Podcasting with Youth Radio

Learn how to incorporate audio storytelling into your classroom. In this course, you will explore the wide world of podcasts, come up with your own podcast idea, assemble and edit audio elements, and share your first podcast with other educators.

course duration icon 15 Hours
course cost icon Free
course certificate icon Certificate of Course Completion
Understand the basics of podcasting   Create a podcast pitch
Explore the wide variety of podcasts, including their different formats and subject areas.   Come up with your own unique idea for a podcast.
Record audio elements   Edit and publish your own audio story
Collect and create different audio elements -- interviews, voiceover, music, and sound effects.   Bring it all together into your first podcast and share it with other educators.



  • Pitching Your Podcast
    • Determine Your Podcast Personality
    • Figuring Out What You Like
    • Vetting Podcast Ideas
    • Practice: Explore Podcasting Platforms
    • Make & Share: Pitch Your First Episode In One Paragraph Or Less
  • Podcast Interviews
    • Three Types of Interviews
    • Something-To-Hide Interview
    • Expert Interview
    • Practice: Writing Questions
    • Make & Share: A 3-minute Job Profile
  • Recording Sound
    • Choosing Your Recorder
    • Other Equipment
    • What Sounds To Gather
    • Practice: Gather The Characteristic Sounds Of Your Room
    • Skills You Need For Gathering Great Sound
    • Make & Share: Soundscapes
  • Editing Your Podcast
    • Essential Audio Editing Vocabulary
    • Practice: Finding Your Editing Flow
    • Structuring Your Podcast
    • Tips For Writing For Radio
    • Make & Share: Structuring Your Story
  • Voicing Your Podcast
    • How to Find Your Radio Voice
    • Practice: Your Host Intro
    • Mark Up Your Script
    • Practice: Using Your Voice Effectively
    • Make & Share: Your Podcast
Micro-credential Connection

This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Audio and Video micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.  

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on Digital Media. Educators can build skills in digital storytelling, data visualization, and critical media use to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills, and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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