A Quinnipiac student stands behind the control board and holds onto a large microphone within the Quinnipiac Podcast Studio

The Art of Podcasting

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Program Overview

Create and publish your own podcast

If you are interested in modern communications and podcasts, you’re not alone. Around the world, there are over 1 million podcasts available online via any digital listening device. In this online course, led by former alternate host of the WNPR flagship shows “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” David DesRoches, and Quinnipiac’s own 10-year veteran professor of communications, Ben Borgardus, you’ll learn the production fundamentals necessary to bring your own podcast idea to life. 

Through a series of collaborative and individual hands-on projects, you’ll learn how to use the podcasting medium to tell a compelling story. Under the guidance of our experienced faculty, you’ll use the tools you’ve learned to explore and develop your own news- or story-based podcast based on a topic you are passionate about.

By the end of the program, you will have...

  • A published podcast on a subject of your choosing
  • A portfolio of organized, professional work you can be proud to share with family, friends, the public and college admissions counselors
  • A certificate of completion with a QU professor 
  • A written review and assessment

Meet your instructors...

David DesRoches, Director of Community Programming at Quinnipiac University

David DesRoches

Director of Community Programming

Ben Bogardus, Assistant Professor of Journalism at Quinnipiac University

Ben Bogardus

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Program Cost

Program Cost

The $970 tuition fee covers:

  • 2 weeks of a faculty-designed and delivered program with educational support staff, program materials and organized project work
  • Quinnipiac T-shirt

Daily Schedule

9 - 10 a.m. — Independent learning and morning preparation time
Time to catch up or get ahead with content and/or assignments via the online Learning Management System.

10 - 11 a.m. — First daily live class
Daily live class hosted via private Zoom.

11 a.m. - Noon — Daily rapid-fire learning
Practice what you have learned and work on fun, 60-minute challenges.

Noon - 1 p.m. — Online social lunch break
Get to know your classmates, or those from other online programs, while playing fun online games.

1 - 2 p.m. — Second daily live class session/share rapid fire assignments
Part of the twice daily live class time to cover new topics and review the rapid-fire learning assignment.

2 - 4 p.m. — Independent/team production work time
The best way to learn about podcasting is to create podcasts, all in the comfort of your home.

After hours — Independent learning or group work meeting time
Flexible to your schedule and other responsibilities, the program includes the option to watch, read and discuss different aspects of podcasting at a time that works for you.