Intro to Podcasting

Podcasting Session Resources
Shelley's Presenter page

Quick & Dirty Podcasting Tips (Audacity & iTunes Help)
Music Samples
Email your podcast to post@ascdtx.posterous.com

What is a Podcast?


Examples

Explore iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

  • iTunesU
  • Podcast Directory

Q: What makes a good Podcast?

A: Planning!

  • Listen to other podcasts and critique them to determine what works and what doesn't.
  • Know your audience and purpose - think about the best ways to interest and inform.
  • Write, edit and rehearse your script segments! Keep refining until it's the best it can be.
  • Use a quality microphone and quiet recording space.

Quick Review of Podcast Planning


Let's make a podcast!

Audacity Basics (get Audacity)


Convert wav to mp3 in iTunes - http://www.screencast.com/t/NWU5MzkyZGQt
(May need to check iTunes Preferences to make sure you are set to import as MP3, not AAC)

Publish to Posterous: http://ascdtx.posterous.com

Send an email with your mp3 attached to post@ascdtx.posterous.com
Your subject will become the title of your post. (Include first name!) "Shelley's W & W"

Advanced (stuff we won't get to - check the podcasting resources page)


Check Tony Vincent's Booklet for some suggestions about:
  • Planning, organizing, scripting and recording
  • Places to publish your podcast
  • Making sure you have the right kind of feed
  • Submitting your Podcast to iTunes