Have you ever wanted to start a podcast? Do you have stories or discussions about El Paso that you want to talk about? El Paso News is launching a new podcast series called El Paso Talks. We are inviting people interested in starting a podcast. We’ll do all the work for you. All you need is your voice, a smartphone and the willingness to talk about El Paso. Whether it is the culture, the food, the sports or the politics facing El Paso, as long as it is El Paso, we’ll run your podcast.

Starting a podcast with El Paso News is simply easy. We will do the hard work for you. Our mission is to bring the voices seldom heard – your voices, the voices that matter.

How It Works

Starting a podcast is as simple as finding a quiet place and making a quick recording. Take your smartphone, find a quiet place without distractions and start recording. Send the recording to us via email and we’ll take care of everything else. As soon as your podcast is live, we’ll let you know.

Keep your recordings focused on one topic. They should be three to five minutes. Have multiple topics you want to discuss? Record each one individually. Each one will be an episode of your podcast.

The only thing we ask is that you be authentic and honest. It’s your podcast so it can be about anything that interests you as long as it is related to El Paso.

Please no business promotions. We are want to publish voices from El Paso about topics that interest El Pasoans.

Why Would You Start A Podcast?

El Paso needs your voice. You have probably noticed that the delivery of news and information has dramatically changed over the last few years. You are more likely to get the news from social media than you are from a television newscast or the newspaper. The reason for this is that news consumers like you want authentic voices telling you what is happening in your community. You want the news and information about El Paso from El Pasoans like yourself. You want to hear from people like you. People who are living and experiencing the things you are living and experiencing.

Professional news has its place in the news ecology. Unfortunately almost all of the news in El Paso is created and managed from people in faraway places or by news organizations looking at the bottom line. For most news outlets, its about the eyeballs that sell the advertising or the subscriptions.

For El Paso News it is about delivering the news and information from people like you. It is readers like you who fund our operations and thus, you can rightfully argue that you own us. But to be authentic and real you need to be part of the conversation. You need to offer your voice to El Paso’s narrative.

The future of news is delivering authentic voices to the issues and news in our communities. You can be that authentic voice that people want to hear.

But I’m Not…

The first question that likely came to mind when you started reading this was but I’m not a …, you fill in the blank. You are not a news reporter. You don’t have a good voice. You are not tech savvy enough for creating a podcast. You don’t think people are interested in what you want to talk about. You don’t have time.

Here are the quick answers to your, but, I’m not… questions.

First, the news is created by people like you. Think about the reasons you go to social media to learn about the news. You go there because you want to understand the news from people like yourself. Your friends and family share the news items that interested them, and you to your social media channels. That is why you go to social media to learn about the news, instead of going directly to the news channels.

People care about what you have to say, that is why there is social media.
The rest is easy because we take care of promoting, hosting, publishing and producing your podcast. We do the heavily lifting for you. All you need to do is record your thoughts when you think about them. Send your recordings to us and we’ll do the rest.

But I Hate My Voice

No problem, we’ve got you covered as well. Put your thoughts down on paper and we’ll let our artificial intelligence genie convert your words into a podcast. Our news podcasts are created by the artificial intelligence bot. Just tell us the gender of the voice you want and we’ll take care of the rest.

How About Spanish?

El Paso is a bilingual city and there is a void in Spanish that needs to be filled. Ask your parents and Spanish-speaking family and friends to record their narratives in Spanish. We will also publish them.

People Want Your Podcast

Podcasts continue to be popular going into 2023. Last year ended with 400 million listeners listening to an average of eight podcasts per week. Listeners tune into podcasts because they are personal made by everyday people living and experiencing the same things you are. People want to listen to you.

Join us today and become a podcaster tomorrow.

Email us at news@elpasonews.org or call us at (407) 809-5025 to start your podcast today. It’s free!

Stay tuned for our first El Paso Talks podcast launching tomorrow.

Martin Paredes

Reporting on public corruption, border politics, immigration and public policy in El Paso since 2000.