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Creative Technology Lending Collection

This guide details what equipment is available through the Creative Technology Lending Collection and provides additional resources to support the creative work of student and faculty.


Is there something you need to share with the world? Would you like to give a new spin to your research? Use the podcasting kit to create share your ideas in a popular medium.

For this project, you will need:

  • Snowball mic (for true plug and play style)
  • Podcasting Kit/Recording Kit (if you want to delve into real-time audio balancing)
  • Basic audio editing program (check out that box to the left for more on this)

Find your inspiration:

Podcasters can talk about just about anything, which is one reason they are so great! Here are some of our favorites. If you listen to them, you'll notice the one common thread is that they all tell great stories. The stories they tell and how they tell them, however, are really quite different:

  • Life Raft: In a podcast from WWNO, WRKF and PRX, reporter Travis Lux and comedian Lauren Malara answer your questions about living with climate change. How bad will the flooding get? Should I raise my house on stilts? Will New Orleans even be viable as a city? We’ll tackle it all.
  • A Palace for the People: A podcast about the public libraries of Nairobi.
  • Tripod: New Orleans at 300: A history podcast about New Orleans exploring lost and neglected stories, delving deeper into the familiar, and questioning what we think we know about the city’s history.
  • This American Life: Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.

How to:

Introduction to Podcasting, a short audio series for those just getting started: a collection of six short audio installments that break down the basic fundamentals.

Introduction to Podcasting: for those just getting

Start a Podcast in 8 Steps: this 10 minute video produced by the podcasters behind Asian Boss Girl provides a solid foundation for beginning podcasters to start from.


How to Identify Your Podcast's Niche: This short video breaks down the different ways you can hone in on a podcasting topic that is fun for you and of interest to your listeners.


A Guide to Centering Marginalized People in Your Podcast: this article provides clear and concise guidance on effectively and meaningfully center marginalized voices in your podcast.


Podcast Hosting Service Checklist: this downloadable Excel sheet enables you to ask key questions about different hosting platforms and to compare key pieces of information so you can choose the one that best fits your need.


Introduction to Audio Editing With Audacity: Task Explanation and Activities: This worksheet is used in the Introduction to Audio Editing with Audacity workshop and provides step by step, written instructions for basic tasks such as importing audio files, removing ambient noise, trimming and cutting audio, time shift, fading in and out, layering multiple audio tracks.This worksheet is text heavy and not ideal for the visually inclined. Those who prefer to see it in action can readily find a number of tutorials on YouTube.

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