In indie audio drama, more often than not the showrunner is also the producer. When making a show for the first time, it can be daunting to not have a clear idea of all the tasks ahead of you. That’s where this article comes in! For the sake of clarity…

I will often tell people to write casting calls with intention, which I realize is a rather opaque phrase. What does casting with intention mean? In this article I’ll dive into an quick example and talk about and around it because it’s been on my mind.

Let’s say you have…

How do you tell these three apart for audio drama? Here’s how I do it, in case that’s helpful.

Picking Takes: Taking the raw recording from the actors and deciding what take to go with when multiple were recorded. This is often the director’s job, but it sometimes goes to the dialogue editor or showrunner (if those people are distinct from the director). …

This is a list of audio dramas I enjoyed listening to in 2020! Not a list of my favorite audio dramas. Not what I declare the best audio dramas of 2020. Not even a list of all the audio dramas I enjoyed listening to in 2020. It’s not a best…

So, I make a lot of podcasts. Right now I have 4 shows in active production, about 5 in passive production, and many, many more on the back-burner. This isn’t counting shows I don’t run and am just a part of, as a voice actor, sound designer, or writer. I’ve…

I haven’t seen any tools related to making and running a discord specifically to coordinate audio fiction production. I figured it out on my own over the course of running a few shows (as well as spying on the discord servers of shows I’ve joined), and here’s what I think…

How much does it cost to make an audio drama?

There’s not a lot of information about indie audio drama budgets. This article breaks down the cost of a typical Sidequesting episode .

Earlier this year, I ran an IGG campaign for S2 and asked for $800 (ending with $833 raised). …

Here’s some general advice for you!

Before I get into this article, I want to post a disclaimer up front — this is just my experience, not the only way to do things! Take what I write with a grain of salt.

Write for sound.

If you’re coming to audio drama from another medium, some things don’t translate. This…

I produce Sidequesting by myself on a shoestring budget, so I’m always on the lookout for free software/websites that will help me make and promote my show! Here’s some of what I’ve used.

  1. Google Docs. You’ve probably heard of this one. I use it to write my scripts! It’s free…

Tal Minear

Tal is a SoCal based podcaster who cannot be stopped from making things and will occasionally write about audio fiction.

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