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Podcast guide

This guide provides an overview for the various stages of podcast creation.

About this guide

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This guide provides an overview for the various stages of podcast creation. The goal of this guide is to help spark conversation regarding how you will frame, organize, edit and share your podcast.  At each stage of the process it is important to consider how creative and design decisions can inspire new conversations and connections and/or perpetuate harmful stereotypes and dynamics.  This guide will provide prompts for thoughtfully considering why you are choosing audio as a medium, how you are collaborating, how sound communicates and shaping your story.

Podcast versus audio storytelling

Podcasts as a format is characterized by the release of episodes on a particular subject and can take various structures including conversational, informative, interview or narrative.  Audio storytelling is a broader term that describes the structure of the audio as narrative with no set expectation that more related content will be released.  

While the subject of this guide is the process for creating, making and publishing a podcast, the resources, strategies and prompts explored this guide can be useful beyond the format of a podcast.  


If you would like to setup a meeting or training during any stage of podcast production, you can schedule an appointment with the Digital Media Specialist.

Learning to use new software takes time and practice.  DDS offers select open workshops for those looking to get hands on training.  We also highly recommend signing up for Udemy and following their training videos for the software you are working in.  These video tutorials are comprehensive and cover almost every tool you’ll need to start working in a new software.  For instructions on how to sign-up check out this guide provided by TTS.  

DDS Staff is also available to help troubleshoot any questions you may have so don't hesitate to stop by!