Podcasting may sound effortless but it requires plenty of effort to produce something that sounds natural, engaging and informative. The aim of this course is to get people understanding audio recording, how to get your science across, and what works best when there are no visuals. Richard explores different styles of podcasting and during the day small groups will work in teams as reporter/ interviewee/ producer to produce their own short audio piece.
Audio equipment is supplied (but feel free to bring your own recording device if you have one) and, though not an editing course, we will cover the theoretical basics of audio editing and recording.
The course will make people think about how best to communicate science and help you appreciate what it's like to be on both sides of the microphone. It could even jump start your career as a science podcaster!
Richard Hollingham studied Applied and Environmental Biology at the University of York. As a BBC producer, reporter and presenter, he developed extensive experience in communicating the biosciences to general audiences. Past projects include presenting the BBC World Service environment programme One Planet and the acclaimed Planet Earth Podcast for the Natural Environment Research Council. Richard produces and presents science programmes for Radio 4, World Service and Radio 3, writes for BBC Future and is co-presenter/ producer of the award-winning Space Boffins Podcast.
"I made a podcast! really great, hands-on experience"
"Great facilitator; clearly very knowledgeable and approachable. Very hands-on. Good balance of theory and practice."
"Brilliant - Really accessible. Great that its so hands-on. Satisfying to make a reasonable podcast by the end of the day."
"Very helpful intro to podcasting."
"Enjoyed how practical it was and that we received lots of genuine and and useful feedback from the trainer."
This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 21 CPD points.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to those who complete this course.
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This learning style of this course will be ‘hands on' and interactive, therefore capacity is limited to 12 places which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
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