Community Partnership Podcasts

The Westport Library has created the Verso Studios Community Producer Partnership initiative in keeping with the studio’s mission to produce content with the community. Verso Studios endeavors to partner with engaging community producers on original media. Current partnership podcasts include:

Connecticut Music Oral History

With Verso Studios Manager Brendan Toller

The Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast is a deep-dive interview series with musicians, artists, conduits, collectors, and dedicated fans focusing on 20th century Connecticut music history across all genres. This project preserves narratives, heraldsunsung movers and shakers, and defines Connecticut’s influential role in cultural history.


With Horror Author Clay Chapman

Bestselling author Clay McLeod Chapman hosts FEARMONGERS, featuring interviews with and readings by horror fiction’s biggest stars.

Go Ahead & Write Something

With Local Authors & Writing Instructors Patricia Dunn & Tessa Smith McGovern

Go Ahead, Write Something is for writers who want motivation and the deep-down truths about getting published, and how to find joy in writing and sharing your work with the world. Listen in to hear the stories of a variety of authors, from bestsellers to those debuting with their first book. About the hosts: Tessa Smith McGovern is a published author, and writing instructor. Patricia Dunn, aka T.M. Dunn is a published author, writing instructor, and coach.

It Makes Total Cents

With Local Finance Expert Tom Henske

Do you ever wish you had a coach who could give you a pre-game ‘chalk talk’ before heading into a conversation with your teen? When it comes to money conversations you now have that coach!

The podcast It Makes Total Cents provides parents with just those pep talks centered around each of their 12 conversation topics. Your host, Tom Henske CFP®, financial advisor for 27 years, varsity soccer coach, and parent of two teens will guide you on how you can facilitate each of those dozen money conversations. In less than 10 minutes, he’ll talk you through the questions you should ask, and the responses you will most likely get.

How does he know? Been there… done that. He’s tried out each of these conversations not only in his own home but also with the teenage soccer players he coached for years.

06880: Where Westport Meets The World

Video Podcast With Local Journalist Dan Woog

Westport’s own Dan Woog brings his popular blog “06880: Where Westport Meets the World” to life, via the Verso Studios at The Westport Library – recorded LIVE in the TrefzForum!

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