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Podcast Week

Macalester Podcast Week is the first ever celebration of student-produced podcasts taking place April 4-8th, 2022. Podcasts are meant to be shared! Let’s move them out of the classroom and into the Macalester community and beyond to recognize the work they’ve done.

The week will include panels with professional podcasters, podcasting workshops, and prizes. Encourage your students to submit their podcasts produced in and outside of class. Stay tuned for announcements about workshops, panels, speakers, and more!

When: April 4 – 8th, 2022
Where: Online and on campus

Podcast Competition

As part of Podcast Week, we’re asking for submissions to our first annual Podcast Competition. Submissions will be accepted until March 21st at 11:59pm. SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 23! Winners will be chosen by professional podcasters, and announced during Podcast Week. There will be prizes!

Podcast submissions should be 10 minutes maximum, no exceptions. Excerpts or highlight compilations are great; send us your best work! Submissions will be judged on the following: content, writing, use of sound, and editing/production quality.

Podcast Competition Submission Form


Join us for a variety of podcast focused workshops hosted in person in the Digital Resource Center during the start of the week!

Interview Workshop

Monday, April 4
Digital Resouce Center

Recording Workshop

Tuesday, April 5
Digital Resouce Center

Editing Workshop

Wednesday, April 6
Digital Resouce Center

Podcasting Pedagogy Panel

Thursday, April 7
11:30 AM

Join us for a virtual panel featuring speakers from the Humanities Podcasting Network, a group of scholars, writers, and thinkers who make podcasts.

NPR Podcaster Panel and Podcast Week Award Ceremony

Thursday, April 7
4:45 PM

Join us in the Harmon Room or virtually for a panel with Emanuele Berry and Andrew Beck Grace followed by the announcement of our Podcast Week Competition Winners.

Emanuele Berry, This American Life

Emanuele came to This American Life from Gimlet Media. There she worked on several shows including The Nod, Undone and StartUp. Previously, Emanuele worked as a public radio reporter in Michigan and Missouri. Emanuele is a 2014 AIR New Voices Scholar. She is also the recipient of a 2015 Fulbright award to Macau, China.

Andrew Beck Grace, White Lies Podcast

Andrew Beck Grace is the co-creator and co-host of White Lies, an investigative podcast from NPR that explores the 1965 unsolved murder of James Reeb in Selma, Alabama. His nonfiction film work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on PBS’s Independent Lens. His interactive documentary, After the Storm, has been exhibited internationally and was nominated for an Emmy in New Approaches to Documentary.

Register to Attend

WMCN Listening Party

Listen in to WMCN from 4-5 PM on Friday, April 8 to hear submissions to the Podcast Competition!


  • Joe Linstroth, Director of Media Relations
  • Tam Perlman, Associate Director of Academic Technology & AIA of Fine Arts
  • Brooke Schmolke, Manager, Digital Resource Center 
  • Aisling Quigley, Director of Digital Liberal Arts
  • Ben Voigt, Academic Information Associate for Humanities and Languages