In this virtual introduction to podcasting class, journalist and host Kata Stevens will take students through all the tools needed for the basics of creating your own podcast. We will spend each class on a different element of creating a podcast. This class will teach the mechanics of capturing great sound, and how to edit and mix those sounds, from audio recorded in a studio or over video chat, to live sounds captured on a comedy stage. We'll flesh out different episode formats and structures, practice the art of interviewing, and explore who we are as hosts. We will be joined by several special guests: fascinating humans who will act as our interview subjects, and professionals from the sphere who will join us in discussions of their work. The class will culminate in a live virtual showcase for students to share selections from the work they produce.