Hey there! My name is Jonathan Mostowy and I’m the brains behind the RVA Podcast Network. I’m putting out this post to explain how this came to be and what I’m trying to accomplish by doing it. The network isn’t a paid subscription (but you can donate here) so there’s nothing stopping you from adding your show to the growing roster of great podcasts that call Richmond, VA home.
I’ve been doing my show The Producers for over two years and, in the beginning, it was a struggle to navigate all the set-up, production, and unexpected roadblocks involved in putting out a show. After lots of trial and error, I started to get the hang of it and the process became much smoother, but it took a lot of time and failure to get to that point. This was where the main inspiration behind the network came from: I wanted to help others avoid the failures that prevent so many shows from being finished or maintained, and that’s exactly what I did.
Through producing the first show under the moniker, I realized there was so much more potential to this idea, this could be the start of an entire community built on local podcasting! There are so many great shows made by people in the area who deserve to be recognized for their hard work and great content. Which brings me to where we are now: I want to help get new shows off the ground, and bring existing shows into the community and build them up. I want the RPN to serve as the central hub for all locally made podcasts and I think we have enough great shows to pull it off.
If you’re looking to start a show or want to be part of the network, please reach out! Spread the word, and happy listening, everyone!