Smash The Silence Podcast – DA Pitch

Isaac Percy

My digital artefact for BCM325 is my new podcast, ‘Smash The Silence’. I have been coordinating this event for three years, and I know that the future of it needs to be accompanied by online content to help both artists, struggling youth and the general music consuming and information seeking public. This is forward-thinking in terms of the topic at hand, and the importance of sharing experience and craft. This will also really help me in terms of finding jobs where I am continue to help two things I’m passionate about – music and mental health.

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2 thoughts on “Smash The Silence Podcast – DA Pitch”

  1. First and foremost I want to say that I think that Smash the Silence is a brilliant event that you have been running that would be very beneficial to the community, so thank you for that.

    Secondly, I think that the internet is a place that many people turn to for comfort, for a sense of community, education, support, acceptance, help, answers and resources. This is oftentimes done with topics or situations that they don’t feel like can be discussed with people at home, such as lgbt related issues, sex education, mental health issues etc. For example, Reddit threads: https://www.reddit.com/r/mentalhealth/, https://www.reddit.com/r/OCD/, https://www.reddit.com/r/Anxiety/, Facebook support groups, Youtube videos, and professional resources: http://forum.mensline.org.au/Default.aspx, https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums, https://eatingdisorders.saneforums.org/.

    The fact that you’re doing it as a podcast rather than as a livestream event or radio channel I would suggest considering having different episodes for different topics/areas of mental health. Perhaps you could even add q&a section as well as your guest speakers.

    Furthermore, when putting your event into a podcast medium it could potentially be interesting to narrate the stories alongside the speakers. That might sound odd, but take a look at the podcast ‘Terrible, thanks for asking’ to understand what I mean https://www.ttfa.org/episodes.

    I think the most difficult part would be reaching your intended audience. I think that once you reach your content with your audience that this will be really beneficial and appreciated and will take off. I would recommend posting your podcast to some of those reddit links that I posted above (and others that correlate with other specific issues that you cover), Facebook support groups, and I would also try and share it with people who regularly go to your live event.

    Good luck with it all, it sounds like a great endeavour!

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