Academic podcasting has exploded over the last decade, allowing scholars to broaden their research’s accessibility, enliven public conversations, and reshape what higher education means today.
How to Start an Academic Podcast is a self-paced course that helps you go from a great idea to a published show.
Whether you’re a professor building your public intellectual profile, a graduate student developing skills for diverse career paths, a librarian or research center director forging connections across institutions, or a department chair broadening your faculty’s impact, this course can help.
Join us to learn the technical, marketing, narrative, and community skills you need to get your academic podcast off the ground.
When you enroll, you get immediate access to all course materials.
Each lesson has videos, transcripts, and slide decks that explain key podcasting elements and take you through how to implement the material to create your own show.
You can work through the lessons at your own pace, in whichever order you prefer.
Lessons are always available so there’s no need to deal with instructor schedules or changing enrollment periods.
Hi I’m Dr. Cathy Hannabach, the creator and host of Imagine Otherwise, the show featuring the artists, activists, and academics who are building more just worlds.
Over the 4 years I’ve produced my show, I’ve fielded hundreds of questions from show fans and colleagues about what makes an academic podcast like Imagine Otherwise so successful.
A lot of you have also asked me why these kinds of podcasts are playing such a powerful role in remaking the academy today.
This course is my answer to many of these questions and more.
Although there are some great podcasting resources out there, almost none of them address the unique goals, careers, and resources of academics.
Furthermore, most of them are geared toward either businesses seeking marketing opportunities or journalists wanting to make the jump to audio content. These are both fine reasons to make a podcast, but they’re not usually the ones guiding interdisciplinary scholars.
I designed this course specifically for scholars within and beyond the academy who want to create a kick-ass show.
Come join me!
Once the course launches, it is always open for enrollment. You can join any time.
The course is hosted on the educational platform Thinkific. To access course materials after you enroll, log into your Thinkific account. There you’ll find all lesson videos, transcripts, slide decks, and resources.
You always have 24/7 access to course materials. You do not lose access after a period of time.
The course is entirely self-paced and self-administered so no there are no graded assignments.
Upon enrolling you get immediate access to all course lessons so you can work through them with the order and pace that makes the most sense for your needs.
It does not currently offer a certificate of completion but we may consider adding one if there is enough interest.
Upon completing the course, you can certainly list it on your portfolio or website as professional development.
The course as a whole is not currently taught live but you can often catch related workshops by the Ideas on Fire team at conferences and related gatherings.
Want us to teach an academic podcasting workshop at your conference, organization, or campus? Drop us a line at email@example.com.