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Underdog is a Podcast About the 2018 Texas Midterms

Underdog is a podcast about the most-talked about political race of 2018: the Senate contest between Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Senator Ted Cruz. Underdog is by Texas Monthly and Pineapple Street Media. The focus of the podcast is Beto O’Rourke’s campaign.

Underdog was launched on October 12, 2018. Here is how Texas Monthly describes it:

In Underdog, a podcast produced in partnership with Pineapple Street Media, senior editor Eric Benson (who profiled O’Rourke for the magazine’s cover in January) will interview experts and volunteers, enthusiasts and skeptics as the congressman makes his way across the state.

The first episode is titled: “On the Road Again”. The main topic is: Can Beto change the future of Texas politics, or will Beto-mania turn out to be just another liberal fantasy?

The second episode was released on October 19, 2018. It is titled “Red State”. In this episode, Texas Monthly provides a political history of Texas. This is noteworthy because if Beto O’Rourke wins the Texas Senate race in November, he will be the first Democrat elected statewide in 24 years.

Pineapple Street Media is Offering a Pineapple Fellowship

Pineapple Street Media is a podcast production company based in Brooklyn. Some of their shows include: Missing Richard Simmons, Heaven’s Gate, Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, Never Before with Janet Mock, and more. Pineapple Street Media is offering a Fellowship for Under-Represented Voices in Podcasting. They call it the Pineapple Fellowship.

Because the podcasting industry too often creates barriers to aspiring producers of color and non-binary people, Pineapple Street Media is offering our first-ever Pineapple Fellowship. The fellowship is open to all who identify as part of an under-represented group in podcasting. Areas of under-representation may include – but are not limited to – race, ethnicity, economic background, sexual orientation, and disability.

The Pineapple Fellowship is a full-time, project-based, producer-in-residence position that is open to those looking to transition into an audio production career. You will work on a deeply produced and reported documentary series. Pineapple Street Media will consider any level of experience, but prefer to work with someone with some sort of audio editing background.

Things to know:

  • The Pineapple Fellowship begins in the summer of 2018.
  • Fellows receive a stipend of $3,000 per month. In addition to production experience, fellows have weekly mentorship meetings with Pineapple staff producers and editors. They will also help connect you with people in the industry.
  • The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

For more details, you should visit the Pineapple Street Media website and read the page that is specifically about the Pineapple Fellowship.