#GAReads | Podcasting Is About to Become a Lot Less White and Male
In a corner conference room in Spotify’s Manhattan offices, 10 women go around a table talking about the podcasts they want to make. Their ideas are all wildly different, from video games and the Muslim dating world to nature and the history of cats. But all the women there have the same goal: to tell stories the podcast world has largely ignored, until now.
Spotify had developed the training, called Sound Up Bootcamp, as part of their yearlong Black History Is Happening Now program. In March, the company put out a call for entries from women of color who wanted to make podcasts—and got 18,000 applications. For 10 spaces.