Workshop: Making a Podcast – what you need to consider from A to Z
Podcasts are increasingly popular, with ‘Serial’ ‘S Town’ in the US attracting tens of millions of listeners. Technology means that programme-making is widely accessible and is bringing a new world of on-demand audio to all types of audiences – big and small.
This one-day workshop covers the production process from A to Z – taking it ‘from idea to ear’. It looks at how to refine the original idea, and the technical demands of recording and producing a podcast. It explains what’s needed to make a programme and how to keep the audience listening.
- Planning for podcast production – editorial and technical
- The differing types of online audio programmes
- Recording – equipment and technical guidelines
- Editing and production – instruction and guidelines
- Polishing the finished product (branding, music, podcast platforms).
Richard Miron has considerable experience as a journalist and strategic communications professional. He was a reporter and producer for BBC News and Current Affairs for 17 years, including several years as a foreign correspondent. He later worked as a senior communications official for the UN in the Middle East and for the World Bank in Washington D.C. He now runs a consultancy ‘Earshot Strategies’ that provides a range of services to support organizations and individuals interested in podcasting. To find out more about Earshot Strategies click here.
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