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Casting Call
Casting Call is like a Hollywood singing competition, but for people who are pros at audio interviews and non-fiction storytelling. On the show, an esteemed panel of judges will join host Jonathan Goldstein to vet submissions from aspiring podcast hosts across the country, and select three finalists to travel to Gimlet HQ to make a pilot of their show. One talented hopeful will have their pilot turned into a mini-series, produced by Gimlet, and maybe even get a Squarespace sponsorship of their own -- the pinnacle of podcast fame. All of the glory and the drama of the competition will be...
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4.6 stars from 403 ratings
I binged on, and loved every single one of the Casting Call episodes, but especially all three pilots. I was counting on those shows being made! My favorite one about talking to the dying didn’t win, but I thought that “An Exciting Business Opportunity” was a good idea too. However, they got the...Read full review »
DeAntes via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/18/19
A little disappointed
I loved the show and always love Jonathan Goldstein, but was disappointed to find out that the actual podcast was not the one they pitched and made the pilot of. What happened to “An Exciting Business Opportunity?” I was really looking forward to that.
KimHere925 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/19
Season 2 not worth it
So much potential but the winning host from season 1 completely abandoned the project that won and the 2nd season is a sort of rambling audio diary of mundane, young adult angst. Unfortunately not engaging.
phodat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/24/19
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