An interview with Luce Blakiston, the founder of Shit You Should Care About (SYSCA). SYSCA is a multimedia news platform founded by Luce along with her two best mates, Liv and Rubes. They aim to take the news and focus on the parts that are more uplifting to get away from the depressing nature of the news, making it more digestible. Luce sheds light on what it is like to build and maintain a multimedia platform – from a daily newsletter to a podcast to all the socials. She gives great insights into what goes into creating different forms of content, and the benefits of approaching content from multiple angles.
An interview with award-winning author and playwright, Whiti Hereaka. She gives us insight through her experience in both writing and theatre performance on how to write for effective vocal delivery and how stories come together, which are both essential tools in any aspiring podcaster’s repertoire. Be sure to check out her award-winning book Kurangaituku.
An interview with Dr Claire Concannon, award-winning science communicator and podcaster. She gives us a behind the scenes look at the processes that go into producing the award-winning Our Changing World podcast and radio show produced by RNZ. She also discusses some of the most important topics in science and science communication today, while simultaneously providing tips for budding podcasters. Enjoy!
An interview with Jesse Willson, a YouTuber, podcaster, content creator, and home-distiller extraordinaire. He discusses the relationship between YT and podcasting, how to build community, and how to monetise content. He's got some great tips at the end! Find out more about Jesse's work in 3 places: his website chasethecraft.com; his podcast Chase the Craft; and his super-popular YT channel, Still It. (Transcript coming soon...)
This “how to” episode offers a broad overview of important things to consider after you’ve finished recording audio for your podcast. These include: editing software, hosting platforms, podcatchers, promoting your podcast, and making money from your podcast (spoiler alert: it’s really difficult!).
This “how to” episode introduces you to two key aspects of podcast narration: writing for audio and vocal delivery. We open by talking about how your language as the host/narrator is linked to your relationship with your audience, topic, and interviewees. We conclude by emphasizing the significance of using your own voice and language rather than trying to mimic someone else’s language. And in the middle, we’ve got a mountain of tips and tricks!
This “how to” episode introduces you to the art of interviewing. We discuss how to select good locations for conducting interviews and what to do before, during, and after the interview itself. We also talk about the “hunter” and the “farmer” methods of interviewing. Shoutout to Studs Terkel!
This “how to” episode introduces you to 3 types of microphones you might use and 3 types of nonhuman sounds you might gather in the field. Specifically, we discuss shotgun mics, cardioid mics, and omnidirectional mics. And in terms of nonhuman sounds, we talk about gathering room tones, ambient sounds, and…*drumroll*...characteristic sound effects.
This episode introduces you to Pod Uni - the podcast about podcasting. Learn how to make your own podcast and how to think critically about the podcasts that we listen to. Hosted by Collin Bjork, a lecturer at Massey University in Aotearoa New Zealand. Informed by Māori culture and language.
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