Podcasts with Audacity

On the Air

Article from Issue 211/2018

The glory days of podcasts might be over, but if you have something to say to your fellow humans, a digital audio recording is still a great way to deliver the message. Audacity is a free and easy tool for creating podcasts in Linux.

The term podcast was first used in 2004. At the time, the idea of publishing contributions in the form of audio files was an exciting new development in the data revolution. Since then, modern social media tools have taken some of the shine away from the podcast format. But podcasts are currently experiencing a revival thanks to streaming services such as Spotify. It doesn't matter whether you believe this 14-year-old technology is hip or not: Podcasts offer a convenient way to distribute your keynotes and thoughts in an audible form. More convenient than written text, they establish a more direct connection between the sender and receiver.

It is easy to produce a high-quality podcast. On a Linux system, you will find almost all the necessary components with the Audacity audio editing tool [1].

Audacity is aimed at (semi-)professional users and is used by many musicians. This article describes how to record and optimize podcasts with Audacity.


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