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Podcasting

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Description Podcasting is a capture of the audio output of a computer. These are typically used to inform others about a topic.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 1 December, 2011

Contents

Description

Podcasting is a capture of the audio output of a computer. These are typically used to inform others about a topic.

Essential Requirements

In order to capture a podcast, you will need computer with audio capture software and a podcasting site to deliver the final product

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, headphones, and microphone.

Software

There are many different tools for capturing podcasts. These vary in capability and price. Our recommendation is Audacity.

  • Audacity - A commonly used audio file recorder/editor software. It is cross platform and free.
  • GarageBand - Part of the iLife suite from Apple, GarageBand is a great podcast creation tool that is included with every mac
  • FeedBurner - Tool to track your podcast and RSS subscriptions, including iTunes.
  • Podomatic - A simple website that allows a user to easily (and inexpensively) upload and syndicate their podcasts
  • Callburner - An effective tool for recording podcasts via Skype. This works well for geographically dispersed participants.
  • Levelator - Tool that adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file for variations. Like a compressor, normalizer and limiter all in one!
  • MP3 Skype Recorder v.3.1 - Tool that records your Skype calls. Great for recording online interviews.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand podcasting.

Business

Here are a number of great ideas for using podcasting in a business environment.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using podcasting in a education environment.

Screencast Storage

University of Wyoming Extension has a server and is hosting podcasts. Contact Stan Skrabut for details. If you do not wish to use the Extension services, here is a list of different services for storing podcasts:

Sources for Music

Here are some places for background music for your podcasts.


Technical Tips

Here are some technical tips for improving your podcasts

Tips for Better Podcasts

It is one thing to make a podcast, it is another thing to do it well. These links provide tips for doing it well.

Tools for Podcasting

Here are list of other tools for podcasting.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and using various podcasting applications.

References