This guide aims to introduce readers to the world of podcasts and how this format can become a tool for telling stories. We will present the different stages involved in creating a podcast, but not with the intention of training producers (although we would be honored if that happens). Rather, we want to detail how communities’ local knowledge and expertise are crucial to bringing a podcast to fruition. More importantly, this guide will hone the narrative and creative skills of those who want to tell their own stories and circulate them beyond their communities. We believe that it is not enough to tell stories but that you have to learn to tell them well. A well-told story becomes a tool for social change and is a credit to the protagonists while doing justice to the complexities of their own lives.
Voices from the Communities: An Introductory Guide to Community Production of Podcasts