Workshop: Introduction to Podcasting

Workshop Friday 18 November, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Standard £150
Freelance/Student £125
Members £100



Podcasts are a great way to engage the public and hook audiences in. More personal and intimate than video, they are also simple to produce. In this one-day workshop, we’ll give you the tools you need to start making your own podcasts. We will be recording on smart phones.


  • Introduction to audio. A few well-chosen words.
  • Content and casting. So what’s it all about?
  • Interviewing and the art of conversation.
  • Editorial control. Who is steering the ship? Some journalism basics.
  • Music, actuality, and the special bits.
  • Recording basics on smart phones.

What to bring:

  • A laptop with an installed version of Adobe Audition. You can download a free trial here.
  • A smart phone to record audio on.
  • Pen and paper to take notes.


Rosie Bartlett is a journalist and communications trainer with over 18 years of international media training and production experience for the BBC and global NGOs. At the BBC she produced international news programmes for the BBC World Service and digital stories for BBC Radio and Music online. Rosie has worked with BBC’s Global Women in News to launch their training strategy and leads training for Sound Women.

Kate Hoyland re-launched and ran the successful BBC Production Trainee Scheme, which receives upwards of three thousand applications yearly. She has 18 years experience as a journalist in the BBC World Service, where she specialised in international news before moving on to manage Radio and Production training, delivering leadership and media training to journalists from 22 international bureaux. Kate is currently producing a podcast series for UCL on interdisciplinary working. She works on social media accounts for the BBC.

Rosie Bartlett and Kate Hoyland deliver training courses for Quattrain. To find out more about their courses please click here

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