Google is Looking for Podcasters and Creators of Color - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

As we know, podcasting is exploding. While it is quickly becoming one of the best ways to share and listen to stories, there is still a lack of diverse voices and Google wants to change that. With the launch of the Google Podcasts app in June, the company is working to make it easier for people around the world to find and access podcasts. Alongside the app, Google has launched its Podcasts creator program, which aims to support these underrepresented podcasters and make it easier for people to learn how to get into this growing medium.

Google is now accepting applications for their creator program that will last from now until Dec. 2. The program officially kicks off January 2019 and they are partnering with PRX, who will lead and manage the program and who they also claim is one of the best in the podcasting industry. According to the tech giant, PRX has demonstrated a long-time commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the space. As a pioneer of the podcasting space, PRX will lend this valuable expertise to the podcasters in the program.

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Google Podcasts Creator Program

  • Wants to empower and train underrepresented voices through an accelerator program
  • Educate a global community with free tools
  • Showcase participants’ work as a model for others

PRX, alongside a global advisory committee, will select teams to receive mentorship, seed funding, and an intensive 20-week training. Applications will be accepted from around the globe.

For all podcast enthusiasts that want to learn more about what it takes to create a podcast, but are not yet ready to apply to the program, PRX will draw on learnings from the program to develop a series of broadly accessible podcasting 101 videos in multiple languages, as well.

You can learn more about and apply to the program on PRX’s Google Podcasts creator program website by clicking here.

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Sequoia Blodgett

Sequoia Blodgett is a Reporter for Black Enterprise. She is also the founder of Commas, a virtual entrepreneurship resource center with that provides everything you need to know about product, marketing, publicity, and fundraising, to make your entrepreneurial journey a lot less stressful.


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