I’ve been learning new things. You could say I’ve been unschooling! Yesterday, I worked out how to make a podcast.
It wasn’t that difficult. I downloaded Audacity, pressed the ‘record’ button and then started chatting. When I’d finished speaking, I exported the recording as an MP3 file, which I uploaded to the podcast hosting site, Podbean. Voila! I am now a podcaster!
The hardest thing about podcasting is talking. Well, perhaps not talking. I don’t seem to have any trouble doing that. I just open my mouth and the words fall out. But of course, the words have to be interesting. That’s the tricky bit!
Before I started, I made a short list of topics I could chat about and decided not to worry too much about getting everything right. This podcast is an experiment. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t perfect, does it? I learnt a lot from making it and I hope to get better next time.
Towards the end of my podcast, I said I was going to add some theme music to the beginning and end of my recording next time I made one. Actually, I found some music and added it to this podcast after all. I think it adds just the right touch. It makes me sound like a real podcaster! I wonder what you’ll think.
It seems to me, that most real podcasters put together some program notes to go with their podcasts, so I shall do the same. I mentioned quite a few things while I was chatting away. Just in case you want to follow up on these, I’ll list everything and everyone and add the appropriate links. The notes will all make sense if you listen to the podcast. But will you have time to listen? I hope so!
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