PRX Podcast Garage at KQED

Located inside KQED, the PRX Podcast Garage is a community-building initiative for audio storytellers, journalists, and producers of all experience levels. Check out our workshops and events below, as well as our Podcast Community Spotlight, where we feature independent podcasts that share audio stories from their communities.

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PRX Podcast Garage at KQED (photo by Kirsten Voss Dalldorf)

Podcast Community Spotlight

We feature the work of selected independent podcasters by sharing 30-second audio promos for their podcasts on KQED-FM, KQED Podcasts, and KQED and the PRX Podcast Garage newsletters and social media. Learn more and apply!

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The Nocturnists
The Nocturnists
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Country of Dust
Country of Dust

Events and WorkshopsEvents and Workshops

Apr 30 @ 6:00pm | Audio Listening Party — Overlooked

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Apr 11 @ 6:00pm | Elevating Audio Stories with Sound ft. Bay Curious

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Dec 7 @ 6:00pm | Personal Narrative and Sound Design

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Nov 30 @ 6:00pm | Editing Your Podcast with Descript

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Nov 15 @ 6:00pm | Making a daily news podcast with the Fifth and Mission team

Nov 2 @ 6:00pm | Maker Mingle with Pat Mesiti-Miller: Sound Design and Music Composition

Oct. 19 @ 6:00pm | Maker Mingle with Eli Benton Cohen: Cutting Tape Using ProTools

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Sep 21 @ 6:00pm | How to make a podcast audio promo with Jen Chien

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Sep 13 @ 6:00pm | Maker Mingle with Rae Mondo - Scoring Podcast Episodes

Gather, Learn, Record

The Podcast Garage at KQED is a partnership between KQED and PRX. Open to all, the PRX Podcast Garage at KQED hosts regular workshops on the art and business of audio, networking events, and live events, ranging from listening sessions to podcast tapings. We support audio makers in three main areas:

Community — We are a gathering place and event space for podcasters, radio reporters, oral historians, sound artists, musicians, and more.

Training — Field recording, editing, interviewing, sound design, marketing… the learning curve is steep. We offer hands-on workshops for makers of all levels.

Recording — Production resources are hard to find. We connect audio producers to local organizations that provide production and studio recording resources. Here is a working list of recording studios in San Francisco recommended by local producers:

BAVC Media — 145 Ninth Street

Women’s Audio Mission Studios — 542-544 Natoma Street

KALW recording studios — 500 Mansell Street

Across our work, our priorities are to create accessible and affordable entry points for new makers; represent the voices and stories of everyone in our community; encourage connection and collaboration between creators; and nurture emerging shows with educational resources.

About PRX

PRX is a non-profit media company shaping the future of audio by producing and distributing content, building technology, and training talented, independent producers. PRX believes strong public media is anchored in journalism, strengthened with diverse voices, and amplified by innovative technology. Our award-winning portfolio ranges from iconic public radio programs to a growing body of podcast-first productions.

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