Podcasting Workshop, August 11-13, 2017

led by Matt Tullis

The reach and influence of podcasts as a storytelling genre is expanding rapidly. In 2016, 21 percent of Americans said they had listened to a podcast within the last month, up from 12 percent three years earlier. And every year, the number of podcast episodes is increasing on podcast web hosting sites like Libsyn, who in 2015, had more than 28,000 shows that were downloaded a combined 3.3 billion times. Hosting a podcast can serve as a great way to establish your expertise in a particular field, raise your own profile, and connect to a target audience. They offer amazing networking opportunities and add a valuable skill set valued in today’s multimedia world.

In this two-day, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to produce a top-notch podcast, from concept to distribution. You will record, edit, and produce a short segment and learn how to interview and connect with subjects, whether over the phone or in person. No fancy equipment necessary—all you need is a smart phone, a laptop, and some free audio editing software. We will, however, bring and demonstrate professional-grade recording equipment and software that you can add at any time to enhance your working audio production studio.

Learn how to…

• Develop and refine great podcast idea

• Turn that concept into something people want to listen to

• Record, edit and produce audio

• Find a host for your podcast

• Hook up with iTunes and other podcast distribution systems

 

Instructor Matt Tullis, host and producer of Gangrey: The Podcast, has interviewed noted journalists including New York Times best-seller Chuck Klosterman, Pulitzer Prize winner Lane DeGregory, and National Magazine Award winner Tom Junod in a series of more than 50 podcasts. He is an assistant professor of digital journalism at Fairfield University.

Cost: The $500 fee covers tuition and two nights’ lodging at The Spur, a historic hotel in Archer City that serves as headquarters for the Archer City Story Center. You may purchase additional nights for $85 per night, paid to The Spur. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot in the class. Refunds for cancellations will decrease as the date of the workshop nears. Cancel 3+ months prior to workshop: 3+ months or more before workshop ($400 refund); 2+ months before workshop ($300 refund); 1+ month before workshop ($200 refund); less than one month ($100 refund).

Questions? Contact Matt at MattTullisWriter (at) gmail (dot) com.