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Podcast Course - Sydney live workshop

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335 Clovelly Road

Clovelly, NSW 2031


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Get your podcast started. This podcast course is essential training that'll take the mystery out of launching a great podcast.

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By the end of this podcast course, you'll walk away with a clear understanding of how podcasting works, what you need to do to start your own podcast, the confidence and tools to start your podcast, and how to make it successful.

When the podcast course is being run

The podcast course is one day - from 9.30am to 5pm. There are limited numbers and covid-safe rules apply, including social distancing.

Click on the 'Select a Time' button to find the dates we have scheduled.

If you can't make the scheduled dates here, you're welcome to sign up to our email so we can let you know when future courses are on.

Who is teaching the podcast course?

Phil Stubbs has experience not just in podcasting, but also in journalism, teaching at tertiary level, and working 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 (Sydney Educational Radio.) 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.

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 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 workshop

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, some hands-on activities and creative exercises.

It’s a small class so you’ll be able to ask questions. And you’re welcome to call me after the course if still need help. (It comes with a one-month free consultation.)

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 class?

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.

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

Check out more comments from past participants.

Contact the instructor

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

Mobile: +61 403 517242

Email: phil(at)mediaschool.com.au

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Training mainly in digital media - including courses in podcasting, blogging, social media marketing (including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter) and content marketing. Find out about our latest classes by subscribing to our email.
WHO for:
Professionals and individuals who want to get up to speed with new media. Including small business owners, people working with marketing, PR and advertising responsibilities, and folks launching new creative projects or new careers. 
WHO teaches: 
Lead trainer is Phil Stubbs. Phil's experience includes 10+ years teaching marketing communication at university and 10+ years working in the media (including leading ad agencies and online.) Find more about Phil Stubbs
WHERE we work:
We're based in Sydney. We can deliver our courses in other Australian cities - Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and Wollongong. And in NZ (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.) Or wherever you are in the world - via online training (live in real-time using video streaming.) 
WHY choose us:
We won't swamp you with unnecessary info and jargon. We aim to give you the key ideas to get things going. We have experience in both the media and in teaching. Plus we provide videos and resources you can review later which help explain and remind you what to do. 
As well as public courses, we offer corporate / in-house training. We can also present as a keynote speaker for your conference, meeting or event.

We think you're more likely to be inspired and learn when you're in an inspiring environment. Our teaching spaces tend to be intimate and creative. Most classes are limited to about 12 people.
Email phil(at)mediaschool.com.au
Phone +61 403 517242 

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