DigitalEd: How to Launch a Podcast

    by Megan Calcote
    January 5, 2017
    Learn how to launch a podcast with DigitalEd. Photo by Charli Lopez on Flickr and used with Creative Commons license.

    Title: How to Launch a Podcast

    Instructor: Megan Calcote, Podcast Producer


    You’ve heard podcasts are hot again. But how do you launch one?  

    Podcasting is experiencing a resurgence, with an increase in American podcast listeners, connected cars, the launch of podcast divisions by traditional media outlets such as WNYC and the rise of networks such as Podcast One, Radiotopia and Panoply.

    Find out how to join the movement and maximize your audience in this training that will tell you everything you need to know to get started in podcasting. We’ll show you how to equip a studio where you can produce professional-caliber audio with minimal investment. Learn tricks for developing, capturing and editing the content of your podcast. Find out which networks your podcast should be on to attract your audience and learn the basics of social media marketing.


    What you’ll learn from this training:

    1. How to create a podcast from scratch with a minimal tech investment
    2. How to structure the content of episodes and create a series arc
    3. Where and how to distribute your podcast to attract and retain a loyal core audience
    4. How to measure your audience –subscribers, downloads and other meaningful analytics and how to interpret them


    • The Minimalist Podcast Pro: A list of the essential technology and software you’ll need to launch your podcast on the cheap.

    Who should take this training:

    • Journalists wanting to add a podcast for their audience
    • Bloggers and content marketers wanting to break into podcasting
    • Business owners wishing to use podcasting to market their business
    • Anyone with an interest in starting a podcast

    Date and Time: Feb. 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

    Price: $39

    Register now for the online training!

    Note: If you can’t attend the live session, you can still register and see the archived video and ask questions of the instructor. Free registration for BigMarker is required.

    About the Instructor:

    Megan Calcote has produced multiple podcasts including “Educating Geeks,” which reaches 7,000 listeners annually, and the “How to Cover Money Podcast” for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She also formerly managed social media for the the Reynolds Center. In addition to podcasting and social media, Calcote also is also an experienced events planner.

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