How to Start a Podcast: ONA-Los Angeles Panel (Audio)

You’ve got a great idea for a podcast, but you’ve got questions: How do you begin? What kind of equipment, software and apps do you need? How do you craft a compelling format? How do you find and keep an audience? And can you make money?

Listen to what the experts say at the Online News Association – Los Angeles panel “How to Start a Podcast” moderated by Michael Fleeman.


The session was held May 24 in downtown LA and featured:

Sarah Gray, lead producer of newly launched “Got Your Attention” podcast from Attn:.

Shara Morris, freelance producer for Panoply and Maximum Fun’s “Adam Ruins Everything” podcast.

Ben Adair, created podcasts “Reveal” for the Center for Investigative Reporting and “First Time Last Time,” which he hosts and produces.

Kristina Lopez,  producer of Plz Advise, a weekly advice podcast she started in 2014 with “2 Broke Girls” writer and Hello Giggles co-founder Molly McAleer.

Have an idea for future ONA LA topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know (email: LA@ if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

Michael Fleeman

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