What are you looking for in a pitch?
We are hoping to be surprised by great ideas we could never have anticipated, so this is tricky to answer in advance, but here are some tips that might help:
A great story. If your pitch is for a narrative series, it should be a story that grabs our attention, scratches our curiosity, defies expectations, and makes us need to know what happens next.
A great character. Whether it’s a story or a talk show, we want to care about the people who are talking.
A unique sound. In the increasingly formulaic podcasting terrain, there are unexplored worlds of sound. Whether it’s through voice, music, field tape, sound design, or just crisp writing, we’re looking for podcasts that will stand out and make people take notice.
A purpose. We believe that podcasts should matter. Sometimes this means speaking truth to power or uncovering social ills, sometimes it just means paying attention to someone who deserves to be heard. Sometimes it’s an artistic purpose that pushes the boundaries of the medium.
Unless you hear from us sooner, our commitment is to get back to you by January 31, 2024, if you send us your pitch by November 30, 2023.
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