Anyone can make a podcast!
We know there’s a lot of information online and you may wonder where to start.
After you check out our workshops and events, here are some of the resources we recommend you dig into.
Transom.org | One of the definitive resources in audio documentary making, full of essays, articles, and manifestos. Story structure? Gotcha. Equalization tips in Hindenberg? You bet. Reassurance that your hustle will pay off? Oh yes. Don’t miss two of our faves: A Practical Guide to Different Radio Techniques and Better Writing Through Radio.
NPR Training | The mothership itself is a great resource for everything from corporate social media management and taking better iPhone pictures to storytelling for a local audience and gear and mic placement.
Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound | Now on their second edition, this book is full of amazing essays written by your favorite (and soon to be favorite) audio storytellers.
6 Rules for Roundtable Podcasting | Even producing a chat-cast is a bunch of work, says Glen Weldon of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour. Main lesson: don’t waste your listener’s time.
Out on the Wire | Jessica Abel’s graphic novel comes with a nine-episode podcast that brings you behind the scenes of great podcasts and teaches you the special sauce that makes them work.
Bello Collective | We love their thoughtful Podcasting 101 section - not to mention their weekly-ish newsletter about podcasts and the audio industry.
How to Make A Podcast | This a beautiful and thorough guide by radio maker Misha Euceph. walks you through everything from defining a concept to getting good tape, and making your podcast financially sustainable.
Patreon Blog | Once you’ve started a podcast, how do you build your audience? Patreon asked 5 successful podcasters in their community. Some of them earn over $1,000 per episode; others have listeners in the tens of thousands.
Podcasts + Listening
Masterclass Podcast | Lessons in audio from some of the best audio journalists in the world, hosted by Louisa Lim from the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. We recommend Ep 11: Julie Shapiro on Podcasting.
Third Coast Pocket Conference Podcast | Third Coast International Audio Festival is one of the world’s singular gathering places for adventurous audio makers. In case you can’t make it to Chi-town, they’ve recorded a whole bunch of sessions just for you! We recommend: Human v. Robot.
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