Podcasting 101: How to Launch a Podcast

Have you got a story to tell or thoughts to share and want to start a podcast? In collaboration with the New Westminster Arts Council the Library is pleased to offer a brand new, three-part series we’re calling ‘Podcasting 101’. We’ll review and demonstrate all the equipment you need to get started, share the how-to’s of building your podcast from start to finish, and enjoy a Q&A event with a number of local podcasters who will each offer their own personal stories about how they got into podcasting.

Registration

The series will take place over three sessions on May 11, 18 and 25, 2022. Seating is limited so register soon by emailing askus@nwpl.ca or phoning 604-527-4665. Attend one or more sessions!

Session 1: Wed May 11, 2022 6:30-8pm – Intro to Podcasting Equipment

In this first of our three-part series, New Westminster’s Daniel Huéspe reviews all the hardware and equipment needed to get started with your own podcast!

Believing in the power of capturing a moment, Daniel Huespe is a videographer, podcaster, and streamer. He started with Sweet Culture, a series hosted by Close Look, where he engaged a wide variety of guests covering many topics. Daniel has a love of people, and the stories they have to tell. Podcasting has given him the perfect avenue to explore these stories, and he looks forward to doing so much more in the coming months.

Session 2: Wed May 18, 2022 6:30-8pm – Podcasting – From Concept to Production

In this second in our three-part series host Jenn Radke, producer and host of the FatGirlBookClub podcast, provides must-have tips needed to take your idea from conception to production.

Jennifer Radke is the host of the podcast Fat Girl Book Club. Her podcast provides an engaging book club experience centered around a different body acceptance book each session. Episodes also include interviews with special guests who enrich the discussions with their own experiences. The podcast releases every second Thursday and has been going without a break for two years. Jennifer is also a podcast consultant and producer. You can check out Jennifer’s podcast at https://fatgirlbookclub.simplecast.com or on your favourite podcast app.

Session 3: Wed May 25, 2022 6-8pm – Podcast Panel Q&A

NOTE: This session begins at 6:00 pm!

This final session in our series will be moderated by local author J.J. Lee, featuring a lively Q&A with three of the Lower Mainland’s amazing podcasters! Be sure to bring your questions and ideas!

MC: JJ Lee

JJ Lee is the author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. The memoir was a finalist for the Governor General’s, Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust, and Charles Taylor prizes for nonfiction. For ten years he was a contributor, reporter, producer, and host on CBC Radio. He currently is a mentor of nonfiction at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. He lives in New Westminster.

Alicia Tobin & Jessica Delisle

Alicia Tobin is a comedian and writer living and working in Vancouver. She is the co-host of two popular podcasts, Retail Nightmares and Super! Sick! Podcast! and the creator of Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me, a live, entirely improvised comedy show that has been featured in a number of comedy festivals.

Jessica Delisle is a musician, visual artist, and music video director. She has co-hosted the comedy podcast Retail Nightmares with Alicia Tobin since 2015.

Jeremy Ratt

Jeremy Ratt is a young Indigenous multimedia artist living in Vancouver, BC. Born a Woodland Cree Native from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Jeremy grew up in Saskatchewan, moving from town to town with his single mother. His work spans various short films, Indigenous book anthologies and most notably, the CBC Podcast Pieces, where he shares his journey as he explores his Indigenous identity. Jeremy also pursues music and acting on the side whilst providing podcasting advice through panels, workshops and more.

Jorden Foss

Jorden Foss is a children’s author and the co-founder of Steel & Oak Brewing Co. in New Westminster, BC. He enjoys cooking, cycling, and reading to his kids on a sunny set of front steps. Jorden is the host of the Beer Life Podcast, where he chats with other folks in the craft beer industry about their business and what makes their brewery tick.