1. Didactic Tip – Before recording your podcast, we recommend writing a manuscript of what you plan to say.
2. Audio – Start your podcast with a short intro jingle. You’ll find intro/outro music at jamendo.com. Use a fade effect between tracks to make your podcast sound more professional. Abrupt stops and starts in music or background sounds ruin the flow.
3. Intro – Start with a brief introduction to the current episode, explaining who you are and what you’ll be talking about. Explain the relevance of the subject matter, why you produced the podcast, or why it’s important for the students to know about the subject.
4. Subject – Now it’s time for your main subject. We recommend that you set the scene by outlining the theme and explaining where the podcast is being recorded. If you have guests, get them to introduce themselves.
5. Background music – Use background sounds or music to set the scene. For instance, if your podcast is set in a hospital, use sounds from machines or background chatter from patients. If it’s set outdoors, use sounds like birds or traffic. You can find appropriate audio files with sound effects at freesound.org
6. Outro – At the end of your podcast, summarize, briefly review what you’ve covered. Play the same audio file (5–10 seconds) that you used for your intro.