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Podcast Course Sydney: learn how to podcast (one-day training)

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Media School Studio

335 Clovelly Road

Clovelly, NSW 2031


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Learn how to start a podcast with our one-day Podcast Course. This is a live, in-person workshop in Sydney's East. It's offered quarterly.

About this Event

By the end of this podcast training you'll walk away with a clear understand of how podcasting works, what you need to do to start your own podcast, and the confidence and tools to start your podcast (or propel one that's barely off the ground.)

What's in the Podcast Course?

We will take you from idea through to launch. Here's an outline of the topics we cover -

Principles Of Podcasting:

  • the podcast landscape
  • types of podcasts
  • why podcast
  • how to be successful

Planning Your Show:

  • what – name your podcast and identify your topic(s)
  • who – define and clarify your audience
  • why – why are you doing this? (let’s get clear about your purpose)
  • when – how often can you realistically produce and publish?
  • how – what’s the length and format of episodes?

Organising Episodes:

  • structure – give your audience the best possible experience
  • research – give your show depth and ensure it goes smoothly
  • writing – scripting to engage your listener
  • presenting – voice and narration techniques and tips
  • interviewing – how to find guests and conduct interviews

Production Of Episodes:

  • recording gear – essential kit to create your podcast
  • recording space – how to set up your own mini-studio
  • recording – tips and practice to help you get clean sound
  • call recording – simple ways to do phone interviews
  • outsourcing – where to go to get production help


  • editing – an intro to software and editing basics
  • music – where to find music (and how to deal with copyright)
  • export and tag – the nuts & bolts to get your podcast out there
  • artwork – simple ways to create a great visual for your podcast
  • hosting – where your content will sit (see our podcast hosting tips)


  • listing – where to list your podcast (Apple, Google, Spotify & more)
  • marketing – how to find and grow a loyal following / audience
  • analytics – how to use stats to get feedback on what’s working
  • monetisation – how to earn a return from your podcast

Who is teaching the podcast course?

Phil Stubbs has experience not just in podcasting, but also in journalism, teaching at tertiary level, and professionally in digital marketing and advertising.

Phil started his career in the media working for leading advertising agencies including The Campaign Palace - where he received a solid foundation in communication strategy, creative concept development and media production.

He spent 15 years as a Lecturer in Communication at Western Sydney University and Charles Sturt University - where he taught marketing communication and new media.

He now runs Media School where he focuses on digital media training - helping folks from startups, small businesses, government, NGO's and people in marketing & communication roles learn to use new media to promote their business, cause or passion project.

Phil is currently presenter and producer of his own passion project The Environment Show, a podcast which has reached number 4 in the News & Politics section of Apple iTunes.

He's been an environmental reporter and current affairs presenter for Radio 2SER. He originally launched The Environment Show on 2SER before listing it on iTunes. (iTunes is now known as Apple Podcasts.)

Find out more about Phil Stubbs.

See the organisations that have trusted Phil with training their staff.

Contact the instructor

If you have questions about the podcast training you're welcome to contact Phil Stubbs directly via -

Mobile: 0403 517242

Email: phil(at)mediaschool.com.au

Who should do this podcast training?

This course is for you if you have an idea for a podcast and want to learn how to get it off the ground. Or maybe you've made a start but are unsure how to really get it moving. Or you simply love podcasts and want to learn how they come together.

How we teach this podcast class

Our aim is to de-mystify podcasting and inspire you to get going.

We do it using a mix of: best practice principles, inspiring examples, interesting short videos, simple demonstrations, hands-on activities and creative exercises.

This course is only one day, but we pack in a lot. (We guarantee to give you your money's worth!)

What to bring to the podcast course

The main thing you need is an idea for a podcast (even a rough one.)

You're encouraged to bring a laptop and smartphone - so you can see how to simply start a podcast with everyday work tools.

You don't need a microphone, recorder and headphones, but if you have them you're welcome to bring them along.

Why do a podcast course?

Podcasting is simpler and easier than you think to get started. We can show you how (in one day even!)

To keep your podcast going? That can get harder. So you need to have a plan and a system. We can also help you with that - to put a solid foundation and thinking in place to help you long after the course.

Can't make the course date?

The podcast course runs every few months. Click on the 'Select a date' button to find the dates we have scheduled. If you can't make those, we can let you know when future courses are on by email.

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Refunds policy

If you book and then find you can't make a course we can offer a make-up class - provided you give us enough notice and we can fit you in to the next class. To find the detail please see our full Refunds Policy.

What our students say about our training

"The course gave me ideas about where I will be going and the confidence to go there. Phil keeps you engaged and interested the whole time." ~ Lisa Gray, Director of People & Culture, Starcom Media

"10 out of 10. Full marks for a great program! Great content, well structured, enjoyed Phil's expertise and knowledge, packaged with a down to earth presentation." ~ Trevor Sartour, Executive Director, Building Indigenous Capability

"Great balance of time for practical application and also powering through important content." ~ Bryony Tainton, Organisational Development Manager, Qantas

"Phil's training was strategic, relevant, content-rich, well-paced and enjoyable. An extremely interesting and worthwhile course." ~ Trevor Thomas, Managing Director, Ethinvest

"Very enlightening and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Would highly recommend it." ~ Karen Guest, Marketing Leverage (former Marketing Manager at Uncle Toby's)

"A practical, great course. Phil was an insightful teacher." ~ Kate Pembroke (former Head of Corporate Affairs of Destination NSW)

"Phil illustrated each concept beautifully with real-life examples." ~ Rebecca Carlsen, Campaign Project Manager, Fairfax Media

"Great learning environment. Useful insights sparked from easy to understand content." ~ Tammy Collins, Creative Solutions Expert, Fairfax Media

"Great course! Covers all the essentials and gets you to think outside the box." ~ Anna Fomin, Office Manager, FBI Talent

"The course answered a lot of questions I knew I wanted to ask but didn’t know enough to ask them." ~ Rosy Mobbs, Journalist and Media Trainer

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