Some new resources The Turnaround and Audacity tips

I came across a couple of interesting and very useful resources which I want to let you know about. I’ll also be adding them to the Podcast Production Resources page here. In the Podcasting for books, Podcasting for Community Organisations (here on Amazon UK, but also available in other Amazon stores Kindle and paperback)  and Read more about Some new resources The Turnaround and Audacity tips[…]

Irish Times Podcasts

  Let’s start with some history and some dates. The Times (the London Times if you like) was named in 1788, the Times of India 50 years later in 1838. The New York Times was … 1851. The Irish Times started in Dublin in 1859. Like the Guardian Newspaper – which is owned by the Read more about Irish Times Podcasts[…]

Recording with an audience

By their very nature podcasts are always pre-recorded. A “live” edition is one recorded in front of an audience. Over on the Facebook group “UK Podcasters” a question was asked about recording with an audience. As it’ not something I have included in either book, I thought an answer here (and there) might be useful. Read more about Recording with an audience[…]

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[…]

“From Airwaves to Earbuds” – research on podcasting by Knight Foundation

“Podcasting and other forms of on-demand audio have the potential to foster a media landscape that lifts up the hidden stories and absent narratives of our diverse society, that reflects local communities, and that provides an open and accessible platform for innovation that can serve democracy’s future generations. But realizing that public-interest potential will take Read more about “From Airwaves to Earbuds” – research on podcasting by Knight Foundation[…]

No Such Thing as a Fish – microphones and editing

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   [Download and subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Libsyn] Without wanting to sound like I’m singing Burt Bacharach Read more about No Such Thing as a Fish – microphones and editing[…]

Maxine Mawhinney talks about interviewing

As an anchor on the BBC News channel, Maxine Mawhinney probably spends more time interviewing than anything else. The interviewees will be in the studio or remote – somewhere else in the country or really, anywhere in the world. Sometimes they will be in a different studio, or on Skype or a phone. She will Read more about Maxine Mawhinney talks about interviewing[…]

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?[…]