A podcast is a digital audio file published online that can be downloaded to a computer or cell phone. Usually podcasts include multiple episodes which are made available automatically to subscribers. Through podcasting, anyone can be their own radio host and share their own audio content.
Follow the instructions in our How-To Guide to set up your podcasting kit.
Recording & Editing Software
In addition to the microphone & mixing board in the podcasting kit, you will need to download audio recording software to your computer. Try some of the recording software linked below. Some software is free, and other software requires payment.
Before you start podcasting, consider the following:
Some podcasts are loosely structured and others are scripted and tightly edited. Regardless, before recording, it can be helpful to create a plan. What are the different topics you'll discuss in the episode? If you write a script, you may want to practice reading it before recording to ensure you sound natural and don't stumble over your words.
Once you have produced several episodes of your podcast, you'll want to share them with the world!
If you'd like to share your podcast through official podcast distributors such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher & Google Play, you will need to create an RSS feed. To create an RSS feed, you will need to host your podcast using an online hosting platform. The platforms listed below are some of the most popular. All hosting sites require you to pay a monthly fee.
Anchor is another podcasting publishing service created by Spotify. The service is free and allows podcasters to record, edit & distribute their content through the app. While Anchor is very easy to use, PLEASE NOTE in exchange for hosting your content on its site, it reserves the right to use & distribute your content as it wishes. If you would like to use Anchor, please be aware that you are licensing your content to the company to use for an indeterminate amount of time.
Check out these resources to learn more about the podcasting world:
Interested in using podcasting in your classroom, but not sure where to start? Contact your librarian, Natalie Colaiacovo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for support and resources.
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Centennial66 is looking for your content!
If you are interested in submitting content to Centennial 66, please contact Amanda Logan - Manager and Music Director for Centennial College Radio, Centennial 66.