Casting Call

This is an open (pod)casting call for the next great podcast host. Casting Call is like a Hollywood singing competition, but for people who are pros at audio interviews and non-fiction storytelling. On the show, an esteemed panel of judges will join host Jonathan Goldstein to vet submissions from aspiring podcast hosts across the country, and select three finalists to travel to Gimlet HQ to make a pilot of their show. One talented hopeful will have their pilot turned into a mini-series, produced by Gimlet, and maybe even get a Squarespace sponsorship of their own -- the pinnacle of podcast fame. All of the glory and the drama of the competition will be documented for listeners to hear. Expect a behind-the-scenes look at the weird and wonderful world of podcasting. You’ll learn what makes a good host and how entertaining shows get made when Casting Call officially launches in September.

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Society and Culture

Podcasts

Episode 7: And The Winner Is...

The moment you've been waiting for. This episode was recorded live, which means you get to listen in on the conversations between host Jonathan Goldstein, the...

Episode 6: The Third Pilot

We’ve made it to the final stage of Casting Call . There are spoilers in this episode. There are even spoilers in this description. Begin at Episode 1. If you’...

Episode 5: The Second Pilot

We’ve made it to the final stage of Casting Call . There are spoilers in this episode. There are even spoilers in this description. Begin at Episode 1. If you’...

Episode 4: The First Pilot

We’ve made it to the final stage of Casting Call . There are spoilers in this episode. There are even spoilers in this description. Begin at Episode 1. If you’...

Episode 3: You’re Coming To Brooklyn!

Three hosts have made it to the final stage of our podcast competition. Now, each is teaming up with a Gimlet producer to make a pilot episode of their show...

Episode 2: Bring In The Judges

We narrowed down 5,000+ entries to six semi-finalists. Which three will become finalists? To decide their fates, host Jonathan Goldstein brings in an esteemed...