How to be a good podcast guest

6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Online Workshop
Registration Closed

It’s a given that as an expert, an author, a professional or a journalist, you know your stuff. That’s why the show asked you on. And, of course you want to be prepared. But prep can also do you in. The difference between being a good guest and one that will have listeners skipping past your segment is often based not on what you know, but how you speak.  

In this workshop with veteran editor, reporter and producer Jennifer Vanasco, you’ll learn what questions you should ask before the host interviews you, the top ways to prepare, and how to sound like the expert you are while still coming across as relaxed and natural. Nervous about being a guest for the first time (or you want to pitch yourself as a guest?) An old hand who cringes when you later hear the segment?  This is the class for you.

This class is capped at 12.

Bonus: registration comes with a free, three-month license for Hindenburg audio editing software!
*You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins.

About Your Instructor

Jennifer Vanasco

Jennifer Vanasco is an editor on the NPR Culture Desk, where she also reports on theater, visual arts, cultural institutions, the intersection of tech/culture and the economics of the arts. She previously worked at WNYC in New York, where for almost nine years, she wore many hats — Arts & Culture Desk editor, evening news editor, fill-in host and newscaster, regular contributor to the arts show "All of It" and award-winning arts reporter. She teaches audio journalism in Columbia University's journalism graduate program and is on the faculty of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Critics Institute. Before audio journalism, she was editor in chief of MTV's, which at the time was the country's largest LGBTQ+ news site; created and wrote the Minority Reports column for Columbia Journalism Review; and for over a decade was a syndicated newspaper columnist on gay issues. She has received many awards for her work, including the New York Radio Festivals Silver Award, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Radio Award, the National Headline Award, the Peter Lisagor Award, plus awards from the Associated Press, the New York State Broadcasters Association, the Webbys and others. She graduated from Wellesley College.

Notes on this Class

REFUND AND RECORDING POLICY: Classes will not be recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class.