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A podcast is "a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers." [1]

Audio Considerations

Some audio components of podcasts are applicable regardless of whether you are creating audio or video files.

  • For collecting audio of people speaking be sure to utilize a voice recorder and test out recording quality prior to conducting interviews.
  • Always record a short amount of ambient sound that you can insert in your timeline when you wish to create a pause but don't want the space filled with complete silence. This will help with recording continuity.
  • In most cases be sure only one person is speaking at a time.
  • If you have scripted your text, practice reading the text several times so that your tone is conversational and animated.
  • Script text should be written for the ear. Make sure it sounds natural, and your points are clear.
  • Take the time to collect the best raw media possible. The best editing cannot overcome a poor recording.

Editing Tools

Please note that the links below will access Lynda.com tutorials and will require that you enter your Middlebury College username and password.


Audacity GarageBand


iMovie Premiere