By Squarespace / Gimlet Creative
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
This is an open (pod)casting call for the next great podcast host. Casting Call is like a Hollywood singing competition, but for people who are pros at audio interviews and non-fiction storytelling. On the show, an esteemed panel of judges will join host Jonathan Goldstein to vet submissions from aspiring podcast hosts across the country, and select three finalists to travel to Gimlet HQ to make a pilot of their show. One talented hopeful will have their pilot turned into a mini-series, produced by Gimlet, and maybe even get a Squarespace sponsorship of their own -- the pinnacle of podcast fame. All of the glory and the drama of the competition will be documented for listeners to hear. Expect a behind-the-scenes look at the weird and wonderful world of podcasting. You’ll learn what makes a good host and how entertaining shows get made when Casting Call officially launches in September.
||ExplicitEpisode 6: The Third Pilot||Each finalist made a full-length pilot of their show. Do not listen until you’ve listened to the other episodes. Seriously!!||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: The Second Pilot||Here’s the second pilot from our finalists. Do not listen until you’ve listened to the other episodes. Or else.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: The First Pilot||Introducing: The first pilot from our finalists. Want to know who made it? Guess you’ll have to listen.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: You’re Coming To Brooklyn!||Meet the three people ready to become podcast stars.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Bring In The Judges||The judges convene and select the three Casting Call finalists.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: I Have This Idea For A Podcast...||The search for the next great podcast host begins.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnnouncing: The Casting Call Series||Who is the next great podcast star?||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe deadline is approaching!||Some Inspiration for your Casting Call Application. These days, it seems like everyone has an idea for a podcast. In this clip Jorge Just, Editor at Gimlet Media tells host Jonathan Goldstein about his many ideas. Tell us about your idea at castingcallshow.com. Apply by May 21st for your chance to be the next great podcast host.||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre you the next great podcast host?||Casting Call is looking for the next great podcast host. Is it you? Submit your application before May 21st by visiting castingcallshow.com.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So excited for this.
A podcast competition only feels right being hosted by Squarespace and Gimlet.
Can’t wait to listen!!
Absolutely love this idea. Can’t wait!