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Podcasters U: How to create a podcast at home featuring advice and resources from Pinna

Are your kids podcast listeners who want to become podcast creators? This is the place to start! We’ve got tips, tools, and tons of inspiration for them to make great podcasts.

Listen along to our Podcasters U series, where we’ll walk through the basics in ‘How to Make a Podcast’ and dive deeper with episodes that explore different types of podcasts and techniques.

Throughout the week, we will also be hosting special “coaching” sessions from our experts here at Pinna. View our calendar of events and sign up here.

Plus, check out the below list of best practices, pro tips, and resources your kids will need to get started.

Send us your kids’ episodes! We want to showcase the great work that kids make and feature it on Pinna! If possible, we’d also love to see your kid-created show art or behind the scenes pictures!

Remember, any work submitted should honor the Pinna Podcasters U pledge!

I promise to listen closely, think creatively, and have as much fun as possible while making my own podcast! And, in the process, I promise to only use words, sounds, and art that are my own, or that I have permission to use.

Tips, tools, and resources for how to make a podcast

**Be sure to check back throughout Podcasters U for new resources and tips!**

  • Before you begin
    • Start planning your podcast with our handy dandy checklist!
    • Glossary of helpful terms
  • Planning your podcast
  • Resources for scripting
    • You can write out your script by hand or with any word processing software you’d like!
    • We’ve created some script templates to get you started
      • Art of the Interview script template - coming soon
      • Fuel Your Fiction script template - coming soon
      • Play that Podcast script template - coming soon
  • Tips for recording
    • It’s important to be aware of your surroundings to ensure you have the best quality audio for your listeners. Here are some best practices for recording at home.
    • We’ve tested many headset and found that the AVID AE-36 Headset is best for sound quality at an affordable price.
  • Tools for editing
    • For editing software, Audacity is a great, free editing resource that’s easy to learn. We’ve created an easy to follow tutorial to help you get started.
      • Some other software options are: GarageBand (Mac only), Twisted Wave (Mac/iOS only, in-browser editing), Adobe Audition (Windows and Mac)
    • Looking to add music and sound effects? We are creating a free audio toolkit that includes helpful tips and audio tracks you can use - coming soon!
  • Putting on the finishing touches

The Wrap-Up

Creating podcasts at home or school can be rewarding and FUN! With so many different types and formats, plus many other elements mentioned throughout Podcasters U, your kids can make something unique and special, all on their own!

We’re all ears!

Have your kids been enjoying Podcasters U? We’d love to hear from you! Find us on all our social platforms –Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest – or email us at

Pinna staff

Pinna staff