Podcasters’ Support Group


LONDON: Sunday 25 September, 2-5pm, Somers Town Coffee House, in the Cosy Kettle bar in the basement.

In the meantime, there’s the Podcasters’ Support Group on Facebook, on which you can exchange ideas, discuss podcasting and chat with like-minded podcasters in between events. Join here. Let’s form a community.


The Podcasters’ Support Group is a free meet-up for people who are podcasting or are interested in doing so.*

I started podcasting in January 2007, with no guidance aside from a copy of Podcasting For Dummies, which frankly was worse than no help at all. In the years since, Olly and I have been making it up as we go along – and as the medium is still so new, that’s pretty much what all podcasters are doing, with varying degrees of success. There’s no clearcut method or route for podcast-makers.

Though podcasting is now much more mainstream and accessible than it was then, and with a wealth of advice online – including mine! – it can be difficult to know how to start a podcast, or how to make your podcast better and bigger.

So, if you’ve been thinking of starting a podcast, or you’re already doing one but are wondering where to go with it, come along to the meetups and we’ll chew it over. I can’t promise miracles, but I am happy to be your Podcasting for Dummies, dummy.

Also, it’s a chance for podcasters to meet each other, strike up friendships and exchange ideas. Podcasting can be a lonely business – I didn’t know any other podcasters until I’d been at it for years – so let’s hold hands in the darkness.

You! Me! And each time we’ll be joined by an esteemed podcaster. Previous guests have included Radio 4 and MaxFun producer Colin Anderson, Neil Denny of Little Atoms, Dave Pickering of Getting Better Acquainted, and Roman Mars of 99% Invisible.

The Podcasters’ Support Group meets quarterly. See the top of the page for details of the next one.

In a cafe or pub in London. I do want to hold some meet-ups in other towns, too. In fact, if you live elsewhere, set one up yourself!

How much?
£0.00, although you will have to pay for your own cup of tea. But if you find this useful, please pay it forward; help someone else out with their podcast or other creative pursuit. And if (when!) your podcast becomes a rip-roaring success, you’d better have me on as a guest.

What if I can’t make it?
There’ll be another one about three months later.

7 Comments to “Podcasters’ Support Group”

  1. What a great idea! Am new to podcasting but really like this idea. We are trying something similar in Gothenburg, but will have this in mind the next time I’ travelling to London. INSPIRATION!

  2. Great session last night with Roman Mars, Helen! Thank you again for hosting (and the Candid!). For anyone who wants to keep in touch, you can reach me @TheNoughtyGrad or at thenoughtygraduate.com

  3. I’ll try my best to come down, but I’m all the way in Bristol, so will need to sneak out of work early. I could use some advice on structuring my podcast for a storytelling format. Do I need to book my place for this clinic, or do I just show up?

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