Futuro Begins Community Podcast Lab Pilot

Futuro announced that its Community Podcast Lab will be piloted in Boston. This is in keeping with their mission of fostering new and diverse journalistic talent. The Community Podcast Lab is dedicated to developing, piloting, producing and distributing new audio projects by emerging POC storytellers.

The Community Podcast Lab will be piloted in Boston. We’ve partnered with MASSCreative and WBUR to create a 15-week course focused on elevating the stories and skills of people of color from Boston. The Lab itself will be hosted out of the PRX Podcast Garage and will be totally unlike anything else currently available.

The Community Podcast Lab Program is currently looking for participants who have little or no experience in audio production to develop stories about communities and by communities of color. Each participant will complete a 6-10 minute audio story that they will then present at a graduation event and listening forums throughout the city. Many of the stories will also be broadcast nationally.

The program will provide hands-on training and experience in audio storytelling including using audio equipment and digital editing software. All participants must complete 15 weeks of training at the PRX Podcast Garage. During the 15-week program, participants will be paid a weekly stipend.

This program is open to applicants 18 years or older. You can apply now by filling out a form If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified in September. The program will begin in early October.