I have a podcast and you can too

In November I was asked to give a presentation on listening to and creating podcasts at the Penetanguishene Public Library. Here are my slides and notes.

I Have My Own Internet Radio Show … And You Can Too


Sean McGaughey

  • Musician and Teacher

  • CD: For the Sake of the Song

  • Podcast: For the Sake of the Song– Conversations with Song https://ductapeguy.net

  • Volunteer reader of Audio Books for http://librivox.com

  • Organizer and Blogger for Podcamp Toronto http://podcamptoronto.wordpress.com


What is a Podcast?

  • From: http://podcasts.culture.ca

  • A podcast is an audio or video media file that is made available on the Internet; it is much like a radio show or a video that you can listen to or watch on demand, either on your computer or — if you transfer it — on a portable media player.

  • Equipped with a microphone and recording software, just about anyone can make a podcast.


Examples of Podcasts


Dancing With Elephants http://dancingwithelephants.libsyn.com/

Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd http://doctorfloyd.com

Librivox Free Audio Books http://librivox.org

For the Sake of the Song https://ductapeguy.net

Russ TV http://russmusic.net


How to Listen or Watch

On a computer

Loaded on to an Mp3 player, Ipod, phone, psp

Use Itunes, Juice, Winamp or other programs to download podcasts


Where to Find Podcasts

Canadian Podcast Directory http://canadapodcasts.ca

Culture Canada Podcasts http://podcasts.culture.ca

Podcast Alley http://podcastalley.com

Podcast Pickle http://podcastpickle.com


My Dreams

When I was 11 I had 2 dreams

To make my own record.

To have my own radio show.

I make them both in my own home with my computer.

… and you can too!


What you need


Making an Audio Podcast

A microphone: $1 from the dollar store, $10 from the computer store to lots of $$$

A computer

Free Software

Audacity is a good audio editing program and it’s Free!


A place to put it.




Making a Video Podcast

A digital camera. They all take movies these days.

A computer

Free Software

Windows Movie Maker is free on all windows computers.

A place to put it.




Now Let’s Try it Out

Let’s break into groups and make an audio commercial for the Penetang Public Library.

Library Podcasting Presentation Slides