A Practical Plan to Creating Podcasts – Packaging a Podcast: How It Works

After creating a podcast, what’s next? Join podcast producer Christina Kotlar and actor/blogger/host/producer Frances McGarry for the third and last installment of the series A Practical Plan to Creating Podcasts – Packaging a Podcast: How It Works.

This workshop will go “under the hood” of the dashboard demonstrating the mechanics and components necessary for your podcast packaging. The workshop will also offer marketing and promotion strategies to expand listening audiences.

Topics Covered will include:

Part 1
Choose a Media Host, Set Up in WordPress, Podcatchers, Distribution

• After creating a podcast, what’s next?
• Choosing a host for your new podcast.
• Podcast media hosting
• WordPress website/plugins, uploading, episode artwork
• Media players
• iTunes, podcatchers and media distribution directories

Part 2
Follow the Podcast 

Intro into Marketing and Promotion
• Establishing a strong social media presence
• Expanding listening audiences
• Keeping the content flowing on a regular basis
• Statistics and analytics/advertising/sponsors

Christina Kotlar, is a podcast producer for over a decade. She graduated with an M.A. in Producing for Film and Video from American University, Washington, DC returning to the NY/NJ metropolitan area as a producer, writer and venue development executive for Emerging Cinemas, NYC. She founded Film Festival reViews, a podcast and blog site for independent filmmakers and film lovers in and around the film festival circuit worldwide. Her extensive background in graphic design and creative direction garnered numerous New Jersey Advertising awards in print publication, radio and television.


Frances McGarry, Ph.D. is actor/blogger/host/producer of First Online With Fran (FOLWF), an arts advocacy program featuring ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the arts. FOLWF recently launched its first podcast episode There’s No Place Like Art. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for The League of Professional Theater Women, and the Programming Committee of New York Women in Film & Television.

Produced by Frances McGarry

April 5 @ 6:30pm
6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (2h)

NYWIFT Conference Room
6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200
(Between Fifth and Madison Avenue)

$15 for Members
$25 for Nonmembers


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.