From the Margins to the Center


Program Overview

July 1, 2019: Denver, CO - The Colorado podcasting landscape is about to be infused with eight new shows produced and hosted by women of color.

In June 2019, House of Pod, Amped, Podcasts in Color, and Lantigua Williams & Co. joined together to hold Colorado’s very first podcast incubator for women of color.

The program kicked off May 2019 when applications opened for the experience. Over 65 women applied for eight spots. The final cohort included women with ideas ranging from a modern sex ed podcast for teens, to a show providing stories and resources for mothers struggling with maternal health, to a series featuring narratives from one block of Denver.

The course covered how to conceptualize, produce, brand, write, edit, record, and monetize a podcast show. Graduates will release their final products over the next few months, however samples of their work are available now. The program included 20 instructional hours over four weeks, and featured guests like Juleyka Lantigua Williams founder and owner of production company Lantigua Williams & Co., Leila Day co-host of The Stoop podcast, and Joy Parish and Claire Koch producers and hosts of Girls Gone Wod podcast. Applicant mentors included prominent national podcasting professionals Cher Vincent, Rekha Murthy, Keisha Dutes, and Michelle Jackson. Childcare for the program was offered through Nanno and sponsored by Patreon, the platform that powers membership businesses for creators

On July 19th, graduates from the course will present their work on a panel at Denver’s first podcasting festival, presented by Outlier and powered by House of Pod. The top podcast, as voted on by the Amped Board and team will receive $5,000 from Patreon. The prize is intended to support the production of the first season of the winner’s show.

This program was made possible by an Arts and Society grant facilitated through RedLine, with additional funding and support from Patreon, Himalaya, Blue Dot Sessions, and Adobe Audition.

Below, you’ll find more details about each show and clips of the participants’ work. Congratulations to all of the incredible participants, sponsors, staff, and families who helped make this program possible.

You can meet more creators and hear their work at the Denver podcast festival, which is open to the public. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.


Beauty in the Grit, by Ariel Britt

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Episode #1 Legacy: In this first episode, we hear a story from Ariel, where she reminds us that there is no deadline assigned to fulfilling our biggest dreams.

Beauty in the Grit is A storytelling podcast to help listeners access hope through shared experiences.

The full series of Beauty and the Grit will launch October 8, 2019, four episodes will launch in Fall 2019 and another four in Spring 2020.

To support this show, visit, follow on instagram @beautyinthegrit, and donate on Patreon at

eggplants and peaches, by Naomi Raquel Lopez

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Pilot: Eggplants & Peaches is a sex ed podcast for teens which is inclusive, consent based, health oriented and always anonymous.

Eggplants & Peaches: a sex ed. podcast for teens where we explore sex, pleasure and everything in between.

This podcast will launch September 1, 2019 with its first five episodes. To keep updated on this show, visit, /eggplantsandpeaches on facebook, @eggplantsandpeaches on instagram, or

Colorado Mamas Matter, by Dr. Patrece Hairston Peetz

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Teaser: Colorado Mamas Matter is a local podcast that tells the story of community organizations and resources that serve women and their families around the issue of maternal health to help women and their families get connected to the local resources that exist to support them.

Colorado Mamas Mater is maternal health storytelling and community resource building through empowering dialogue.

This podcast will launch October 10, 2019, with a plan for at least 50 episodes.

To learn more, visit Colorado Mamas Matter on instagram @coloradomamasmatterpodcast and facebook at /coloradomamasmatterpodcast/

Habit Therapy, by Joslyn Reese-Hopkins and Brittney Reese

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Teaser: Habit Therapy. Co-Founders of FIT & NU, Joslyn and Brittney Rae help you break down the barriers that are keeping you from achieving balance. Learn how to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle with true expertise, a sense of humor and valuable advice.

Habit Therapy is a podcast that disrupts unhealthy habits with real talk and tips to get women well.

This podcast will launch on July 10, 2019 with four to six episodes. 

To support this show, follow their work at @habittherapypod @fitandnu.

The She Segment, Shavon Morris & Ivana Hester-Grant

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S1_EP1| Flaws & All: Embracing the “Ugly” | Shavon and Ivana learn to embrace their flaws, as they discuss self-doubt and body shaming, with local makeup artist, Dazja Jordan. The trio share stories about their own personal insecurities and their current journey towards hope in appearance, body positivity, and self-discovery after baby.

The She Segment is a podcast where everyday women are encouraged to speak up, even if that means they remain anonymous.

This podcast will launch on July 20th, 2019 with 7-10 episodes.

To support this work, visit and follow on instagram @shesegmentpodcast.


This One Block, by Rebecca Mendoza Nunziato

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Teaser: Welcome to This One Block, an introduction to one of Denver's most fascinating places - a block on the historic East Side. Learn why you should care and what's at stake.

This One Block explores stories of blight and beauty… one block at a time.

This full podcast will launch July 19, 2019, and include six episodes, covering gentrification & urbanization; affordable housing; 150 years of history…

To support the podcast, follow on instagram urban.peacemakers, on facebook /thecenterforurbanpeacemakers, and with the feed

We Can Teach Our Own, Jenelle Valentine Davenport (Jenny)

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Pilot: A Black Parent's WHY for Taking Charge of Her Kids' Education: Interview with Mrs. Jenkins.

We Can Teach Our Own, a podcast where Black Children's parents say "Enough!" to classroom bias.

This podcast will launch July 6, 2019 and release on a bi-monthly schedule.

To support, follow on instagram @wecanteachourown, on twitter @WeCanTeachOurs. and on Patreon at

Roasted Baked and Glazed, Carolyn King

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Roasted Baked and Glazed is a podcast about culinary adventures steeped in cannabis. The trailer is on its way. In the meantime, you can stay updated on the show at