Podcasts | Module 6

Technical Workshop 2: Episode Planning, Writing, and Recording Your Podcast 

September 23, 2021 | 11:00am PT, 2:00pm ET
Intermediate Level
Presenter: Hannah Hethmon, Owner/Executive Producer, Better Lemon Creative Audio
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Description: The second training session in Module 6, Podcasting for Museums, will cover technical and creative aspects of planning podcast episodes including recording interviews (in-person and remote) and writing and recording narration. Instruction will cover podcast equipment (at different budget levels) such as types of microphones, and how to prepare for and conduct a great interview.  Tips and tricks for recording natural-sounding narration and writing effective scripts will also be addressed.

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Hannah Hethmon
Owner/Executive Producer
Better Lemon Creative Audio
Hannah Hethmon is the Owner/Executive Producer of Better Lemon Creative Audio, a production company focused exclusively on museums, history organizations, and cultural nonprofits. Hannah holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.A. in Medieval Norse Studies from the University of Iceland. After working in the public history field in the United States for several years, Hannah returned to Iceland on a Fulbright Fellowship, where she merged her interests in museums and podcasting. Hannah is the author of the popular handbook, Your Museum Needs a Podcast: A Step-By-Step Guide to Podcasting on a Budget for Museums, History Organizations, and Cultural Nonprofits. She is a three-time winner of the AAM MUSE Awards for podcasting and her first podcast has been selected for collection by the United States Library of Congress. Hannah lives and works in historic Greenbelt, Maryland. 

 

 

Sessions and Workshops in Module 6: Podcasting for Museums

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INTRO SESSION

   Get Inspired  

Beginner Level: Join this introductory session if you’re interested in podcasting for museums and non-profits and 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! 

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

Hannah has a colorful, striped shirt on and short, cropped blonde hair. She sits in an auditorium.

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

Hannah has a colorful, striped shirt on and short, cropped blonde hair. She sits in an auditorium.

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