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Verso University: Podcasting 101 Course

July 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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It seems like everyone and their mother has a podcast these days. But should you? In this course, we'll talk through some key questions you should ask yourself before starting a podcast, whether it's narrative-driven like This American Life or chat style like WTF with Marc Maron.

The course meets for four consecutive Tuesday evenings, in The Library's Brooks Place, July 11 through August 1.

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You'll learn about the tech behind some of your favorite podcasts, from different types of microphones to what audio editing software is out there. You'll also learn about finding guests, choosing your questions, scripting and story structure, and more. Finally, you'll learn how to get yourself onto all the apps.

The following elements will be tackled in this introductory  course:

  • Key questions: Format, length, frequency
  • All things tech
  • Interviewing tips
  • Script writing and structure
  • Editing audio
  • Publishing and distributing


Meg Dalton is an audio producer and journalist who reports on everything from our obsession with Mars to the future of death care in America. She’s currently the deputy director of storytelling for Connecticut Public and previously worked for The Takeaway from WNYC, in collaboration with WGBH and PRX. Her audio work has also appeared on ‎Mobituaries with Mo Rocca, WSHU, Marketplace, WBAI, and NPR. She earned her master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism, where she specialized in audio storytelling and narrative writing. Off the clock, she enjoys making horrible puns, attempting to hike every national park, and hanging out with her cat, Nora Ephron.

Verso University is the Library’s lifelong learning and education initiative, serving up year-round offerings of classes, workshops, and lectures designed to further education and learning. Offerings run the gamut of educational opportunities, ranging from one-time lectures to ongoing courses to classes that meet weekly or perhaps monthly.

Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.

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July 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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