WEBINAR: DEC 9 2021, 12pm pt / 3pm et

The Big (Podcast) Picture: Who’s Making? Who’s Listening?

Former indie podcaster and current producer at Spotify, Tiara Darnell looks at the present and future of podcasting—who’s making content, who’s funding it and how this momentum affects the pitch you’re working on right now.
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Webinar details

  • December 9, 2021 
  • 12pm PT / 3pm ET
  • 90 min
  • Free for AIR members /
    $10 non-members
In the almost 20 years since podcasting became a “thing,” it’s been constantly evolving. Today, around 80 million people in the U.S. listen to podcasts weekly, and that audience is more diverse than ever. So how does your podcast idea fit into today’s industry? Former indie podcaster and current Spotify producer Tiara Darnell looks at the present and future of podcasting—who’s making content, who’s funding it, and how this momentum affects the pitch you’re working on right now.
You’ll learn who’s listening to podcasts and who’s not, how not to pitch your idea, elements of a stellar pilot and why it’s actually you who determines where podcasting goes next.
Meet the presenter

Tiara Darnell

Tiara Darnell is an award-winning audio producer, editor, writer, and podcast consultant based in Buffalo, NY & Portland, OR. She produces podcasts like Nosy Neighbors, and Mind, Body, Wealth for Spotify, is a scriptwriter on NATAL, and was selected out of 18,000 applicants to take part in Spotify’s inaugural Sound Up Bootcamp for emerging podcasters in 2018. 

Tiara fell in love with audio storytelling after a grad school instructor challenged her to produce a story in a medium she was uncomfortable with—at the time, it was audio. She took a chance, made some mistakes, got messy, created and published her first bit of narrative audio and was hooked! Still on Tiara’s audio bucket list: produce & sound design an audio drama, and travel-related podcast. 

Tiara is also a freelance writer published in Vogue, Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, Broccoli Magazine, and more. When she’s not working on audio, she’s still creating: with her ice cream maker, on the phone with entrepreneurial friends, and as often as possible with her passport.

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