Podcasting - An Introduction


Ever wanted to make a podcast? Podcasting is more relevant than ever with global superstars like This American Life, Radiolab, Serial and S-Town attracting tens of millions of listeners.

This course will teach the basics of getting a podcast up and running, from what gear to buy, to how to record interviews and edit audio, to how to distribute and market your podcast.

Over one action-packed day you’ll produce your very own mini-podcast and get your hands dirty with recording, editing and mastering audio.

Absolute beginners welcome, and no equipment required.  Students MUST be familiar with MAC!

Course content

• Introduction to podcasts – how does it all work?
• Understanding equipment – recorders, microphones, editing software
• Learn how to prepare for interviews and to record good audio
• Editing and mastering audio
• Finding music and creating atmosphere in audio storytelling
• Writing for radio and record scripts
• Learn how to market and distribute a podcast

Ideal for

This course is suitable for anyone interested in podcasts, journalism or storytelling.  Beginners  are welcome! (MUST have MAC experience)

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On completing this course, the student will know the basics of how to make and distribute a podcast. They will get hands-on experience recording, editing and mastering audio. They will gain an understanding of how to prepare for interviews and how to write and record scripts for radio. They will be familiar with a range of podcasts, audio editing software and and podcast distribution platforms.


No prior Podcasting knowledge or experience required.
Familiarity with the Macintosh operating system a must.  For help, go to www.apple.com/au/support/macbasics

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

We supply audio recording gear, recording studios and software.  The software used is Adobe Audition.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.

Please bring a USB if you want to take your work away with you.


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes

Course Facilitator - Janak Rogers is an Australian-born journalist, working principally in radio and television. He has made podcasts, radio radio documentaries and reports for the BBC World Service, Deutsche Welle, Radio France Internationale, Radio Netherlands, ABC Radio Australia, ABC Radio National, Australia Network Television and others. He currently teaches writing, photography and broadcast subjects in Journalism at RMIT and is a regular producer for ABC Radio National.


  • Fantastic teacher! Janak was friendly, knowledgeable and an inspiration for aspiring storytellers. I loved learning from someone with so much experience! Definitely made me want to do more, learn more and be more creative generally. Jaclyn

    Glad to be taught by Janak, really enjoy his professional experiences and knowledge. Alex

    Great course! Jim

    The facilitator. Great pace, knowledge & very approachable. Julian


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Available course dates

Saturday 02 March 2019

  • Code S345341
  • Start date 02.03.19
  • End date 02.03.19
  • Hours 6.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $360.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 02.03.19 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Saturday 13 July 2019

  • Code S345341
  • Start date 13.07.19
  • End date 13.07.19
  • Hours 6.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $360.00
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Sat 13.07.19 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Saturday 21 September 2019

  • Code S345341
  • Start date 21.09.19
  • End date 21.09.19
  • Hours 6.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $360.00
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Sat 21.09.19 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

Saturday 12 October 2019

  • Code S345341
  • Start date 12.10.19
  • End date 12.10.19
  • Hours 6.00
  • Campus City
  • Fee $360.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 12.10.19 09:30am 04:30pm 6.00

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