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A podcast about experiencing community through local music and art.
23 backers pledged $602 to help bring this project to life.

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The Local Glow is an independent podcast production based out of Chicago, Illinois, created by Tariq Shihadah. Through our featured interviews, live performances, and story-telling, we dig into the heart of local music and arts throughout the Midwest and beyond, uncovering what makes your art and music communities come to life. This podcast is a celebration of art and the unique relationships that it fosters as it draws individuals from different worlds into a space where we all feel a little more alive. This production is also here as a resource to connect you to your local music community and to connect your local community to its rich and ever-changing neighbors around the Midwest and beyond.

Listen to Season 1 on Spotify.

After a successful and exciting 7-episode first season, the podcast took a break for a while to re-structure, re-focus, and expand the team. With the vision cast, the stories brimming, and the team grown from one to four, The Local Glow is weeks away from launching Season 2. This season will feature an exceptional line-up of narrative explorations of community experiences, passionate showcase performances by musicians and poets from around the country, and in-depth looks at the creative world around us. We're terribly excited to share these episodes with you, and to help us do that, we're asking for just a bit of help--just a little financial nudge.

Visit Our Website.

As with all too many passion projects, creating a podcast is...it's not as free as we'd prefer. As some expenses add up, we ask that you consider sending a few bucks our way to help us have a strong start to our season, sharing our stories with as many listeners as possible. Here's a breakdown of our main expenses:

  • Website via Squarespace ($194 for one year)
  • Distribution via Libsyn ($84 for one year)
  • Episode promotion via Facebook/Social Media ($20/episode x 10 episodes)
  • Branding materials ($100 approximation)

 Find us on Facebook.

Rounded up, that's about $600, and that's what our fundraising goal is this month. Do you think that our podcast is worth sharing, that these stories are worth sharing, that these communities are worth celebrating? Pitch in $1, $5, $20 today!

All backers will get a BIG shout-out in an upcoming episode, as well as a number of other great perks!

Risks and challenges

This podcast isn't about turning a profit, it's about telling stories and promoting healthy and beautiful communities. We're confident that our already broad audience is going to expand greatly this season with your help. It will be tough though, as these episodes are a lot of work. It'll be challenging to maintain our schedule and our high bar for quality, though with some of the financial burden off our shoulders, we'll be able to start off extremely strong, with our best feet forward. Nothing helps passion come to life like a community of supporters.

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    Come visit our studio in Avondale, Chicago and see where it all happens! We'll walk you through our space, let you see a script, and show you how we make each episode come to life. And all above rewards.

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