11 episodes

The Pod Shop is WAMU’s initiative to train and support aspiring podcasters in the Washington, D.C., region. The inaugural group of creators spent three months learning the ins and outs of podcast production and developing their original projects.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

The Pod Shop is WAMU’s initiative to train and support aspiring podcasters in the Washington, D.C., region. The inaugural group of creators spent three months learning the ins and outs of podcast production and developing their original projects.

    Perpetual Blackness Pilot

    Perpetual Blackness Pilot

    Nichelle Calhoun has chased stories of the Black experience internationally and nationally. Perpetual Blackness brings that search back to her roots in the D.C. metro area, where she believes her past and present intersect most poetically. Perpetual Blackness tells the stories of the DMV’s many layers of diasporic Blackness as it parallels Nichelle’s family’s journey over nine generations — from enslavement in rural Virginia to contemporary life in one of the country’s Blackest, bougiest suburbs.

    Music featured in this episode:
    4am by Makaih Beats
    Power by Kudo NYC
    LoveChances by Makaih Beats

    You can learn more about The Pod Shop at wamu.org/podshop

    • 31 min
    Mixed Until Combined Pilot

    Mixed Until Combined Pilot

    Jordan Chacon is a Jewish Latina born and raised in the D.C. metro area. She studied environmental sciences and sociology at University of Wisconsin−Madison and now pursues her passion for cooking and eating as a chef in D.C. Mixed Until Combined highlights the changing face and voice of America’s food culture and society. Jordan brings listeners behind the line and into the kitchens of chefs with mixed identities who combine their background, experiences, personality and soul into culinary art.

    Music featured in this episode:
    Hoy vine aquí by Ramita de Cedro
    Rise and Shine by Audiobinger

    You can learn more about The Pod Shop at wamu.org/podshop

    • 32 min
    Dating While Gray Pilot

    Dating While Gray Pilot

    Laura Stassi is a writer who moved to Reston, Virginia, after her almost 30-year marriage ended. Being single feels like being a stranger in a strange land, and she’s not sure how to navigate the terrain. Dating While Gray features the true stories of people age 50 and older who are seeking that special someone.

    Music featured in this episode:
    Neil Young -- Heart of Gold (Florian Paetzold Edit)
    Who Wants A Man by No Monster Club
    Home Home at Last by Blue Dot Sessions
    Bloom by Jahzzar

    You can learn more about The Pod Shop at wamu.org/podshop

    • 27 min
    Dish City Pilot

    Dish City Pilot

    Patrick Fort and Ruth Tam are producers at WAMU. They both love to eat and talk about food—often at the same time. That’s why they make Dish City. The show digs into D.C.’s iconic foods, who eats them and how both are changing.

    Theme music by Daniel Peterschmidt

    More music featured in this episode:
    Walking Shoes by Blue Dot Sessions
    The Zeppelin by Blue Dot Sessions
    Spunk Lit by Blue Dot Sessions
    Admin by A. A. Aalto
    Lanky by Blue Dot Sessions
    Greylock by Blue Dot Sessions
    Tu connais Babar by Mocke

    You can learn more about The Pod Shop at wamu.org/podshop

    • 17 min
    She Served Pilot

    She Served Pilot

    Victoria Chamberlin is an active duty public affairs officer in the U.S. Army, and is pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Georgetown University. Her podcast, She Served, challenges perceptions of what it means to be a veteran by showcasing the voices of women in the military.

    Music featured in this episode:
    Is That You or Are You You? by Chris Zabriskie
    Cylinder Five by Chris Zabriskie
    The Minutes by Scott Gratton
    Reveille performed by The U.S. Army Band
    Kenney Floreat - On the Line
    Podington Bear - Night Vision
    The Books - Clarinet Clock Loop

    You can learn more about The Pod Shop at wamu.org/podshop

    • 26 min
    Perpetual Blackness Trailer

    Perpetual Blackness Trailer

    Nichelle Calhoun has chased stories of the Black experience internationally and nationally. Perpetual Blackness brings that search back to her roots in the D.C. metro area, where she believes her past and present intersect most poetically. Perpetual Blackness tells the stories of the DMV's many layers of diasporic Blackness as it parallels Nichelle’s family’s journey over nine generations—from enslavement in rural Virginia to contemporary life in one of the country’s Blackest, bougiest suburbs.

    You can learn more about The Pod Shop at wamu.org/podshop

    • 3 min

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