PODCASTING: A beginner’s workshop

April 4, 2022

The CEU Library and the Visual Studies Platform are pleased to offer a six-session, introductory podcasting workshop.   

Podcasts offer a highly accessible format that can help you present, promote and more broadly disseminate your research, or explore other topics of interest. This workshop provides conceptual and hands-on experience for participants to realize their individual podcast ideas, from learning to develop a concept, record oneself and/or interview partners, and complete all necessary audio post-production. Participants receive feedback and critique from both instructors and peers to develop and refine their projects at each stage of completion.   

The workshop will utilize the CEU Library’s Audio Lab, which includes the soundproof Recording Studio capable of recording podcasts for four participants, the Mixing Suite for doing audio post-production, as well as a range of audio field recording equipment. After completing this training users are certified to use the Audio Lab in the future.  

Instructors: Thomas Aichinger, Audio Education Specialist; Peter Kollreider, Audio Storyteller

Workshop dates: April 20 – June 1, Evenings.  

The workshop is comprised of six sessions, including five consecutive weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings, 17:40 – 19:20, April 20 – May 18, then a week break for production, then a final session 17:40 – 19:20 on June 1.   


Due to space restrictions, sixteen applicants will be selected to participate on a first come, first served basis. Applicants should have an idea for a podcast they wish to complete during the course. Podcasts should directly relate to the applicant’s course work, scholarship or research.

  • Students, faculty and staff are welcome to apply.  
  • As all sessions are necessary to complete the workshop you should make sure that you can attend all of them.  
  • No prior experience is necessary, but applicants should have basic computer skills.   
  • Those that already have a podcast and want to improve the quality of it are also welcomed to apply.   

How to apply:  

Please send an email to podcasts@ceu.edu including the following:

  • Your name, department, and position at CEU.
  • A short synopsis of your preliminary idea for a podcast (max. 250 words).  
  • A brief summary of any experience with audio production  
  • A link to your podcast if you already have one (optional)   

Deadline for applications:  April 11, 2022

Please note that this program cannot be taken for credit.  



Mag. Peter Kollreider is a sound director, musician and artist. He studied communication science at the University of Vienna, and computer music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He is the founder of Hoerwinkel, a company specialized in audio storytelling and podcasting.

DI Thomas Aichinger is CEU’s Audio Education Specialist. He studied media art at the University of Applied Arts in Salzburg. He is the founder of scopeaudio, a sound studio for sound design and audio post production. As Audio Education Specialist at CEU, Thomas teaches courses in Audio Production and Podcasting and is responsible for the Audio Lab in Vienna.

Together, Thomas and Peter founded SONIC TRACES, a company that creates location based augmented audio reality experiences, with a strong focus on content instead of technology.