Introducing Radio Film School, the Filmmaking Podcast We've All Been Waiting For

Radio Film School
Podcasting is going through a renaissance of sorts, and the wave of inspiring topical content is making its way into filmmaking territory.

Of course, there have been quite a few podcasts that focus on film news and film criticism, and there have been others that have focused on the technical aspects of filmmaking (the Go Creative Show is a favorite). However, until this month, filmmakers haven't had their own version of This American Life, a show that delves into the personal stories and the intangibles of filmmaking in a way that is both inspiring and informative.

Our friend Ron Dawson, who runs Dare Dreamer Media, a Seattle-based company that focuses on the providing topical content based around the art and economics of being an independent creative, recently launched the first two episodes of Radio Film School. It's a show that explores the question of what it means to be a filmmaker, and it's told through a unique documentary style reminiscent of Radio Lab, This American Life, and other groundbreaking shows.

So without any further ado, here are first two episodes of Radio Film School, which explore the topic of fatherhood as a thematic element of filmmaking. To navigate around to the second episode, just hit the "Menu" button in the player below. Enjoy:

In addition to the primary episodes of the show, which are released bi-weekly, Ron is also producing another small segment called Short Ends that explores a different filmmaking topic in the weeks between episodes. Last week's segment was all about techniques for directing actors, and it's an excellent listen.

If you want to stay up to date with the latest Radio Film School episodes, make sure to subscribe through iTunes or Stitcher. Also, if you dig the show, rate and review it on iTunes.     

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Looking forward to listening to this. I've been searching the internet for a good filmmaking podcast for a while. The closest thing I've found so far is "Meet The Filmmaker", which is series of interviews with various filmmakers/cast/crew. There's some really inspiring interviews worth listening to, but you have to dig through them. Pre-2-years ago interviews are here ( and newer ones are available on iTunes here (

September 16, 2015 at 5:30PM, Edited September 16, 5:31PM

Micah Dudash

Nice article!

September 16, 2015 at 5:37PM

Donovan Vim Crony
Director, DP, Editor, VFX, Sci-Fi Lover

What a wonderful article Robert. It's short and sweet, yet hits all the important points.

This is the most challenging project I've ever undertaken, even more than any film I've produced. I look forward to telling some amazing stories to inspire, encourage and educate filmmakers.

And I do hope to get some submissions for the "Get A Grip" segment. Would love to hear the stories of below the line filmmakers.

September 16, 2015 at 7:29PM

Ron Dawson
Managing Editor | Insider

Don’t forget about us! The Indie Film Hustle Podcast is currently ranked the #1 filmmaking and indie film podcast on iTunes. Check it out:

January 16, 2016 at 7:40AM, Edited January 16, 7:40AM

Alex Ferrari
Director / Producer