Werk It: The Podcast-logo

Werk It: The Podcast

WNYC

The Werk It festival brings together women from around the world who host, produce, edit, sound design and love podcasts, for a few days of workshops, conversations and presentations. This podcast is the on-demand version of the live event. Think of it as the ICYMI, FOMO version for podcast geeks everywhere. We’ve kept only the best stuff in. Our episodes are in no particular order, so you can dive in and out and just explore, on your own time. If you’ve got a long road trip, go ahead and binge listen! If you’ve got a 20-minute commute, we’ve got something for that, too! Final thought: This podcast is for everyone; the voices you’ll hear belong to women, but the messages are universal. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts, including 2 Dope Queens, Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money and many more.

The Werk It festival brings together women from around the world who host, produce, edit, sound design and love podcasts, for a few days of workshops, conversations and presentations. This podcast is the on-demand version of the live event. Think of it as the ICYMI, FOMO version for podcast geeks everywhere. We’ve kept only the best stuff in. Our episodes are in no particular order, so you can dive in and out and just explore, on your own time. If you’ve got a long road trip, go ahead and binge listen! If you’ve got a 20-minute commute, we’ve got something for that, too! Final thought: This podcast is for everyone; the voices you’ll hear belong to women, but the messages are universal. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts, including 2 Dope Queens, Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money and many more.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

WNYC

Description:

The Werk It festival brings together women from around the world who host, produce, edit, sound design and love podcasts, for a few days of workshops, conversations and presentations. This podcast is the on-demand version of the live event. Think of it as the ICYMI, FOMO version for podcast geeks everywhere. We’ve kept only the best stuff in. Our episodes are in no particular order, so you can dive in and out and just explore, on your own time. If you’ve got a long road trip, go ahead and binge listen! If you’ve got a 20-minute commute, we’ve got something for that, too! Final thought: This podcast is for everyone; the voices you’ll hear belong to women, but the messages are universal. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts, including 2 Dope Queens, Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money and many more.

Language:

English


Episodes

10 Things That Scare Me + Werk It

2/13/2019
More
My sister being right about everything. That’s terrifying. Join the 10 Things That Scare Me conversation, and tell us your fears here. This episode was recorded at the 2018 Werk It Festival. And follow 10 Things That Scare Me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Duration:00:03:39

Looking for Gold? Dig.

1/23/2019
More
Reporting great stories involves a lot of patience, persistence…and sifting through the paper trail. Marketplace’s Sitara Nieves, In the Dark’s Madeleine Baran, and The Uncertain Hour’s Caitlin Esch talk about how going through thousands of documents and developing relationships with sources helped them find audio gold. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by...

Duration:00:32:08

How to Write (and Get) That Grant

1/23/2019
More
Grants can be a great way to find funding for your podcast. Juleyka Lantigua-Williams of Lantigua Williams & Co. explains how to figure out which ones to apply for, what you’ll need, and what you want to avoid. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify,...

Duration:00:46:11

Recentering the Story

1/23/2019
More
Recentering conversations is more than shining a spotlight on voices that are often marginalized. It’s also letting those voices tell their own stories. With Rebecca Lehrer and Amy Choi of The Mash-Up Americans and Hello Sunshine, and Keisha “TK” Dutes, independent producer and co-host of TK in the AM. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the...

Duration:00:30:25

How to Market Your Show

1/23/2019
More
There are tons of podcasts out there, so how do you make sure that yours gets the attention it deserves? A team of marketing experts breaks down how to create press kits and branding that will raise your project’s profile, and how you can figure out which tools work for you and which ones don’t. With WNYC’s Ashley Lusk, WBUR’s Kat Brewer, Pinna’s Nicole Buntsis, and Gimlet’s Jennifer Hahn. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the...

Duration:00:47:37

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Voice

1/23/2019
More
Lauren Ober, former host of NPR’s The Big Listen, explains why women’s voices are so often criticized, why those critiques are so easily internalized, and why it’s time for women to tell stories using their own authentic voices. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include...

Duration:00:24:52

Designing for Purpose and Produce-ability

1/16/2019
More
Independent podcast strategist Rekha Murthy explains why the design of your podcast can be just as important as the content. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify, Capterra, Stitcher, ART19, Pandora, Himalaya, and Yale School of Management.

Duration:00:42:39

Womansplain It to Me

1/16/2019
More
Four podcasters discuss the challenges of making shows in traditionally male-dominated genres, and how to explain and illuminate without condescending to their listeners. With Joni Deutsch of Amplifier, ZigZag’s Manoush Zomorodi, Adele Jackson-Gibson of Rule Breakers, and Angélique Roché, host of SYFY WIRE's Geeksplain and Marvel Entertainment's Marvel's Voices. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are...

Duration:00:33:59

Who Tells the Story of Our Future?

1/16/2019
More
Whose voices do we hear when it comes to stories of scientific breakthroughs and new technologies? Four podcasters of color talk about how to make science and tech podcasts are more inclusive for both creators and listeners. With Sam Riddell of Inner Hoe Uprising, Bridget Todd of Afropunk Sessions, Janina Jeff from In Those Genes, and Naima “Queen” Muhammad from Tea with Queen and J. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and...

Duration:00:42:38

Getting UnStuck in the Middle

1/16/2019
More
Once you find a steady job in podcasting, how do you measure growth? Negotiate for a raise? Make sure you don’t get stuck in a rut? Snap Judgment producers Adizah Eghan and Liz Mak share how they keep themselves motivated to produce great work. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk...

Duration:00:28:07

Started from the Bottom: Podcast Tech for Beginners

1/16/2019
More
Some podcasts start with an idea…and very little idea of how to record it, which mics to use, and how to edit it. Keisha “TK” Dutes, independent producer and co-host of TK in the AM, takes us through the basics. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify,...

Duration:01:03:31

Don’t Kill the Vibe

1/16/2019
More
Yolanda Sangweni and Charli Penn, two of the hosts of Yes, Girl!, talk about how they create that special vibe that ensures that both their guests and their listeners get an interview they won’t find anywhere else. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify,...

Duration:00:23:01

Beyond the Buzz

1/16/2019
More
Radiolab’s Becca Bressler and Bethel Habte describe how their team thought and re-thought about how to create a new conversation about the widely covered topic of consent and the #MeToo movement. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify, Capterra, Stitcher,...

Duration:00:33:16

How to Make Your Team Run with Less Bullshit

1/9/2019
More
Tips, tactics, and solid advice about how to navigate group dynamics on any show. With Julia Furlan, Megan Detrie and Alex Laughlin, who were all part of BuzzFeed’s PodSquad. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify, Capterra, Stitcher, ART19, Pandora,...

Duration:00:49:39

How to Make a Pitch Deck and a Budget

1/9/2019
More
How do you talk about your podcast so that funders will want to get on-board? Allison Behringer, host of Bodies, explains what goes into your pitch deck and how to make a realistic budget. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify, Capterra, Stitcher, ART19,...

Duration:00:45:11

It’s Time to Choose New Sources of Inspiration

1/9/2019
More
Kristen Meinzer, co-host of By the Book, explains why looking to new sources of inspiration can lead us to create new audio… and new audiences. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It 2018 include Spotify, Capterra, Stitcher, ART19, Pandora, Himalaya, and Yale School of...

Duration:00:15:19

Write Your Own Rules. Lead Like a Woman.

1/9/2019
More
Three women in podcasting on taking the leap and launching their companies – and what it means to lead. With Juleyka Lantigua-Williams of Lantigua Williams & Co, Adonde Media’s Martina Castro, and Side Hustle Pro’s Nicaila Matthews Okome. Hosted by Tanzina Vega, Werk It: The Podcast is the ICYMI version of the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Event sponsors for Werk It...

Duration:00:41:55

Don’t Point

11/30/2017
More
We want our listeners to learn and be moved and see the world differently -- but what’s the line between those experiences and merely gawking at people different from ourselves? With, WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll, Ear Hustle’s Nigel Poor, Nancy’s Kathy Tu and Call Your Girlfriend's Aminatou Sow. Werk It: The Podcast is a compilation of some of the best moments from the live event. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation...

Duration:00:42:55

Ask The Ethicist

11/30/2017
More
What’s fair use? Do you need to get approval from Richard Simmons to do a podcast about Richard Simmons? A journalist and a lawyer tackle all your pod-ethics questions. With KPCC’s Evelyn Larrubia, Buzzfeed’s Nabiha Syed and Making Oprah’s Jenn White. This podcast is the ICYMI, best-of version of Werk It. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from The Annenberg...

Duration:00:48:53

How I Make It: There Goes The Neighborhood

11/30/2017
More
The team behind There Goes the Neighborhood, a series that explores gentrification in Brooklyn and Los Angeles, talks about how they turned a complex topic into a gripping story. With, WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll, KCRW’s Anna Scott, and Celeste Wesson. This podcast is the ICYMI, best-of version of Werk It. Both the festival and the podcast are produced by WNYC Studios and are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from The Annenberg...

Duration:00:48:26