Episode 21 – The story so far

As we reach episode 21 … this is the story so far. Now the podcast is part of a project with two books Podcasting for Communities and Podcasting for Student Journalists.

Along with this blog they are a guide for anyone who wants learn to produce podcasts or community radio. I’ve looked at production strategies such as structure, technical challenges, organising a production team, podcast platforms, community management and purpose

Interview with podcaster and broadcaster Olly Mann

It’s more than 10 years since Olly Mann began podcasting. He is now one of the most prolific and popular podcasters in the UK. He and Helen Zaltzman started Answer Me This when hardly anyone recognised the word podcast.     You can download or subscribe to the podcast from iTunes   Find out more about Read more about Interview with podcaster and broadcaster Olly Mann[…]

Sound Recording and Microphones – Interview with Willis McBrier

This edition of the Podcasting for is all about recording audio   Willis lectures in Creative Media at Belfast Metropolitan College. His career began over 30 years ago at the BBC where he worked as a broadcast and communications engineer. More recently he has been a trainer working with non technical people  such as journalists Read more about Sound Recording and Microphones – Interview with Willis McBrier[…]

Profile – Leo Ličof Founder And Artistic Director Of The Okarina Festival

“I considered myself, even today, but back then when I was younger, to be a rare bird.” Leo Ličof is founder and artistic director of the Okarina Festival which celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer. We met in his restaurant Okarina to look back at the festival’s history and forward because even after 25 years, Read more about Profile – Leo Ličof Founder And Artistic Director Of The Okarina Festival[…]

Profile – Vlaso “Dax” Dakskobler Of Vila Ajda

Vila Ajda is one of the grand houses built in the 18th and early 19th century that are dotted around Lake Bled. It now houses one of the best restaurants Bled used by visitors and locals alike. For the last seven years it has been run by Vlado Dakskobler. Articles: Last Update 9 June 2015 Read more about Profile – Vlaso “Dax” Dakskobler Of Vila Ajda[…]

Clay Shirky Interview on Outriders

I don’t listen much to Radio 5 Live – and consequently have missed previous editions of this programme with in a programme ‘Outriders’ which is broadcast at 3.00 am. This morning’s programme was a 26 minute conversation with Clay Shirky. Below is the link to the blog and you can follow that to the podcast. Read more about Clay Shirky Interview on Outriders[…]

Private Museum of Agriculture and Technology

Last Friday I visited a private collection of agricultural equipment and (what turned out to be) technology near Gilford in County Armagh. I was there to interview Norman Kerr about the original mobile defibrillator he had in his collection.  But there among the linen collection and farm tools was a collection of old micro-computers. And on Read more about Private Museum of Agriculture and Technology[…]

Harrison Photography

John Harrison is one of Northern Ireland's news photography legends.  I was asked to write a profile about him which has just appeared in digitalassetmanagement.org.uk  "When John Harrison founded Harrison Photography in 1994, he didn’t realise that it would lead him to working with the Queen, three US presidents, and receiving an MBE as well as Read more about Harrison Photography[…]

Knockmany Chambered Cairn

</object> For the Radio Ulster programme Your Place and Mine I visited the Knockmany Chambered Cairn just outside Augher.  Professor Mark Bailey is the Director of the Armagh Observatory and Edith Logue works for the NI Environmental Agency. You can read more about Knockmany here: http://star.arm.ac.uk/Knockmany/ on the Observatory website.  After broadcast, I’ll add audio Read more about Knockmany Chambered Cairn[…]

Making Profit Online – The Bottom Line

One of the best programmes on the radio is The Bottom Line presented by Evan Davis.  It’s on Radio 4, but reversioned for World Service and News 24 – the BBC News Channel. Carolyn McCall is Chief Executive of the Guardian Newspaper Group, publishers of The Guardian, The Observer, Manchester Evening News and Auto Trader Read more about Making Profit Online – The Bottom Line[…]

Interview with Gary Wilmot from Andor Technology

Andor Technology is a specialist camera maker. The business started 20 years ago at Queens University. Earlier this week they posted a hike of 65% in pre-tax profits for the year to the end of September. The company said its profit had amounted to £2.11m, up from £1.28m last year Gary Wilmot is Head of Read more about Interview with Gary Wilmot from Andor Technology[…]