We created Somatic with the expressed goal of building a podcast that could be an ongoing, ever-expanding collaborative project. This emphasis on collaboration underpins our philosophy behind Somatic and the power of podcasting in general. We believe that it is important to create digital, audio spaces, alternative to mainstream, consumer-based digital media outlets, where people can respectfully and productively collaborate through audio and creatively rethink how we experience the world through our bodies. We hope the podcast can be an inviting, inclusive digital space for generative discussion for not just scholars and researchers, but everyday listeners and thinkers who want to explore their somatic stories.
We welcome and encourage collaboration with those listeners and researchers who are interested in crafting an episode with us. We have a broad remit in terms of the types of stories that fit within the purview of Somatic, and we would love to discuss your ideas with you in the hopes of turning it into a future episode. You do not need to have experience working with digital audio to submit a pitch: we are happy to serve as producers/editors/mixers as we turn the story into an episode. Additionally, we are always interested in incorporating original and immersive scoring into all of our episodes, as well as collaborating with additional sound designers or performers. Regardless, Somatic co-founder Sam will create a soundscape and record original music for the episode, in conjunction with the ideas of contributors/collaborators.
If you have an idea for a episode, email us so we can talk about making it happen! Either send your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the contact page.
In your email, please provide the following information:
- A brief description (less than 200 words) of your idea or topic
- A short list of at least 2-3 links to articles or sources related to your topic, to give us a better idea of the episode vision
- A brief description (typically just a few sentences) of the kind of music or sound you envision would accompany the discussion in the episode
The following is a list of suggestions concerns of types of episode proposals:
- Written stories (typically) around 500-1500 words
- Reported audio
- Dramatized story telling
- Oral histories
- Recorded self-reflection on research or experience
- Musical interpretations of stories and experiences
– Somatic co-founders Oliver and Sam