Episode 217 #HowtoGetOnThatPodcast with Lauren Passell

Episode 217 #HowtoGetOnThatPodcast with Lauren Passell

You listen to podcasts. You love podcasts. (Perhaps we’re assuming here, but after all, we ARE a podcast.) And you’re a writer, with books or articles or ideas or other projects you want to get out into the world. Which just might mean you’ve imagined yourself as a guest on a podcast, sharing your work. (It’s the writer version of the sportscaster doing an imaginary play-by-play while a kid shoots hoops—we imagine ourselves being interviewed by our favorite podcasters.)

This week’s guest, Lauren Passell, can help with that. She loves podcasts (she even created a weekly email that’s essentially a love letter to the big, the small, the great and the weird in the podcast world: Podcast, the Newsletter). And she loves writers. And she loves connecting writers with podcasts, so much so that she’s turned it into her business: TINK Media, a PR company specializing in podcasts. We talk about creating a podcast-worthy story, finding the right podcasts to pitch, perfecting those pitches and making your voice a part of the podcast world. It’s an amazing and useful episode. I think you’re gonna love it.

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Friday Black, a short story collection by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

The United States of Anxiety: I Did Not Watch the Video


Jess: Longform

CBC Podcasts: Finding Cleo, Someone Knows Something

KJ: How Do You Write with Rachael Herron

Lauren: Threshholds, produced by LitHub

Articles of Interest, from 99% Invisible

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