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Issue 7 | January 27, 2023


Happy Friday! I get to celebrate Friday for once, which is exciting for me (I usually work weekends).

What's more exciting is that we welcomed a bunch of new friends into Discord this week. Thanks for being here and subscribing to this newsletter! We're so happy to have you. 

A few stats from us: 

  • The Discord has ~1300 members! A bunch of newbies came from Arielle's recent Tweet. If that's you, hello!

  • We have ~200 subscribers to this newsletter

  • We've had six Discord events on various audio-related topics

  • We've had 16 posts in #Self-Promo since our last issue of this newsletter

  • #Pet-Pictures has only had five posts since mid-January, and they're pretty cat heavy, so let's get some ~other pets~ represented

Keep hanging out, sharing your news, and making podcasting 80% better just by being a part of our community...(We'll explain that stat below).

Cheers! - Keelin (moderator)

Top Stories from the Podcasting Community on Discord

Thank you to everyone who shared stories, recommendations, links, and resources with us throughout the week. 

Listen Notes Reports 80% Fewer Podcasts

Member News

The following news stories have been shared throughout the week with us in the #📢 | self-promo channel on Discord. To be included, make sure you're sharing with us!

Podcast of the Week

I (Keelin) select one podcast per week from the links submitted in #self-promo.

This week, Hot Buttons!

Hot Buttons is a show about the future of fashion and culture on a changing planet. Each week, Christina Binkley, Rachel Kibbe, and Shilla Kim-Parker unwind the breaking news, industry moves, cultural trends, and tech breakthroughs that are shaping sustainable fashion. The fashion industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. Can we change it?

Dispatcher of the Week

Welcome to our member spotlight section! To be featured in a future issue of the newsletter, DM us on Discord or reply to this email!

Meet Carolyn Kiel

Carolyn Kiel

Carolyn Kiel is the host of Beyond 6 Seconds, where she interviews neurodivergent people whose stories shatter misconceptions, break stigma, and showcase the diversity of the neurodivergent community. As an autistic woman who was diagnosed in adulthood, she also shares her own story. Carolyn is a writer for the Women Who Podcast Magazine. Her most recent articles explore how to make podcasts more accessible to people with disabilities, and examine the bias against women's voices in podcasting.

Find Caroline: 


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