Podcasting: Critical and Creative Practice
Film and Media Studies Program
Johns Hopkins University
In this critical studies course with a creative component, students learn about the history and cultural significance of podcasting, develop tools for critically listening to and analyzing podcasts, and learn how to research, write for, and produce podcasts. Examples come from a broad sample of narrative, documentary, interview, and discussion-based podcasts. While no formal training in audio production is necessary to take the course, students are expected to learn the necessary skills to create their own podcasts. In-class demonstrations of microphones, editing software, and approaches to sound design are offered, and students are encouraged to take advantage of office hours for further production help.
A Teaching Innovation Grant from JHU’s Center for Educational Resources has funded a variety of new packages for podcast recording, which can be checked out from the JHU/MICA Film Center Cage and reserved through WebCheckout. A sample of the new equipment can be seen below.
A selection of student work is available on our program's podcast channel and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocketcasts, and Spotify.
Or listen below!