Youth Maker Mondays: Producing Podcasts (Age 12-16)

  • Monday, February 07, 2022
  • Monday, February 28, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • Monday, February 07, 2022, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Monday, February 14, 2022, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Monday, February 28, 2022, 2:30 PM 5:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Writers' Studio, Class Code ME020722AC
  • 7


  • $110
  • $110
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    Registration will close on Friday, Feb. 4 at 5pm.


Do you have stories or ideas you'd like to share with the world? Join us for this three session class where you will learn the basics of podcasting including how to prepare, record, edit, publish and distribute thoughtful and insightful interviews and stories. By completion of the class, you will be able to construct a 3-8 minute podcast.

Please bring your own PC or Mac laptop, if you have one, or you may use one of BARN's. Chromebooks or tablets are not useable for this class. You will select whether you are bringing your own laptop or using a BARN laptop in the registration process. Please bring your own headphones/earbuds to class as well.

General Course Outline/Key Points:

  • History of and why of podcasting
  • What makes a good podcast: an example or two
  • Overview the process from ‘idea’ to final published product
  • Choosing a topic and doing the research. What is your angle?
  • Recording and creating audio files, find good recording space
  • The importance of and use of Zoom
  • Developing protocols and processes for your podcasts
  • Introducing free editing software Audacity 2.3.2
  • The basic elements of editing
  • Practice editing a short audio file
  • Sound leveling after editing
  • Photo sizing techniques needed for publishing
  • Basic elements of publishing/hosting your podcasts: LibSyn or BuzzSprout


  • This class is for students ages 12-16.
  • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here before you register to complete our simple form.   

Instructor Bio:

Keith Doughty has been doing podcasts, audio books and voice over work for several years. He has a deep understanding and experience with audio editing software.

Bob Ross is an active volunteer for Bainbridge Community Broadcasting and a member of the BARN Media Arts Studio leadership team. He is also passionate about cooking and traveling and has taught classes for BARN's Kitchen Arts studio.

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