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Podcasting with Tammy Trujillo

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Zoom Only

NOTE: This series has reached capacity, but please check back as it may be offered again later in the spring semester.


Fridays: February 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Course Description

This is a four-week course, two hours per week.  The goal is to take an idea for a podcast and create it along with the infrastructure that goes along with it. It is expected that those completing the course could continue the podcast following the conclusion of the class or start another one on their own.

Instructor Bio

Tammy Trujillo is a professional broadcaster who has been on the air in Los Angeles for over 40 years as a news anchor.  Tammy has received numerous awards for her work over the years.  She has also been a college instructor for over 30 years in all aspects of broadcasting.  Here at CSUN, Tammy is the KCSN News Director and also a part-time lecturer in Journalism, teaching Jour 495 Podcast Storytelling.  

Tammy began podcasting in 2019, creating and co-starring on the podcast Talks with John, a weekly conversation with John Lennon. The podcast won eight international awards during its 106-episode run.  Tammy currently hosts two new podcasts of her own, co-host one with an internationally claimed illusionist based on his best-selling book and executive produce several others for large companies through my podcast consulting company, The Ultimate Podcast Pros.  

In addition, Tammy is under contract to write a textbook on podcasting.

Course Outline

Week 1:

  • The basics of podcasting
  • What makes a good podcast
  • Translating an idea into a podcast
  • Podcast planning
  • Scripting the podcast trailer

Week 2:

  • Audio recording and editing
  • Hosting accounts and how to use them
  • Uploading and RSS (really Simple Syndication)
  • Creating a podcast landing page
  • Planning for Episode 1

Week 3:

  • Creating promotion
  • Creating a podcast website
  • Producing intros/outros
  • Understanding ‘call to action’
  • Show Notes

Week 4:

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Submitting to podcast platforms
  • Listener Engagement