Podcasting For ...
About This Show
The "Podcasting For..." project is an e-book, a blog, and a podcast introducing people to podcasting and radio production. The first in the series is Podcasting for Communities.
We can all be podcasters now because the tools needed to produce a podcast have never been so cheap (and free!). Distributing our radio programmes on the internet has never been easier.
In the Podcasting For podcast producers, journalists, and other people experienced in content production bring their advice and share their tips and secrets. There’s advice on planning interviews and writing scripts, choosing microphones and interview locations, finding music and using social media.
The book, podcast and blog are for people interested in learning how to produce radio and podcasts. Even if you are not exactly sure what podcasting is, but think it sounds like it is a good idea, you can begin your exploration here.
“Podcasting for … “ is produced by Davy Sims who has 40 years’ experience in radio and web production. He has been making podcasts since 2008.
The book “Podcasting for Communities” is for people who want to get together to make radio programmes and turn them into podcasts. Even if you are an individual who wants to learn and produce a solo podcast, or a couple or three friends who want to record a weekly discussion, the information here will be relevant and I hope useful to you.
Most Recent Episode
No Such Thing as a Fish
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Just before we start ... I’ve just published the second book in the Podcasting For series – Podcasting for Journalism Students – it on Amazon for Kindle and you can get links and more information here. Davy Without wanting to sound like I’m singing Burt Bacharach … If you see me walking down the street and I start to laugh before we meet, I’m probably listening to the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast Fish is more than a comedy podcast, though. It is witty and interesting and there is never an episode that you don’t come away from wanting to tell everyone about some weird fact or facts you’ve learned. Which is sort of the way it started. And yes I am a fan. As far as I can establish, it’s the first UK podcast that’s been commissioned as a TV series. No Such Thing as the News. The TV show and the podcast have more or less the same format – four people riffing on strange and obscure facts and laughing quite a lot. They are QI Elves. Fish does not live alone in the media ecosystem. It is related to the TV series QI and the BBC Radio 4 series the Museum of Curiosity. And I’m a fan of those, too. You can trace Fish’s ancestors right back to Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and before. I wanted to talk to some of the QI Elves about No Such Thing as a Fish, not only because I’m a fan, but because of the technical and production approach they take. No radio studios are used in the making of the show. I wanted to know how they do what they do. Alex Bell is occasionally a member of the podcast panel. As well as researching he edits No Such Thing as the News. Freddy Soames was responsible for the very simple and very effective technical set up for the podcast. But inadvertently is responsible for one of the enduring images of both the podcast and TV programme; the microphones. The microphones are Rode Broadcaster mics plugged into an Apogee Quartet The podcast started in March 2014 – you can still hear the first episode on the website – and as I write this, the team have reached epi