Powerful Podcasting: Writing and Producing Narrative Podcasts

Alex Switzky
Podcasting Writer, Producer, & Host

As screenwriters, we're often told to make something to show our work: produce a web series, fund your own film, or make a comic book. Having a finished product is always advantageous to show off your work. But a web series or an indie film is a daunting and full-time task, and not all of us have the artistic connections or drawing skills to make a comic. Luckily for you, there's a medium that will show your work off that costs almost nothing, and that you can start right now: a narrative podcast!

Of course, all of that might sound pretty intimidating. This webinar is here to help. By using examples from some of the most popular narrative podcasts including Limetown, Welcome to Nightvale, Homecoming, and The Adventure Zone, it will give you practical and informative lessons that you can put into use as soon as you finish your script.

We'll answer questions like: How do I even get started with a narrative podcast? How do I become a one-person podcast producing machine? How do I translate my existing work into an audio-only medium? What about actors? And most importantly: what do I do when it's done?

If you want to bring your work to life from the page or have something produced to show to your friends, collaborators, and reps, this is the webinar for you. Don't be scared! It's fun!

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover:

  • Why a podcast?
  • Types of narrative podcasts
  • Best practices for writing narrative podcasts and adapting your existing work for the medium
  • Recording, producing and editing: how to get a professional product for almost nothing
  • Actors?
  • Show and season structure and where to go from here
About Your Host

Alex Switzky has over five years of experience in the podcast field as a host, editor, producer and scriptwriter. As producer and editor he has worked on over 200 episodes of various podcasts, including Paper Team. Alex has written for the scripted podcasts Conspiracy Theories, Mythology and Unsolved Murders for the Parcast network. Most recently he has worked with Adam Wingard (You're Next, The Guest, Death Note, Godzilla vs Kong) on developing the slate for Wingard's production company Montauk Chair Productions, and he is currently developing a pilot with a major production company. Alex listens to a truly unhealthy amount of podcasts each week, and lists his Bose QC25s among his most valuable possessions.

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 the "JOIN LINK" to join the Live Webinar. Webinars are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the Webinar via email within 24 hrs. following the live session.

Can't Attend Live? 

Can't make the live session but still have a question you want answered during the Q&A portion? Email it to alex@roadmapwriters.com and submitted questions will be provided to the moderator to address during the Q&A. 

Questions? 

Shoot an email to our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!


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