So you want to start your own Hear at Duke original podcast...
Hear at Duke was built to encourage creativity through audio. It’s not enough to produce our own podcast; we want to help others do it too! If you’ve entertained a thought something like: “wow, that would make a really good podcast!”, you should reach out to us to see how we can make your idea transform into a production.
Here's how we can help at each step of the process
Experienced feedback on your idea
Tips on how to interview
Tips on how to use recorders, where to record
In-person feedback with structuring, writing, formatting your podcast
Step-by-step guide to using Adobe Audition (provided by Duke Software Licencing and available on most campus computers)
Links to great tutorials and soundtrack libraries
In-person help with editing on Audition
Publish your podcast on the Hear at Duke website
Promote your work on our Instagram and Facebook accounts
Help publish your podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud
Develop a cover design for your podcast to pair your audio with complementary visuals
If all that sounds good to you, this is how the process to start
your own Hear at Duke Original Podcast usually goes
Submit your idea with this form:
We always invite new podcasters to our General Body Meetings, held on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm. It can be very useful and inspiring for beginners to pitch their ideas to a large group and participate in a back-and-forth discussion with many different perspectives. Plus, we have always have fun exploring new podcast possibilities!
However, if you can’t make it on Wednesdays, a Hear at Duke member or two will find another time to meet with you.
In this first meeting, we will:
Take a closer look at your podcast idea, narrowing in on the purpose of the project or the questions you will be trying to answer.
Discuss details like possible interviewees, topics, episode format, frequency of release, title.
Provide the Hear at Duke Guide to Podcasting
Answer your questions
“Starting” means interviewing your first guest or recording your first segment. Our best piece of advice for podcast production is to go for it, now rather than later. Working with us means that you’ll be getting your hands dirty as soon as you have a recorder!
Coming by a great idea is hard, but bringing it to fruition can be much harder. A large part of promoting audio production is offering encouragement to keep moving forward. Hear at Duke hopes to help with this by:
establishing the follow-up schedule that you need
assigning a member of the Hear at Duke team to be your primary contact
sending you a newsletter that will provide motivation, inspiration and reminders!