The Masterclass Podcast

S2E6: Silvi Vann-Wall on Pitching and Piloting

In 2018, Silvi Vann-Wall was a journalism student who was chosen as a finalist in a nationwide podcasting competition. Suddenly she found herself on a stage, pitching her idea to the best podcasters in the world. Her advice on developing your podcast concept is very simple, “You must be able to describe it in one…

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Matt Bevan on Season Arcs

“The most helpful part of the series arc is dragging people to the next episode,” says ABC’s Matt Bevan, the host of China, If You’re Listening. That’s the fifth season of his geopolitical pod, for which he’s done both chronological and thematic season arcs. In this episode of the Masterclass, he shares what he’s learned…

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S2E4: Rachel Fountain on Turning Your Idea into a Podcast

Audience and sustainability are two key factors for Deadset Studio’s Executive Producer Rachel Fountain in thinking about what podcasts will work.”When you know who the podcast is for, you can think about what they might be using it for, and tailor your content to that,” she says. Rachel has worked on many popular podcasts at…

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S2E3: Martin Peralta on Sound Design

“It’s never finished, but you get closer and closer to ‘I’m happy with this’”. Martin Peralta is one of Australia’s most sought after sound designers, having worked on ABC podcasts including Trace and Unravel, as well as Gimlet’s Science Vs, and many others. In this episode, he outlines his work processes, his secrets for finding…

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S2E2: Elizabeth Kulas on Narrative Structure

“A good piece of work is written once. A great piece is written five times.” To Elizabeth Kulas, the host of ABC’s Days Like These,narrative structure is front of mind in planning and writing every podcast episode. Formerly the host of7am,she gives a Masterclass in structuring your episode. Louisa Lim teaches Audio Journalism and Podcasting…

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S2E1: Marc Fennell on Telling Complicated Stories Simply

In season 2 of The Masterclass, Louisa Lim explores podcasting with some of the world’s best podcasters. In this episode, Marc Fennell, the creator and host of the smash hit podcast Stuff the British Stole,gives a masterclass in how to tell complicated stories in a way that people can understand. Louisa Lim teaches Audio Journalism…

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