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Podcasting Start Your Podcast

Online Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9 (5 Wednesday Evenings)6:00pm - 9:00pm Pacific$525

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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 Online Podcasting Class, Podcasting expert Rico Gagliano 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.

In 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.

How our online classes work:

Online classes can be attended from anywhere with an internet connection. You’ll be able to see and hear both your teacher and your fellow students. For the best experience, we recommend attending online classes in a quiet space, and using headphones or a headset.

If you are unsure of whether your computer can handle video conferencing, please review the system requirements.


Rico Gagliano

(Safe For Work, Zoom)

Rico Gagliano is a print and radio journalist, producer, and host. He currently co-hosts the Wondery podcast "Safe For Work," is Senior Producer of Focus Features' film history podcast "Zoom," and serves as a backup host for L.A. NPR public radio giants KPCC-FM and KCRW-FM. In 2008 he co-created and began co-hosting American Public Media's pioneering arts-and-culture podcast "The Dinner Party Download," which was downloaded 30 million times and aired on nearly 200 public radio stations nationwide. His personality profiles for that show and for KCRW have earned him three Southern California Journalism awards from the L.A. Press Club, along with three National Arts & Entertainment Journalism awards. As a reporter for the public radio show "Marketplace," he filed stories from the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, India, South Korea and across the USA. His arts and culture writing appears regularly in The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles magazine. Rico co-authored the book "Brunch Is Hell" (Little/Brown) — a guide to combatting the evils of brunch by throwing dinner parties instead. MORE