Native media producers are making their mark in the growing podcast movement, taking Native perspectives directly to the public. Whether they’re polished and professional or decidedly DIY, dozens of Indigenous podcasts focus on issues ranging from food to comic books to true crime. With more than 700,000 active podcasts, on this International Podcast Day we’ll take time out to highlight some notable Native people using their podcasts to educate, inform and entertain.
Alice Qannik Glenn (Inupiaq from the north slope of Alaska) – host and producer of the “Coffee and Quaq” podcast
Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota) – comedy write, performer and host of the “Woman of Size” podcast
Michael Ojibwe (enrolled member of the Red Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe) – host and creator of “Invisible Choir”
Melissa Townsend – a producer of the “Native Lights” podcast
Break 1 music: Honor Song (song) Sweetgrass (album) Follow The Trial (album)
Break 2 music: Tapwe Oma (song) Fawn Wood (artist) Iskwewak (album)