Full disclosure: I haven’t exactly figured out the “fortune” part, but making podcasts can be a lot of fun!
As a budding writer with a sheaf of completed short stories in hand, I wondered about the next step. Then I met Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, when he visited Whitehorse. He made his unpublished works into podcasts where they were snapped up by book publishers. Well, that sounded cool. I know computers and have taught school students the miracles of manipulating music and noise with software. I could turn my stories into podcasts!
I discovered that podcasting can be really complex and expensive or really simple and cheap, all somewhat related to quality. I opted to start with simple and cheap and keep my options open. But podcasting anywhere on the quality spectrum still involves the same six steps.
- Step 1: Content development
- Step 2: Recording
- Step 3: Editing and production
- Step 4: Saving and tagging
- Step 5: Uploading to the Internet
- Step 6: Getting Apple Podcasts to take note
If you are interested in making your own podcasts and already have ideas for step 1, then I can help with the technical details of steps two through six. Yes, for free. This isn’t my work. And if you are interested in a shared website to distribute, or at least index, Yukon podcasts created by Yukoners, let’s talk!
Some Yukon podcasts by Yukoners
Vuntut Gwitchin Stories
Honouring age-old storytelling traditions and Indigenous language revitalization from Yukon’s Vuntut Gwitchin
Yukon, On the Marge
Short stories from the fictional Walnut Crescent Bed and Breakfast in Whitehorse
Smells like Yukon
“The Yukon’s most podcastiest podcasters podcast the hell out of podworthy Yukon stories”
Aurore of the Yukon
Historical youth adventure novel set in the Klondike Gold Rush
Walking our Path Together
Yukon College’s reconciliation journey
Are there others?