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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Application deadline: January 17
Kick-off: February 6
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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 participating in our first cohort.
Andy Johns
Partner, Unusual Ventures
Jesse Genet
CEO, Lumi
Ayishat Ankabi
Creative
Alice Lloyd George
Founding Partner, Rogue; Host of Flux
Clara Tsao
President & Board Chair, Presidential Innovation Fellows Foundation
Li Jin
Angel Investor; Host of Means of Creation
Justin Murphy
CEO, Other Life
Shweta Katyal
Investor, Community Builder
Soona Amhaz
Partner, Volt Capital; Host of The Token Daily
Jessica Catorc
Head of Partnerships, Teachable; Brand Strategist
Inaya Folarin
Founder, Equiano Project
Matty Mo
Founder, The Most Famous Artist

Apply for the Podcaster Fellowship

The first cohort kicks off February 6. Access to the program and community is $1,990 (or four installments of $500.)
Apply Now
Application deadline: January 17
Kick-off: February 6

Testimonials

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

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Coco Liu

The word “community” didn’t have a meaning to me until I joined @beondeck.

Aashni Shah

I'm in @beondeck #ODF4 for the last few weeks and it's easily the best decision I've ever made. It's a perfect combination of what I love about school - fun, engaging, incredible community and lots of valuable knowledge without the tests.

Plus the community is so so helpful!

Kai Faust

My experience with On Deck in 2020:

- Several deep friendships and that I expect to last a lifetime.

- Warm intros to customers, talent and advisors.

- Access to capital (Raised $100K+ during ODF6)

- $20K+ in perks (AWS, DocSend, and more)

I kinda feel like crying. So grateful.

Meeta Sharma

Choosing to be a part of #ODW1 was easily the best decision of this year. I found a group of people who are invested in each other's growth and the growth of the creator ecosystem at large. Cannot recommend it enough.

Bocar Dia

Two words review of @beondeck: AMAZING EXPERIENCE 🙌. And a prediction: it will become the default place entrepreneurs go (back) to throughout their career to start/explore what's next. Life is too short to wing it when there is already a place to find amazing folks to work with.

Mckay Wrigley

Last “official” @beondeck day tomorrow - I highly recommend applying for a cohort.

There are programs for anyone from founders to investors to writers to podcasters and more.

On Deck puts out great programs, you’ll connect with amazing people, and community workshops are A+.

Dave Nemetz

After a week in the @beondeck ODW1 writer fellowship, I'm pumped about the future for interdisciplinary communities. It's awesome to join a group from diverse professional backgrounds over a shared passion.

Props to @eriktorenberg for what he is building.

CS Freeland

Wish I was a part of every @beondeck cohort lol. What a badass concept, and they are really changing the game. Can’t wait to see the outcomes next year.

Wallace Torres

My On Deck journey:

- A community of incredible entrepreneurs all who can switch between emotional support and strategic guidance depending on what you need that moment

- What LinkedIn is supposed to be

- Exposure to lots of company building perspectives

Can’t recommend enough.

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.

Mike MacCombie

The quality of ODF companies that pitched today were fantastic - congrats to the whole @beondeck team for putting together that demo day.

Joey DeBruin

Not only is community the new scarcity, it's absolutely a cold-start problem. Before @beondeck, I hated "networking." After, I have the opposite problem: too many genuinely energy-adding connections which keep branching out into more.

Griffin Johnson

@eriktorenberg is going to be responsible for more job placements than anyone else in the world. @beondeck is a game changer

Nathan Baschez

The network you get from it is kinda like joining a great company full of super talented people —except you skip the step where you're working on someone else's business, and proceed straight to the "mafia" phase!

Sunil Rajaraman

I'm decently networked in tech. But I joined @beondeck on the advice of @hnshah and @tylerwillis. I learned that networks need refreshing.

On Deck opened me up to a new set of amazing people I will invest in, be friends with, and follow for life.

Speakers & Curriculum

Some of the fellows joining us for our first cohort:
Anthony Pompliano
Chloe Valdary
Tyler Cowen
Harry Stebbings
Sonal Chokshi
Patrick O'Shaughnessey
Kmele Foster
Laura Shin
Introduction

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

This is something about what they’ll learn here and why it should go first.

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

This is something about what they’ll learn here and why it should go first.

Platforms and publishing

This is something about what they’ll learn here and why it should go first.
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.
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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 8- to 10-week-long virtual fellowships 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. It’s like walking into a party where everyone is single—FUN.

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

The first cohort kicks off February 6. Access to the program and community is $1,990 (or four installments of $500.)
Apply Now
Application deadline: January 17
Kick-off: February 6

FAQ

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.

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