This workshop is for people who want to craft a podcast that they love making as much as listeners love hearing it. Podcast creator/producer Alex Schmidt will cover everything from recording techniques to editorial decision-making to feeling comfortable on mic. Whatever your experience level, interests, and special skills might be, you’ll come away from this focused session with a better understanding of how to turn your unique perspective into a podcast you’re glad you recorded.
Alex Schmidt is the Head Of Podcasting at Cracked.com, one of the Internet’s most popular comedy brands. He hosts Earwolf’s, The Cracked Podcast, a 2016 Webby Awards Honoree with a monthly live run at UCB Sunset. He also hosts Kurt Vonneguys (featured in The AV Club, Splitsider, LA Weekly), and frequently guests on podcasts like Who Charted, Fake The Nation, Unpopular Opinion, and more.
When off air, Alex Schmidt is a writer-performer with years of digital & live sketch experience. He’s a founding member of house sketch team Gunslinger, performing monthly at LA’s The Pack Theater. He’s staffed at Cracked.com, where he’s written dozens of original comedy sketches and found zero-budget ways to reach millions of viewers. Before that, Alex’s digital team Dollar Pizza was a Funny Or Die Community Partner. His sketch writing also appeared on My Damn Channel, CollegeHumor, and Channel 101. And outside sketch, Alex wrote digital comedy for BBC America, contributed headlines to The Onion and is pleasant to be around.