Learn how to start and run a science communication podcast

Creating a podcast is a wonderful way to share your science, whether you want to talk about your personal research journey, fascinating findings in your scientific discipline, or different perspectives from luminaries in your field.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn everything you need to know to plan, produce, edit and publish a science communication podcast. We’ll cover all the basics that you need to know, and you’ll also benefit from the expertise of an established podcaster, who will help you learn how to handle and conduct interviews, write and record scripts, and understand what equipment and software is required for recording and uploading audio.

This course is available as a facilitated online course via Zoom or Teams delivered over several sessions, or as a live-and-onsite one-day workshop.

Sample session outline

This workshop can be tailored to the needs of the group.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this interactive training session, participants will:

  • By the end of this interactive training session, participants will:
  • Understand why podcasts are a great way to share science.
  • Know to plan content for a podcast.
  • Know to record high quality audio, even if they don’t have a professional studio at their disposal.
  • Have the skills to package and edit to create a professional podcast.
  • Know how to post and promote a podcast.
  • Have applied their new-found skills to record their first episode.

What this training will cover:

  • Introduction 
    • What is podcasting?
    • Planning your podcast
      • Content and formats
      • Meeting your objectives
      • Choosing and using your equipment
      • Recording on location
      • Recording at home
    • Branding your podcast
      • Visuals
      • Music
      • Intros and outros
    • Guests
      • How to conduct a good interview
      • How to connect with your audience
      • Scripting
    • Production
      • Recording your audio
      • Editing with Audacity
      • EXERCISE: Record and edit your audio
      • Feedback
      • Finalising and exporting your audio
    • Posting
      • Uploading your audio to a podcast host
      • Adding to your website
    • Promoting
      • Using directories
      • Adding to social media
      • Other promotion tips
      • Launching your podcast

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Training interest

Duration:

1-2 days.

Live-and-online workshops (via Zoom) comprise 3 sessions of 2.5 hours each. Live-and-onsite workshops take place over one or two days.

Delivery format:

Live-and-online via Zoom, or in-person and onsite.

Number of participants:

Up to 12.

This training is suitable for:

Scientists, researchers, subject-matter, and early-career scientists who want to harness the power of podcasting to share their science, or science from their area of interest.

Kind words

Loved this. So much information and still time for some good discussions with fellow students. I look forward to being able to use some of the ideas when I create my first poster.

Poster workshop participant

Student SHA Utrecht University

I have just completed SciComm Success' Poster Design Workshop. It was full of interesting tips and tools, some of which I have already built into my poster planning. Although we had a big group and I expected a lecture/webinar format, Suzanne constantly invited us to provide feedback and our own experiences, and I enjoyed hearing what fellow biologists like and don't. I liked that the group was international and enjoyed the flexible and informal discussions - some via chat, some using whiteboards, some simple audio discussion. It felt as if we could all contribute, wherever we were. I would recommend this workshop for anyone new to creating posters for conferences. It would probably be a good refresher for poster presenters, too. Thank you, SEB, for the opportunity.

Poster workshop participant

Society for Experimental Biology Conference (2021)

This was a good refresher on best practice planning and design for posters. I particularly enjoyed the sessions on tools for choosing colour palettes, which I have since used in other communication materials, and the discussion about online and virtual conferences, which was an eye-opener for me during COVID. Thank you, Suzanne!

Poster workshop participant

Genentech, USA

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