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Audio Editing Programs
The Fordham Lab and Classroom offer:
Adobe Audition (for advanced users)
Audacity is also available as a free download for both Mac and PC
Audacity PowerPoint presentation with links
Buzzsprout- How to Make a Podcast
Digital Trends- How to Make a Podcast
How to Start a Podcast- An Ultimate Guide for Beginners
Jeff Large on Storytelling
NPR Storytelling tips
Technically, podcasts are XML files that index the MP3 files and metadata that represent each episode. Content management systems like Squarespace and the aforementioned WordPress, with a plugin like podPress, can generate a podcast XML feed. Regardless of which way you author your podcast’s XML file, be sure to follow Apple’s podcast specifications for the best results. Afterward, once your XML file is online, use an RSS validator like feedvalidator.org to make sure you didn’t make any mistakes before submitting your feed to the iTunes store. Don’t forget to submit your show to other podcast platforms, including Google Music, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.
CreateYourLifeStory.com- Storytelling skills and techniques
Lifehacker.com- How to start your own podcast
NiemanStoryboard.org- Everything you need to know about storytelling, in 5 minutes
Article: "Waiting on Apple's podcast recording app- or for better GarageBand features"
Book: Expert Podcasting Resources for Dummies (available online)
Sample files for practice