How I funded my podcast with Dan Weissmann

12pm - 1pm EST
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In 2017 Dan Weissmann took a leap. He quit his job as a public radio reporter and began working on his own show. In 2018 he posted the first episode of An Arm and a Leg. Today the podcast he hosts has five stars and one thousand reviews on Apple Podcasts. Dan didn’t sell to one of the big companies like Gimlet or Spotify and his show wasn’t born at a public radio station. So how did he do it? Spoiler alert, it helps to have a supportive spouse, but it also takes far more than that. Join Sally Herships, founder of Radio Bootcamp and Director of the Audio Program at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for this free Q & A with podcast producer and host Dan Weissmann.

*This event accommodates 90

About Your Instructor

Dan Weissmann

Dan Weissmann is the creator and host of An Arm and a Leg, a popular podcast about why health care costs so freaking much and what we can maybe do about it, produced in partnership with Kaiser Health News. Dan proudly notes that An Arm and a Leg is the only podcast in history to be a finalist for awards as Best Business Show (Ambie Awards, The Podcast Academy), Best Health Care Podcast (Webby Awards), and Best True Crime Show (Discover Pods). Previously, Dan was a staff reporter for public radio’s Marketplace and Chicago’s WBEZ. His stories appear in outlets like 99 Percent Invisible, Planet Money, Reveal, Code Switch, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Dan’s work for those outlets tackles subjects that include the history of donut shops in America, racial inequities in the legal-weed business, and the series of engineering miracles that turned the Chicago River into a sewer. Prior to public radio, Dan wrote for Chicago-area print outlets and led community collaboration efforts at Redmoon Theater, a company that specialized in wild, glorious, large-scale spectacle productions. He has taught journalism at Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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