How to Start a Podcast

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Learn how to launch your own podcast and understand how podcasting works.

September 8, 2022
10:30 – 13:00
Digital Skills

Learn the basics of recording, uploading, and promoting your own successful podcast for your creative business.


Join  for an interactive online workshop on How to Start A Podcast, hosted by Sara Kärpänen, founder of Women of the Wick media and host of the Girl Get A Real Job podcast.

The workshop is designed for freelancers, creative businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists — or anyone who would like to learn how to get your podcasting idea off the ground.

During this engaging and interactive workshop, you will learn...

  • How to get overcome the fear of starting
  • How to identify your podcast theme and niche
  • The tools you'll need to record your first episode
  • How to identify your target audience
  • How to publish and promote your first episode

...Plus, everything else you'll need to on your podcasting journey!

Who is this for?

This workshop is for early-stage podcasters or entrepreneurs who want to learn more about how podcasting works and how to create your own podcast and its brand.

You'll also have the chance to meet everyone else taking part to grow your network, and there'll be plenty of Q&A time for all those burning questions.

About the host

Sara Kärpänen (she/her) is a poet, journalist, author and the founder of Women of the Wick feminist media and community championing women and marginalised voices, visibility and creative work in East London and beyond.

Sara launched Girl Get A Real Job podcast to normalise money conversations with creative practitioners. Through the podcast, Sara has formed partnerships with The Barbican, Economy of Hours and Battersea Arts Centre and been featured in different media outlets including Found & Flourish, Black Girl Finance and Gurls Talk.

Connect with Sara on her website.

This workshop is being delivered by Echo in partnership with Loughborough University London's Digital Skills programme, where London-based businesses can access lots more free support.


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