Podcasting 101: How to Launch a Podcast (3 sessions)

Podcasting 101: How to Launch a Podcast (3 sessions) FebruaryFeb 23 2022 06:00pm - 07:30pm
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Have you got a story to tell, or thoughts to share, and want to start a podcast? In collaboration with the New Westminster Arts Council the Library is pleased to offer a brand new, three-part series we’re calling ‘Podcasting 101’. We’ll review and demonstrate all the equipment you need to get started, share the how-to’s of building your podcast from start to finish, and enjoy a Q&A event with a number of local podcasters who will each offer their own personal stories about their journeys into podcasting. The series will take place over three sessions as outlined below. Seating is limited so register soon. To register contact us for more information at askus@nwpl.ca or phone 604-527-4665.

Note: The library continues to monitor and adhere to the Province's COVID-19 Public Health Orders. Where possible, this series will be held in person at the library. In the event we are unable to meet in person, the event will be held online over Zoom. Please note that at present, masks will be required to attend in person.


Session 1: Wed February 23, 2022 6-7:30pm - Intro to Podcasting Equipment

This session, hosted by New Westminster’s Daniel Huéspe, will review all the hardware and equipment needed to start your own podcast!

Believing in the power of capturing a moment, Daniel Huespe is a videographer, podcaster, and streamer. He started with Sweet Culture, a series hosted by Close Look, where he engaged a wide variety of guests covering many topics. Daniel has a love of people, and the stories they have to tell. Podcasting has given him the perfect avenue to explore these stories, and he looks forward to doing so much more in the coming months.

To register call 604-527-4665 or email us at askus@nwpl.ca

Session 2: Wed March 2, 2022 6-7:30pm - Podcasting – from Concept to Production

This session will be hosted by none other than Jenn Radke of the FatGirlBookClub podcast. Jenn will provide must have tips needed to conceptualize and produce a podcast from start to finish, no matter the topic.

Jennifer Radke is the host of the podcast Fat Girl Book Club. Her podcast provides an engaging book club experience centered around a different body acceptance book each session. Episodes also include interviews with special guests who enrich the discussions with their own experiences. The podcast releases every second Thursday and has been going without a break for two years. Jennifer is also a podcast consultant and producer. You can check out Jennifer’s podcast at https://fatgirlbookclub.simplecast.com or on your favourite podcast app

To register call 604-527-4665 or email us at askus@nwpl.ca

Session 3: Wed March 9, 2022 6-8:00pm - Podcast Panel Q&A

This session will be moderated by local author and New Westminsterite J.J. Lee, featuring a lively Q&A with a three-person panel of local podcast pros! Be sure to bring your questions and ideas!

To register call 604-527-4665 or email us at askus@nwpl.ca

MC: JJ Lee, local author and CBC Radio host

JJ Lee is the author of THE MEASURE OF A MAN: THE STORY OF A FATHER, A SON, AND A SUIT. The memoir was a finalist for the Governor General's, Hilary Weston Writers' Trust, and Charles Taylor prizes for nonfiction. For ten years he was a contributor, reporter, producer, and host on CBC Radio. He currently is a mentor of nonfiction at Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio. He lives in New Westminster.

Jennifer (J. Rosemarie) Francis

Rosemarie is the host of two podcasts: SoloMoms! Talk and Tools of the Podcast Trade. She began her broadcasting journey in 2014 when she started an online radio station to encourage single moms. As a member of Podcasters Paradise, she mentored the host of The Prison Post before he started the show. She now mentors new podcasters while continuing to hone her craft through her MeetUp group. J. Rosemarie is responsible for the production of her podcasts from conception to broadcast, applying what she learned through courses like PowerUp Podcasting and mentors. She loves to travel, especially on Amtrak, reads widely, and blogs for self-expression. She’s a member of Christian Women in Media.

Jeremy Ratt

Jeremy Ratt is a 21 year old Indigenous multimedia artist living in Vancouver, BC. A Woodland Cree Native from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Jeremy was raised moving from town to town with his single mother in Saskatchewan. His work includes various short films, Indigenous book anthologies and most notably, the CBC Podcast Pieces, in which he explores his own Indigenous identity. In high school he developed a serious interest in broadcasting after being encouraged by friends to take advantage of his deep, resonant voice. His first broadcasting gig came when he was 17 years old, working as a sound board operator with Bell Media in Kelowna BC. Jeremy also pursues music and acting on the side whilst providing podcasting advice through panels, workshops and more. 

Jorden Foss

Jorden Foss is a children's author and the co-founder of Steel & Oak Brewing Co. in New Westminster, BC. He enjoys cooking, cycling, and reading to his kids on a sunny set of front steps. Jorden is the host of the Beer Life Podcast, where he chats with other folks in the craft beer industry about their business and what makes their brewery tick.


This event is made possible through collaboration with the New Westminster Arts Council.

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