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Behind the Microphone: Discovering the Art of Podcast Production with Joshua Wilcox

podcast February 16, 2024

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In this episode of Afros and Audios, Talib Jasir interviews Josh Wilcox, Founder and CEO of Brooklyn Podcasting Studio. They discuss Josh’s journey into the world of podcasting, ranging from his beginnings as an audio engineer to the development of his studio and the remarkable indie podcast creatives he has worked with.

Josh highlights the critical role of solid content and the necessity of treating podcasting as a business. He shares his insights about various formats one can explore in the podcasting field and emphasizes the importance of sustainability and monetization from the beginning stages of a podcast.

Josh also brings attention to his upcoming podcast course designed particularly for aspiring and new podcasters.

00:00 Introduction and Guest Welcome 00:27 Journey into Podcasting 03:03 The Birth of Brooklyn Podcasting Studio 04:02 The Importance of Support in Podcasting 10:25 The Evolution of Brooklyn Podcasting Studio 13:45 Launching the Be Heard Value in One Podcast Course 21:25 The Ideal Length for a Podcast Episode 23:03 The Art of Podcasting: Length and Structure 23:33 The Sweet Spot: Ideal Podcast Duration 24:18 The Power of Short Segments and Advertisements 25:09 Highlighting Memorable Podcast Projects 27:13 The Importance of Authenticity and Connection in Podcasting 27:54 The Role of an Audio Engineer in Podcasting 32:00 The Impact of Unique Podcast Formats 36:41 The Power of Collaboration in Podcasting 39:49 The Importance of Monetization in Podcasting 44:24 Connecting with Brooklyn Podcasting Studio

To learn more visit:


@brooklynpodcasting on Instagram

Be Heard Volume 1 podcast course

Join Black Podcaster’s Association: bit.ly/BPACommunity

 Learn more about the 6th Annual Afros & Audio Podcast Festival, October 18-20, 2024 in Baltimore, MD: www.afrosandaudio.com

 DISCLAIMER: The views expressed by guests of Afros & Audio’s Black History Month interview series are their own and do not reflect the values, mission, or business of Talib Jasir, Afros & Audio, Black Podcasters Association, Vanguard Podcast Network, or any other names, podcasts, events, businesses, or organizations mentioned in the video or audio of this series unless explicitly stated

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