The more information we have on the scripted podcast industry and the clearer our assessment of writers’ strength within it, the better equipped we will be to protect writers’ interests and to establish standards for scripted podcasts.  Our aim is to assess strategic options for organizing the industry, and to provide actionable information with which writers can arm themselves when negotiating their deals.

This survey is designed for writers who worked on and/or developed a scripted podcast in the last two years.  Our goal is to use the survey data to analyze what is standard -- to the extent that anything is standard in this new and evolving industry -- so that writers know what to expect from and negotiate for in their deals.

Please fill out the survey with information about the podcast project you worked on most recently.  If you worked on other projects in the last two years, at the end of the survey you will be prompted to fill it out again.  Please fill it out as many times as is applicable to your work experience.

If you know other writers working in the scripted podcast space, please refer them here.  If you have any questions, please contact WGAE Internal Organizer Ani Quigley at

The information you provide is confidential.

If you are waiting for a podcast you wrote to get picked up for another season; are currently writing a scripted podcast (or are slated to begin writing a scripted podcast in the next few months); and/or are in the process of developing a scripted podcast, you will have the opportunity to provide additional information at the end of the survey.