Produce Your Own Podcast Workshop


Start your podcast now. Share your ideas, interviews, stories or any audio content with the world. It's easy to start creating your own podcast telling your stories through your voice, with minimal gear and experience.

In this online workshop, you will learn how to select gear for your podcast, and best practices on how to record, edit and publish audio content. Learn how to get your broadcast out to the world by learning how to submit your podcast to Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and sharing your RSS feed with other listeners.

Workshop Logistics

Dates: Monday & Wednesday, May 25 & 27, 2020
Time: 5-8pm PST

Cost: $60

Experience Level: Beginner.

• Computer with audio capabilities
• Microphone (A laptop/earbud microphone is fine to get started.)
• DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software. If this is your first time, we recommend starting with the free software Audacity or Garageband

Workshop Outline

We'll cover a range of topics including:
• Building your podcast’s voice, image and brand
• Choosing recording software and hardware within your budget
• Recording your podcast with one or multiple microphones
• Editing your podcast and cleaning up the audio for broadcast
• Uploading your podcast where it can be heard
• Submitting your podcast to Apple Podcasts and Stitcher
• Using your podcast’s RSS feed
• Expanding into video podcasting

Online Workshop

This online workshop will be held over two 3 hour classes via Zoom. We will have an online community chat to share your questions during and beyond the workshop. The workshop will be recorded, archived and shared with participants for a limited time. In addition, the teacher will offer office hours during a scheduled time throughout the week. Please contact us if you have any additional questions at [email protected]


Marc Kate

Marc Kate is a music producer and podcaster based in San Francisco, CA. In 2012 he launched the podcast Why We Listen, where he interviews a varied range of cultural practitioners about their relationship to music. In 2016 he began the podcast Scary Thoughts: Horror, Philosophy, Culture with writer Chad Lott. He has released solo material on over two dozen labels including Jacktone, Loöq, Air Texture and Dragon’s Eye Recordings and his own imprints Untitled & After and Failing Forms. Performing and composing from San Francisco to Berlin, he has created soundtracks for choreographers Monique Jenkinson and Keith Hennessy (Circo Zero), and contributed to the soundtrack of cult horror film All About Evil. He has composed music for the audio tour of the Clyfford Still room at the SFMOMA, performed at the De Young Museum, was featured in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Bay Area Now 7 and worked on performances with the FOR-SITE Foundation. He has been a resident artist at Land and Sea in Oakland, CA and Tanzhaus in Zürich and is currently an Incubator member at Gray Area.

Diversity Scholarship

To help creators of all backgrounds reach their goals, we are proud to offer a diversity scholarship to sustain and advance an inclusive community at Gray Area and beyond. This scholarship is for outstanding students from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education and the fields of art, design, and technology. Recipients will receive a 50% discount towards partial tuition for the workshop.

The Diversity Scholarship gives preferences to artists who identify as women, queer and trans folks, gender nonconforming folks, and people of color. We highly encourage all students to apply.

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