Descript Audio Editor

Vulture: The Best Podcasts of 2020

Watch the Media with John Shrader
An inside look at the media business, with interviews and analysis from a college professor and long time radio and TV broadcaster.

Studs Terkel Archive Podcast

IJNET: Tips for Podcasting During a Pandemic

MPR: The Rapidly Changing World of Podcasts

Clipchamp.com: YouTube Podcasts
How to start a YouTube Podcast and how to promote video podcasts on social media to gain followers.

YouTube Audio Library
Find hundreds of rights-free music tracks.


Record and distribute a podcast with just a couple of clicks on this phone app.

Ferrite Recording Studio for Podcasts
Phone app to record podcasts.

Podcast Host: The Ultimate Podcasting Resource List
Equipment, tools and software list.

Mashable: Podcasting Toolbox

SoundTrap: Podcast Creation Tool
Lets you create an interactive transcript, you can record and automatically transcribe your voice. Edit your recording as you would a text document. Then you can upload to Spotify and improve your discoverability, or just download your podcast and distribute it wherever you want.

YouTube Audio Library
Find hundreds of rights-free music tracks.

Tools for Podcasting
A free, open textbook, available as a website and e-book.

Podcast hosting and more.

Easy podcast set-up.

Future-Proofing Media Freedom Podcast
A new podcast collaboration between Chatham House, ICFJ and Luminate Group, hosted by Ben Horton and Julie Posetti.

A complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset.

Remote interview recording software that supports local audio and video recording in studio quality. You receive separate audio (WAV) and video (mp4) tracks for each guest. Allows up to eight co-hosts/guests to join the recording remotely.

Free audio editing tool.

Turn podcast or musical audio into engaging animated videos to share on social media.

A browser-based audio editor.

Audio editing tool. Rapidly export or batch convert files to the MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV formats. Cost: $29.

71 Audio Tech Tools
Resources from Stephen Goforth.

Pricy audio editing tool. Built specifically for journalists.

Podcast hosting site.

A good podcast hosting site.

Descript Audio Editor

Castro by Supertop
Play and share podcasts on this phone app. Think of it as an inbox for your podcasts, similar to Netflix queue but for podcasts.

This paid tool is a top-of-the-line desktop podcast publisher.

Words to Time
Timing a script or speech? Use WordstoTime.com to time out your speech.

Amper Music
An AI music composer.

Podcast player app that has curated audio lists.

Awesome Audio Visualization Tools

Long-distance podcast and broadcast interviews; studio quality sound.

Multitrack, multi-party live audio and recording using only a browser. Tool is free.

Transform your podcast into a video.

Merges podcasts with video clips and shows them on a homepage similar to Netflix.

From the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, this free desktop tool lets you embed sound clips into a story.

The easiest way to record your voip podcast interviews in studio quality.


A digital strategy resource for the business podcasting space, focusing on podcasting as content strategy, and covering all topics: promoting podcasts as part of any business.


Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem
Features some great data on podcasting and the business side of the industry.

Clipchamp.com: YouTube Podcasts
How to start a YouTube Podcast and how to promote video podcasts on social media to gain followers.

Podcasting Legal Guide

IJNET: Tips for Podcasting During a Pandemic

Journalism.co.uk: Producing Podcasts from Home

Descript: How to Record a Podcast Remotely and Get it right

Podcast.co: How to Create a Podcast Remotely

MPR: The Rapidly Changing World of Podcasts

Digital News Report: News Podcasts and the Oppurtinities for Publishers
Great research and data on the podcasting industry.

Journalism.co.uk: Six Tips for Improving Audio Quality of Your Podcast

Journalism.co.uk: Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Podcast

Journalism.co.uk: Four Tips for Podcasting Beginners

IJNET: Five Tools for Creating Podcasts

IJNet: Creators Share Tips for Launching Podcasts

Journalism.co.uk: What Makes a Good Publisher Podcast

Tools for Podcasting Textbook
This free textbook from Jill Olmsted.

Tips for Podcasters
Advice from Charlie Meyerson, longtime Chicago radio broadcaster and podcaster.

The Podcast Report
Blog on the business side of podcasting.

7 Innovations in Audio Storytelling – Journalism Innovation
Great advice from CUNY prof Jeremy Caplan in this Medium post.

Audacity to Podcast: Getting Started

Tools for Reporters: Podcast Audio Editing Tools

GIJN: 7 Tips for Creating an Investigative Podcast

The Podcasters Gift Guide
Great Medium post listing mics and other podcasting tools.

Create Killer Podcasts With 25 Free Resources

Podcasting Guides, Trainings and More

Podcasts as Audio Accessories to Magazine Media
From an AEJMC 2018 panel. Good list of links at the end of the page, some that are mentioned on the Toolbox.

It’s All Journalism
Building edia-focused podcasts.

Turn Up the Volume: A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting
A good podcast hosting site.

Podcast Equipment Shopping Guide
A great list from Michael O’Connell.

NPR: Aerobics for Your Voice: Sounding Better On-Air

OER Commons: Image, Video and Audio Resources

BuzzSprout: 16 Essential Tools for Every Podcaster

Best Podcasting Websites and Apps for Students

HotPod Newsletter
Nicholas Quah writes about the podcast industry


Vulture: The Best Podcasts of 2020

AMP Media News: Five New Journalism Podcasts to Help You Get Through the Pandemic

Jeremy Caplan’s Favorite Podcasts

50 Great Podcasts
A strong focus on journalism in this list from Jeremy Caplan.

Why Don’t We Know?
An investigative journalism podcast supported by a grant from the Hearst Family Foundations and produced by the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, a research center focused on improving the public’s access to civically essential information.

Studs Terkel Archive Podcast

Journalism History Podcast
Historical journalism topics from a scholarly journal published quarterly, has a respected reputation as the oldest peer-reviewed journal of mass media history in the United States. Continuously published since 1974, the journal provides a venue for peer-reviewed articles on media history.

It’s All Journalism Podcast

On the Media Podcast

APM Reports: In the Dark Investigative Podcast

The News Literacy Project Podcast
Podcast from nonpartisan national education nonprofit, provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.

Mobile Creator Podcast Linktree
Link to the podcast, Twitter account, etc.

GIJN: Best Investigative Podcasts of 2020

Watch the Media with John Shrader
An inside look at the media business, with interviews and analysis from a college professor and long time radio and TV broadcaster.

The Journalism Salute Podcast
The Journalism Salute is a podcast intended to spotlight good journalism organizations and people – to introduce and familiarize people with who they are and what they do. It’s meant to counter the cries of “fake news” and “lamestream media.”

This Week in Tech Podcast

Journalism.co.uk Podcast

News in Context Podcast
A podcast exploring bias in media and ourselves.

Listen to more than 100,000 podcasts every day on your phone.

Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools Newsletter and Podcast
Learn about all kinds of digital tools and home items.

TeachLab with Justin Reich
A podcast that investigates the art and craft of teaching. There are 3.5 million K-12 teachers in America, and we want to explore how they can become even better at what they do. Hosted by Justin Reich, MIT Professor and director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. New episode every Thursday.


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