How to Make Podcasts and Influence People

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The Read's Crissle West talks comedy during a taping of Micropolis Live: Funny or Racist?

Say you want to make a podcast. You get a microphone and recording kit. You make sure your closet is relatively soundproof. You wow your friends with your clever title and original conceit. You even figure out how to set up an RSS feed. Now how do you get anyone to listen?

Hear some hot tips and tales from the trenches from women who started from scratch and climbed the charts: The Heart's Kaitlin Prest, The Read's Crissle West, Criminal's Lauren Spohrer, and the Longest Shortest Time's Hillary Frank.

Werk It: The Podcast is a compilation of the best moments from Werk It, a women's podcasting festival produced by WNYC Studios. Both the festival and the podcast are made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from The Harnisch Foundation.

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