No Static Podcast

Amplify your voice & tell the stories that matter

For fall 2020 the No Static Podcast Program is offered online with the option to schedule in-person lab time.

Do you listen to podcasts frequently? Are you passionate about topics that you want to share with an audience? Spy Hop is looking for teens to create podcast episodes and learn all about audio for No Static, a podcast program that focuses on addressing social issues and topics that are relevant to you. You will learn about different types of audio storytelling (vox pop, radio commentary, radio drama, broadcast journalism) and work with other teens to create 2 unique podcast episodes. This entirely online class will teach you how to record, interview, and edit your pieces. If you like to talk, write, record, and share your ideas with the world, No Static is for you!

Interview Session:
This class requires an Interview Session conducted via Zoom with the teaching mentor prior to being accepted into the class. The Interview Session is simply a way for the mentor and student to get to know each other and to assess interests, skill level, and set expectations for the program. Prospective students will be notified prior to the start of class of their acceptance into the program. The teaching mentor for No Static Podcast will contact prospective students directly to schedule interviews. 

What Happens in this Class:

  • Create theme based podcast episodes.
  • Learn how to edit audio in Adobe Audition.
  • Learn how to record in studio and at home.
  • Learn how to interview online and in person .
  • Learn and create different types of audio stories like radio documentaries and radio dramas.

Materials & Gear Needed:
Spy Hop Gear available for check out.

  • Laptop
  • Recording Device
  • Headphones
  • Tascams
  • Audio Editing Software

Access to Gear and Technology Matters

We believe that access to high quality gear, technology and equipment should not be a barrier to civic participation. Therefore, Spy Hop has gear packages available for FREE for any student who needs it in order to take a Spy Hop class. Gear can be picked up at Spy Hop’s downtown facilities and kept for the duration of the program. Gear packages are coordinated directly with Spy Hop’s Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain.

Please review Spy Hop’s Gear Check-Out Policies.

No Static Podcast

Oct. 26 - Dec. 16, 2020

Ages 15 - 19

FREE

No Static Class Schedule:
Monday/Wednesdays
3:30 – 4:30 Live Zoom Instruction
4:30 – 5:30 Mentor available for additional instruction, questions, and project feedback as needed.

All classes are offered in Mountain Standard Time. Specific instructions for how to join the class will be emailed to the participants.

Schedule In-person Lab Time & Instruction Lab Time gives students the opportunity to work in-person with their mentor on their projects in a safe environment. By scheduling lab time students will also have access to Spy Hop’s new studios, specialized gear, software and computers. Lab Time will be limited to 2 students per mentor to allow for COVID safety measures. Lab Time is available in 1.5 hour blocks that will be scheduled directly with their mentor. Students must sign an in-person waiver before entering the Spy Hop facilities.

Current and Upcoming Sessions

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October 26, 2020 – December 16, 2020
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Do you listen to podcasts frequently? Are you passionate about topics that you want to share with an audience? Spy Hop is looking for