How to Give Knockout Podcast Interviews


Podcasts are on the rise and landing an interview on a popular show is a great way to get media attention, build your platform, and get more visibility for your book.

But how do you get on these shows? And how do you put your best foot forward by giving a great interview ?

This webinar will show you.

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Ever wonder why some authors seem to get all the great media opportunities? This is because great media begets more media coverage, and one of the best ways to position yourself as a credible expert and sought-after interview guest is by appearing on podcasts.

Podcasts are all the rage right now, and the long-form interview format is especially for letting writers showcase their books and their expertise. But how do you get noticed by show hosts or producers in the first place? And once a show airs, how do you convert casual listeners into people who will want to read—and buy—your book? That’s where this webinar comes in.

How to Land—and Give—Knockout Podcast and Radio Interviews

This webinar will help you crack the media code, so you can land interview opportunities and leverage the media coverage you get. Led by DIY MFA Radio host Gabriela Pereira as well as the show’s producer Marielle Orff, you’ll discover all the steps you need to take before, during, and after the interview so you can make the most out of each media opportunity.

In this webinar you’ll learn how to:

  • Approach podcast and radio producers/hosts so they’ll jump at the chance to have you on their show.
  • Give a dynamite interview, so you can engage those listeners and get them excited about you and your book.
  • Leverage the interview after it airs, so you can book more great media opportunities.

Taught by a dynamic duo, this webinar is jam-packed with actionable advice. You’ll get an inside look at what producers are looking for, and you’ll walk away knowing how to use audio media to build your author platform.

Seats are limited, so don’t wait! Enroll today!

Registration is now closed.

Webinar Info

The live session for this webinar will be on Thursday, July 19th at 2pm ET. We use GoToWebinar, a system that allows you to watch the webinar from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

If you can’t make the live session, don’t worry. There will be a recording, which you will get access to within a few days of the live session. You’ll also get access to the slide deck and any other bonus worksheets we might create to accompany the session.

Key Information:

Note: To give us time to prepare the virtual room and ensure that all participants are set for webinar, we will be closing ticket sales 24 hours prior to the live event.

When you register…

You’ll receive an email receipt and confirmation. That email will contain a link to the page where you can enter your name and email into the webinar system. Once you’ve done that step, you’ll be all set to access the webinar on the date above, as well as get email reminders when the webinar is close to going live.


This session is co-taught by Gabriela Pereira, the host of DIY MFA Radio, and the show’s producer Marielle Orff, so you can get the inside scoop both from the person behind the mic and the one behind the scenes.

Gabriela Pereira

Gabriela Pereira is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who wants to challenge the status quo of higher education. As the founder and instigator of, her mission is to empower people to take an entrepreneurial approach to their creative careers, and unleash their artistic brilliance. She earned her MFA in creative writing from The New School and speaks at national conferences, industry events, and college campuses, including: TEDx, Writer’s Digest conferences, the Claremont Mckenna Athenaeum, and INBOUND. She is the author of the book DIY MFA and the host of both the Writer’s Digest Podcast and DIY MFA Radio.


Marielle Orff

Marielle Orff is a freelance writer, audio editor, and podcast producer who strives to help authors manage their online presence so they can put their best foot forward. As a virtual author assistant she takes the stress of content marketing off authors and streamlines their process so they can focus their attention on what really matters: their writing. As the content strategist at DIY MFA, she is the producer for DIY MFA Radio, as well as the web mistress for In her free time she writes stories of science-fiction and fantasy for young adults. To connect with Marielle check out her website at and follow her on Twitter @Marielle_Orff.


We want you to feel confident in your purchase, and if you change your mind about the webinar, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee up to one week prior to the date of the event.

Because there is a limited number of virtual “seats” we want to be able to offer your spot to somebody else and we need that one-week window in order to work out those logistics.

If you change your mind about the webinar and you’re still it’s still before that one-week window, just email the support team at support[at]DIYMFA[dot]com and we’ll give you a refund. It’s that simple.