Afros & Audio founder Talib Jasir on creating a podcast conference, community and using creativity in podcasting


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In this episode of Podcasting Smarter, we're speaking to Talib Jasir of the Afros & Audio, a podcast festival for and by Black podcast creatives and audio professionals that's coming up this October 22-23rd. We speak about how he got into podcasting, using his creativity to create audio dramas and supporting community throughout the podcasting medium.

Have you felt any of the following:

You haven't been able to find or create your desired podcasting community?

You want to support and connect with Black podcasters?

You want to find out about in-person podcast events?

Then this episode is for you!

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  1. How Talib got into podcasting, his inspirations from early radio and why he created the Afros & Audio conference
  2. What is Afros & Audio as a community, who can attend the conference and why it's such an important community
  3. The in-person experience of the conference, connecting with the Black podcaster community, attend panels and network
  4. The Afros & Audio Podcast Network, and the scripted fiction podcast, The Fussings: Until One of Us is Dead that Talib created
  5. How we can encourage and support Black podcast creators with support and what that looks like
  6. What shows that Talib is inspired by, including as early radio drama called Destination Freedom from Richard Durham in the 1920's and 1930's
  7. The living record of our experiences as podcasters and how we're leaving our legacy for future generations

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You can get in touch with Talib on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram as well as listen to the The Fussings Podcast and find the Afros & Audio Festival here which is coming up this Oct. 22-23, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA.


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