Anyone who’s been following me for a while probably knows I’ve been working my way slowly towards starting my own podcasting network, one that supports diverse voices and gives a platform to those who might struggle to get one otherwise.
Well, it’s finally happening, and I’m now accepting pitches. Aspiring podcaster? Total newbie with a cool idea? Someone with a lot to say, but nowhere to say it? I’m looking for you!
Why are you doing this?
Look, I love podcasting. It’s probably my favourite thing, and I wouldn’t be where I am now without people taking chances on me and giving me space to grow. I want to do that for others, especially for people from diverse backgrounds who may struggle to find opportunities like the ones I was given.
Is this a Star Wars thing?
No, I don’t plan on this being a Star Wars network. I’m already part of three awesome networks in the Star Wars community and I don’t want to make my own. I want to create a space for podcasts about topics that their hosts are passionate about. If some of them end up being about Star Wars, then that’s totally fine.
Is this going to be part of Not Saf for Work?
Yes, it’s going to fall under the umbrella of my personal site. Whether or not the name will reflect that is TBC.
Is there a deadline?
I don’t particularly intend on closing up submissions for the near future, but ideally I would want submissions by the end of February so I can start aiming for a launch date.
How do I pitch?
Email me at notsaffornetwork[at]gmail with the subject like “Podcast pitch” (or something similar, if you’re feeling creative).
What I want:
- Who you and any co-hosts are
- A short run-down of your podcast idea
- How often you’d want to release (weekly, fortnightly, monthly, etc.)
- How comfortable you are to edit your own podcast
- Any previous podcasting/speaking experience you may have
- Optional: a short clip with you and your potential co-hosts discussing something. I basically want to hear your chemistry as a team
Your pitch doesn’t need to be super formal in any way. Don’t worry about writing the perfect email, I want to hear your voice and your ideas.
Can I ask more questions?
Yes! Feel free to email me at the above address, or hit me up in my Twitter (@wanderlustin) DMs to ask any questions, or to simply bounce ideas off of me.