Podcasting Workshops For Women

Podcasting Workshops For Women

Following a sabbatical, Podcart is delighted to announce we are bringing back our podcasting workshops for women. 

Those attending will learn or develop skills in recording, editing, producing, branding, marketing and more. 

Our podcast workshops are for those identifying as women including trans and non-binary. We have collaborated with the incredible Glasgow Zine Library and Creative East End who will host our workshops. 

Why free and why women? Halina was a young woman when she started podcasting. She had no formal training and taught herself. It’s a male-dominated industry whether you like it or not and we just felt we wanted to give back and encourage more young women into the field. We also felt it would be great to make them free so that those facing financial difficulty or limited access to funds would be able to have this hands-on opportunity. 

The workshops will be hosted by Halina Rifai – Podcart founder. She has been podcasting for 10 years. She works in the music industry within PR, music writing, blogging, digital marketing and a regular contributor to BBC Radio Scotland. She is a Team Leader with Scottish Women Inventing Music. She produces and presents podcasts regularly and most recently, she became mental health advocate. She founded offline and online mental health safe space A Sonic Hug which is due to launch in the next month and is currently producing a podcast series focussing on mental health and peoples’ experiences. 

Halina will be joined by Heather Davina Campbell – Heather returned to Glasgow after an 8 year shift in London; spending four of those years as a Producer at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra working across all of their daytime and specialist shows during that time. From there she moved over to Somethin Else, an independent production company working across Radio, TV, Podcasts and Social, where she was Lead Content Producer for social and digital for The XFactor 2016, The BRITs, The Mercury Prize and Dancing On Ice. Returning to Scotland, she’s worked with Studio Something in Leith before boldly and bravely going freelance into the world of audio and digital. Heather has also pitched podcast ideas to big brands. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in audio and social media as well as a ridiculous knowledge of pop songs and lyrics from the last thirty years – you’ll always want her on your team at the pub quiz for the music round. 

Glasgow Zine Library Workshop – 1st Thursday of each month
Time: 6pm-8pm
1st podcast: 3 October
Ages: 18 – 25
Address: 636 Cathcart Road, Glasgow, G42 8AA

Creative East End Workshop – 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 6pm-8pm
1st podcast: 17 October
Ages: 25+
Address: 200 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G1 5DR

Please note also that Halina is a mental health first aider so if you are experiencing anything mental health-related we encourage you to let her know before the workshops should you need any assistance. 

To book your space, please email: music@podcart.co specifying which workshop you are looking to attend. We will notify if people have been successful or placed on a waiting list. If there is a waiting list, we will issue places if people drop out. 

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