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Podcasting Start Your Podcast

LA – West Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25 (5 Sat. Afternoons)2:30pm - 5:30pm$495

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Is it your dream to create the next Serial, This American Life, or Startup? If so, this is the class for you! In this five-week Los Angeles Podcasting Class, Podcasting expert Anna Scott will teach you the fundamentals of this engaging new storytelling form. Through informative craft lectures, in-class writing exercises, deconstructing successful podcasts and hands-on technical training you will learn how top tier shows are developed, researched, written, and produced.

there goes the neighborhoodIn addition, you will explore tools of the trade such as interviewing techniques, audio editing basics, use of archival audio, miking and field recording techniques. By the end of the class you will have thoroughly developed an idea for your own podcast and have at least a solid outline of your pilot episode plus a recording of a short teaser. Pulitzer not included.

Required Equipment:
1. A WIFI ready laptop, onto which you’ll need to download a free audio editing software like Audacity or Garage Band or a paid program like Hindenburg.
2. An inexpensive audio recorder, or an iPhone or cell phone with a good voice recording app.

Anna Scott

Press Play, There Goes the Neighborhood

Anna Scott is a reporter and producer for KCRW, focused on housing. She works on Press Play with Madeleine Brand and reported for KCRW's podcast There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles. Before that, she produced Warren Olney's news programs To the Point and Which Way, LA? Anna also reports regularly on homelessness for NPR's national programs. She's previously written for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Los Angeles Times and various local publications. MORE