Assignment #3 - Podcasting

As discussed in class, Podcasting is a great way to express yourself online, especially as a broadcaster. In groups of 3-4 people, create a short (3-5 minute) “demo” podcast on whatever subject your group has decided on. This is your chance to be creative!

  • The podcast must have an intro of some sort (30 seconds max) with theme music. Feel free to use music/sound effects throughout the piece as you see fit.
  • The subject of the podcast is up to you—but keep it limited to one (short) segment. Consider this a “demo” of a bigger podcast you’d be producing in the future.
  • It’s up to you how to distribute the work, but all group members must have their voices in the podcast in some capacity (Even if one person simply voices the Intro)
  • Try your best to have the best audio quality possible–Zooms (or similar recorders) are fine for this assignment. If you possess the ability to, using Skype or a similar VOIP software to record the show
  • Keep it PG-13 –no foul language, or X-Rated topics. If you’re unsure, feel free to e-mail me.
  • Give your podcast a title–be creative!

In addition to the podcast itself, also provide a short (50-100 word) description of your podcast. Tell me a bit about it–what’s the main “topic” of the podcast? if you were to produce this on an ongoing basis, what sorts of things would your podcast cover? Remember–much like a blog, generally a podcast has a “topic” it focuses on. For example: Technology, Music, Gaming, Sports, etc. Feel free to check out some of the podcasts mentioned in class for examples of “real-world” podcasts and how to structure them.


Posting Step by Step:

  1. Login to your soundcloud account.  (This only needs to be done once, designate a person in your group to use their soundcloud account.)
  2. On the top navbar click “Upload”
  3. Click the orange button “Choose file to upload”
  4. Browse to where your audio file is on your computer and click “Open”
  5. Give the podcast name in the Title with “DEMO” at the end
  6. Enter the description of your podcast as mentioned above along with the names of all members in your group and your section #
  7. Click “Metadata”
  8. Under License “Select Creative Commons”
  9. Check “Attribution”, “Non-Commercial” and “Share Alike”
  10. Check “Enable Downloads” under “Permissions”
  11. Click “Save”
  12. Once the audio is finished uploading after clicking Save, click on “Go to your Track”
  13. Click “Share”
  14. Copy the “Link” URL and send that in an email to me.

Send 1 Email per group to with the Group Podcast Name as the subject line, the students names and Class # in the body, and the link to the post.  Must be submitted before Wednesday Dec 9, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Marking scheme:

Production /6
Content /7
Writeup /2