For many years I recommended using Anchor.fm to create a podcast. I used it myself back in 2019 when I did a 40 episode series called the Practical Ed Tech Podcast (coming up with clever names is not one of my talents).
Anchor was acquired by Spotify a few years ago and nothing changed with how the service worked. What has recently changed is the removal of the name Anchor. Anchor is now called Spotify for Podcasters.
Spotify for Podcasters makes it incredibly easy to record, edit, and publish a podcast. You can do all of your recording and editing within the Spotify for Podcasters website. A library of music clips and sounds is provided for you to use as bumper music.
The best part is that Spotify for Podcasters takes care of all of the steps needed to publish your podcast to all of the major podcast networks include Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Watch my video below for a demonstration of how to use Spotify for Podcasters to create a podcast.
Podcast Topics for Students
If you’re wondering what your students can talk about in their podcasts consider the following topics.
- Current events
- Q&A with “experts” on a topic like video games, sports, or hobbies.
- Book talks
- Weather reports
- School news
For a list of questions that students can use while interviewing someone for a podcast, take a look at the Great Questions list from Story Corps.