PRX has started accepting applications for the next round of the Google Podcasts Creator Program. The program aims to promote diversity and underrepresented voices in the podcasting industry. It will provide 20 weeks of mentorship and training and seed capital for promising podcasters.
The deadline for application is on April 14, 2019.
The six inaugural participants have already started their training at the PRX Broadcast Garage in Boston. They will have a final showcase on June 19. The podcasts included in the first round include “Las Raras” which was inspired by “Serial” podcast, “AfroQueer” which aims to raise awareness about the lives of LGBTQ+ people who live in places where homosexuality is illegal and “Long Distance” which is about the Filipino diaspora.