Podcasts | Module 6

Intro Session: Get Inspired for Podcasting


September 9, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Beginner Level
Presenters: Amanda Kay Gustin, Public Program Manager, Vermont Historical Society; Joe Williams, Director, Native American Programs, Plains Art Museum, North Dakota
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Description: Learn how museums can get started with podcasting. Has your museum considered making a podcast? Podcasting can help small museums engage with the public, educate, entertain, and make connections to collections, creators, and diverse audiences in a cost-effective way. Join this introductory session to get inspired by the talented museum professionals behind the 5 Plain Questions and Before Your Time podcasts, each produced through careful planning, collaboration, determination, and creative grit! One podcast was created pre-pandemic, the other during COVID-19 closures. Hear directly from their creators about their process, challenges, successes, teams, and tools (including podcasting from home studios!). Plus find out what the future looks like for each series.

 

 

Joe Williams 
Director – Native American Programs
Plains Art Museum; Fargo, North Dakota 
Joe Williams is the Director of Native American Programs at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota. He is Waȟpéthuŋwaŋ Dakotaand, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Reservation from Sisseton, South Dakota. Williams has a Master of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies from the University of South Dakota. He has been married for 13 years to Dr. Ciciley Littlewolf, MD, Army Medical Officer, and a member of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

 

Amanda Kay Gustin
Public Program Manager
Vermont Historical Society; Barre, Vermont
Amanda Gustin is the Public Program Manager at the Vermont Historical Society, where she works on statewide projects that examine and share Vermont’s history, including public programs, research projects, and exhibits. She holds degrees in history and museum studies from Middlebury College and Tufts University and has held leadership positions with the American Association of State and Local History and the New England Museum Association.

 

 

 

Sessions and Workshops in Module 6: Podcasts for Museums

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INTRO SESSION

   Get Inspired: Get Started with Podcasting

Beginner Level: Learn how museums can get started with podcasting. Join this introductory session to get inspired by the talented museum professionals behind the 5 Plain Questions and Before Your Time podcasts.

Presenters: Amanda Kay Gustin, Public Program Manager, Vermont Historical Society
Barre, Vermont, and Joe Williams, Director – Native American Programs, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

 

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TEch Workshop 1

Introduction to Podcasting for Museums

Beginner Level: This webinar will introduce the medium of podcasting for museums with a focus on how podcasts are consumed and what is already being done in the sector. Instruction will briefly cover the A-Z of production (to be discussed further in workshops 2 and 3) and podcast planning

Presenter: Hannah Hethmon, Owner/Executive Producer, Better Lemon Creative Audio

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TEch Workshop 2

Episode Planning: Writing and Recording Your Podcast

Intermediate Level: The second training session in Module 6 will cover technical and creative aspects of planning podcast episodes including recording interviews (in-person and remote) and writing and recording narration. Tips and tricks for recording natural-sounding narration and writing effective scripts will also be addressed.

Presenter: Hannah Hethmon, Owner/Executive Producer, Better Lemon Creative Audio

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Tech Workshop 3

Podcast Editing and Collaborative Production Models  

Advanced Level: The final technical session in Module 6 will introduce attendees to a variety of free and inexpensive tools for podcast editing. Instruction will cover transcription and editing platforms and online tools that even novice editors can use to fast-track sound engineering.

Presenter: Hannah Hethmon, Owner/Executive Producer, Better Lemon Creative Audio