Episode 21 – The story so far

As we reach episode 21 … this is the story so far.    In September 2016 Belfast journalist Malachi O’Doherty was the first voice on the first episode of what was then called “Podcasting For dot dot dot”. He talked about how digitising and archiving his work – audio and photographic – has changed the Read more about Episode 21 – The story so far[…]

The “Podcasting For …” project

With the publication of the second introduction to podcasting book, Podcasting for Journalism Students (for Kindle only) and with almost 20 podcasts produced already, I have decided to change the branding and expand from “Podcasting for Communities” to “The Podcasting For …” Project. The original idea remains the same: anyone who wants to podcast can. The Read more about The “Podcasting For …” project[…]

Barbara McCann – Broadcaster and Journalist

Barbara McCann has been a journalist in radio, television and print since the late 1970s. In this edition of “Podcasting for … (communities, journalism students, anyone interested)”, we talk about interviewing and writing for radio (and podcasts). Along with reading, writing, recording and editing, Interviewing is one of the key skills for podcast and radio Read more about Barbara McCann – Broadcaster and Journalist[…]

Interview with rock journalist and podcaster Mitch Lafon

The Podcasting for Communities’ podcast is part of a project that includes the podcastingfor.com blog and the Podcasting For Communities’ e-book which you can find on Amazon.     In this episode, Davy Sims talks to rock journalist and podcaster Mitch Lafon. He has been writing and then podcasting about music since he was 11 Read more about Interview with rock journalist and podcaster Mitch Lafon[…]

How long should a podcast be?

When I was about 12 or 13 and at school, a teacher would tell the class to write an essay or a report on something or another and the first question from my classmates would be “Sir, sir!” – they were almost all sirs. “Sir, how long sir?” When we were younger the answer would Read more about How long should a podcast be?[…]

Interview with Malachi O’Doherty

In this series I’m  talking to podcasters, producers, writers and broadcasters about their work and their approach to podcasting. In this episode I’m talking to Belfast journalist Malachi O’Doherty who I have known and worked with for around 30 years.  His was one of the first voices in this series. For the price a pot of Read more about Interview with Malachi O’Doherty[…]

Jukedeck: a new way to find music for your podcast

Once again we turn our attention to music. I like music. I like music in podcasts. But as I have pointed out on the blog and in earlier episodes, using music is complicated. You can’t use just any song or instrumental, unless you have a license and that can cost a lot of money – Read more about Jukedeck: a new way to find music for your podcast[…]

Why should communities podcast?

About 20 years ago some of us had our first experience building websites with Angelfire and Geocities. They gave ordinary untrained people their first chance to be creative on the web. Yes, many of the early websites we built were ugly – well, mine were. They were certainly unplanned and a bit embarrassing. As people Read more about Why should communities podcast?[…]

Olly Mann interview

  You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes   It’s more than 10 years since Olly Mann began podcasting. He is now one of the most prolific and popular podcasters in the UK. He and Helen Zaltzman started Answer Me This when hardly anyone recognised the word podcast. When the Guardian stopped making Read more about Olly Mann interview[…]

Interview – Larry Gifford of The Radio Stuff Podcast

In the book Podcasting for Communities, I outline five essential skills a podcaster or a radio production team need to perfect: writing … reading … interviewing … recording … and editing. In this edition of the Podcasting For … podcast, Larry Gifford talks about how he taught himself to write a script, what he has Read more about Interview – Larry Gifford of The Radio Stuff Podcast[…]