As I get ready to teach a new Introduction to Podcasting workshop later today at the University of Victoria Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons, I can’t believe it’s been over 11 years since I created and taught my first podcasting workshop back in 2008! Back in the day I was helping a few law professors record and publish lecture audio to accommodate students who were sick and was asked if I could provide training to staff at the main library on campus. If you’d like to experience a blast from the past check out this PDF handout from over 11 years ago!
The current workshop will give participants a hands-on introduction to Podcasting using the free and open-source Audacity audio editing software along with other free tools to publish and promote a podcast. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to know and do the following:
- Know best practices for interviewing podcast guests.
- Know how to record high-quality audio using the Audacity software and a USB microphone.
- Be able to trim and split recorded audio.
- Be able to find free Creative Commons licenced music to use as audio introductions or “bumpers” in a podcast.
- Know how to create voiceovers, and fade music in and out in separate audio tracks.
- Know how to use the Anchor.fm free podcasting publishing service.
- Know how to use Zoom to record high-quality remote interviews with one or more guests.
I’m in to process of creating a new podcast called, The Build Plate: Academic Makerspace and Digital Lab Conversations, that will be coming out in the new year. Stay tuned!