In this 2-part masterclass, we go through the production process of a storytelling podcast: a high-quality and distinctive production that engages listeners. From music to choosing the host, from sound design to script: in this masterclass we cover every step. Please be aware that this is a Dutch spoken series.
Just as there are many different types of tv-programs - drama series, talk shows, news - there are also many different formats and genres of podcasts. The production approach is, obviously, highly dependent on the type of podcast. At Airborne, we develop storytelling podcasts: high-quality productions where the story and the listening experience are central. This type of production involves a lot, such as research, a script, music and sound design. The Airborne Masterclass focuses on this kind of podcast.
At Airborne we believe that with a well-told story you can make a real connection with listeners. A storytelling podcast takes listeners to another world. With only the use of audio the imagination of listeners is stimulated, comparable to reading a beautiful book. And different than watching a video, for example. A good podcast can give listeners a memorable experience.
Episode 1: The Basics
In this first episode of the Airborne Masterclass, Creative Director Marvin Jacobs starts laying the foundation needed to create a compelling storytelling podcast. But before diving into the content, we first look at the different forms of podcasts out there. Next, we'll focus on the non-fiction storytelling podcast. We go through the steps prior to the production itself: the format, choosing the right host, and putting together the soundtrack.
Episode 2: The Production
In this episode we start with the production itself. Creative Director Marvin Jacobs explains how to forge various separate components into one cohesive whole. First, we start collecting our material: doing interviews and making reports. We choose the best parts from these recordings and then include them in the script. The host ensures that all these fragments are connected. And then, as a finishing touch, we enrich the production with sound design and music.
Check out the case pages per production with all backgrounds and, of course, the podcasts themselves.