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Acast brings podcasting workshop series Aclass to the US

PRESS RELEASE — February 11, 2020

Aclass (pron. “ay-class”), a series of free workshops to celebrate and amplify voices from underrepresented communities in podcasting, is coming to the US.

Hosted by podcast company Acast and following workshops in the UK, the series will begin stateside with Aclass: Black, a workshop to facilitate learning and conversation among current and aspiring black podcasters.

“Podcasting has this amazing ability to amplify different voices and experiences, but voices from certain communities are still underrepresented in audio,” said Brian Danzis, Managing Director, Americas, at Acast. “Our goal with Aclass is to provide a space for learning and discussion, and to support a diversity of perspectives.”

Aclass: Black will take place at Acast’s NYC location on Thursday, February 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. ET. The workshop will feature expert panels with podcasters including Toure from Toure Show, Noleca Radway from Raising Rebels, and Queen & J from Tea with Queen & J.

Sessions include:

Guests are asked to RSVP to Aclass: Black by registering through Eventbrite. Attendees will also be provided with vouchers to book studio time at Acast’s NYC studio.

Following Aclass: Black in NYC, Acast will be hosting additional Aclass workshops for a variety of communities throughout the coming months.

Veronika Taylor, Director of US Content at Acast, added: “It’s inspiring to see how podcasting has been harnessed by so many different creators to share their ideas and experiences with the world. We hope Aclass will help creators of different backgrounds, identities, and perspectives in their journey.”

About Acast

Acast powers podcast creators, advertisers, and listeners around the globe. The company’s services include podcast hosting, distribution, analytics, monetization, and production.

Acast hosts 10,000 podcasts worldwide and works with shows including Watch What Crappens, The Earios Network, Forever35, and My Dad Wrote A Porno, and those from publishers such as VICE, HuffPost, Scientific American, Complex, The Economist, The Guardian, and BBC.

Co-founded in Sweden in 2014 by Johan Billgren, Acast’s team of audio lovers is focused on creating a sustainable and open podcast ecosystem. The company has teams on the ground in 13 markets around the world, including in the UK, US, Australia, France, and Germany.

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