Podcasting: Finding the Story

Alex de Boer, Madeline Taylor

Fri, Nov 23, 2018
6pm—9pm

Learn radio reporting and audio storytelling in this podcasting primer with producer-journalists Madeline Taylor & Alex de Boerof UBC radio CiTR 101.9 FM!

This workshop will enable you to start your own podcast series by introducing the fundamentals of writing, interviewing, listening, recording, and editing for radio story production. Through hands on exercises, each student will work toward creating the first episode of their new podcast series.

Topics covered:

  • Podcast styles and genre structures
  • Hosting and engaging an audience
  • Structuring your time with a listener
  • Writing for radio/podcasts
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Basic audio recording using a handheld recording device or smartphone
  • Basic editing with Audacity and narrative pacing
Instructor Profile

Alex de Boer

Alex de Boer is a journalist and nonfiction storyteller based in Vancouver. Alex is the Podcast Coordinator at CiTR 101.9FM where she heads the station’s Spoken Word Department. She is a reporter and producer on CiTR’s weekly news show, Democracy Watch and the Vancouver current affairs podcast, At-Large (formerly Seeking Office). Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and a Master’s of Journalism from the University of British Columbia. She is the the 2017 winner of the Norman Lidster Prize in Documentary Filmmaking and received the award for “Best in News Programming” and an honourable mention for her audio documentary “Lhamo & the Princess,” at the 2018 NCRA Community Radio Awards.

Madeline Taylor

Madeline Taylor is a radio/podcast producer from Vancouver, British Columbia, with credits at ABC, the BBC and various campus/community stations. She has worked in Campus/Community radio since 2013, is the current Programming Director at CiTR 101.9FM, and sits on the Board of Directors for the National Campus/Community Radio Association.