How to Podcast - Telling Audio Stories Online : The Digital Hub

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The Digital Depot

Thomas St

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Want to learn how to dream up and make your own audio podcast? Then join us on Sunday June 21st for our How To Podcast Workshop.

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Athena Media is an award winning digital audio agency and it's the force behind Podcasting Ireland. We've been making podcasts since 2006 and have run sponsored audio podcast channels in both music and speech.

Want to learn how to dream up and make your own audio podcast?

Then join us for a podcasting skills workshop designed to get you telling audio stories online. Full day workshop with limited numbers - just 10 in this session.

Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including Pantisocracy, Wilde Stories, Vocal Chords & Mother's Blood, Sister Songs. Helen's podcast The Family of Things won Finalist in the New York Radio Festival and Awards 2019. Our image above shows us winning Gold for the Kinder Letters series at New York Radio Festival.

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and podcast improvers and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and published.

The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4n and participants are encouraged to bring a mobile recorder, if they have one, to the workshop.

It will introduce people to basic editing using Audacity and show people how to release their audio online. The workshop venue is The Digital Depot, The Digital Hub, Thomas St Dublin 8.

*note: Workshop cost is €160, with a booking fee charged by Eventbrite. This venue is fully wheelchair accessible - and has parking.

The Athena Media team delivering this workshop is Helen Shaw & John Howard

Their audio work has won six Golds at the New York Radio Festival two TORC awards at the Celtic Media Festival and Gold PPI Irish Radio Awards. Besides podcasts they make award winning audio for radio broadcasters including the BBC, RTÉ and Newstalk. Their current podcasts include www.thisiswherewelive.ie and an audio documentary project www.mothersbloodsistersongs.com

How to Podcast : Podcasting 101 covers :

— What's a podcast? And why do we love them?

— What are the most popular formats and genres?

— What do you need to get started? We show you hand held recorders like the Zoom H4n and introduce you to sound recording, microphones and setting up a mini studio.

— How do you find and tell audio stories?

— How do you shape an interview? A question path?

— We introduce you to Audacity and the basics of thinking about editing. How do you find music you can clear rights to use in your mix?

— How do you release and host your podcast? We introduce you to platforms like Anchor which distribute your podcast to 10 platforms including Spotify and iTunes. And also to Soundcloud.

— Why you still need visual content, like photos, for audio stories and how to think about your website working with your podcast.

— You become a publisher when you release a podcast so what are the legal and consent issues you need to be aware of?

— Content management, monitoring and measuring the success of your podcast.

— Marketing and social media

— Wrap and recap. We share our ideas and discoveries with you.

At the end of the one day workshop session people should have a clear understanding of podcasting and the basic tools and techniques needed to create one. People can download free software like Audacity in advance to get familiar with it, they can set up free accounts on Anchor and Soundcloud and explore and play with recording and their own voice using their smartphone in advance as it will help them engage and learn.

On the day you will have access to an iMac for the editing introduction with John but you are free to bring your own mobile tool, if it is wifi enabled, and work on it if you prefer and if you already have a mobile handheld recorder like a Zoom recorder do bring it along. John will also share the participants survey with you to complete which gives us an idea of your skills and experience but it is completely fine to be a total beginner.

podcastingireland.ie for more about us

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