Podcast Production

A one-day workshop in recording and editing audio to create professional radio podcasts.

More people are listening to podcasts than ever before, thanks to the relentless rise of mobile. This practical workshop will teach you how to create podcasts from scratch, and reversion radio programs into engaging podcasts for your audience.
The workshop is taught by former BBC World Service journalist Corinne Podger, who will show you how to record and edit broadcast quality audio for news and feature programmes. The course also covers editing for both radio and podcast formats, and an introduction to using audio host sites.


Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to podcasting - what makes a great online broadcast
  • How 'podcasts' work
  • Interview and scriptwirpting tips
  • Recording and editing audio
  • Editing audio packages
  • Reversioning radio programmes for podcast audiences
  • Using audio host sites like SoundClound and Libsyn

Training Method

Agenda :

9.00  Introduction - How Podcasting Works

  • An overview of tehe podcast landscape
  • From MP3 to podcast
  • What makes a great 'online broadcast'
     

9.45  Podcasts V's Radio Programs

  • How podcasts differ from radio
  • Podcast formats and styles
     

10.30 Recording audio for radio and podcasts

  • Microphones and recording devices
  • Capturing different audio formats - interviews, discussions, vox pops, 'user generated content'
     

12.00 Editing Audio(1)

  • Editing interviews
  • Editing news and current affairs packages
     

13.00 Lunch
 

14.00 Editing Audio (2)

  • Editing feature programmes
  • Working with sound effects and music
     

15.30 Reversioning radio programmes for Podcast

  • Identifying key content
  • Editing for the podcast environment
     

16.30 Maximising Impact

  • Working with third party platforms(e.g Sound Cloud)
  • Promotion and audience engagement


Target Trainee Profile

This course provides a solid practical grounding in podcast and radio skills. It is suitable for staff journalists and freelancers working in news, current affairs and feature programmes.

Notes

The workshop is taught by former BBC World Service journalist Corinne Podger, who will show you how to record and edit broadcast quality audio for news and feature programmes. The course also covers editing for both radio and podcast formats, and an introduction to using audio host sites.

Corinne has over 20 years experience as a journalist and programme maker.  She began her journalism career in newspapers in Australia and Britian before joiing the BBC World Service, where she spent 10 years with the BBC World Service as an International news radio journalist and producer, and also worked for the BBC's Science and Religion Units as a specialist reporter. 

Since 2013, Corinne has designed and delivered journalism training for a wide range of clients, including Thomson Rueters Foundation, BBC Media Action, Journalism.co.uk, the Financial Times and the World Health Organisation.  Her training specialisms include radio, podcasting, social media, mulitmedia and mobile journalism.