Podcasting Essentials: Audio Production for Social Change

RNW Media

Short summary

For organisations who are looking to amplify their message and expand their reach, podcasting is quickly becoming one of the best ways to communicate with your audience. Audio is a portable, accessible, and convenient means for listeners to engage with your content throughout their daily activities. Podcasts provide a powerful way to bring stories to life, engage with diverse guests and introduce new perspectives.  

At RNW Media, we believe that podcasting can help inform and surprise your listeners as well as drive them to social change. But in order to craft powerful audio stories and capture your audience’s attention, you will need to hone your production and narrative skills.

What capacity strengthening support can we provide on this topic?

Our training enables you to understand the medium of podcasting and master the basics of audio production. We highlight the unique strengths and challenges of podcasting as well as how to maximise its potential to best engage with your audience. We also provide tools and techniques that can help turn your message into immersive, compelling episodes.   

This CS offer covers the key aspects of bringing your podcast to life: from scripting to recording to publishing - and everything in between! The training is hands-on, and participants are encouraged to both brainstorm and develop their podcast idea but also record and edit a sound bite/short podcast.  

Our approach enables you to: 

  • Analyse the podcasting landscape and trends  
  • Identify different podcast formats, genres, and narratives  
  • Write for the ear and successfully structure audio content 
  • Discern best practices for podcasting and review effective case studies 
  • Record and edit high-quality audio

What could the CS look like?  

  • We facilitate an interactive 3-day training (4 hrs/day in person, blended or online), accompanied by an e-learning component

What tools are available?  

  • E-learning component on our Online Learning Academy with learning content, case studies & practical templates

What languages can this CS support be provided in?  

English and French 

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