From sponsoring artists-in-residence at House of Pod AND teaching at K-12 programs TO running pop-up recording booths at community events AND engineering podcast incubators for marginalized communities, AMPED has a diversity of programming focused on senior citizen, junior citizens, and voices on the margins.
In 2018, we sponsored four talented podcasters to develop audio work focusing on underheard stories and voices from the margins. Their work can be found ont the Podcasts in Color, That’s What She Did, and the Singleling Podcasts. Additionally, we offered pro bono mentorship and recording space for the Birth Control Podcast project. In exchange, residents taught and led classes about their work in the community.
We are launching our very first podcast incubator in partnership with House of Pod in April. Stay tuned for more details.
K-12 EducatioN and Community Programming
We have taught two six-week podcasting modules at the Denver School of the Arts, put on a podcast workshop that served 90 students from Manual High School, and sponsored free community classes/content at House of Pod most Tuesday nights for the past year.
Community Oral History Projects
During the summer and fall of 2018, we worked with the Curtis Park Neighborhood Association,to collect oral histories from more than 10 senior neighbors in the Denver's Five Points neighborhood. The lead interviewer and neighbor for this project was Julie Rubsam.