MIC’s Podcast Club is a community made up of over 600 awesome people that make podcasts. During our virtual and physical (when we can!) events we help each other to make brilliant podcasts.
Our meetups, held at least once a month, are for ANYONE who makes podcasts, from DIY hobbyists to professional, podcast producers who do this sh*t for a living. We’re here to help each other make awesome podcasts – because we’re the experts, right?
At each meetup our community of podcasters ask podcast-making related questions. These are answered by our community of podcasters! It’s like a live FAQ for podcasters. We’ve covered all sorts like from hosting and marketing to entering awards and remote recording. You can come to ask, answer or simply listen.
We also have a special podcaster guest most months to give their expert take on a chosen podcasty subject.
Guests have included Dan Maudsley (BBC: Paradise), Clare Freeman (ASFB Productions: Slimming World Podcast…), Alicia from Brown Girls Do It, Kate Cocker (The Presenter Coach: Everyday Positivity), Alex Bennett (Lower Street Media, Art of Podcast), Guy Kilty (DipDap productions, BBC 5Live: The Price of Football), Sam Walker (BBC, Desert Diaries, Northern Power Women), Emma Goswell (Gaydio, Coming Out Stories), Charlotte Foster (Charlotte Foster Productions), Mark Asquith (Captivate, Rebel Base Media), Amy Woods (Content x10), Ant McGinley (XS Manchester, On The Left Side) & Poppy & Rubina from BBC’s Brown Girls Do It Too podcast.
It bloody works as well. Each month our community receives top notch support and advice from each other. We’ve had people launch chart-topping podcasts off the back of coming to our meetups, others have collaborated, got guest spots on podcasts, made new buddies and even started businesses and
found paid work!
How good’s that eh?
*or a meat substitute dinner, but it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it
Vic Elizabeth Turnbull started MIC’s Podcast Club (or simply ‘MIC’ as it was known then) in late 2018 in a room above a boozer in Manchester (where most good things begin!). Vic noticed at the time that there were very, very few places, for the growing number of podcasters to come together and geek out.
To put it bluntly, if you want to start a podcast or learn how to better your craft, the myriad of info and opinions out there on webpages, groups and social media is intimidating, chuffing noisy, mega confusing and just a tad contracting.
There’s no doubt that the people who are making podcasts are the experts. Whether that’s bedroom podcasters or professional producers. They’re doing it day in, day out. They all have unique perspectives, production hacks or their own best practice. So what if we brought those folk together in person in the same room (often virtually) to share advice, feedback and support to help each other make brilliant podcasts?
So MIC’s Podcast Club was born with the sole mission to help podcasters to help each other to produce top quality podcasts.
It’s now grown to a community of over 450 people and every month a good chunk of them come together to talk podcasting!
The MIC’s Podcast Club community is made of over 450 members.
There’s loads of different podcasters, like those who do it for a living, to folk putting shows together in their living room.
We all shout about each other’s podcasts as much as we can. We’re always tooting each other’s horn 📯
Our community is a non judgy, non cliquey place to talk making podcasts. We pride ourselves on being good eggs, so you won’t find any dickheads around these parts.
Which is always nice to know right?
Listen to some of the good eggs in our community 👉👉
MIC is self-funded, from the marketing and websites, to sourcing venues and paying meetup page and zoom. We can’t continue to do deliver regular events and serve our awesome community without support.
So if you have been to a MIC meetup or like the cut of our jib, please buy us a brew! ☕