Find your audience! Guided by an accomplished podcast creator, learn how to develop and produce effective episodes.

Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $1595
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 12

Podcasting is intimate. It can be a chance to reach new audiences or develop new relationships with audiences you already know.

In this five-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to conceive, produce, and distribute compelling podcast episodes.

This course is designed for writers and journalists, comedians and critics, scholars and educators, businesses and communications workers, and anyone who wants to understand the essential elements of creating and sustaining a podcast.

We’ll focus on the foundational steps in the creative process — thinking as an audio producer, honing a podcast concept, getting good tape, and editing things together.

Woman talking into a microphone during a podcast

Using classic podcast episodes as a guide, you’ll get a crash course in script writing, recording and interviewing, and editing your podcast like a professional using Pro Tools Intro, Hindenburg, or Reaper (available free or as a trial.) Finish the course with detailed feedback on your own podcast idea, an audio trailer, and guidance on how to launch it.

Please bring ideas for a podcast you want to create, and be prepared to describe its audience and goals.

Students are encouraged to use a USB microphone (such as the Blue Snowball) and/or digital audio recorder, if they have one (such as the Zoom H1n), but audio equipment, will also be provided.

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Already have experience with audio editing DAW software and the basics of microphone technique? Want to take your podcasting skills to the next level? Consider taking our Advanced Podcasting workshop, which runs the week following this workshop.

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Instructor: Hans Buetow

Hans Buetow is a producer and sound designer who has worked with American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and The New York Times. He has built, produced and/or sound designed dozens of audio projects including “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” (American Public Media), the Peabody Award-winning “74 Seconds” (Minnesota Public Radio), the investigative podcast “In The Dark” (American Public Media), “Modern Love” (The New York Times), and many others. He has worked in a range of formats that include narrative, chat, radio variety, actual-play, and role-playing. He likes to work with content that focuses on emotional intelligence, feelings, and personal lived experiences.