Hello and welcome to my podcast website. My name is Andy Rush. I am a Course Media Developer at the University of North Florida. This is a podcast to help UNF community members get started with podcasting. This website, located at podcast dot Andy Rush dot net, is going to be the place where I introduce you to all of the components of podcasting.
Basically, podcasting is what I like to call “subscription audio”. A podcast is an aggregation of audio recordings that are available through a subscription. A common starting point for finding podcasts is iTunes, but there are numerous other ways that you could subscribe to a given podcast. Programs that allow you to subscribe, download, and listen to podcasts, also known as “podcatchers”, include Stitcher, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Overcast, Downcast, and many others. The most obvious place to listen to podcasts is on your smart phone, but there are programs on Roku, Apple TV, Google’s Chrome Cast, and others that let you listen on your tv, or there are programs that let you listen on your computer. Again, iTunes is probably the most common one.
So we’re going to talk about the the process of creating a podcast. Again, these are just audio recordings that you edit in a program such as Audacity, Adobe Audition, or GarageBand, and then save to a website. That website will house those files and you’ll be able to subscribe to what’s known as a “feed”, so that whenever a new recording is created, you’ll be able to download them using your podcatcher. We’re also going to talk about the recording process, including microphones and recording devices, and we’ll go into detail about how to get your podcast published and where you can store those files once you have a website.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this first introduction to podcasting and we’ll talk to you next time.