Somerville Media Center: Podcasting for Beginners

How to create and market your own podcast

Dates: 3-Mondays, May 13, May 20 and June, 7-9pm (three class sessions)
Cost: $75 for current SMC members, $125 for non-members
Location: Somerville Media Center (90 Union Square)
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About the Class: Audio-based programming known as podcasting has exploded in recent years as a way of communicating stories. Learn how you can create podcasts in this introductory course. Taught by BFR Station Manager and podcaster Heather McCormack, this class will review the difference between podcasting and broadcasting, explore different types of content and discuss how to curate an interesting podcast. Basic use of our podcasting recording set-up will be demonstrated. Students will be asked to record a podcast interview before the second class, which will then cover the use of Audacity (free downloadable software) and basic audio editing, including adding copyright-free music. The course will end with notes on regulation, distribution and syndication.

3-Part Series Breakdown

Part 1: Creating an identity for your podcast
Part 2: Learn how to record and edit your podcast using Adobe Audition in our SMC podcast studio
Part 3: Learn how to market and distribute your podcast for the world to hear

**Following this class certification, SMC members can reserve the Podcasting studio free-of-charge for their podcasting shows that will be distributed on Boston Free Radio. Anyone who uses our studios for non-BFR distribution will be charged a rental fee. SMC is also launching Boston Free Radio Podcasting Network which is another avenue for shared distribution and podcast visibility.**

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