Own Your Thing (Day 2)

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

Independent producers have always had to fend for themselves, but today the building blocks for independent success - creating great work, reaching real audiences, making money, controlling your destiny - are falling into place in new ways.

Leading producers who are deep into their own quests share their wins, losses and draws, and will help tease out a framework to help YOU make the leap. John Barth moderates, with Martina Castro (Radio Ambulante), Roman Mars (99% Invisible) and Francesca Panetta (Hackney Hear).

Learn more about these panelists, and hear Own Your Thing (Day 1), also moderated by Barth with Amy Costello (Tiny Spark), Jesse Thorn (Bullseye) and Benjamen Walker (Too Much Information).


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Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is an audio producer and sound designer. Originally training at the BBC, she is currently multimedia special projects at the Guardian in the UK but also runs her owns non-profit company Hackney Productions which makes podcasts and location audio apps. The podcasts and apps have won awards in both the UK and US.

John Barth

John Barth, besides working at PRX, AOL, Marketplace and Audible, has been a reporter, news director and occasional indie producer. He has seen a minidisc recorder eat his interview with Fareed Zakaria as they were talking; negotiated for more money from networks on deadline pieces; and battled national program hosts and editors so they didn't ruin, distort or inject errors into stories. Barth works with hundreds of producers and advocates for their voices and vision in public media. He lives below the Third Coast, in St. Louis.