How to Build a Podcast (online)


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 and Lauren Spohrer, co-creators of the podcast Criminal(10 hours/All Levels)

Please note: This course is offered in an online format and will not physically meet at CDS but will have regularly scheduled virtual sessions.

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. Judge 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.

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 Spohrer's Twitter page: @laurenspohrer.

Additional Information:
The class will be conducted online. A late-model computer, fast internet connection, and built-in camera are recommended, though not required. Students with less than optimal hardware or internet connections are welcome to take the course, though it may be difficult to participate fully in virtual meetings.


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