How do I podcast?

In General

1. Get a free blog: wordpress, blogger, or others.

2. If you use wordpress (not blogger*) just upload any audio file to you have to the free Internet Archive, your own server or any other paid hosting site.

3. Create a new blog post, and create a new link in that post to your audio file. Save.

4. Use the full name of your blog and type the word ‘feed’ at the end of it (http://….com/feed) and stick this full address into any podcatcher like iTunes or Feedreader.

5. Done. You’re podcasting.

* If you use blogger, upload any audio file to you have to the free Internet Archive, your own server or any other paid hosting site. Then you’ll need to use Feedburner. When you’re done, Feedburner will give you a new feed name (http://feeds.feedburner.com/%yourfeed%). Stick this address into any podcatcher like iTunes or Feedreader.

However, if you want to go further by doing your own interviews and editing them…

1. Get a blog.

2. Buy a digital voice recorder. Do your interview using the recorder and upload that file to your computer.

3. If you want to edit the audio file (and you’re using a PC) use the open-source program called Audacity. Johnathon Williams has written a good piece on Mastering Audacity.

4. Upload that edited audio file to your computer.

5. Now you’re podcasting.

If you have content that’s about information and communication technologies for development (like a cool new way to dig a well in Ghana) and you want to share it with lil’ ol’ me, attach that file to an email and send it to:
ictfordevelopment (at) gmail.com. Ideally, I’m looking for files that are no more than 5 minutes each…or 5 MB.

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4 Responses to How do I podcast?

  1. Sarah says:

    Excellent instructions for a first time wanna be podcaster.
    Thank you very much 🙂

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  3. colette says:

    Great article, simple to follow and am about to set up my first podcast based on your advice above 🙂

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