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.

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.
 

 

Podcasting Training Workshop – March 4th 2018 – Windmill Lane Recording Studios

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

Then join us on Sunday March 4th 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.

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 Athena Media team delivering this workshop is Helen Shaw, John Howard and Pearse Ó Caoimh.
Their work won Gold at the New York Radio Festival this year (the 5th Gold NY Award for the company) and was recognised once again for digital innovation at the Celtic Media Awards.

Pantisocracy Season 1 and 2 now available as podcasts

New Pantisocracy season released as podcasts

The new season of Pantisocracy, the ‘cabaret of conversations’ hosted by Panti Bliss, is now available as podcasts. The new shows feature artists including Duke Special, Cáit O’Riordan, Julie Feeney, Eleanor McEvoy and Emmet Kirwan and were broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 across the Summer. The Pantisocracy website now has both Season 1 and Season 2 online with links to lots of additional content and information.

Pantisocracy is an Athena Media production
the producer is Helen Shaw and the audio editor is Pearse Ó Caoimh.

New Vocal Chords Podcast – Iarla Ó Lionáird meets sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

Iarla Ó Lionáird meets sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, two of Ireland’s most respected traditional singers, and shares a conversation of family, song and language with them; from the stories of their father, the singer and folk song collector Aodh Ó Domhnaill, and his sister, the blind singer Neilí Ni Domhnaill, natives of Rann na Feirste, Donegal, to their own roots in the Meath Gaeltacht.

In this segment from the upcoming documentary feature Iarla talks to the sisters about that journey back to Donegal when they were children, to what they see as their spiritual home, and how their Dad would tip them sixpence for the first sighting of Errigal. In the piece you hear the song Níl sé ina lá that the sisters learnt as girls from their Aunt Neilí and recorded by them on the album Idir an Dá Sholas.

The full episode was broadcast on May 5th on RTÉ Lyric fm.

From their first band Skara Brae, with their late brother Micheal, the sisters share their work together and separately, Triona in the ground-breaking Bothy Band and Maighread in her acclaimed solo work. They sing together for Iarla a song once sung by their late Aunty Neili and collected by Maighread’s husband and traditional music devotee, Cathal Goan.

Listen back to the episode in full


Vocal Chords is an Athena Media production for RTE Lyric fm made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the TV licence fee.

The producer is Helen Shaw, The audio editor is Pearse Ó Caoimh.

The digital editor (behind our website and podcasts) is John Howard.

www.vocalchords.ie

Photo image by Helen Shaw – all rights in Vocal Chords, recordings and images, rests with Athena Media Ltd. www.athenamedia.ie

iarla.com for more about Iarla Ó Lionáird

 

Pantisocracy Episode 6 available as Podcast

In Episode 6 of Pantisocracy (aired during a Halloween daytime slot of 2pm, Monday October 31st), Panti’s guests in her chamber in this show were novelist John Boyne, (author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Amanullah De Sondy, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam University College Cork, Sligo based Illustrator Annie West, singer Hozier and the actor and singer Bronagh Gallagher. Bronagh offers a song to the cabaret with a performance of ‘Hand on My Heart’ and Hozier sings his song ‘To Be Alone’.


Subscribe / Listen to the extended Director’s Cut of Pantisocracy Episode 6

As ever, more information and additional content is available at pantisocracy.ie.
We’re also delighted to be able to announce that Episode 7 of #Pantisocracy will be broadcast on Christmas Day at 6pm! Panti’s monologue might be elevated to the status of our very own Queen’s Speech. Full details of the episode’s guests will be confirmed shortly so stay tuned.

 


 
 

Hozier performing ‘To Be Alone’ from Pantisocracy – Episode 6 from Athena Media on Vimeo.


 
 

 
 

 

 

 

The Family of Things – Episode 11: Rory O’Neill

Helen Shaw’s latest guest in The Family of Things is performer and accidental activist Rory O’Neill AKA the Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss.

Rory O Neill

Rory talks about his memoir ‘Woman in the Making’ (Hachette 2014) and his personal journey from growing up in rural Ireland to become a ‘national treasure’ as the drag queen Panti who he says has become a sort of ‘avatar for change’. Rory shares the highs and lows of the last two years since his celebrated speech on the stage of the Abbey Theatre which mobilised support for the Marriage Equality Referendum that was passed by the Irish public in May 2015.

The Family of Things – Episode 10: Eleanor Fitzsimons

Author and researcher Eleanor Fitzsimons is our latest guest in The Family of Things.


 
Eleanor Fitzsimons
 
Eleanor’s acclaimed biography of Oscar Wilde from the perspective of the women in his life ‘Wilde’s Women‘ opens new windows on both Wilde and his work.
 
Eleanor’s beautifully written and carefully researched study was published in Ireland in Autumn 2015 and is being released in the US this year. In this conversation with presenter Helen Shaw she introduces us to Wilde’s intriguing mother, Jane Wilde, a celebrated writer in her own time, and his much suffering wife Constance LLoyd as well as the women writers who influenced and inspired Wilde.
 
Eleanor describes her work as ‘recovering’ lost stories of women in history and sees her journey as akin to excavating the past; bringing forth what has been forgotten or obscured.
Wilde’s Women is published by Duckworth Overlook and you can follow Eleanor’s work and story via twitter.
 

The Family of Things 9 – Noirin Hegarty

In Episode 9 of The Family of Things, Helen Shaw meets Nóirín Hegarty, former Editor of the Sunday Tribune and now Operations Director with Lonely Planet, to discuss her passion for journalism, how it lead her on an unconventional career path but to her dream job, and how she balances these demanding roles with family life.

Nóirín Hegarty found her calling as a news reporter but moved into news management at just 25 years of age.

She was editor of the national sunday newspaper The Sunday Tribune at a time when there were very few women editors in Ireland and lead that newspaper from 2005 until it closed in 2011. Since then she’s been at the heart of digital change in the print industry but says she’s finally found her dream job with iconic travel brand Lonely Planet. She moved family and home to London to take up an editorial post with Lonely Planet but she then had the chance to open a Lonely Planet office in Dublin – bringing it all back home again.

In this podcast interview for The Family of Things with Helen Shaw, Nóirín talks openly about how tough and macho the editorial newspaper world was and how being a mother of three and a national newspaper editor was a challenging balancing act.

The Brain Box – Episode 1 now on iTunes

“We’ve learned more about the brain in the past 50 years than in the previous 2000” says The Brain Box presenter and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University, Dr. Richard Roche.

The Brain Box, a two part radio series for Newstalk 106-108 fm, brings listeners on a quest into our mind to uncover the secrets of the human brain, ‘the most complex entity in the known universe’, asking questions like What is intelligence?, How are memories made and lost? Is madness linked to creativity? and How close are we to creating true Artificial Intelligence?<p>

“It’s the most complex entity in the known universe. You’ve got these three kilograms of fat, and yet the most fascinating capacities come out of it!”
Professor Ian Robertson, Trinity College Dublin.

Richard meets experts in the field, like Professor Ian Robertson and Professor Fiona Newell from Trinity College Dublin, to talk about the brain and the things that we are still discovering every day, including new research into the exciting area of brain plasticity which states that the brain constantly evolves and adapts, even after damage and into old age, which has implications for the rehabilitation of the brain after trauma and in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Episode 1 – How the Brain Works
What is intelligence, how do we learn, think and create? How do we create and lose memories and why have we learnt more about the human brain in the last few decades than the previous thousands? Neuroscientist Dr. Richard Roche unravels the most complex thing in the universe.
Voices you will hear in this episode include: scientists Fiona Newell, John Foxe, Kevin Mitchell, Shane O’Mara and Olivia O’Leary and synesthete Karen Kane. Part 1 was broadcast on October 17th at 7am and 10pm and is now available for free on iTunes.

Episode 2 – How the Brain Breaks
What causes mental illness? is genius linked to madness? What is autism and how should we treat it? And is dementia inevitable in old age? What happens to us in a stroke or brain injury and how can we recover? Scientist Dr Richard Roche explores the human brain and our quest to know ourselves.
Voices you hear in this episode include neuroscientists Niall Pender, John Cryan and Michelle Kelly, Seamus Cunningham, who has early onset Alzheimer’s, and mother of 2 autistic children Lisa Domican. On Air October 24th at 7am and 10pm. Additional content is available on The Brain Box Audioboom channel.

An Athena Media production for Newstalk made with the support of the TV licence fee via the BAI.
The producer is Helen Shaw.
The presenter is Dr. Richard Roche.
The audio editor is Amy Millar.
Researcher/Recordist is Cormac McAdam.
The Brain Box is made with the funding support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the TV licence fee.