Hands-On Podcasting

Ready to get serious about podcasting? Learn the skills you need to get move from pie-in-the-sky to podcast producer in one weekend!

Weekend Intensive

Saturday, March 26
10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, March 27
10 AM – 2 PM

Wordcrafters Online Zoom Studio

Members $ 199 | Nonmembers $229

Members save 10% on this class and every class. Want to know more about membership? Click here.

We’ll cover the basics of planning an episode and a series, using examples from popular podcasts, breaking down what has made them successful (or not). We’ll talk about current platforms to publish and syndicate your podcast. 

This weekend course will help you:

  • Define your goals,
  • Detail project management,
  • Decide if monetization should be part of your plan,
  • Dive into scripting, recording, and audio production using accessible tools on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Our goal won’t be audio perfection but learning a workflow that helps you produce and publish your podcast on a consistent basis. This ten-hour course (six hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday) is designed to give you the tools you need to hit the ground running.

Want to get the most out of the course?
Keys to success include:

  • An existing knowledge of podcasts and the show you would like to create,
  • The ability to navigate and use a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC, and
  • A basic understanding of audio recording.

Students are encouraged to have Audacity installed on their laptop or desktop, with a working microphone and speakers (headset or earbuds with mic will work as well).

About the Instructor

James Stegall is a podcaster and bestselling science fiction author of sixteen novels (under James S. Aaron) and many short stories.

He is a twelve-year U.S. Army veteran, serving as a medic and later platoon leader and company commander, followed by nine years working with law enforcement. His novels draw heavily on his military and law enforcement experience, including the characters, operations, technology, and locales.

James lives in Oregon with his family, where he enjoys being outside, amateur carpentry, and All Things Science Fiction. He’s a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America.

He’s currently on the hunt for the perfect homemade pizza dough recipe. You can find out more about his books and upcoming releases at jamesaaron.net.