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Help With ~ Podcasts

Creating Podcasts

Creating podcasts to support student learning can come in many forms and use many tools.

Will you be interviewing subject experts or members of the local community?  Voicing your own perspective?   Hosting a panel of opposing viewpoints?

Whether you’re asking for help from R&ID or doing it yourself, this guide will help you understand the options.




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Why Create a Podcast?

For You:

Podcasting provides you with an opportunity to exercise oral communication skills, in addition to developing your inventive thinking and network thinking.  In the realm of video and audio production, podcasting is less complicated in terms of the equipment that is necessary and involves shorter production as well as editing times.  

For Your Audience:

The format of podcasts allows a deeper dive into many subjects — it creates the possibility of long form investigations in a very accessible medium.  While many of us might not take the time to sit down and read a 20k word length article, we can listen to that article in bite sized chunks... especially if it’s presented in an entertaining, narrative way.  --  Carrie Ryan, Co-Author of Serial Box's Dead Air, on Quora


Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems, developed by a group of volunteers as open source.



Zoom is useful for recording interviews and panel discussions.

LinkedIn Learning

linkedin_learningLITS subscribes to an online training library, LinkedIn Learning, that contains over 5,000 video tutorials you can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

On the Hamilton login page for LinkedIn Learning, enter the same ID and password you use for email, WebAdvisor, etc.

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