Making Podcasts

Do you love podcasts? Do you regularly assign podcasts to your students to listen to? Have you thought about designing an assignment that asks students to create their own podcast episodes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We can help you guide your students through the podcast-making process. Its not as hard as it may sound – just start with this toolkit, and reach out to your TLC fellow for more help.


There are three tools in this kit. Feel free to browse through any of them to get started, but DO check out all of them.

In PEDAGOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS, we will have you think about why you want students to create podcasts. There are good and important reasons to do so, and before you build out this assignment, its a good idea to be explicit about what your learning goals are.

In HOW-TOS & WHAT-FORS, we will take you through specific steps for guiding students on how to make good podcasts, tech requirements, script-writing, and other resources.

In PODCASTING @ MHC, we show examples of projects that used podcasts for honors seminars or other projects, list any resources available at MHC for making podcasts, and brainstorm how student created podcasts can contribute to the scholarly and social community at the college.


Pedagogical Considerations: think about why you want students to create podcasts. There are good and important reasons to do so, and before you build out this assignment, its a good idea to be explicit about what your learning goals are.


Hows Tos & What Fors: specific steps for guiding students on how to make good podcasts, tech requirements, script-writing, and other resources.


Podcasting @ MHC: examples of projects that used podcasts for honors seminars or other projects, list any resources available at MHC for making podcasts, and brainstorm how student created podcasts can contribute to the scholarly and social community at the college.


Credits: Original post by Charlotte Thurston; updated and remixed by Hamad Sindhi

Images from Good Stuff No Nonsense; featured image from the Noun Project.

Last updated: July 12, 2020