Podcasting Ireland was established in Spring 2006 by content creators, Athena Media to provide podcasting services and showcase podcasting work.

Since then we’ve been podcasting innovators, creating original shows in diverse formats and genres, We had the first sponsored podcast channels in Ireland with 02 Making Waves, a weekly new music channel, and VHI Health Club, a consumer health show, and both ran for three years between ’05-09. We introduced businesses and media to audio and video podcasting. We trained the  Irish Times editorial staff in social media and established its first audio podcasts as far back as 2011. Our radio and podcasting work has won multiple awards, from 9 New York Gold and 1 Grand Award at the New York Radio Festival, to Gold PPI Radio and Sony Awards in UK and Ireland. More recently our radio and podcast show Pantisocracy won best radio show at the Celtic Media Awards and our podcast series The Family of Things was an award winner in 2019 New York Festival Radio Award. Our recent broadcast and radio work is the arts and culture series Mother’s Blood, Sister Songs. You can find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Today, besides making our own podcasts, we provide bespoke podcasting and content consultancy services as well as running regular podcasting training workshops. Since November 2017 our How to Podcast and Make Better Podcasts sessions have mentored hundreds of people to turn their podcasting passion into action. Check out what people say about our workshops.

Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Try our taster session ‘First Steps in Audio Podcasting‘ aimed at beginner podcasters – next date is September 3rd 2021 via zoom.us, so you can learn remotely during #COVID19


‘Make Better Podcasts’ – Intermediate Podcasting Workshop September 24th

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.


‘Promoting Your Podcast – Digital Visual Storytelling for Podcasters’ – Virtual Workshop Oct 1st TICKETS

Topics covered in the workshop show how to use digital visual skills, storytelling and social media platforms to tell the story of your podcast, and to reach and engage your audience.

We look at accessible ways of adding video and visual content, creating short form video or audio led promotion content and how to design and device a promotional campaign for your project.

We look at social media research and how to match your campaign to your audience.

This workshop is ideal for those who have established a podcast and want to improve its reach and impact, to grow its audience, and their connection and relationship to the podcast.

In this virtual workshop we help you find your story, create your digital storytelling strategy, identify your audience and begin to shape ways of connecting and communicating with your community, clients and audiences online. This workshop is an ideal sister workshop to our First Steps in Audio Podcasting and gives insights on visual storytelling, video podcasts, how to shape a social media storytelling strategy and how to measure it.

Athena Media is led by Helen Shaw, a skilled and experienced digital media and broadcasting professional. We are happy to quote for any project and provide a tailor-made and cost-efficient result with high quality content to enhance your communications. Curious to find out more?  Contact us  on info at athenamedia dot ie or call +353 1 4372395