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Podcasting and Anchor: Home

Welcome to the Podcasting and Anchor Guide. 

This guide was created to help navigate the features and functions of Anchor, and to assist users in creating high quality podcasts.  Explore tutorial videos, learn how to plan out your podcasts, and more. 

If you have questions or need assistance, contact librarian Alexis Becker at


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(605) 995-2618

Librarian Alexis Becker
McGovern Office 113

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What is a Podcast?

A podcast is a digital audio file that is recorded by an individual or group of people to either be a single standalone media production or a series of episodes that can be downloaded or streamed through a website for listening. 

Episodic or series podcasts operate through the use of a subscription and feed model where the listener uses their mobile/digital device or computer to listen to the podcast they have chosen as the creators upload their new content on the internet. Single standalone podcasts are created with a specific topic and audience in mind.

Essentially, a podcast is a digital radio show. You can interview guests, talk about current events, and dig out your own niche topic.

Where to Start

Before you jump into recording and uploading your podcast, explore the resources provided through this guide. Planning is an important first step when creating a podcast, so make sure to check out the Planning Your Podcast tab. And to learn more about Anchor and how to use this technology, visit the Anchor tab. 

Also remember, you can use the Media Studio located in the McGovern Library. 

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