Calendar

Thursday, August 26
Recording experiment: Listening to your own voice
Joseph Cohen (Queens Podcast Lab), “Learning Content Creation”
Excerpt: “Roman Mars on the Anatomy of a Good Story,” from Periodic Talks, with Gillian Jacobs and Diona Reasonover 

Tuesday, August 31
Periodic Talks, “Roman Mars on the Anatomy of a Good Story”
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 1: What Is a Podcast?

Thursday, September 2
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 2: So . . . How Do I Get Started? & Chapter 6: The Well-Equipped Podcast
Bloggers: Nev, Eden, Sammy, Alex

Tuesday, September 7
No classes

Thursday, September 9
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 5: Finding Your Voice
The Turnaround: Terry Gross and Reggie Ossé
QC POD, Jason Tougaw Interviews Ann Powers
Bloggers: Omme, Nika, Marcy, Keith

Tuesday, September 14
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 10: Acing the Interview
QC POD, Jason Tougaw Interviews Ariel Francisco
The Turnaround: Larry King and Audie Cornish

Thursday, September 16
No classes
Bloggers: Everybody
Post your interview episode ideas. Include details about topic, guest, music, intro,  tagline–and scheduling. You don’t have to have all this figured out, but use the proposal to get thinking about it all. Respond to members of your workshop group with observations, questions, and suggestions.

Workshop Groups
Keith, Isaiah, Marion
Sammy, Alex, Eden
Julie, Yuhan, Nika
Nev, Fateha, Juliet
Faisal, Sabrina, Marcy
Bobby, Jonathan, Omme

Tuesday, September 21
The Turnaround: Choose your episode
Workshop, Part 1: Blueprint, one-liner, and title (see Weldon, pp. 34-36)
Workshop, Part 2: Interview Questions + Advice Roundup

Thursday, September 23
QC POD, “Why Do We Love Love True Crime?” (with Eden Ayala)
Tutorials: Zencastr and Zoom
Workshop: Why Should People Care? & What is the Heart, Soul, and Spirit of Your Podcast? (see Weldon pp. 26-27 & 32-33)
Bloggers: Juliet, Yuhan, Isaiah, Faisal, Sabrina

Tuesday, September 28
Fresh Air, Why America’s Colleges Have Always Been Unequal, with Adam Harrius
On Being, “How Ross Gay Finds Joy in the Smallest of ‘Delights’”
Workshop: Interview research & questions

Thursday, September 30
Queens Podcast Lab, An Introduction to Podcast Editing
For reference: Joseph Cohen, Audio Production Tutorial
For reference: Joseph Cohen, Podcast Production Basics
Workshop: Basic audio editing / Audition (or Audacity)
Bloggers: Marion, Bobby, Jonathan, Julisa, Fateha

Tuesday, October 5
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 11: It’s All in the Mix
Workshop: Audio editing for storytelling
Rough cuts of Interview Episodes due (by midnight, to your writing group, linked from SoundCloud, Dropbox, or Google Docs; be sure to copy me)

Thursday, October 7
Workshop: Interview Episodes
Workshop: Rough cuts of your interview episodes

Tuesday, October 12
Workshop: Online how copy
Interview Episodes due (by midnight, on the blog, linked from Soundcloud, Dropbox, or Google Docs)

Thursday, October 14
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 9: Audio Storytelling 101
Switched on Pop, “Summer Hits, BTS–“Butter,” hosted by Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan, with guest Jenna Andrews
Bloggers: Omme, Nika, Marcy, Keith

Tuesday, October 19
Still Processing, “We, Tina,” with Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham
Workshop: Topic, Audience, Team

Thursday, October 21
Codeswitch, “Who Runs the World? Kids” & Even the Rich, “The House of Versace: Molly Young Breaks Down Donatella’s Excessive Vision,” with Aricia Skidmore-Williams and Brooke Shiffrin
Bloggers: Juliet, Yuhan, Isaiah, Faisal, Sabrina

Tuesday, October 26
Group Project: Find a discussion episode of an interesting podcast and break it down for the rest of us.

Thursday, October 28
Group Project, Day 2
Bloggers: Marion, Bobby, Jonathan, Julisa, Fateha

Tuesday, November 2
Workshop: Editing multiple voices
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 9: Collecting Audio Like a Pro

Thursday, November 4
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 12: Shaping the Story
Bloggers: Nev, Eden, Sammy, Alex

Tuesday, November 9
Rough cuts of discussion episodes due by midnight
Workshop: Editing for story

Thursday, November 11
Workshop: Your rough cuts

Saturday, November 13
Discussion Episodes due by midnight

Tuesday, November 16
Serial, Season 1, Episode 1: “The Alibi”
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 2: How Do I Get Started? (revisit) & Chapter 3: Who’s on MY Team?
Bloggers: Omme, Nika, Marcy, Keith

Thursday, November 19
One Year: 1977, “Jesus on a Tortilla”
Workshop: Story Shape

Tuesday, November 23
Lost Notes, with Hanif Abdurraqib, Ian Curtis and Grace Jones
Bloggers: Marion, Bobby, Jonathan, Julisa, Fateha
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 9: Collecting Audio Like a Pro (revisiting)

Thursday, November 25
No classes

Tuesday, November 30
Anything for Selena, with Maria Garcia, Episode 1: Selena and Me
NPR’s Podcast Startup Guide, Chapter 8: Legal Issues for Podcasting
Workshop: Notes on your story

Thursday, December 2
Workshop: Plotting Your Story
Bloggers: Juliet, Yuhan, Isaiah, Faisal, Sabrina

Tuesday, December 7
Hidden Brain, with Shankar Vedantam, Laura Krewel, and Tara Boyle, “Laughter: The Best Medicine”
Workshop: Editing for Narrative

Thursday, December 9
Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser, “Lebanon, USA”
Workshop: Mixing
Bloggers: Marion, Bobby, Jonathan, Julisa, Fateha

Friday, December 18
Narrative podcasts due

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