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VersoFest 2024 Workshop: Pitch Your Podcast! with Connecticut Public

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

It seems like everyone has a podcast these days. But how will your podcast stand out? Pitch your idea for a podcast to a panel of audio storytellers who will give you feedback on everything from the podcast’s name and description to potential audience and obstacles. You’ll have just a few minutes to make your pitch, whether it’s narrative-driven like Radiolab or chat-style like WTF with Marc Maron.

Jack Hitt is the cohost of the podcast Uncivil, which won the Peabody Award in 2018. His most recent book is Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character (Crown, 2012). He’s a contributing writer to the New York Times MagazineThis American Life and Harper’s, and his nonfiction, for which he’s won the Livingston and Pope awards, also appears in the New YorkerWIRED, and Vanity Fair. His book Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim’s Route into Spain (Simon & Schuster, 1994) was made into the 2010 motion picture The Way.

Meg Dalton is an audio producer and journalist who reports on everything from our obsession with Mars to the art of creating fictional languages to the future of death care in America.

Dalton is currently the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public and previously worked for The Takeaway from WNYC, in collaboration with WGBH and PRX. She has also reported and edited for the Columbia Journalism Review, PBS NewsHour, Slate, Energy News Network, Architectural Digest, MediaShift, Hearst Connecticut newspapers, and more. Dalton’s audio work has appeared on ‎Mobituaries with Mo Rocca, WNYC, WSHU, Marketplace, WBAI, and NPR. Dalton earned her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2017, where she specialized in audio storytelling and narrative writing.

For more information about the full lineup at VersoFest 2024, click here.

All VersoFest performances, panels, and workshops are free or at market rates thanks to generous support of donors, community partners, and Library programming funds. To support VersoFest 2024 and future festivals, please choose donation option with your free registration for this workshop. Thank you!



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