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Podcast software and hardware to create a killer podcast. Are you considering setting up an Audio Podcast?

Podcast software and hardware to create a killer podcast

Curious about the Podcast software you need to get up and running? It’s an area that is growing and will continue to grow rapidly. My friend, John Lee Dumas has built up an amazingly successful Entrepreneurship podcast in a relatively short time and in this article he shares with us what software/hardware you need to get a podcast up and running. Over to you John. One of the many benefits of podcasting is that you can get started without breaking the bank. On Flipboard. Why Recent Grads Are Breaking Up With Blogs in Favor of Podcasts. Bobby Hobert recently graduated from a small business school outside of Boston.

Why Recent Grads Are Breaking Up With Blogs in Favor of Podcasts

How to Expand Your Business by Creating a Compelling Podcast. This Is Your Brain on Podcasts. Photo Listening to music may make the daily commute tolerable, but streaming a story through the headphones can make it disappear.

This Is Your Brain on Podcasts

You were home; now you’re at your desk: What happened? Storytelling happened, and now scientists have mapped the experience of listening to podcasts, specifically “The Moth Radio Hour,” using a scanner to track brain activity. In a paper published Wednesday by the journal Nature, a research team from the University of California, Berkeley, laid out a detailed map of the brain as it absorbed and responded to a story. Widely dispersed sensory, emotional and memory networks were humming, across both hemispheres of the brain; no story was “contained” in any one part of the brain, as some textbooks have suggested.

Podcasts Designed For Kids Can Be A Fun Way to Ignite Imagination. Since the unprecedented success of Serial, podcasts have become a more popular form of mainstream entertainment.

Podcasts Designed For Kids Can Be A Fun Way to Ignite Imagination

Not only are many adults listening for fun, but some teachers are bringing podcasts into their classrooms as a new kind of text. Teachers like Alexa Schlechter, Michael Godsey and Alex Fernandez have found teenagers to be a receptive podcast audience and have even experimented with asking students to make their own podcasts.

While audio has excited teachers of older students who can access the rich variety of content available for adults, teachers and parents of younger children are noticing there isn’t a ton of content made specifically for a younger audience. In an article written for The Atlantic, Stephanie Hayes investigates this hole in the podcast market. She was surprised to find that kids will pay attention to a full 15-20 minute podcast and learn from it. The absence of images in podcasts seems to be a source of their creative potential. The 5 Best iPad Podcasting Apps for Students.

If recent predictions are to be believed, the podcasting scene will explode in 2016.

The 5 Best iPad Podcasting Apps for Students

For me, that’s great to hear because I am a big fan of podcasts, but it is also great news for teachers who are looking for new ways for their students to communicate their ideas and reach a global audience. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best apps for podcasting on the iPad. Depending on who you ask, the definition of podcasting can vary. Five of the best apps for listening to podcasts. Serial didn’t singlehandedly revive the podcast as a media format – the efforts of radio broadcasters and many independent producers have grown and sustained audiences in the years since podcasts were hyped as the next big thing in tech.

Five of the best apps for listening to podcasts

Yet, Serial has undoubtedly fuelled a surge in interest in spoken-word shows – which in 2016, are as likely to be listened to on a smartphone as a computer. And there are apps for that. Not all of them are great: Apple’s standalone podcasts app, for example, only has a two-stars (out of five) customer rating on its own app store. But here are five podcatching apps worth looking at – or rather, listening to. OvercastiOS (Free) iPhone and iPad owners disgruntled with Apple’s app should definitely try Overcast. ZCast makes podcasting insanely simple. I thought Opinion was the easiest possible way to create a podcast, but it turns out I was wrong.

ZCast makes podcasting insanely simple

ZCast is an app out today for iOS and the Web that makes live, interactive podcasting a cinch. Tightly integrated with Twitter, you sign in, tap a button, give your podcast a title and away you go. Adding other people to a conversation is as simple as entering their Twitter handle and sending an invite. If they have the app, they’ll get a push notification or otherwise you’ll send them an automated tweet inviting them to download it and get involved. Listeners can comment on your conversation, and in my tests with the app it was fun to see exactly who was listening, and interact with them.

All-day podcasts and brick-sized books. Or, why 2015 was the year the long form fought back. Shortly before Christmas, Wilbur Smith, the writer of airport novels, gave an interview to a Sunday newspaper in which he spoke of his four wives in the following tender terms: “Two of them died on me, the first one hates me, and this one loves me, so I’ve covered the whole spectrum.”

All-day podcasts and brick-sized books. Or, why 2015 was the year the long form fought back

He no longer saw his children, he added: “They’ve got my sperm, that’s all … it’s sadder for them than it is for me, because they’re not getting any more money.” Perhaps the most charitable response was to observe that at least Smith was being consistent here: the real people in his life seemed as two-dimensional, judging from these descriptions, as the typical Smith hero, who is a rugged outdoorsman with a passion for hunting, hard liquor, and no-strings sex.

(Oh, and for avoiding the gaboon adder, the deadly African snake Smith calls upon, with amusing frequency, when a character needs to die.) The Enthusiasts Guide To Creating a Podcast (And Why It Can Crumble) Add vocal richness at no cost with our Mic Room and iRig Mic Studio giveaway. Over the years, we’ve proudly shared the wide range of professional audio and related mobile products for musicians from IK Multimedia, and that great partnership continues with another fantastic promotion.

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Starting now, you have a chance to win Mic Room, the iOS app that provides pro microphone emulation, as well as an iRig Mic Studio, a compact vocal instrument of big potential, for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The main user interface is a simplistically stylish virtual booth, allowing comfortable control of essential functions and easy view of information. From podcasting to song production, Mic Room’s array of virtual microphones allows nearly anyone to easily add a pure and genuinely captivating effect to their voice. How To Launch A Successful Podcast - Fast. Use SoundCloud to Start Your Own Podcast for Free. Welcome to Forbes. The Most Comprehensive Podcast Tutorial Ever – How To Start A Podcast In Under 2 Hours.

When I first decided to start my own podcast, the benefits were already clear in my head.

The Most Comprehensive Podcast Tutorial Ever – How To Start A Podcast In Under 2 Hours

I already knew that having a podcast would expose me to an entirely new audienceI already knew what I wanted to say and how I was going to run itI already knew that that I wanted to get started as quickly as possible. Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam. In the months leading up to the final exam, 10th grade teacher Alexa Schlechter struggled. She’s an English teacher — an educator of stories told through the written word. But instead of focusing solely on classic books read in the 10th grade, she and her students at Norwalk High School in Connecticut were immersed in a teenage story about murder, set in the 1990s, detailed in blog posts, communicated in audio: Serial, the hit podcast from the producers of This American Life.

After spending months listening to Serial and talking about it as a class, a two-hour sit-down final seemed pointless, irrelevant and an inaccurate gauge of all the learning that had taken place throughout the year. But learning as we know it in schools must be assessed. How else would adults know what kids have learned? While driving to school one day, thinking about Serial host Sarah Koenig’s frustrating evolution over the course of the series, Schlechter had what she calls an “aha moment.” The Most Comprehensive Podcast Tutorial Ever – How To Start A Podcast In Under 2 Hours.

Audio Projects for Digital Learners: 30+ Resources. How to Start Your Own Podcast. A Crash Course in Narrative Podcasting (And Why You Should Create Them) 5 Essential Pieces of Gear for Making Better Podcasts. Great Podcasts For Road Trips, And Long Weekend Traffic Jams. 50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out - Getting Smart by Guest Author - “50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out” by Julie DeNeen first appeared on the informED blog. Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration.

If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you. Podcasts are a great way to get information when you’re driving in your car, making dinner at home, or waiting at the DMV to renew your license. Podcasts don’t force you to find more time in your day; they give you the opportunity to capitalize on all the dead time that already exists in your day by simply downloading the .mp3 or syncing a podcast to your iTunes account on your smartphone. Even though podcasts have been around awhile, a lot of people still don’t utilize the hundreds of free podcasts available on the Internet. Below are 50 educational podcasts you should look consider. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. SoundCloud Opens Its Podcasting Features To Everyone. SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but today it’s finally letting everyone in.

The SoundCloud podcasting features come in multiple tiers, including one free and two paid options. They challenge existing industry leaders, including Libsyn, as well as provide the RSS hooks necessary to also publish to iTunes and get picked up by podcast apps like Overcast. SoundCloud is aggressively competitive with its primary competitors out of the gate – it charges $55 per year for six hours of audio uploads per month and provides unlimited-length hosting for $135 per year.

Lisbon charges $5 per month to start, but you only get 50MB of storage per month, which runs out pretty quickly. $15 per month gets you a more reasonable and generally useful 250MB, but SoundCloud’s unlimited tier seems like it will be a popular option. Podcasting On A Budget: How To Record Great-Sounding Audio For Less - ReadWrite.

High-quality audio recording was once the exclusive domain of professional studios, radio stations and other settings tricked out with top-notch equipment. But now, thanks to advances in technology and lower pricing, professional-level audio recording has moved within reach of practically anyone. So if you've ever wanted to reach a broad audience as a podcaster, there's no time like the present. These days, the difference in quality produced by professional set-ups—with layers of soundproofing and pricey microphones—don't sound all that different from recordings made on a smaller budget. But hardware and software alone don't make for polished audio.

Having worked in studio settings ranging from small town radio stations, to control rooms of nationally syndicated radio shows, I can tell you that good technique is just as important. A Very Simple Podcast Publishing Plugin - Podcast About Podcasting. Listen to the Episode Below (00:13:58) Listen to the Episode Below Podcast: Play in new window | Download Simple Podcast Press was created by Hani Mourra; he is very friendly and I am really grateful that he gave me the opportunity to try it out, and he even shared a really interesting PDF: 10 Podcasting Productivity Hacks.