for producers and learners. A reservation system with requirements and protocols should be available in winter 2022. Visit kqed.org/podcastgarage for updates.
“KQED has a long history as a trusted broadcaster and, more recently, as a podcast producer,” says Tim Olson, Senior Vice President for Strategic Digital Partnerships at KQED. “We are also an educator and convener. The PRX Podcast Garage at KQED partnership allows us to share resources and knowledge to educate the public and community partners on how to produce and develop audio to tell their own stories. The Podcast Garage is one of the ways our new headquarters allows us to engage more directly with the audiences and communities we serve here in the Bay Area.”
Eric Dhan will serve as the community manager of the PRX Podcast Garage at KQED, where he will manage events and activities, serve as a liaison to the public and to producers using the Podcast Garage space and resources, and develop partnerships with Bay Area organizations. Previously, Dhan served as a project manager on PRX’s podcast training team, where he organized and facilitated events and workshops for audio creators in the United States and around the world, including for the Google Podcasts creator program. Dhan also recently managed the Gateway Cities Audio Project, a community outreach and research initiative focusing on bringing podcasting resources to under-served communities in Massachusetts based on their interests and needs.
“I’m excited for the PRX Podcast Garage at KQED to open its doors,” says Eric Dhan, Community Manager. “I’m particularly excited to collaborate with and learn from the many incredible audio creators here in the Bay Area, and to build a space where people can meet up, exchange ideas and explore audio together. I hope the Podcast Garage will be a welcoming home for anyone interested in audio storytelling who is looking for inspiration, feedback and community.”
“We’re so thrilled to partner with KQED, a leader in public media, to open the PRX Podcast Garage at KQED,” adds Gina James, Vice President of Strategic Impact at PRX. “As we listen to the voices within our communities, both in the Bay Area and Boston, we know that many of their perspectives are not visible or lack presence in the dominant media culture. Opening the PRX Podcast Garage at KQED allows us to champion community storytelling as a way to inspire change together. With our programs, we aim to equip local creators with resources that power them to amplify critical issues, embrace departure from norms, take risks and practice an abundance mentality.”
To learn more about how to use The PRX Podcast Garage at KQED and for information about events, visit kqed.org/podcastgarage for updates.
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS member station based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program helping students and educators thrive in 21st-century classrooms. A trusted news source, leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas. More at kqed.org.