January 10, 2019
Long Distance has been selected as one of the six inaugural shows for the Google Podcasts creator program with PRX!
This is an amazing opportunity to work with some very smart, very talented folks to learn, iterate, improve, and build upon what we’ve been doing thus far. Sustainability and growth are the key.
Here’s what Google has to say about the program:
The Google Podcasts creator program is focused on three main pillars: empowering and training underrepresented voices through an accelerator program, educating a global community with free tools, and showcasing participants’ work as a model for others. PRX, alongside a global advisory committee, will select teams to receive mentorship, seed funding, and an intensive 20-week training.
And here’s more from PRX’s announcement (which you can read here):
In October, we were thrilled to announce that PRX is leading the Google Podcasts creator program. The program is designed to remove barriers to podcasting, to increase the diversity of voices in the industry and to make sure content is available for all audiences. We put out a call for applications and had a great response; thousands of proposals from over 100 countries are another reminder of the power of stories.
Here’s a description of Long Distance on the PRX announcement: “This reported, narrative podcast uncovers unknown histories and present-day realities about life in the Filipino diaspora.” They also included our spiffy headshots seen here!
What does this all mean?
The show is receiving seed funding and development and production support. We will continue to publish episodes for the first season. Then we will focus on developing and producing our second, most ambitious season yet.
Host, producer, and creator Paola Mardo (that’s me, lol) and co-producer Patrick Epino will participate in the program’s events including a boot camp at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston, MA, as well as webinars, mentorship, assignments, and a live launch show later this year.
To follow the show and our adventures in the Google Podcasts creator program, follow us on social media:
Long Distance Instagram
Long Distance Facebook
Long Distance Radio Club Facebook Group
For more about the Google Podcasts creator program, visit:
PRX Announcement: Meet our Six Inaugural Teams for the Google Podcasts creator program
Google Announcement: Promoting inclusive storytelling with the Google Podcasts creator program
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