Storytelling for Podcasting and Radio

Narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today. This online class is designed to provide a basic understanding of this new landscape and the techniques used to create it. Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal voice and style while learning and applying broader skills such as audio editing, interview techniques, journalism ethics, script writing, and recording with an understanding of online distribution and publishing platforms.

After a quick introduction to audio equipment and the history of radio as a form of communication and art, each student will be assigned a final project to be published online. The class will be split into smaller groups for workshopping and more comprehensive editing.

Special Notes
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

Required supplies:

  • Smartphone

  • An understanding of Windows and Mac operating systems

  • Out on the Wire by Jessica Abel