From the Margins to the Center

A Podcast Incubator for Women of Color

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Are you a woman of color with an original idea for a podcast?

From the Margins to the Center is the first podcast incubator of its kind in Denver, Colorado.

This month-long program will take place at  House of Pod in Denver, Colorado for 28 contact hours of podcast instruction over four weeks. The program will include a keynote session with  Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, who founded an independent production company, weekly classes, a one-year membership to the House of Pod recording studio, and access to open drop-in sessions. Additionally, participants will be paired with leading women producers of color as their mentors.

The most promising producer from the program, as selected by the AMPED Board, will be eligible for a $5,000 grant to support the first season of their podcast. The incubator will be free for all participants, and childcare during each class will be included. Housing and transportation will not be included, so the program may be more convenient, though not limited to, aspiring local producers.

Program Teachers:

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Founder/CEO of Lantigua-Williams & CO and Executive Producer of 70 Million and Latina to Latina.

Berry, Founder and Producer of Podcasts in Color, the largest online directory of podcasts produced by women of color.

Cat Jaffee, Founder and Producer at House of Pod, Executive Producer of SAPIENS: A Podcast for Everything Human.

Paul Karolyi, Managing Editor and Producer at House of Pod, Founder and Producer of Changing Denver.

Application and Program Timeline:

  • Thursday, April 11 - Applications Open

  • Thursday, May 9 - Applications Close

  • Thursday, May 16 - Accepted Applicants will be notified of their acceptance.

  • Monday, June 3 - Kickoff Keynote and dinner with Juleyka Lantigua-Williams.

  • Wednesday, June 5 - Session 1.

  • Wednesday, June 12 - Session 2.

  • Saturday, June 15 - Open Drop-in workshop.

  • Wednesday, June 19 - Session 3.

  • Saturday, June 22 - Open Drop-in workshop.

  • Wednesday, June 25 - Session 4.

Applicant Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years old or older.

  • Propose an original idea for a podcast that has not yet been made.

  • Be creative and dedicated to launching their own show.

  • Identify as a woman.

  • Be a women of color, meaning that they identify with an ethnicity or race that is non-white.

  • Be able to be present physically for the Monday kickoff keynote and all four evening sessions.

  • Be interested in learning about the world of podcasting, so they can produce their own product for themselves.

  • Be a podcast listener 


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REQUIRED: A 60 second video of you answering the following questions is required for consideration of your application: - Who are you? - Why do you want to make a podcast? - Describe a time when you radically changed something in your life as an adult to pursue something that matters to you? *** If you are submitting your application through a mobile phone, the only way you can submit a video is if you post the video submission to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Make sure to tag @WeRAmpedCo and use the hashtag #wocincubator19. If all else fails, send in your video with your full name to
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Ownership Rights Participant is and shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to the podcast and any and all copyrights, trademarks, trade names, and other intellectual property rights associated with the podcast and work product. Release for Marketing Participant grants permission to Amped, its agents, and its employees the right to reproduce the podcast, in part or in its entirety, pictures, audio, and video of Participant, and of any other persons involved in the podcast, for the purposes of promotion, advertising, or marketing of Amped in any manner or in any medium. Participant releases Amped from all claims and liability relating to Amped’s permitted use of these materials. Right of First Offer If Participant seeks to produce the podcast created through the Amped Incubator, Amped shall have first offer rights to produce the podcast.