March and April Podcasting Workshops

First Steps in Audio Podcasting – How to Podcast Beginners Workshop March 11th

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Want to know how to start?

Curious about how it can work for you and your business?

Join our half day virtual workshop ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting’ – aimed at beginners – and designed to give you an express session on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using video conferencing tools or how to record using your computer or your smart phone with an app.

We offer small discounts for those unemployed or unable to work, including students – just message us and we’ll come back to you.

This three hour virtual workshop, over ZOOM video conferencing, presented by experienced and skilled podcasters Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Podcasting Ireland and Athena Media, is aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting platforms, how to host and release your podcast and make the most of your content to share audio stories with impact.


Make Better Podcasts – Intermediate Podcasting Workshop – Friday April 8th

This half day is aimed at those who have taken our one day How to Podcast workshop or who are already podcasting but want to get better at it.

Want to learn how to improve your podcast and take it to the next level? Join us for a half-day podcasting workshop. Limited numbers – maximum 12 in this session. Improve your audio quality, production approach, episode structure and interview technique to publish audio you can be proud of, expand your listenership to tell stories that have an impact.

New Podcast Project – This is Where We Live

 

 

This is Where We Live is an audio podcast and transmedia series exploring what it takes to shape great places to live and how Dublin is facing up to its future. A story of housing and homelessness, of living and waiting, and of challenges and solutions. thisiswherewelive.ie

 

In the series we’ll explore the challenges facing Dublin, starting with housing and homelessness, and we’ll look outside Ireland to see how other European cities are coping, from Vienna to Glasgow, from Amsterdam to Lisbon. You’ll hear from people in the know, policy-makers and academics, and from citizens renting, buying and living in the city. And from those dreaming of a home beyond a hotel room, a bed and breakfast house, a hostel or a tent.

 

 

Along the way we’ll share our stories, our photographs and our interviews, both on and off the street, like this our first little visit to Marino, the iconic ‘garden city’ that Dublin City built in the 1920s and 30s, providing homes, and gardens, for the over-crowded inner city tenements.
 

If you’d like to be a part of this ongoing journey, consider becoming a supporter on Patreon.

 

Podcasts available on all major podcast apps including: Anchor, Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts & Stitcher

 

New Episode of The Family of Things: Episode 15 – Frank Berry

Helen Shaw’s guest in this episode of The Family of Things is film-maker Frank Berry whose work tells stories of social realism in often tough suburbs from the documentary film ‘Ballymun Lullaby’ at the time of the tearing down of the Ballymun Towers to dramas like ‘I Used to Live Here’, touching on youth mental health and suicide.

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New Episode of The Family of Things: Episode 14 – Tony Bates

In this episode of The Family of Things Helen Shaw’s guest is the psychologist and author Dr Tony Bates. Tony founded Headstrong, (now Jigsaw),  the National Agency for Youth Mental Health, after a long career in clinical psychology.

 

 
In this episode of The Family of Things Helen Shaw’s guest is the psychologist and author Dr Tony Bates. Tony founded Headstrong, (now Jigsaw),  the National Agency for Youth Mental Health, after a long career in clinical psychology.

He was the co-editor of Vision for Change, the mental health strategic review in 2006 and that work motivated him to create an NGO with a mission to provide mental health resources for young people. Jigsaw now has 13 centres across Ireland and has become a critical part of support services for young people in Ireland.

Tony is also credited as one of the people who brought the practice of mindfulness to Ireland following his own experience at the buddhist retreat centre in Plum Village, France with the spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. He is the author of Coming Through Depression, a Mindful Approach to Recovery’
 

Listen back and stream via soundcloud or subscribe/download via iTunes and all major podcast apps via Anchor.

 
 
 

Podcasting 101 Workshop – September 30th 2018

 

Have a Dream Podcast you want to make?

 

Then join us at Windmill Lane Recording Studios on Sunday September 30th for an empowering day of training, covering everything from storytelling strategy, recording+editing, to distributing your content and getting your story heard.


Athena Media is an award winning digital audio agency and it’s the force behind Podcasting Ireland. We’ve been making podcasts since 2006 and have run sponsored audio podcast channels in both music and speech.

 
Our own award-winning output spans a wide spectrum of audio-led content, and we’re passionate about sharing our experience and technical expertise.
At the Celtic Media Festival 2018 – our Pantisocracy Christmas Special was awarded a prestigious TORC award for Excellence in the ‘Best Radio Magazine Show’ category


 
 
Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including PantisocracyWilde Stories and Vocal Chords – with over 200 uploads on our Soundcloud channel.

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online.

The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4 and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop. It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

> What previous attendees say:
‘Great course. Helen and John really knew what they were talking about . Very accessible to people who havnet done podcasting before.’
Alan Fox (Podcasting 101 Workshop, June 2018)


‘I felt that the fusion of Helen’s knowledge of podcasting acquired from being a pioneer of the medium , her ability to convey some of the more nebulous aspects with clarity and enthusiasm married with John’s technological nous was a winning combo, looking forward to close reading the notes this weekend and getting my first podcast into the ether.’
Anne O Neill (Podcasting 101 Workshop)

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the day. The studio setting in Windmill Lane was perfect. The course brought together a very friendly, creative group of people, with different levels of skill and experience. Teaching was well paced and easy to follow for someone like myself with very rudimentary technical skills. I learned exactly what I needed to begin producing my own podcasts and I was introduced to a range of equipment to get me started.’
Dr. Tony Bates, Psychologist (Podcasting 101 Workshop)

The workshop venue is in Pulse College at Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

For more in-depth information about our training services head to our Training Page.

Podcasting 101 Workshop – June 10th 2018

Have a Dream Podcast you want to make?


 

Then join us at Windmill Lane Recording Studios on Sunday June 10th for an empowering day of training, covering everything from storytelling strategy, recording+editing, to distributing your content and getting your story heard.

Athena Media is an award winning digital audio agency and it’s the force behind Podcasting Ireland. We’ve been making podcasts since 2006 and have run sponsored audio podcast channels in both music and speech.

 
Our own award-winning output spans a wide spectrum of audio-led content, and we’re passionate about sharing our experience and technical expertise.
At the Celtic Media Festival 2018 – our Pantisocracy Christmas Special was awarded a prestigious TORC award for Excellence in the ‘Best Radio Magazine Show’ category


 
 
Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including PantisocracyWilde Stories and Vocal Chords – with over 200 uploads on our Soundcloud channel.

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online.

The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4 and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop. It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

> What previous attendees say:


‘I felt that the fusion of Helen’s knowledge of podcasting acquired from being a pioneer of the medium , her ability to convey some of the more nebulous aspects with clarity and enthusiasm married with John’s technological nous was a winning combo, looking forward to close reading the notes this weekend and getting my first podcast into the ether.’
Anne O Neill (Podcasting 101 Workshop)

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the day. The studio setting in Windmill Lane was perfect. The course brought together a very friendly, creative group of people, with different levels of skill and experience. Teaching was well paced and easy to follow for someone like myself with very rudimentary technical skills. I learned exactly what I needed to begin producing my own podcasts and I was introduced to a range of equipment to get me started.’
Dr. Tony Bates, Psychologist (Podcasting 101 Workshop)

The workshop venue is in Pulse College at Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

For more in-depth information about our training services head to our Training Page.

How To Podcast – Summer workshops to get you up and running in 2018

 

Make 2018 your year to master Podcasting.

 

Want to learn how to dream up and make your own audio podcast?

Then join us on Sunday  May 6th or June 10th for a podcasting skills workshop designed to get you telling audio stories online.

 

 

Athena Media is an award winning digital audio agency and it’s the force behind Podcasting Ireland. We’ve been making podcasts since 2006 and have run sponsored audio podcast channels in both music and speech.
Our podcasts include The Family of Things hosted by Helen Shaw who will lead this workshop and our regular radio/podcast shows including PantisocracyWilde Stories and Vocal Chords – with over 200 uploads on our Soundcloud channel.

This one day workshop is designed for podcast beginners and will take participants from idea to online, showing people how to get their own audio show together and online.

The workshop will cover how to record using a mobile recorder like a Zoom H4 and participants will be encouraged to bring a mobile recorder to the workshop. It will introduce people to basic editing and show people how to release their audio online.

The workshop venue is in Pulse College at Windmill Lane Recording Studios.

For more in-depth information about our training services head to our Training Page.

New Soundcloud Channel

NEW SOUNDCLOUD CHANNEL FOR ATHENA MEDIA CONTENT


 

Explore the back catalogue of Athena Media podcasts on our new Soundcloud channel, with over 200 uploads, from standalone radio documentaries to full podcast series – there’s something for every listener.

 

BRIGHT SPARKS:


Bright Sparks is an Athena Media production asking what happens when we enable bright people to follow their curiosity and solve the worlds problems. This 8 part series follows TCD physicist Dr. Shane Bergin as he talks to leading researchers and scientists in Ireland and uncovering why our small island is leading globally in many scientific fields.
 

 

CITIZENS:LOCKOUT 1913-2013:


A six part documentary series narrating the events that led to the landmark labour versus capital conflict in Dublin in 1913, exploring the leaders on both sides and questioning the legacy of Lockout 1913 for Ireland today.
 

 

DEATH OF AN EMPIRE:


Death of an Empire is a 5 part radio series exploring twenty years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union led by Seamus Martin, former Moscow correspondent of The Irish Times, and exploring what made the Soviet Union, what lead to its collapse and what its like inside modern Russia today.
 

 

JOYCE’S DUBLIN:


This audio podcast series showcases James Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ from his collection ‘Dubliners’ and explores themes within the story drawing on scholarly research and connecting it with the archive collections in UCD, the National Library and the National Archives.
 

 

New Pantisocracy Podcasts

NEW PANTISOCRACY PODCASTS FROM CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S DAY BROADCASTS

 

Soundtrack your Christmas Dinner and New Year’s Day recovery with our podcasts of Pantisocracy on RTÉ Radio 1.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY PODCAST


In a special Christmas Day edition of Pantisocracy the ‘cabaret of conversations’ host Panti Bliss, the unofficial ‘Queen’ of Ireland, hosts a gathering exploring how we draw upon the traditions of being Irish, in language, music, song, poetry and dance to re-imagine anew ourselves and our place in the world.

Her guests in this festive edition are singer and actor Lisa Lambe, Hot House Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí, former Riverdance star Colin Dunne, musician Seán Mac Erlaine and the poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
The programme features performances by Lisa Lambe, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Seán Mac Erlaine and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.

LISTEN TO THE PANTISOCRACY CHRISTMAS PODCAST:



 

NEW YEAR’S DAY PODCAST


In a special New Year’s Day edition of Pantisocracy, the ‘cabaret of conversations’ hosted by Panti Bliss looks towards a new year with guests; singers Luka Bloom, Aoife Scott and Steve Wall, paralympian athlete Niamh McCarthy and Syrian human rights advocate Razan Ibraheem.
 

The episode features Luka Bloom performing ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ and Aoife Scott performing the Bruce Coburn classic ‘Wondering where the lions are’. Steve Wall, actor and frontman of The Stunning, sings his song “Mama’s Going Back to Bed” and shares stories of his new movie about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker while Razan Ibraheem talks of her experience helping Syrian war refugees find a home in Ireland.

LISTEN TO THE PANTISOCRACY NEW YEAR’S PODCAST:

 
 

WATCH THE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM THESE SEASONAL EPISODES

New Audio and Video Podcasts for Seasonal Pantisocracy shows

COSY UP WITH PANTI BLISS THIS WINTER WITH NEW EPISODES OF PANTISOCRACY ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY

Soundtrack your Christmas Dinner and New Year’s Day recovery with our upcoming episodes of Pantisocracy on RTÉ Radio 1.

 

Christmas Day 4-5pm

In a special Christmas Day edition of Pantisocracy the ‘cabaret of conversations’ host Panti Bliss, the unofficial ‘Queen’ of Ireland, hosts a gathering exploring how we draw upon the traditions of being Irish, in language, music, song, poetry and dance to re-imagine anew ourselves and our place in the world.
 

Her guests in this festive edition are singer and actor Lisa Lambe, Hot House Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí, former Riverdance star Colin Dunne, musician Seán Mac Erlaine and the poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
The programme features performances by Lisa Lambe, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Seán Mac Erlaine and Doireann Ní Ghríofa.


 

New Year’s Day 2-3pm

In a special New Year’s Day edition of Pantisocracy, the ‘cabaret of conversations’ hosted by Panti Bliss looks towards a new year with guests; singers Luka Bloom, Aoife Scott and Steve Wall, paralympian athlete Niamh McCarthy and Syrian human rights advocate Razan Ibraheem.

This January 1st 2018, Luka Bloom performs ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ and Aoife Scott performs the Bruce Coburn classic ‘Wondering where the lions are’. Steve Wall, actor and frontman of The Stunning, sings his song “Mama’s Going Back to Bed” and shares stories of his new movie about jazz trumpeter Chet Baker while Razan Ibraheem talks of her experience helping Syrian war refugees find a home in Ireland.


 
 
 

WATCH THE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM THESE SEASONAL EPISODES