In the Firsthand Guide to Bled Standard and Special editions, both this and last year, I interview some of the people who make Bled the town it is. Now, I plan to release some of those interviews in a new podcast; Bled Stories.
In this edition, women who work in tech, three leaders who were involved with the Women Techmakers summit which was held in Belfast last weekend. On Friday evening there were workshops and on Saturday the main event was in W5. Victoria McCallum was on the podcast to preview the event a few weeks ago, and she’s back to reflect on how it all went. Claire Burn and Daniella Topping were with Victoria when we sat down to talk about the summit and more generally women in technology here.
Innovations and new ventures in this episode of the podcast (with the really clever name). From TV to YouTube and celebrating collaboration with Digital DNA Belfast. Maxine Mawhinney’s The Moment and Digital DNA in Belfast
Matthew Scott is the CEO of Navada Group. Navada HQ is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it has a presence in Belfast, London, New York and about to open an office in Sweden. But the founder is from Bangor. He lives there now in preparation for a major development expected to be announced officially in June.
We have two interviews. Victoria McCallum is one of the organisers of Women Techmakers Belfast – the event is to be held on 14 April in W5 Belfast. Andrew Bolster one of the founders of Farset Labs. He tells the story of the lab’s beginnings and expectation for the future.
Deepa talks about her journey from being a teenage photographer, studying social policy at the LSE in London, moving to Belfast to work as an equality officer in the city, becoming an artist and now a creator of virtual reality and immersive experiences.
After much thought and deliberation (i.e. dithering) I have decided to revive my tech and media podcast – and extending it to music. Testing for the bathroom effect in the kitchen. (Audiophiles will get that one).
First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett) and musicians Sonja Sleator and Chase the River). That should be available Thursday 8 March. Subscribe here.
First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett Sonja Sleator and Chase the River)
Starting at the beginning of March, I will be launching my new podcast. I will be talking about Technology, media, innovation, creativity and investment. Whatever tickles my fancy really – really. In the first episodes., guests will include people who are involved in creating virtual reality, there will be games developers, and I’ll be talking to some innovators – people who have struck out to do something new.
I came across a couple of interesting and very useful resources which I want to let you know about. I’ll …
I was recently interviewed by email by Index on Censorship about podcasting. This is what I was asked and what …
Its website says “FutureLearn aims to pioneer the best social learning experiences for everyone, anywhere.” With leading educational partners from around the world, it offers hundreds of courses. “Podcasting” isn’t one of them, but there are a few relevant courses that might interest a podcaster.
Not everyone uses music in their podcasts and not all of this taster course will be relevant to podcasters, but I thought someone might find Music Copyright and Me useful.
I have thought about distributing this through the podcast, but as people expect an audio file, not a PDF, I decided it was better to post this PDF here and allow anyone to download it … for a short time at least.
Podcasting for Journalism Students bookIt is available on Kindle and as a paperback
The book is for young, trainee, or student journalists not specialising in broadcast media. It is an introduction to “making content”, podcasting and broadcasting whether you want to understand production on a professional level or simply because you want to create podcasts for fun or add something useful to your CV.
Even the simplest podcast or radio programme has a structure. Whether you have thought about it or not, you are going to have a beginning, middle, end. The question is, how can you best structure your podcast to bring your listener through from beginning to the end, keeping the listener informed, surprising them with information they did not already know, motivating them to become involved and leaving them wanting more? There is more than a dash of showbiz in your average podcast.
A podcast will have a running order which communicates to everyone involved what is planned and what is happening. The running order starts out the prospects owned by the producer which also keeps everyone informed about the progress of the show’s production.
Recording away from the studio. There are all sorts of reasons why you would record outside. A podcast episode can benefit from changes in tone and atmosphere. Reporting from a place rather than just about a place can give context to the story. It can add new textures and make the episode more interesting.
“Having an intention is really important. The intention [of The Radio Stuff Podcast] was and is to connect radio lovers around the world and share great ideas and be as positive about the radio industry as we can. It’s really about following our curiosities and talking to interesting people.” This section asks you to identify the purpose of your podcast. If you like, leave it for now and come back once you have read the rest of the book. The purpose will always be central to whatever you do.
This is an introduction to radio and podcast production. Radio and audio podcasts are not exactly the same thing, each have unique factors, but there is a shared core to their production.
A report by the Knight Foundation about podcasting and on-demand radio “From Airwaves to Earbuds”. With Knight Foundation partners, both public broadcasters, supported by grants, and for-profit companies, which received investments from the Knight Enterprise Fund who provide insight into the fast growing area of podcasting.
Finding rights free music for podcasts and videos is very difficult, but the Free Music Archive is a brilliant resource.
We can all be podcasters now because the production tools have never been so cheap (and free!). You can experiment with podcasting without having to spend any money.