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ENC 1102: English Composition II

What is a podcast?

A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscriber automatically.

Since we're going to use Audacity for our podcast, I highly recommend using their well-organized wiki for questions and help: Audacity Wiki

The producer of my podcast recommends Googling your questions and watching YouTube videos to learn.

Podcasting Best Practices

But what if I don't want to read all of that? Well, you should...but here are a few highlights:

  • Know the purpose of your podcast.
  • Know your audience. You make have to be professional or you may have the ability to be raunchy. 
  • Less is more. (What does that mean? Read the above link.)
  • Connect with your audience (get them to participatez)

And don't forget, PLAN YOUR CONTENT!  Refer to your assignment sheet for your podcasting outline.

Podcast Software + How Tos

Downloading the Software:

Audacity Basics (Handout from Class):

Audacity Tutorials

The following resources are great, easy to follow tutorials to help you out as you begin to use Audacity.  If you have any questions, swing by the UWF SkyLab (5th floor of the library) and ask for help!