The Google Podcasts creator program exists to lower barriers to podcasting and to increase the diversity of voices in the industry. 

We are holding this open call for podcast ideas from around the world. The six teams we select will receive up to US $40,000, mentorship, and 20 weeks of training, in Boston and virtually at scheduled intervals. The training will start July 29, 2019 and conclude the week of December 9, 2019. 

The deadline has been extended: Applications will now be accepted until 23:59 ET on April 28, 2019. All applicants will be notified either way by email by May 31, 2019. 

It's an exciting time in podcasting, whether you live somewhere with a thriving podcast industry or a place where people are just starting to learn about podcasts. 

However, to be successful, it takes more than just a good idea. You need a strong sense of who you are making your podcast for, why you are the right person or team to do it, and a clear-eyed understanding of the work it takes to keep it going. Your responses will be essential to the selection process. 

We strongly recommend reading the FAQ thoroughly. You will find a lot of information about the program and the current teams at googlecp.prx.org, including this blog post about how to make your application stand out. 

Finally, thank you for your interest. We cannot wait to read your application!

Please note: If you applied to the first round of the Google Podcasts creator program, you will need to reapply. Be sure to highlight the work you have done since the first application and let us know about any new developments with your project.  

Google Podcasts creator program