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Tue 24 Oct 2023
09:30 - 13:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher Online - How to Podcast Your Research
BeginnersExtra run

Tue 24 Oct 2023


Are you struggling to engage with public audiences beyond the usual suspects? Do you want to widen your professional network? Could you be the authoritative voice in your field? If these questions resonate with you then podcasting could be the answer. This training will give you all the skills, tools and information you need to get started with creating a compelling podcast, keep going after the first flurry of excitement, and increase your overall impact. The training will be led by Dr Anna Ploszajski, an award-winning materials scientist, writer, presenter, podcaster, performer, trainer and storyteller based in London.

Target audience
  • PhD students
  • Post-docs
  • Researchers
  • Public Engagement Professionals

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 24 Oct   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 Online Dr Anna Ploszajski

PART 1: PLANNING In this part, we’ll be covering all the reasons to start a podcast… and all the reasons not to! We’ll generate ideas, make sure our aims and audience are aligned, and discuss all of the elements that go into setting it all up, including music, artwork and booking guests. By the end, participants will have created the idea for their podcast, be clear about their intensions for it, and have a simple roadmap for getting started. PART 2: DOING This part covers the practicalities of recording – what hardware you need, how to set up the room, recording and editing software, and how to get the best out of guests in interviews. We’ll talk about distribution, marketing, growing an audience and how to make sure your podcast is as accessible as possible. By the end, participants will know what they need to buy, how to go about recording, and how to get their first episodes out there. ACT 3: MAINTAINING In this final part, we’ll talk about how to get a podcast beyond its first five or ten episodes. We’ll discuss how to retain audience engagement, how to be agile and evolve a format, and how to re-brand to keep it fresh. We’ll reflect on how to measure a podcasts’ success and, ultimately, how to know if and when to stop.


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One 3.5hr mandatory group session and 15 min optional one-to-one session.

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