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Happy hour: How to create a successful podcast with the BBC's Craig Templeton Smith and Jack Soper

Guardian Masterclasses

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Learn the nuts and bolts of podcast production from two audio professionals, from choosing the right kit, crafting a beautiful soundscape, and monetising your work.

Podcasts are the biggest thing to happen to audio since the invention of the wireless - and the beauty is that anyone can do it. But how do you ensure your podcast stands out and spreads across social media?

In this evening class, audio specialists Jack Soper and Craig Templeton Smith will reveal the key ingredients to successful podcasting. They will take you through the technical know-how for producing slick audio, the editorial dos and don'ts, and give you an understanding into why audio is perfect for storytelling.

Whether you're looking to get a new project off the ground, or improve an existing podcast, this masterclass will offer invaluable insight into producing a high-quality audio series that everyone will want to listen to.

Course content

  • Ideas formulation: deciding on the theme and format of your podcast
  • Equipment: what you need and where to get it
  • The dos and don'ts of home and field recording
  • Introduction to affordable - but professional - editing software
  • Expert advice on how to improve your production and presentation techniques
  • Promoting and marketing your podcast
  • Q&A: an opportunity to pick the brains of two industry insiders with over 30 years experience between them

Tutor profiles

Craig Templeton Smith is a producer, podcaster and documentary maker. For nearly 20 years he has produced audio content for BBC Radio, as well as working at The Guardian and The Economist. Travelling the world, he has produced shows with film stars and big thinkers, and he has made documentaries on everything from the electric guitar to the Syrian diaspora.

Jack Soper is an independent producer, trainer and lecturer. He creates content for the BBC and commercial clients, runs training courses for the BBC, commercial and charity clients, and teaches journalism at media at City, University of London and the University of Westminster. Before his freelance career, Jack was BBC staff, working for BBC News, World Service and Radio 4. 

Guardian Masterclasses' Happy hour

As the Autumn nights grow darker, are you in need of a drink and a dose of inspiration?

Forget heading down to the pub - join Guardian Masterclasses for a free drink, plus expert advice and practical tips on finding true professional and personal happiness.

We’re delighted to present this curated selection of our most popular and impactful masterclasses, in partnership with Samsung KX. From the creative heart of Kings Cross, our courses will empower you to make that much-needed positive change in your life. Like a life-coaching session, but without the fluff.

Kick back with a complimentary beverage, learn from leading industry experts and academics, network with like-minded people, and set your intention to live as your best self.

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible but please contact us at if you have any queries or concerns.

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Samsung KX
Coal Drops Yard
King's Cross
N1C 4DQ London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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