Bosch Alumni Network Study Trip to New York City, Capital of Podcasting
Today, New York City is considered to be the capital of podcasting. Historically, some of the best podcasts come from public radio station WNYC, and today the city is home to some of the world-known podcasts.
An entire ecosystem has emerged around podcasting, changing the economics of audio publishing, and challenging the traditional means of production. However, outside of the US, locally produced, commercially successful podcasts are rare. There seems to be a lack of understanding about how to export the commercial viability of podcasts seen in the States to other parts of the world.
During this study trip to New York, the participants will get the opportunity to meet some of the key figures of the podcast universe, and learn how they’ve been re-shaping the world of radio. Hopefully, this will help them understand the industry better, and maybe figure out the way how to make podcasts more successful in their home countries.
All Bosch Alumni Network members, with good working knowledge of English, an interest in podcast culture, an idea/hope to start a podcast in their country, or simply, interested in knowing more about how podcasting in NYC works and what one can learn from NYC professionals.
Apply if you are:
Don’t hesitate to apply even if you don’t quite tick one of the abovementioned boxes, but if you’re a podcast aficionado - our goal is to have a diverse pool of participants. All participants are expected to actively take part in the program and help with preparing as well as documenting some of the meetings.
How do I apply?
If you are interested, please send:
September 15: closing date for applications
September 30: selection of participants
November 5-8: trip to NYC. The program will start in the late afternoon of Nov 5 and end in the afternoon of Nov 8.
A maximum of 10 applicants will take part in this trip. Thanks to support by the International Alumni Center (iac Berlin), all accommodation expenses (twin rooms, double occupancy) will be fully covered. The participants will be responsible for covering their travel expenses to/from New York City, meals (aside from some working meals), as well as any additional cost they might have during the trip. Up to 3 travel grants will be provided by the iac Berlin to cover parts of the costs (for more details, please contact Lisa Richter at iac Berlin at Lisa.Richter@boschalumni.net).
We are... three avid podcast consumers, in love with sound and (good) storytelling.