Using Audio for Public Diplomacy

This workshop will give participants an overview of the art of audio storytelling that can be leveraged for public diplomacy purposes. Participants will get an overview of audio techniques used in radio and podcasting and get hands-on practical skills for the production of audio content.

The workshop comprises two modules:

  • Audio Storytelling
  • Podcasting Basics


Audio Storytelling

Participants will learn why audio can be a moving and powerful medium to tell stories. Participants will also be introduced to the conceptualization of audio content, as well as interviewing, writing and voice delivery techniques.  

Podcasting Basics

This workshop explores the exploding world of podcasting and how it might be used as part of the public diplomacy toolkit. Participants will learn how podcasting differs from terrestrial radio, what’s involved in producing a podcast and some of the tools used in podcast production. 


The workshop takes place over two weeks, including live sessions of 4 online hours, group work between sessions, and assigned self-directed learning. All scheduled meeting times will be in Pacific Time (time zone converter here). New dates for Fall 2021 will be posted here. Check back for updates.


  • $500 USD
  • Bundled with Graphic Design for Public Diplomacy: $800


Click here to access the online application. You will be notified after your application has been received.