Intro to Podcasting

Audio-based programming known as podcasting has exploded in recent years as a way of communicating stories. Learn how you can create podcasts in this introductory course.

The first class will explain the difference between podcasting and broadcasting, explore different types of content, and discuss how to curate an interesting podcast. The second class will involve hands-on training with the MATV podcast studio and using the post-production editing software, Audacity (available as a free download), as well as finding copyright-free music. Student will create their own 3-minute podcasts. Students will share and critique their podcasts in the third class and the course will end with notes on regulation, distribution and syndication.

You can sign up & pay for the event online by clicking here: Intro to Podcasting. Or you can pay in person or by mail. Email for more info.

Thursdays, February 21, 28 & March 14 7:00 – 9:00pm


Fee: $40          Instructor: Heather McCormack

Instructor Heather McCormack is the Boston Free Radio Manager & the Youth Media Coordinator at Somerville Media Center. She is passionate about using the power of community media to engage all people in telling their stories, especially those that are traditionally underrepresented. She is the producer of the biweekly podcast “Make It Stop,” reviewing the worst albums of all times. It can be found at