On Deck Podcaster Fellowship (ODP)

Start a podcast and grow your audience. In 8 weeks.

The Podcaster Fellowship is an eight-week remote program for podcasters who want to grow their audience and build lasting relationships. We combine a world-class curriculum and an incredible community to help you find traction online.

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Everything you need to build an audience

Navigate the complexity of starting and growing a podcast with intimate workshops, peer editing, distribution and growth frameworks and much more.

Get better at podcasting

The best way to get better at podcasting is through consistent practice combined with tight feedback loops. We’ll combine the power of small groups that will meet once a week for peer feedback along with sessions with domain experts to help you improve your podcasting game.

Grow your audience

Growing your listenership isn’t about growth hacks, SEO, or “one weird trick.” Learn the strategies and tactics that have helped the best podcasters in the business take their listenership to the next level.

Monetize your work

There are are many ways to monetize a successful podcast besides just selling ads. Learn the frameworks of of how the best podcasters create multiple streams of income, whether it’s working with sponsors or getting their listeners to pay them directly.

Join a community of podcasters

Community is the core of the On Deck Podcaster Fellowship. Here are just a few of the phenomenal community members who participated in our first cohort.
Brent Liang
Co-Founder and Executive Producer, The Quest with Justin Kan
Justin Murphy
CEO, Other Life
Jessica Catorc
Head of Partnerships, Teachable; Award-Winning Brand Strategist
Mesh Lakhani
Founder and Host, Talk Money Podcast / Lola Media LLC
Clara Tsao
President & Board Chair, Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation
Matty Mo
Founder, The Most Famous Artist
Alastair Budge
Founder, Leonardo English
Yinh Hinh
Creator and Host, Growth From Failure Podcast; Managing Director, East Capital Management

Apply for the Podcaster Fellowship

Access to the program is $1,990 (or four installments of $500.)


Our Fellows are the heartbeat of our community. Here's what they have to say.

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Cameron Prouse

Only 1 week into's First 50 Fellowship program and I am soooo totally blown away.

Can't wait to get at it tomorrow for week 2!

Lyle McKeany

It's not an overstatement to say that @beondeck has changed the trajectory of my writing life. I know that sounds hyperbolic, but it's not.

If you want to start writing, hold yourself accountable to a regular writing practice, or level up your writing, don't hesitate.

Kamil Ruczynski

The best thing you can do for your self-development in 2021?

Become alumni of any of the program. 🚀

Tyler Willis

Did I invest in @beondeck? Yes.

Why? Look at this deck.

Every physical institution is being rebuilt in the cloud. This is the MBA, the meetup, and the hackathon all rolled into one.

It won’t be small.

Chris Messina

Beyond moonshots, we need more 50+ year visions for anchoring the thrust and intention of our collective work.

Proud to be a recent alum of the @beondeck Fellowship.

Kavir Kaycee

I feel like being part of multiple fellowship programs. Might become bankrupt that way 😂

David Lobo

@beondeck is the most impactful community I've ever been involved with. It's the launchpad that has allowed me move faster every day. So thankful for their badass team.

Jonathan Gregory

Education is ripe for transformation. @beondeck model will be the standard for experiential and community based learning. I would choose it over a traditional MBA.

Hiten Shah

I had a blast chatting with the @beondeck community earlier today.

They were super engaged, thoughtful and curious.

I say no to most things, this group (virtually like today and in-person) is something special in a weird, unexplainable but awesome way.

Aditi Parekh

Searching the directory for any startup-related questions before searching on Google or Twitter 🤟

Katherine Lynn

I continue to be impressed with the overall program, caliber of fellows, and the ODF employees! (Plus some sweet music playlists during events and I got to practice rap w/ @eriktorenberg during kickoff.)

Happy to be in ODF5!

Griff Foxley

Will @beondeck please just right now setup an annual pass type thing so I can just be apart of every damn thing they offer?

Parthi Loganathan

Excited for @beondeck's writer fellowship kickoff today! Did the original fellowship and here I am again as a repeat customer.

They're building the best communities for every niche.

Rak Garg

You either die an On Deck fellow, or you live long enough to see yourself become an On Deck employee.

Jacob Peters

Thanks to @beondeck I got reconnected with @FranklinBi last night from our days at @jpmorgan.

Seriously such an incredible community – serendipity and genuine connection without any transactional feeling. Highly recommend to anyone with a startup itch.

Speakers & Curriculum

Some of the speakers that joined us for our first cohort:
Mikel Ellcessor
Sonal Chokshi
Tyler Cowen
Andrew Warner
Anthony Pompliano
Patrick O'Shaughnessey
Laura Shin
Jason Calacanis
David Perell
Jason Yanowitz

Navigating the Podcaster Fellowship

Learn how to navigate ODP, interact with fellows and give useful feedback.

Podcast infrastructure and equipment

Get your podcast infrastructure set up from the start.
Finding Your Niche & Voice

Finding your niche

Learn how to find your niche and hone in on what you want to write about.

Developing your voice and brand

Learn how to find your niche and hone in on what you want to write about.

Understanding your audience

Discover who your own target audience is.
Booking Guests, Research & Interviewing

Booking world-class guests

Learn best practices to cold-emailing and confirming amazing guests for your show.

Interviewing like a pro

Learn how to structure and conduct engaging interviews.

Research 101

Learn research best practices, workflows, and tips.
Editing & Publishing

Editing podcasts

Learn the basics of common editing platforms and make your podcast sound professional.

Platforms and publishing

Learn the best hosting platforms and publishing cadences for your show.
Distribution & Monetization

Distribution and growth

Learn how to grow your audience and build your community.

Analytics for podcasters

Learn how to interpret your analytics.

Monetization 101

Discover the different alternatives to monetize your podcast.
Podcasting groups
Intimate groups with peer accountability and built-in structures to keep you podcasting.
Editing support
Peer editing and feedback and 1:1 editing support with the ODP team and other podcasters.
Podcaster's Library
Full access to a carefully curated Podcaster's Library with copious literature on podcasting.

The On Deck Method

We're building a modern educational institution that redefines how community and learning come together. Being part of any On Deck program means you’ll have access to a community of world-class professionals. With every new program we launch and cohort we start, your network gets stronger.

Here are the cornerstones of the On Deck experience:

Deep Friendships

Our virtual fellowship programs provide members with community, education, and support. This is a place for cohort-style learning, but also deep personal connections.

Unparalleled Knowledge

There are limitless opportunities for learning and sharing here. You’ll get access to expert speakers, office hours, build weekends, and our session library full of curated content. Dig in!

Community Diversity

We’re proud to have a community diverse in culture, thought, and life experiences. This enables revolutionary ideas, inclusive solutions, and boundless growth opportunities.

Scaled With Software

We’re building in-house tools to improve how we share community knowledge, aligned opportunities, and helpful connections.

Engineered Serendipity

When everyone is going through a shared experience and seeking similar goals, incredible things happen.

Spirit of Service

One of the things we love most about our community is how willing and excited members are to support one another. This spirit is the strong heartbeat of the On Deck community.

Apply for the Podcaster Fellowship

Access to the program is $1,990 (or four installments of $500.)


Who should apply?

To be a good fit for ODP, you are probably:

* An insatiably curious explorer who loves asking questions that take you down fascinating rabbit holes.
* An avid podcast listener, and at least a little bit entrepreneurial, with an independent spirit.
* Eager to be an active participant in a growing community, as much of the value of On Deck comes from the network and peer-to-peer connections.

Do I have to talk about tech or business? Absolutely not! We’re aiming to build a cohort with podcasters spanning a wide range of subject matter.

What does it cost?

Joining the On Deck Deck Podcaster Fellowship is $1,990.

For this first inaugural cohort, we’re offering the program at an early-bird rate of $1,990, with the cost rising for subsequent cohorts.

What is the time commitment?

ODP is a choose-your-own-adventure buffet. You get out what you put in: often, the biggest contributors are also the biggest beneficiaries.

Depending on your schedule and interests, you could choose to:

* Attend everything and “gorge” yourself on knowledge until you explode
* Tune in at your leisure to attend sessions that interest you
* Or just search the directory and connect with interesting people one-on-one

Is this a fully remote program?

Yes: ODP will be run entirely remotely. This enables participation from all corners of the world. We’ve spent the past few ODF cohorts mastering the playbook for building remote communities and relationship building online, and will apply the same approach here.

Post-COVID, we’ll return to organizing offline programming like dinners, small gatherings, and retreats, but the core Fellowship will remain a remote-first experience.

What are the Guiding Values of On Deck?

You can view our values here, but to summarize: Service, Sacredness, Respect, and Gratitude.

How long will I have access to the community?

After the fellowship, you’ll retain access to your cohort and be able to subscribe to Membership for continued access to the On Deck ecosystem.

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