You Can Become a Podcaster

VAPODA is dedicated to creating, developing, and supporting podcasters because we’re podcasters too! We are supported by Gagglepod. Please check out the Gagglepod podcast network and explore the podcasts we have enjoyed producing!

You have a story to tell.

But that story needs a strategy, a platform, and a chance to be heard.

Welcome to Virginia Podcasters Association (VAPODA)!

A podcasting meetup that helps everyday people tell their stories. Our mission is to provide you with the creative strategy and knowledge to make you and your podcast successful.

Meetups

Rub elbows with fellow podcasters, talk about podcasting, and maybe even learn enough to start your own podcast. Held on the 1st or 2nd Monday of every month!

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Podcasting Startup Workshop

Get all your how-to podcasting questions answered with this podcasting startup workshop dedicated to foundational podcasting education. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on March 6, 2017.

Intro into Podcasting

Get an introduction to the high-level topics from understanding the media and technology to recording and publishing a podcast. Learn what every new podcaster needs to know in this first Gagglepod talk about podcasting. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on April 17, 2017.

Podcast Show Development

Get into the details of podcast show development by learning how to approach your podcast preparations, topic research, recording schedule, and production. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on May 22, 2017.

Podcasting Gear 101

Get into the details of podcast gear by learning how to buy, setup, and use podcasting equipment and technology needed to record your show. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on June 12, 2017.

Podcast Launch Fundamentals

Learn all the steps you need to launch a podcast, share your audio files online, and make your show available to your audience. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on July 17, 2017.

Podcast Audience Building

Learn all the steps you need to get your podcast in front of your target listener, find sponsors, and learn strategies that can help you build an audience. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on August 14, 2017.

Podcast Show Development (v2)

Learn how to approach creating and producing a podcast based on your expertise, your insight, and ultimately your own idea for a show. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on October 9th, 2017.

Lessons Learned @ DC PodFest

We had the Gagglepod Meetup members that went to DCPodFest in Washington DC on November 10th-11th come in and share everything they learned. Presented by Kyle Bondo at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on November 13th, 2017.

How Do You Interview for a Podcast?

Learn what you need to conduct an interview, understand the entire interviewing process, find out how to land good guests, and what to do when your interview goes sideways. Presented by Tim Brien at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA on March 12th, 2018.