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Podcasting Start Your Podcast

San Francisco Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28 (5 Wednesdays)7:00pm - 10:00pm$4951 Spot Left

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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 San Francisco Podcasting Class, “The Intersection” Podcast host and producer David Boyer 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.

the_intersectionIn 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.

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David Boyer

The Intersection, KALW Fellow, NY Times

David Boyer is the producer/host of the Murrow Award winning podcast THE INTERSECTION, which looks at our changing cities, one street corner at a time. The project received production grants from California Humanities and the San Francisco Arts Commission, and was featured in the New York Times. THE INTERSECTION is also a finalist in Current's Local that Works contest and Boyer was recently featured on a Third Coast panel about the ups and downs of being an independent podcast producer. The writer-turned-radio maker is also the author of two oral histories Kings and Queens (Soft Skull Press) and Bachelor Party Confidential (Simon & Schuster). He’s produced audio work for CBC, RTE, Third Coast’s Re:sound and KALW’s Crosscurrents. David was a KALW Fellow who has contributed pieces to NY Times, Salon & Might. MORE