Summer Youth Class: Producing Podcasts (Age 12-16)

  • Monday, July 11, 2022
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: ME071122BR
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  • Registration closes on Wednesday, 7/6 at 9:00 am.

Registration is closed

 Do you have stories or ideas you'd like to share with the world? Join us for this four 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 Summer Youth class is for youth ages 12-16. 
  • Registration will close on Wednesday, July 6th at 9:00 am.
  • 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 by July 6.
  • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
  • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at

Instructor Bio:

Bob Ross 

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