Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Producers - Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains

Join podcast hosts and journalists Noel Black and Tyler Hill to learn about Lost Highways, a new documentary podcast from History Colorado about overlooked stories from Colorado and the American West and their impact on the nation and the world. Noel and Tyler will discuss the making of the first season, diving into the mystery of Alan Berg, and they'll offer a sneak listening preview of episode two. As the show is presented by History Colorado and the Sturm Family Foundation, they will also offer insight into how to work with partners to produce a new series, and their process of selecting and discovering compelling stories that folks likely haven't heard before. They'll also be joined by Shaun Boyd, curator of archives at History Colorado, who can answer questions about how to access archival audio.

To listen to the series, visit: https://www.historycolorado.org/lost-highways

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Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Podcast Book Club - Awful Grace, or The Tolling of the Void Bell

First of all, what is this event? It's like a book club, but for podcasts. Every month, we choose a different show, listen to it independently, then come together to talk about it. It's a ton of fun, I promise.

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This month we're listening to Awful Grace, or The Tolling of The Void Bell. And yes, that is the full name of the podcast. AGOTTOTVB is difficult to describe. Some episodes are non-narrated stories from interesting individuals. Others are non-narrated essay collages. All of them are serious works of dramatic non-fiction that demand attention.

I've listened to almost all of the episodes at this point, so I can confidently say we're going to have plenty to talk about. I'm going to link to a few of my favorite episodes here, but feel free to recommend others in the comments.

Oh, and I feel I should say, every episode I've listened to has dealt with some pretty serious topics. Some have been quite unsettling. You have been warned.

11.22.XXX - http://www.awfulgraceradio.org/xxxx

Manchild in the Promised Land - http://www.awfulgraceradio.org/manchild

To Her Everything is Precious - http://www.awfulgraceradio.org/precious

Possible discussion questions: Is this the best podcast ever? What exactly is this show doing that makes it sound so different? What do you make of the format changes? What are the elements that carry across the different formats? Is this style of sound design too much, not enough, or just right?

Website: http://www.awfulgraceradio.org

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/awful-grace

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLxTUsfOG3M0FIf0e6w6c

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/awful-grace-or-the-tolling-of-the-void-bell/id936299821

House of Pod will provide light refreshments on a donation basis. Staff will be on hand to discuss membership, our studio, and whatever else you may have questions about.

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Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Live Script Reading: Empire Waist, by Claire Ayoub

Writer/Director Claire Ayoub is taking her acclaimed screenplay EMPIRE WAIST on the road! Three weeks. Nine cities. And ALL ticket sales to these delightful live readings support production for Summer 2021. Let's go!

Hey, Denver! ☀️
Join us for a LIVE script reading of EMPIRE WAIST, a heartfelt, coming-of-age comedy about teen girls learning to love their bodies through inclusive fashion design.

—Doors Open @ 6pm — Enjoy complimentary snacks & drinks
—Live Reading @ 6:30 — Followed by a 15-minute Q&A

TICKETS
$20 - General Admission
$15 - House of Pod Members
$10 - Students

Visit www.empirewaistfilm.com for more information.

For all tour tickets, visit:
www.empirewaistfilm.com/tour

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Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Women in Podcasting + Radio Monthly Happy Hour! Featuring Kira Sabin

Are you an active producer interested in meeting other women in radio, audio, and podcasting? Maybe you're an aspiring producer hoping to enter the world of sound? Then this is the event for you! Every month, House of Pod is kicking off a happy hour for women creators in Colorado. We'll start off each happy hour with a 15 minute interview with a woman in radio or podcasting, and then we'll open up the event for networking, discussion, and collaboration.

The event is free, and we're always always looking for liquor sponsors to donate in-kind beverages for the event, so let us know if you know someone who would like to plug their brand to many, many fantastic podcasters.

We can't wait to see you!

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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

In Progress: A Peer Workshopping Group for Audio Storytellers

Welcome to In Progress: Denver's peer workshopping group for audio storytellers!

Join us at House of Pod, at 2565 Curtis from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the the 3rd Tuesday of every month to share your work, give and receive constructive feedback, form peer relationships and perhaps even find your next collaborator.

We do Deep Dive reviews and Lightening Rounds. Deep Dives are reviews of projects presented by group members. Audio projects and related work in any stage of development, from concept to script to audio recordings are welcome.

If you'd like to share your work for a Deep Dive review, email the group's host, Rae Solomon, at do.rae.mi@gmail.com, to reserve a time.

During Lightning Rounds, anybody can throw out a concept that's been marinating, a particular problem they've encountered, a question about the medium, whatever, for a rapid 5-10 minute group discussion.

The group is hosted by independent producer Rae Solomon. You can reach out her with questions at do.rae.mi@gmail.com

You can join the all-new Google Group here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/in-progress-denver

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

It's the year 2039. Where's your podcast?

A Preserve this Podcast Workshop

Bring your hard drives. Bring your laptops. Bring your Dropbox password. We’re going to preserve your podcast. Zines will be provided.

If you’ve listened to our podcast or read our zine, you know that podcasts are disappearing. So how can podcasters protect themselves against loss? By attending our Preserve This Podcast workshop. This interactive workshop will tackle this issue head-on by walking audio-creators through the history of podcast technology, the basics of archival preservation, and simple steps you can take to preserve your audio. We will review through the tools and techniques to prevent data loss before it’s too late, as well as “bake” these concepts into podcasters’ existing production workflows.

Please RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-the-year-2039-wheres-your-podcast-a-preserve-this-podcast-workshop-tickets-65529615845

About our instructors:

Dana Gerber-Margie (@theaudiosignal) listens to podcasts while living in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her Master's in Library & Information Studies at UW-Madison, and has worked as an A/V Archivist for WiLS and the Wisconsin Historical Society. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the Bello Collective, a publication about podcasts and storytelling.

Mary Kidd (@kiddarchivist) is an archivist and illustrator. By day, she works for New York Public Library's Special Collections Division. She has worked on audio/visual preservation projects for New York Public Radio, the Magic Shop Recording Studio, and the XFR Collective, a non-profit organization that transfers at-risk media off magnetic tapes to digital format for individuals and groups with limited means. She enjoys creating drawings, zines, gifs, and other artful tidbits to make archiving, and the technology that supports it, accessible, approachable and fun for everyone.

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Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

In Progress: A Peer Workshopping Group for Audio Storytellers

Welcome to In Progress: Denver's peer workshopping group for audio storytellers!

Join us at House of Pod, at 2565 Curtis from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the the 3rd Tuesday of every month to share your work, give and receive constructive feedback, form peer relationships and perhaps even find your next collaborator.

We do Deep Dive reviews and Lightening Rounds. Deep Dives are reviews of projects presented by group members. Audio projects and related work in any stage of development, from concept to script to audio recordings are welcome.

If you'd like to share your work for a Deep Dive review, email the group's host, Rae Solomon, at do.rae.mi@gmail.com, to reserve a time.

During Lightning Rounds, anybody can throw out a concept that's been marinating, a particular problem they've encountered, a question about the medium, whatever, for a rapid 5-10 minute group discussion.

The group is hosted by independent producer Rae Solomon. You can reach out her with questions at do.rae.mi@gmail.com

You can join the all-new Google Group here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/in-progress-denver

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

WORKSHOP: BUILD YOUR OWN PODCAST (IN 90 MINUTES OR LESS)

Ready. Set. Record! Join House of Pod and the Denver creative community for a fun and creative workshop where we'll provide you with most of the skills you need to start recording a podcast. In this event, we'll partner attendees together into teams to learn and create two minute pieces in response to one of our prompts. Together you will record, edit, and walk away with something to share. It will be interactive, engaging, and the best three pieces as voted on by the audience will win prizes and perks from House of Pod.

Basecamp Powered by Chase Ink

1600 Arapahoe Street

For more details, and to RSVP, visit: https://www.denverstartupweek.org/schedule/5969-workshop-build-your-own-podcast-in-90-minutes-or-less

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

In Progress: A Peer Workshopping Group for Audio Storytellers

Welcome to In Progress: Denver's peer workshopping group for audio storytellers!

Join us at House of Pod, at 2565 Curtis from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the the 3rd Tuesday of every month to share your work, give and receive constructive feedback, form peer relationships and perhaps even find your next collaborator.

We do Deep Dive reviews and Lightening Rounds. Deep Dives are reviews of projects presented by group members. Audio projects and related work in any stage of development, from concept to script to audio recordings are welcome.

If you'd like to share your work for a Deep Dive review, email the group's host, Rae Solomon, at do.rae.mi@gmail.com, to reserve a time.

During Lightning Rounds, anybody can throw out a concept that's been marinating, a particular problem they've encountered, a question about the medium, whatever, for a rapid 5-10 minute group discussion.

The group is hosted by independent producer Rae Solomon. You can reach out her with questions at do.rae.mi@gmail.com

You can join the all-new Google Group here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/in-progress-denver

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Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

How to Launch a Successful Patreon Campaign: Live Q + A with Cassidy Cavanah

Want to learn how to turn your podcast into a membership business? Or connect better with your biggest fans to turn your creative work into a sustainable venture? Cassidy Cavanah is a Creator Success Lead at Patreon, and she will be joining us from San Francisco to answer your questions on how to launch a successful Patreon campaign, provide examples and tips on what works best, and guide you through next steps in getting started.

All events this month are sponsored by History Colorado and the Lost Highways podcast. Learn more: https://www.historycolorado.org/lost-highways.

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Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Improv for Podcasters: Storytelling and Interviewing

In this 90-minute workshop, you'll learn how to listen and respond in-the-moment, how to allow more creative and compelling podcast content, how to truly collaborate with your co-hosts and guests, how to detach from expected outcomes, and how to conduct a completely engaging interview. This interactive workshop features exercises from improvisational performance facilitated by Matt Need, a lifelong devotee of the art of improvisation. This workshop is ideal for podcast hosts & producers who would like to become more self-aware in their work and learn proven methods for creating compelling content through collaboration and connection.

This workshop costs $5. We're capping class size at 20, so make sure to buy your ticket via eventbrite early: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/improv-for-podcasters-collaborative-storytelling-engaged-interviewing-tickets-69288701371

About Matt Need

Matt is a student, teacher, and performer of improvisation with more than 30 years experience. He studied with improv guru Del Close and has been applying improvisational techniques to his life and experiences ever since. He produced and co-hosted The Uncle Nasty Show on KBPI radio in Denver for 8 years, interviewing comedians, musicians, doctors, dancers, politicians, and tons of other guests with varied experiences. Matt has also been a podcast host and producer (The Uncle Nasty Show, Unfiltered and Unaffected), a live auctioneer, a standup comedian a professional emcee, and a tour manager (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Creedence, The Expendables). Matt continues to study human communication and interaction, assisting others in sharpening their skills and achieving their goals.

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Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Podcast Book Club - "Richard's Famous Food Podcast"

First of all, what is this event? It's like a book club, but for podcasts. Every month, we choose a different show, listen to it independently, then come together to talk about it. It's a ton of fun, I promise.

- - - - - -

This month we're listening to Richard's Famous Food Podcast, "a slightly absurd, aurally adventuresome, quasi-journalistic podcast about food, for people who eat, gustatorily figureheaded by food writer, filmmaker, and audio impresario Richard Parks III."

After hearing about RFFP a few weeks ago, I've now listened to a few episodes, and I think it's one of the most innovative sounding podcasts I've ever heard. I've come to think of Richard's whizbang approach to sound design as something of an antidote to the monotonous, super-serious sound that dominates the journalistic corners of podcast world.

There are only eight episodes available, and they're all pretty short. How about we try to listen to all of them?

Possible discussion questions: Is this a good format for delivering real information? What purpose does this show serve? Soundboards: love 'em or leave 'em? Can funniness and sound mix?

Website: http://richardsfamousfoodpodcast.com/about/

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/richards-famous-food-podcast

Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/richards-famous-food-podcast/id1016056733?mt=2

House of Pod will provide light refreshments on a donation basis. Staff will be on hand to discuss membership, our studio, and whatever else you may have questions about.

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Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

In Progress: A Peer Workshopping Group for Audio Storytellers

Welcome to In Progress: Denver's peer workshopping group for audio storytellers!

Join us at House of Pod, at 2565 Curtis from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the the 3rd Tuesday of every month to share your work, give and receive constructive feedback, form peer relationships and perhaps even find your next collaborator.

We do Deep Dive reviews and Lightening Rounds. Deep Dives are reviews of projects presented by group members. Audio projects and related work in any stage of development, from concept to script to audio recordings are welcome.

If you'd like to share your work for a Deep Dive review, email the group's host, Rae Solomon, at do.rae.mi@gmail.com, to reserve a time.

During Lightning Rounds, anybody can throw out a concept that's been marinating, a particular problem they've encountered, a question about the medium, whatever, for a rapid 5-10 minute group discussion.

The group is hosted by independent producer Rae Solomon. You can reach out her with questions at do.rae.mi@gmail.com

You can join the all-new Google Group here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/in-progress-denver

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