Built for interdisciplinary scholars seeking to broaden their reach and engage communities beyond the academy.


    1. How to Take This Course

    1. Why Public Engagement Matters

    2. Identifying Your Best Strategies

    1. Adapting Your Voice

    2. Writing Crossover Books

    1. Finding a Literary Agent

    2. Pitching to Publications

    3. Working with Editors

    1. Getting Paid

    2. Tenure and Promotion

    1. Social Media Basics

    2. Surviving Trolls

Quick info

  • $165.00
  • 20 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Course format

  • When you enroll, you get immediate access to all course materials.

  • Each lesson has a video, written transcript, and slide deck that explain key podcasting elements and take you through how to implement the material to create your own show.

  • You can work through the lessons at your own pace, in whichever order you prefer.


Kate Drabinski


Dr. Kate Drabinski is the education director at Ideas on Fire, an avid bicyclist, and a senior lecturer in gender and women's studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Frequently asked questions

  • When is the enrollment period for the course?

    Once the course launches, it is always open for enrollment. You can join any time.

  • How do I access course materials?

    The course is hosted on the educational platform Thinkific (you're already here!). To access course materials after you enroll, log into your Thinkific account and navigate to the course page.

  • How long do I have access to course materials?

    You always have 24/7 access to course materials. You do not lose access after a period of time. You also get access to all additional lessons or materials we add to the course in the future.

  • Are assignments graded?

    The course is entirely self-paced and self-administered so no there are no graded assignments. Upon enrolling you get immediate access to all course lessons so you can work through them with the order and pace that makes the most sense for your needs.

  • Does the course offer a certificate of completion?