Podcasts are rapidly becoming a regular feature of online research dissemination and university brand-building, so why do only a minority of academics use them to share their research? In this three-part series, LSE Review of Books Podcast Producer Cheryl Brumley demystifies academic podcasting, showing that it can be a labour of love or an inexpensive side-hobby, with a vast spectrum running in between. In the first blog post, Cheryl talks us through getting to know your audience and working to realistic deadlines. In the second blog post, we learn about the best microphones and recorders. Cheryl’s final blog post considers the basics of editing software. Listen to all LSE Review of Books podcasts here.

cheryl-interviewing2The Simple Guide to Academic Podcasting: Know Your Audience and Your Schedule

In the first of a three-part series, Digital Editor Cheryl Brumley encourages potential academic podcasters to be realistic about their time, and to consider what their audience might want to hear. A great introduction to those thinking about how podcasting their research might work for them.

LSE Review Books podcast CollageThe Simple Guide to Academic Podcasting: Microphones and Recorders

In the second post on academic podcasting, Digital Editor Cheryl Brumley explores the technical side of the medium, arguing the range of recording equipment available makes it easy for the entry-level podcaster to gain surer footing and for the already confident podcaster to gradually take on a more challenging format.

Sound_WaveThe Simple Guide to Academic Podcasting: Post-Production and Audio Platforms

In this final post on academic podcasting, Digital Editor Cheryl Brumley talks about post-production and beyond. She gives tips for the novice sound editor, discusses the variety of sound platforms available online. She also gives a list of podcasts that might inform and inspire your own audio project.

Need some inspiration? Listen to the latest LSE Review of Books podcast, featuring research on Rio’s favelas

Sandra Jovchelovitch, Director of the Social and Cultural Psychology Programme at the LSE, and researcher Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez, speak about their new book: Underground Sociabilities: Identity, culture and resistance in Rio’s favelas. Paul Heritage, Professor of Drama and Performance at Queen Mary College in London, also talks about art in the city’s periphery at a circus school in central Rio. Other guests include: Silvia Ramos,  Public Security expert in Rio and Celso Athayde, founder of CUFA (Central Unicas das Favelas) and more.

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