Radio Podcasting Workshop (6 sessions X 3 hours)

The workshop runs for 6 sessions of 3 hours. (The registration fee covers all sessions, and studnets are expected to attend every session.)

  • Saturday March 24, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday March 31, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday April 7, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday April 14, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday April 21, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday April 28, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Note about registration fee: We highly encourage students to register for this workshop as a team of two, because making a podcast as a team is much more realistic and fun than doing it alone. There is a discount on the registration fee for students who register with a collaborator. If you are registering with a collaborator, please use the promo code “GOTEAM” to get a 25$ discount.


 

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

The workshop is a hands on crash course in developing your own podcast, covering everything you’ll need to get started. There are six 3-hour sessions, with significant homework each week. Students should have a strong interest in launching their own podcast, and some ideas for what it will be about.

WORKSHOP 1: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS (3 HRS)

  • Finding your mission statement

  • Finding the target audience

  • Collaborating harmoniously

  • Story structure

  • How not to write for radio

  • The Workflow for creating an episode

Homework (4 hours): formulate your mission statement, discover your target audience, plan the podcast structure, choose your pilot episode’s theme and contact potential interviewees.

WORKSHOP 2: CREATING A STORY (3 HRS)

  • Weaving the narration in

  • Writing for audio

  • Efficient Transcribing technique

  • The Ethics of Journalism

  • Budgeting

  • Live recording

  • Recording tools

  • Community resources

Homework (5 hours): Plan your story and contact potential interviewees.

WORKSHOP 3: THE ART OF INTERVIEWING AND NARRATING (3 HRS)

  • Preparing an interview

  • Interviewing a stranger

  • Intimate Interviewing

  • Interviewing an Oppressor

  • Coaching a voice actor

  • Sounding natural

  • Narration

Homework (6 hours) : Prepare interview questions, Interview and transcribe

WORKSHOP 4: SCRIPT EDITING (3HRS)

  • Edit script

  • Building a story with the material

  • Write the narration

Homework (6 hours): Finish written script and record the narration.

WORKSHOP 5: MUSIC AND SOUND EDITING (3HRS)

  • Working with hardware and software

  • Music Design

  • Sound Design

Homework (10 hours): Finish audio editing

WORKSHOP 6: PEER-REVIEW AND PUBLISHING (3HRS)

  • Presenting your work and Group discussion

  • Special guests

  • Distributing your work online/on air

  • Drinks and celebration lunch