BSix College
Podcasting Workshops

Podcasting is not just a medium for entertainment;
it's a powerful tool for education, empowerment, and community building.

Starting April 17th 

Podcasting workshops tailored for young people 16+ offer an exciting and educational journey into the world of digital storytelling. These workshops provide a creative platform for participants to explore their voices and share their unique perspectives. Through hands-on activities, young podcasters learn the basics of storytelling, scriptwriting, and audio editing in a fun and engaging environment.

The workshops cover fundamental podcasting skills, including microphone techniques, voice modulation, and sound editing. Participants also gain insights into the art of interviewing, allowing them to conduct conversations and share compelling narratives. Emphasis is placed on digital citizenship, promoting responsible and ethical podcasting practices.

In addition to technical skills, these workshops foster critical thinking as young podcasters explore diverse topics and learn to express their thoughts and opinions effectively. Collaborative activities encourage teamwork and communication, enhancing both creativity and interpersonal skills.

Week 1: Introduction to Podcasting

  • Overview of podcasting: history, impact, and popular genres
  • Discussion on the importance of storytelling in podcasts
  • Introduction to different podcast formats (interviews, storytelling, panel discussions)
  • Assignment: Choose a podcast format and brainstorm ideas for a podcast episode

Week 2: Recording Techniques and Equipment

  • Basics of audio recording equipment (microphones, recording software)
  • Hands-on practice with microphone techniques and voice modulation
  • Introduction to background noise reduction and audio quality enhancement
  • Assignment: Record a short practice segment using provided equipment

Week 3: Editing and Post-Production

  • Introduction to audio editing software
  • Hands-on practice with cutting, splicing, and enhancing audio
  • Tips for seamless transitions and adding music/effects
  • Assignment: Edit the recorded practice segment and enhance audio quality

Week 4: Branding and Promotion

  • Importance of branding and creating a podcast identity
  • Strategies for writing compelling descriptions and creating cover art
  • Introduction to podcast promotion techniques and social media marketing
  • Assignment: Create cover art and write a podcast description for the planned episode

Week 5: Legal and Ethical Considerations

  • Discussion on copyright issues, permissions, and fair use
  • Understanding privacy considerations and obtaining necessary permissions
  • Introduction to music licensing and avoiding copyright infringement
  • Assignment: Research and prepare a brief on legal and ethical considerations for podcasting

Week 6: Distribution and Launch

  • Introduction to podcast hosting platforms and RSS feeds
  • Step-by-step guide to uploading and distributing podcast episodes
  • Strategies for maximising reach through popular podcast directories
  • Finalisation of podcast episode and launch plan
  • Assignment: Upload and distribute the finalised podcast episode

Throughout the workshop series:

  • Collaborative activities and discussions on various podcasting topics
  • Encouragement of teamwork and communication skills through group projects
  • Continuous feedback and support from facilitators and peers
  • Q&A sessions to address any questions or challenges faced during the workshop

By the end of the six-week workshop series, participants should feel confident in their ability to plan, record, edit, and promote their own podcast episodes. They will have practical skills and a deeper understanding of podcasting, ready to embark on their journey as young podcasters.

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