Learn how to podcast in 5 easy steps

This bonus podcast features audio from my Friday, July 17, presentation on podcasting at the 2015 Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

It's All Journalism Producer Michael O'Connell at the Great Salt Lake.

It’s All Journalism Producer Michael O’Connell at the Great Salt Lake.

Here are the updated pdfs from my presentation.

I tried to give a down and dirty, quick and easy guide to launching a podcast, including some of the technology you need to master.

There are lots of different ways to produce a podcast and there are lots of questions to think about beyond recording and posting audio, like:

  • Who is your audience?
  • What type of content would they be interested in listening to?
  • How much time are you willing to commit to a regular podcast?
  • How much money are you willing to spend?

This isn’t the first time our podcast has talked about podcasting. Here are a couple of related podcasts that touch on this subject:

Pop Goes the Podcast at Awesome Con

#114 – So you wanna podcast? Tips on how to be an online audio star

I also appeared on the JellyVision Show recently talking about podcasting:

Podcasting Will Change Your Life: Ep. 184 with Michael O’Connell of It’s All Journalism Podcast

My goal was to demonstrate that podcasting is really not that difficult to do, once you break down the basics. It’s also an incredibly flexible platform that allows for a great deal of freedom of expression and creativity.

Let us know if you launch a podcast.

Michael O’Connell

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Hanging out at the JellyVision Show Podcast

I had a fun time this week talking to my buddies Tim Trueheart and Jennifer “Jelly” Crawford on the latest episode of the The JellyVision Show Podcast.

We talked about how entrepreneurs can use podcasting to promote their businesses.

We’re all members of the DC Podcaster Community, a coalition of podcasters in the Washington, D.C. area. We meet monthly to swap ideas and share podcasting strategies.

DC Podcaster is sponsoring the first ever DC PodFest, which will take place Nov. 6-8, 2015, at The Wonderbread Factory in Washington, D.C. You can find out more about the event at the DC PodFest website and you keep track of updates by following us on Twitter: @DCPodFest.

Michael O’Connell

Related Podcast:

Pop Goes the Podcast at Awesome Con

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Pop Goes the Podcast at Awesome Con

Awesome Con Panel

It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell, left, takes a selfie with fellow panelists/podcasters Carolyn Belefski of the Carolyn and Joe Show and Alex Vidales of Pilot Waves.

I had the pleasure Saturday, May 30, of joining some of my fellow D.C.-area podcasters at Awesome Con pop culture festival. We presented a panel entitled “Pop Goes the Podcast,” where we talked about our experiences producing podcasts.

It was a great experience sharing the stage with these creative people:

Awesome Con Panel

Jennifer Crawford, left, of the Jellyvision Show and Justin McLachlan of EOS 10 talk about podcasting during the May 30, 2015, Pop the Podcast panel at Awesome Con.

All of us are members of the DC Podcaster Community, a Facebook group of podcasters from the Washington, D.C., area. We host monthly meetings to share tips and socialize. If you’re interested in joining us, look for us on Facebook.

DC Podcaster is sponsoring the first ever DC PodFest, which will take place Nov. 6-8, 2015, at The Wonderbread Factory in Washington, D.C. You can find out more about the event at the DC PodFest website and you keep track of updates by following us on Twitter: @DCPodFest

Michael O’Connell

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We’ve updated our website!

It took two years, but we finally got around to updating our website. We hope you enjoy it.

While the blog layout of our old website design was easy to use and gave us a place to share our work, we realized that most of our content was hidden. We wanted a website that would showcase all of our work and make it easier for our listeners to find some of our older podcasts.

Let us know what you think by emailing us at editor@itsalljournalism.com.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

We’ve got big plans for the coming months, including podcasting from the Midway at the 2014 Online News Association Conference in Chicago. If you’re at the conference, come find us. We’d love to hear what you have to say.

Megan Cloherty
Michael O’Connell
Julia O’Donoghue

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Talking pop culture, self-publishing

It’s All Journalism producer Michael O’Connell recently appeared on The Carolyn and Joe Show podcast, talking about pop culture, collecting and changing genders in the superhero realm. Listen to the audio.

Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo appeared on our podcast in 2013, talking about self-publishing, podcasting and their comics newspaper, Magic Bullet. Listen to that podcast.

You can find out more about Magic Bullet and find out how to obtain the latest issue here.

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#82 – Tony Wheeler on the journey of a professional traveler

In 1972, Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen were living in London, where they had just finished their studies. They decided to take a year off to travel around the world, with the intention of “getting travel out of our systems,” Wheeler said.

Tony Wheeler at the Yungang Caves.

Tony Wheeler at the Yungang Caves.

The couple left London in an old, beat-up car, which took them all the way to Afghanistan. Eventually, they made their way overland across Asia and ended up in Sydney, Australia, six months after they’d started.

They had 27 cents between them.

The journey that was intended to cure them of the travel bug did just the opposite. In late 1973, they launched Lonely Planet Productions, with Tony’s first book, “Across Asia on the Cheap.”
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It’s All Journalism launches partnership with Association of Alternative Newsmedia

Michael O’Connell, one of the founding producers of the It’s All Journalism podcast, and Tiffany Shackelford, executive director of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, make a special announcement that should be of interest to followers of the podcast and AAN members alike.

Read the full press release on the AAN website.

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Mystery of the Dramatic Drone

Photo by Michael O'Connell

Photo by Michael O’Connell

Here’s a little tease to our upcoming podcast interview with Ryan Teague Beckwith and Amber Phillips of Digital First Media. Our recording was interrupted by an unexpected guest.

 

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Preview: Rick Klein, political director for ABC News

Rick Klein, center, of ABC News talks with, from left, It's All Journalism producers Megan Cloherty, Julia O'Donoghue and Anna Miars. (Photo by Michael O'Connell)

Rick Klein, center, of ABC News talks with, from left, It’s All Journalism producers Megan Cloherty, Julia O’Donoghue and Anna Miars. (Photo by Michael O’Connell)

Here’s a taste of our our interview with Rick Klein, ABC News’ political director and a regular guest on Fox News and NPR.

Klein talks to It’s All Journalism about what it takes to be a political commentator and broadcaster in the digital age.

Check back Saturday, July 13, for our full interview.

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When is a wall more of a fence?

On Wednesday, June 12, the Washington Post will launch a paywall, limiting access to its online content to paid subscribers.

In this special podcast, It’s All Journalism producers Megan Cloherty, Anna Miars and Michael O’Connell discuss what this move means, including how the Washington Post’s paywall may be more of a fence than a wall — at least to start with.

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