DS Lab's Guide to Podcasting : Podcasts and Storytelling

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The Podcasting Genre

A podcast is a program (as of music or talk) made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet. What is your favorite Podcast and why? What do you enjoy about the podcast? What is the subject? What elements of the podcasts do you remember: the interviews, conversations, music, sound effects or anything else?

How to Make a Successful Podcast (Best Practices)

1) Engage your audience in conversation

2) Know your subject matter

3) Avoid Information overload

4) Understand your audience

5) Seek out the best guests (if applicable)

6) Prepare your interviews beforehand

7) Put speakers at ease

8) Encourage respectful debates and discussions

9) Create killer episode titles

10) Be authentic

Further Reading and Resources