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How to Build a Podcast



The audience for podcasts is growing each day, but how do you create something good enough to attract (and keep) listeners? This weekend workshop will focus on the basics of starting a podcast, from concept to promotion. Topics discussed will include subject matter, sound quality, hosting platforms, website design, use of social media, advertising, file management—basically everything you need to know to start your podcast from the ground up, or to help grow something you have already started. Taught by Phoebe Judge, Eric Mennel, and Lauren Spohrer, co-creators of the podcast Criminal.

Phoebe Judge is a radio host, reporter, and producer at WUNC North Carolina Public Radio. For three years she was a producer, reporter, and guest host at The Story with Dick Gordon. She served as the Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and before that, as a reporter for WCAI on Cape Cod. She is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and Bennington College. She has won multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and several Associated Press awards. Her work has been heard on NPR and a number of national radio shows.

Eric Mennel has reported for All Things Considered, This American Life, and 99% Invisible, among other radio programs. He covered protests and security measures at the 2012 Republican National Convention for WUSF Tampa and NPR News. One day, he hopes to own a home with a wraparound porch. Eric can be found on Twitter @EricMennel and on Tumblr at someveryimportantthings.tumblr.com.

Lauren Spohrer was a producer, director, and editor for American Public Media’s The Story. Before that she was a producer with NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and The Bryant Park Project. She teaches at Duke and runs the online literary magazine Two Serious Ladies. To follow Lauren’s Twitter page: @laurenspohrer.

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