Wednesday, 5:15 PM – 8:14 PM
The course will examine antecedents to the podcast, including early twentieth-century radio plays (The War of the Worlds), avant-garde audio productions (Antonin Artaud’s To Have Done with the Judgment of God, Luigi Russolo’s Art of Noise), and oral histories (Studs Terkel). Alongside this historical arc, we will listen to and analyze a range of podcasts, including serialized narrative works, analytical podcasts, and interview-based series (Serial, S-Town, The Truth, SongExploder, etc.). You will also learn audio production techniques to make your own podcasts and you will have the opportunity to produce different genres. No prior experience with audio editing is necessary, only an interest in experimenting with sound.