What is a podcast?
A podcast is basically an audio file (MP3 or wav) that resides on the internet so people all over the world can access it. It is similar to a radio show. It can have one voice, or many voices, or anything in between. Often, it has episodes, like a TV show would have, and it’s usually in audio-only format, although video podcasts do exist. The length of a podcast can vary, anywhere from two minutes to two hours. Some producers of podcasts post episodes on a regular schedule, and others create them whenever they are inclined to do so. Listeners will typically subscribe to their favorite podcasts and new episodes are delivered to them on their listening devices, such as phones, mobile devices or computers, through an app or computer software, such as iTunes, TuneIn Radio, or Google Podcasts.
GEORGIA STUDENT MEDIA FESTIVAL
The Podcast category of GSMF is defined as "a digital audio program that can be downloaded and played on a computer or digital audio player. A podcast can be a stand-alone item or one of a series, though only one of the series should be submitted. Files should be in mp3 or mp4. RSS files are not required."
Sample GSMF Winners
Listen as world-famous radio reporter Eleanor foils devious plots, outwits crafty villains, and goes after The Big Story. Eleanor’s pursuit of truth takes her into orbit, out to sea, and even to the halls of Congress! Her adventures are entertaining and informative.
A fun-filled podcast for kids all about ethical questions that get kids and adults thinking. “Do you have to love your sibling?” “Are some lies actually okay?” “Is it ever okay to fight back against a bully?”
Hosted by second grader Nate Butkus, The Show About Science is an awesome adventure into the wondrous world of scientific research and discovery! Each episode is filled with fascinating information from scientists and educators around the globe.
Resources for Educators
Story Corps' mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
Programs & Apps
Audacity - https://www.audacityteam.org/download/
Free Sound Effects & music - (be sure to credit source)