Crash Course: Understanding Podcasts

Renee Colvert
Podcast Producer @ Stitcher/Earwolf
Saturdays 10/24 & 11/7 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

Ah, podcasts. It feels like just yesterday they were few and far between, and now everyone has at least one they listen to religiously. Podcasts are great fun to consume, yes, but they're also a growing aspect of the entertainment industry that writers can take advantage of. But what would that look like? How would you develop, pitch, and produce a podcast? 

If you found yourself asking any of these questions, then this 2 week clinic is for you! 

This 2-Week Clinic Will Cover: 

  • Audiences and content 
  • Format and structure
  • Producing 
  • Building a community 
  • Feedback on your podcast logline and pitch
  • Live Q&A!
About Your Host

Renee Colvert is a podcast producer at Stitcher/Earwolf podcast network. She helps with shows like Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Office Ladies, Homophilia and Scam Goddess. Renee is also a podcast host who created the long running show “Can I Pet Your Dog” (featured in O Magazine, Marie Claire, and NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour with guests such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Van Ness and Janeane Garofalo.)

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!