Listen for the Hook: Perfecting the First Five Minutes of Your Podcast
The VPM + ICA Community Media Center kicks off its second year of podcast-focused programming with an in-person symposium featuring VCU alum and creator of the award-winning podcast Resistance, Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.
Can’t attend in person? Watch the program live on the ICA’s YouTube channel!
ABOUT SAIDU TEJAN-THOMAS JR.
Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. is a writer, poet, actor, and host of the podcast Resistance, a show about people refusing to accept things as they are. Saidu is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, and the co-founder the national award-winning slam poetry organization Good Clear Sound. During his time on campus, he also appeared in a number of productions at VCUarts Theatre .
After his time on campus, Saidu attended the Transom Story Workshop, which he then parlayed into an internship at NPR, then an internship at Gimlet Media. After years of producing award-winning shows like Uncivil, Conviction, and Mogul, Saidu started his own podcast. He is currently playing video games, fussing over writing, scoring podcast episodes, and rehabbing his Achilles so he can return to the court and give people buckets.