PRX announces grant to expand podcast training efforts in 2018

PRX has received a grant of $465,000 from the Barr Foundation that will support a multi-tier podcast training program next year. The 2018 campaign will build on PRX’s Podcast Garage studio and its Project Catapult training program for public radio stations.

“At the Podcast Garage, we’ve had a front-row seat to the incredible amount of interest, and the challenges, in the entrepreneurial endeavor of launching a podcast,” PRX CEO Kerri Hoffman said. “From the hobbyist to the professional, we’re creating and fostering a growing community focused on the craft, distribution, and monetization of podcasts.”

“Podcasting is a media platform with tremendous potential to elevate the stories of culturally diverse voices,” Barr Foundation Director of Arts and Creativity San San Wong said. “We are thrilled to support PRX’s training programs for experienced and new podcast producers in Boston and beyond to develop their creative expression and storytelling.”

Anna Washenko