So You Want to Podcast?

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Join Claire and Ronan, two young podcast hosts and producers, in this class to learn about the world of podcasting. This class is an introduction to a five-part program, where students will gain experience and insight on how to build their own podcast. 

In this session, students will investigate the various podcast genres, formats, and topics, as well as participate in a Shark-Tank-esque activity, where they will rate and present different podcast concepts and ideas. Join now to get started on your podcasting career!

TICKETED SERIES / NO REGISTRATION: Come to the Children's desk 15minutes before the class begins to receive a ticket, this ticket will be for the entire series(no need to come early to the other classes).  SPACE IS LIMITED.

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Full series descriptions:

(Tuesday, July 19th, 3-4pm) Podcast Playground: An Interactive Experiment

“Podcasting equipment is expensive.” “I don’t know if I can fully commit to my podcast idea.” If this sounds like you, you’ve found the perfect class to try everything podcast-related! In this session, students will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on workshop, where they will experiment with different microphones, develop potential podcast topics, and practice podcast hosting skills with professional equipment, no commitment necessary.  

 

(Wednesday, July 20th, 3-4pm) Editing with Audacity

In this session, students will learn the crucial functions of the free audio editing software Audacity that every podcaster needs to know, including how to normalize volume, align segments, remove/silence audio, and more. You do not need any prior experience to be able to master these skills and beginners are very welcome to join. 

Computers with Audacity installed will be provided.

 

(Thursday, July 21st, 3-4pm) Publicizing Your Podcast: Graphic Design, Social Media, and More! 

In this session, students will learn how to navigate the podcast distribution process, build their brand image, and maximize the reach of their social media (ex. Instagram) to the online audience. All kinds of artists are welcome to join and create their own podcast cover art, Canva promotions, and other material! 

Computers will be provided, but feel free to bring your own devices (ex. iPad/Apple Pencil, stylus) if you are more comfortable doing so. 

 

(Monday, July 25th, 3-5pm) Drop-In Podcast Studio: Create Your Podcast Here

Begin your podcast journey today! Students will apply the knowledge gained from the "So You Want to Podcast" classes in this part drop-in, part registered studio.  For details see the studio class here: https://howardcounty.librarycalendar.com/event/podcast-drop-studio-create-your-podcast-here