2020 Courses: Making a top charting podcast

Inspiring Courses


Join top podcasters, Amanda Redman and Richard Herring, for a hands-on course taking place over the weekend of Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 designed to teach aspiring podcasters the absolute essentials of recording, editing and distributing audio.

Podcasting has exploded over the past ten years - driven in part by the quick fire format suiting the shape of our busy lives but also by our human desire to identify with a community and discover more about a particular person, subject or topic. 

Structured around four key topics, those attending will have the opportunity to work in groups no larger than eight people, with the focus of the modules being to perfect the art of editing, interviewing, script writing (with links) and recording. By the end of the weekend, you should leave the course with the knowledge to go out and make your own podcast as well as an understanding of how to distribute it and grow your audience. 

The weekend will include a guest Q&A with renowned celebrity podcaster and comedian extraordinaire, Richard Herring. An early adopter of podcasting with a podcast regularly in the Top 10 on iTunes, here’s your chance to pick the brains of one of the UK’s most successful exponents of the form.  

About Amanda Redman

Amanda has had a 20-year career in radio and audio production; including a decade at LBC, producing the likes of Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Clive Bull, Ian Collins, Nick Abbott and Steve Allen. After ten years in news radio, Amanda wanted a change of direction and went to work with a host of comedians at FUBAR Radio, producing shows for James Acaster, Richard Herring and Sean Hughes. Amanda then moved on to become the drivetime producer at Absolute Radio for The Geoff Lloyd and Dave Berry shows and has also spent time in TV news, as interview producer at Al Jazeera. 

The wealth of experience Amanda has in producing, editing, interviewing, guest booking and formatting has enabled her to strike-out as an independent podcast producer, working on a variety of top ten shows; these include, the London Hughes podcast – LondonActuallyfor Spotify,  Drunk Women Solving CrimeFingers On BuzzersThe Guinea Pig and AIBU? for Mumsnet and a whole lot more, with new podcasts about to launch. Amanda has also taught radio production to adults for Westminster College and Camden Council, devising the programme herself to tailor to the learners' needs and requirements.

The course includes lunch and light refreshments on both days. 
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