Maker Space Blog: Podcasts

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Click the play button to listen to this week’s Maker Space blog post!

(Song title “Soar” by Noisy Oyster)


The equipment and software used in the making of this audio clip:

  • Macbook
  • Blue’s Yeti USB Microphone
  • GarageBand
  • FreeSoundtrackMusic.com

Podcast Favorites:

  • RadioLab
  • This American Life
  • Judge John Hodgman
  • Snap Judgement
  • The Moth
  • The Dinner Party Download
  • Serial

Text of audio clip:

Hey Farmington, you are currently listening to the latest post of the Farmington Library’s Maker Space blog! I’m not sure about you but I am a HUGE fan of listening to podcasts, especially during my commutes to and from work. So when I saw that our library’s Maker Space had the basic equipment and software for producing a potential podcast, I knew I had to try it out. And that is why you are listening to my voice now, rather than reading a typical blog post.  

I personally listen to a lot of podcasts about pop culture, science, and storytelling, but the choices are really endless as the popularity of podcasts continues to skyrocket. As listeners we are becoming expert media multi-taskers, tuning into podcasts while we do other things such as cook, check our e-mail, or commute to work. As for creating podcasts, more and more people are finding ways to utilize these low-cost, and easily accessible resources to get their stories and voices heard  – the same resources you can actually have access to here in the library’s Maker Space.

Even if you’re not on the podcast train quite yet, you can still use a lot of this same equipment for any other audio or visual projects you may be working on.  You could record a poem or story you’ve written and upload it to social media, or maybe you want to record a narration for a video or presentation you are creating. Either way, the equipment is pretty user friendly, and of course there’s always a librarian, or staff member, like myself, to help get you started.

Down below I’ve included some of the equipment and software that I’ve used in creating this blog post  along with some photos. And I’ll also be sure included a  list of some of my favorite podcasts that I think you all should definitely check out!

Happy listening, Farmington!”

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