FAQ

This is a workshop rather than an online course. It has a specific start date and a finish as well.

Dates for the next session of The Podcasting Workshop have not been released yet. Sign for our email list to get notified about the next session.

There are two kinds of content:

  1. The audio and video that is presented throughout that feature Alex DiPalma and Seth Godin
  2. The work done by each of our participants, including people like you.

We release a new lesson on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (39 total lessons) that include audio and video components.

Every lesson comes with a set of questions that challenge you to explore how the lesson applies to your own work, and a call-to-action: to share your answers and insights on the discussion board.

That's the secret. Hundreds of people sharing their work, generously, repeatedly, with confidence.

The workshop revolves around your sharing, your commenting and your insights. Our 24/7 discussion board is a hotbed of connection and wisdom.

It's called a workshop because this is where the real work happens. You'll soon discover just how much you have in common with others on this journey, even if they live in a different country, serve a difference audience and have access to different resources. This diversity is hard to find anywhere else.

We release a new lesson on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (39 total lessons) that include audio and video components.

To make it easier for you, we use RSS, podcast-style, to keep people up to date with the new lessons.

We're using Discourse, a platform that supports group discussions and one-on-one conversation.

The workshop team set up categories. Each category will be labeled according to the lesson topic being discussed.

In each category, everyone will be able to create more specific topics of discussion, and to respond to the posts of others. These boards are open 24/7, providing a secure place to have conversations within the workshop community with peers from all over the world, from different industries and with different backgrounds.

The workshop has a dedicated team of coaches who help focus discussions and address concerns (or inappropriate behavior). But there is no moderator or grading rubric—you'll be in charge of when and how generously you interact with others.

Once the workshop ends, the work you’ve done and the connections you’ve made with others are likely to have enough momentum to keep moving. Many students form mastermind groups or have other ways of continuing to support each other.

We've seen groups like these last for years, with people getting on airplanes to meet in person. We'll provide guidance on maintaining these connections when the workshop ends.

It's ok if you're in between jobs or still sketching out business plans. And we certainly don't want anyone to break any Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Even if you don’t have a final idea, you can invent a podcast about any topic that interests you—once you learn the method, it’s widely applicable.

If you're unable to discuss specifics of your current project, you can mentally outline an imaginary one that is a reasonably possible option in your future (if you're in between jobs), or one that has parallels to your current organization (if you're under an NDA). This still enables you to takeaway the core concepts and ideas in the workshop.

It might feel uncomfortable at first, but definitely engage with others in the discussion boards. In other workshops we’ve hosted, we’ve noticed something extraordinary: The people who got the most out of it spent the majority of their time helping others with their work. It turns out that teaching others is even more productive than learning.

Proudly, no.

Accreditation makes sense for a certain kind of institution delivering a certain kind of education. But we're not willing to build a test-and-measure culture, not willing to embrace an ancient-yet-standard curriculum, and mostly, we're not willing to distrust our students.

We'll be delighted to offer you a certificate of completion when the workshop is successfully completed, and even better, we encourage you to find a cohort in the workshop who will personally vouch for your contributions.

The workshop costs $435.

We're charging more than other online courses for a simple reason: We want committed students. No one in the workshop is browsing around or hoping for a quick hit. You'll be surrounded by other people willing to do the work and contribute along the way.

We don't, with some exceptions.

First, it's important to know we are offering an Early Bird rate ($205 USD) up until Wednesday, August 10th to anyone ready to enroll. This is a hard deadline. Afterward, the cost of tuition is $435 USD to enroll.

If you're a full-time employee at a socially focused 501(c)(3) or experiencing financial hardship we do provide additional scholarships. Please reach out to us via hello@podcastclub.link for more info."

We're delighted to say no. And no grades, either. We feel really strongly that a test-and-measure culture is ruining education.

Every attendee receives a certificate as a PDF, suitable for printing and framing. And if you send us a self-addressed stamped envelope, we'll send you a physical certificate, signed and with a shiny seal.

The discussion board and workshop content are not available for an infinite amount of time. The learning experience is designed to be done in real-time with the support of your peers, so when the workshop is over platforms are closed. However, you are able to download the work you create and organize self-run support groups after the workshop ends. We'll provide guidance on how to maintain connections after the workshop is over.

The rules of our discussion board are:

  • Contribute more than you ask for.
  • Be kind.
  • What is said here, stays here.

With that said, please use your best judgment. If it's not something you can happily post online, best to disguise the details before you post it here.

Definitely not. And the good news is that you don't need them to. The workshop is designed to give you a compass and a template, not a map. The map, the details of your particular situation… that's all up to you. We hope the workshop will help empower your decisions along the way.

There isn't. We're hoping that if you find it useful, you'll happily spread the word to your friends and colleagues.

None. This workshop doesn’t require prerequisites or prior knowledge. Bring your curiosity and generosity and that’s more than enough.

Email us at hello@podcastclub.link.

You can also schedule a one-on-one call with a member of our team using this link. We're looking forward to meeting you.