A podcast is an episodic series of audio files that can be downloaded or streamed online. It is usually focused around a common theme or topic.
There are multiple styles of podcast to consider, such as interview-based, conversational, and solo styles. The style that you choose for your project will impact the structure of your podcast. When choosing a style, it is best to keep your audience in mind. Who are you trying to reach? What are you trying to tell them? Your podcast can stick to one style or be a hybrid. Observe some of the podcasts that you enjoy, and think about their style and structure for guidance.
If you are looking for more information about incorporating podcasts into your curriculum, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence.
A Guide to Creating Podcasting Assignments
Staff at Boston College Libraries and the Center for Teaching Excellence are available to help you with your podcasting projects.
For software and technology assistance, please contact the Digital Scholarship Team
For pedagogy-related assistance, please contact John FitzGibbon (Program Manager, Center for Teaching Excellence)