Past Meetup

Let's talk about how to get started, Part 2

This Meetup is past

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UPDATE! One lucky attendee of this meetup will receive a ticket to PodSummit (, western Canada's first podcast summit, to be held in Calgary on May 6. All you have to do is come and enter for the door prize. Many thanks to organizer Ernest Barbaric for making this possible, and check out this amazing conference.


Have you been meaning to start a podcast, but keep running into obstacles? Or don't know where to start? Or only know how to start, but not how to finish, or keep going? Or are you a podcaster who keeps getting questions on how to get started, and wants some words to say besides, "Just do it?"

We explored this theme ( back in September in an unusual meetup where aspiring podcasters quizzed veterans in our community about various challenges. This time we'll explore it through the story of The Broadcast (, which was in its early stages when Alex Zabjek and Trisha Estabrooks attended that meetup. They pulled the trigger in January, and have a few episodes under their belts now. We'll find out how they overcame the technical, logistical and psychological barriers in their way, and what their plans are for the future.

This meetup should be of particular interest to those who want to start a podcast but haven't quite got there. But if you already have a podcast, please come and share your wisdom, before, during and after the formal discussion. Your experience and encouragement will help others.

If you can't make it, our friends from Castria will be recording it for later release on Seen and Heard in Edmonton ( But of course, it's more fun in person.

As always, there will be treats from CafeRista ( and door prizes, including tickets to Edmonton Opera's production of Elektra (, and coveted store credit to spend at our host venue, Variant Edition ( We'll also have some information to share about the upcoming PodSummit ( in Calgary.