Podcasting in Creative Experience

New Podcasting workshop added December 7th!

Image of a person in front of a microphone and a computer in the Recording Room

Creative Experience has everything you need to podcast including a Recording Room and four "Pods" with  hardware and software for recording and editing, including the recent addition of Callnote Pro for capturing Skype interviews. Creative Experience  periodically offers free workshops, as well as free online classes and tutorials to get you started with these facilities. Last month, Creative Experience hosted a packed Intro to Podcasting workshop. If you missed it, here's some resources to get you going.

 

 

Podcasting Resources

St. Louis Public Library:

Books:

Podcasting for Dummies, by Tee Morris and Chuck Tomasi, 2017

Profitable Podcasting by Stephen Woessner, 2017

Out on a Wire by Jessica Abel, 2015

(Other older titles are also available.)

Free Online Learning:

Gale 6-week podcasting and blogging course

St. Louis Public Library portal for free access to Lynda.com tutorials

(Search by topics including Podcasting and specific software applications)

Online How-to Guides about Podcasting and Recording:

Transom.org

Excellent resource for articles on podcasting as well as all aspects of recording and producing radio and audio.

The Audacity Podcast

Includes some good advice about starting and distributing a podcast

How to Start Your Own Podcast 

Includes step-by-step guidelines and advice

How to Podcast

Advice on all aspects of podcast production and advice from a seasoned producer

Podcasting for Dummies Podcast

Podcast by the author of the popular book

Podcast Hosting Sites:

Internet Archive

Helpful article about the pros and cons of using this free hosting site

Soundcloud

Free accounts limited to 3 hours of content; unlimited accounts $15/mo; includes analytics and directory; connect with other Sound Cloud users

Libsyn

One of the first podcast hosting sites; analytics, RSS fee, and directory; plans start at $5/mo for limited storage

Blubrry

Includes analytics, RSS feed, and directory; plans start at $12/mo for limited storage

8  of the Top Podcast Hosting Companies

Helpful article with details about various podcast-hosting sites

8 Best Sites to Host Your Podcast

And here is another article that includes some different options from the one above

School of Podcasting.com

One more detailed comparison of some of the top podcast hosting sites

Podcast Directories and Apps:

iTunes

The most popular site for iOS devices; important to use, but it can be hard to get noticed, so it’s a good idea to list in other apps too

Stitcher

An increasingly popular podcast directory and radio-streaming site for all device platforms

Google Play

Newer to podcast distribution, but has many listeners; another alternative for Android users

6 Essential Places to Distribute your Podcast

Good listing of six top sites for distribution

http://podcast411.libsyn.com/directories

Extensive and regularly updated listing of podcasting directories

Sources for royalty-free music and audio:

http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=

From here, you can select the bottom box “allows for use in a remix or video” to search songs that have licenses that allow for this kind of use.

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/royalty-free-music/38475

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