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Can your podcast get the UK talking?

BBC Sounds Audio Lab is a new creator space with one BIG ambition – to amplify the next-generation of UK podcasters and audio creatives.

We are giving 6 audio creatives the funding and support to make the next podcast everyone needs to hear.

(Applications for 2021 are now closed. Please follow @bbcsounds for information about the next programme in 2022. You can also keep in touch with us via audiolab@bbc.co.uk)

BBC Sounds Audio Lab

Can your podcast get the UK talking?

What’s on offer?

BBC Sounds Audio Lab is a podcast accelerator programme, the first of its kind from the BBC.

Our package includes:

  • Bespoke training and mentoring
  • Award winning production and commissioning support
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Funding to turn your idea into a podcast for BBC Sounds & major podcast platforms

This is a paid development opportunity for creatives passionate about podcast production - which can include hosting your idea.

We want to hear stories of your world in ways that excite and move you.

What we are looking for?

A lot has changed over the past year. The way we think, feel and behave is different. Or is it?

We will amplify unheard and untold stories.

We want to spotlight authentic voices with fresh perspectives.

We support ideas that reflect the passions, questions and curiosities of the UK.

We want to hear stories of your world in ways that excite and move you.

And if you think podcasts don’t reflect your truth - this is your chance to change that.

What genres and formats do we expect?

We want you to be as innovative as you like, experiment if you wish to and break any rules you don’t like! Here’s some of the ways and styles you could choose:

With expert production help, you will make your own podcast in 3-6 months.

• a monologue or spoken word

• a conversation between 2 or more people

• an entertaining or dramatic format

• documentary or factual style

• a soundscape of speech, music and/or sounds effects

• a hybrid or mixture of styles

• with expert production help, you will make your podcast in 3-6 months

You can find more in the terms and conditions here.

(Applications for 2021 are now closed. Please follow @bbcsounds for information about the next programme in 2022. You can also keep in touch with us via audiolab@bbc.co.uk)