Invasion of the Podcasters: Podcasting 101

I’ll be talking about my podcasting experience and all the things I’ve learned (the hard way!) in a two-hour workshop for Brock University students, staff, and faculty Wednesday 11 March 2020.

Once a fringe medium, podcasting has slowly and steadily grown to become mainstream. While big network names like I Heart Radio and Radiotopia are increasingly familiar to podcast listeners, there’s still room for the indie podcaster. Podcasts are in vogue and the listenership is growing; Apple has over half a million active podcasts in their listings as of 2020 and according to Nielson, over 16 million people in the US alone are podcast fans.

Podcasting offers a personal connection to your audience in a way that traditional radio or print doesn’t. The format is adaptable. They’re easy to create with a little know-how and topics can be as niche or broad as you wish. But with an overwhelming 30 million podcast episodes floating in the ether, how do you make your voice heard?

Join Alison Innes, Social Media Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities and independent podcaster for a “Podcasting 101” workshop. Alison will share her experience co-creating MythTake and talk about the challenges and opportunities of independent podcasting. Learn more about the podcasting landscape and get a sneak peek behind the scenes of her latest podcasting project for the Faculty of Humanities.

Is podcasting right for you? Come and find out!

Invasion of the Podcasters: Podcasting 101 (PowerPoint PDF)

Pod Analysis (PDF)

My podcasting links in Wakelet.

(Coming soon) Listen to the entire workshop on Brock University’s YouTube channel.

Podcasts mentioned (in no particular order):

  • The Endless Knot
  • Ologies
  • Footnoting History
  • What A Day
  • The Daily
  • The Intelligence
  • Daily Zeitgesit
  • You’re Wrong About
  • Dear Hank & John
  • This Podcast Will Kill You
  • The Trojan War Podcast
  • The Odyssey Podcast
  • History of Ancient Greece
  • MythTake
  • Better Podcasting
  • History Extra
  • In Defense of Plants
  • PetaPixel Photography
  • Stuff You Should Know
  • Sawbones
  • Standard Issue
  • Worst Year Ever

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