Ingenious Affordable Web Space for Podcasters
You pay for the amount of file storage you need, but never for the throughput. In other words, if your podcast gets famous, you won't go broke. After listeners have time to listen to your program, the file is archived in a lower-priority server, with the same URL, and your server space is increased by the size of the archived program(s). That's right - unlimited listeners and space that replenishes itself.
Unlimited Free Web Space
Provides free unlimited web space for your web pages, graphics, video and audio files. A free upload tool is available. Ourmedia.org requires the user to have an account with both Ourmedia.org and the Internet Archive/archive.org. If you want to store web pages as well as media files, Ourmedia.org is for you. Archive.org provides the server infrastructure for Ourmedia.org and your work may be available forever.
If you merely want a place to store large (or even small) media files, Archive.org will let you do it for free. However, it is not a great choice for web pages or podcasts. Files you upload to Archive.org may be archived forever.
Hosting your Podcasts
An overview of free and reasonably-priced ISPs for hosting your podcasts and videocasts.
Convert your Video for Video Podcasts
Free tool for converting your movie files for play on the Video iPod.
A $9.95 tool for converting your movie files into a format that the Video iPod can play.
Scripts and Sources of Inspiration
Classic old-time radio scripts
Superman, Fibber McGee and Molly, Gunsmoke and the Flash Gordon scripts are all here, along with many others for your students to perform and produce.
Simply Radio Scripts
An amazing and enormous collection of script transcriptions from all over world. High art and popular shows are represented. There are TV scripts available as well.
A Prairie Home Companion
Audio-clips, scripts and more from this popular family-friendly radio variety show.
Old-time Radio Sound Effects
How it was done.
WC Fields Radio Scripts and Clips
Ira Glass and his merry band of geniuses create a weekly hour-long show around
a quirky theme. The storytelling is phenomenal as is their use of low-technology
(radio). Their site archives all of their shows, has links to resources for
making your own radio and notes on how educators use This American Life.
and Found Sound
This NPR project chronicles the 20th Century through the collection and redistribution
of sounds captured across America by all sorts of people on all kinds of
media. There are some great stories here and terrific examples of how compelling
audio can be.
Studio 360 is a new national radio show about arts and culture,
hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen and produced
by Public Radio International and WNYC. Current issues, events
and trends in art are a jumping off point for an exploration
of ideas that aren't necessarily "news," yet are provocative
and offer a lens on experience that only art can provide. Studio
360 presents richly textured and emotionally resonant stories
that look at art's creative influence and transformative power
in everyday life.
AMERICAN RADIOWORKS® is the documentary project of Minnesota
Public Radio and NPR News. ARW is public radio's largest documentary
production unit; it creates documentaries, series projects, and
investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet.
ARW is based at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and also has
staff journalists based in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, C.A.,
and Durham, N.C.
- American RadioWorks and National Public Radio co-produce
one-hour Special Reports distributed to public radio stations
across the country.
- ARW produces documentaries and series projects for news magazines
on National Public Radio, including All Things Considered and
- Extensive online documentaries accompany all ARW radio projects,
providing background, original photography, interactive elements
and streaming audio of the radio documentaries.
Transom is a site dedicated to giving fresh voices the knowledge,
tools, encouragement and community to produce their own radio
programs. Some of these programs might appear on National Public
Youth Radio promotes young people's intellectual, creative,
and professional growth through training and access to media.
Through hands-on practice, working relationships with industry
professionals, and production of award-winning programming, Youth
Radio students learn the basics of broadcasting. In the process,
they're exposed to a broad spectrum of media-related careers.
But technical training is only part of the picture. Through their
journalism education, Youth Radio students also strengthen their
foundation in basic "life-skills": verbal expression,
writing, computer technology, critical thinking, conflict resolution,
Radio Rookies is a WNYC program that trains young people
to use words and sounds to tell true stories about themselves,
their families, their communities and the world. Young people
are spoken about in the media, but they are not often enough
given the chance to speak for themselves. Through a series of
eight-week workshops, each held in a new neighborhood, Radio
Rookies gives teenagers the tools to become radio journalists,
and allows them to learn from professionals how to develop a
story, conduct interviews and edit and produce a polished radio
feature that can air on WNYC.