Podcasting 101 for Teens

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Saturday, October 10, 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020

Learn how to record, edit, and compose an audio documentary of your own creation that expresses what it's like to live during COVID-19.

Work individually or with a partner to create an audio story between 5 and 15 minutes.

How has the pandemic affected your life? How has your school, work, friendships, or activities changed? How are you staying connected with others during this time? These are some examples of questions that might guide your production.

A variety of podcasting techniques will be considered. Will your podcast include interviews? Journalistic investigation? Poetry? Environmental recordings? You'll be encouraged to experiment.  

This mentorship is supported by VIVO Media Arts Centre, and the final audio documentaries will be shared with the public through VIVO's website.

Sat, Oct 10, 1pm-4pm

Sat, Oct 17, 1pm-4pm

Sat, Oct 24, 1pm-4pm

Sat, Nov 7, 1pm-4pm

Application form:

VIVO encourages applications from self-identified members of under-served or historically marginalized communities. We thank all who express interest in this position.

Free: tuition is covered by generous support of our sponsors.

Space is limited. No experience necessary.

Want help filling out the application? We're happy to help! Email

Know a friend who might be interested in this project? Tell them to apply too!

Application closes Sept 25, 2020.

Selected participants notified by Sept 26.



on CJSF 90.1 FM

Friday November 20–January 1, 8-10pm PT

VIVO’s Podcasting Mentorship program for teens has come to a close, and the finished episodes are airing on local radio station CJSF! The youth podcasters explored a range of topics and formats. One group discusses how major historical events are still shaping youths’ lives today, another group jams with local musicians to create new tracks, and someone has even imagined a melodrama of conflict and romance between the notes on a musical scale.

Episodes air weekly from 8pm - 10pm on Fridays starting on November 20th. Tune into CJSF at 90.1FM to listen!

About the 

Paige Smith is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, and podcaster based in the territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. She received a BFA in Film from Simon Fraser University in 2018.

Paige’s artwork has recently been shown at the Dawson City Film Festival (20), Vines Art Festival (20), Richmond World Festival (19), and Victoria Shorts Film Festival (19). She also produces two arts and culture podcasts, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement’s podcast Below the Radar, and Sad Hill Media’s podcast Film Formally.

Alongside her artistic practices, Paige works as an arts educator. She has previously instructed at VIVO Media Arts Centre, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and The Cinematheque. She has taught classes in cinematography and podcasting techniques.

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