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Own Your Thing (Day 1)

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 Amy Costello (Tiny Spark), Jesse Thorn (Bullseye) and Benjamen Walker (Too Much Information).

Learn more about these panelists, and hear Own Your Thing (Day 2), also moderated by Barth with Martina Castro (Radio Ambulante), Roman Mars (99% Invisible) and Francesca Panetta (Hackney Hear).


Featuring

Amy Costello

Amy Costello is host and senior producer of Tiny Spark, a podcast and multimedia platform aimed at igniting debate and investigation into the Business of Doing Good. Before launching her start-up, Costello worked as a public radio and television correspondent in Africa. she has worked as a producer at NPR in Washington and as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, her alma mater.

Benjamen Walker

Benjamen Walker (@benjamenwalker) has made radio for NPR, WNYC, WFMU, and the BBC. Currently he produces Benjamin Walker's The Theory of Everything, part of the Radiotopia network from the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Jesse Thorn

As the proprietor of MaximumFun.org, Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He founded The Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the UC Santa Cruz. In 2007, the show was picked up for distribution by PRI, making Thorn the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye in 2012.

John Barth

John Barth is the Chief Content Officer at PRX.