Setting Up a Podcast and Creating Episodes
Podcasts are like radio or television shows. They are comprised of several episodes, which are published over time. Depending on the nature of your podcast, you may be able to quickly create an episode, but an episode is a small part of the whole. A podcast is composed of two parts, the recording (an audio file) and something called an RSS feed. The RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is the heart of the podcast. It contains information about the podcast like the name and the author, as well as information about each episode, including the name, date published, file size, duration, and the location of the episode content. The content files are typically audio files (in .mp3 or .m4a format) or video files.
CIRT staff will gladly assist you in getting your podcast recorded, as well as create a website and home for your show. We use WordPress on the UNF Faculty Domains platform to house and publish podcasts. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
- Audacity – Audacity is an excellent, free audio recording and editing software available for Windows and Mac.
- GarageBand – GarageBand is a multi-track recording program that comes installed on Apple computers and iOS devices.
- Adobe Audition - Audition is a professional audio editing and multi-track recording program.