Podcast Script

Script/Storyboard Overview

  • The following is a model storyboard that I put together. Your script should be more detailed. For instance, name the sound cues; include some description/analysis of the scenes you discuss; include questions for “guests” and even guest ‘bio’s’; and any other segment/analysis outline or details you’ll need when you record.
  • Remember it takes approx. 1 minute to say/read 130 words
  • Also the format below is just a model. You’ll need to decide, as a group, what sort of organization works best for your topic and format.

Segment Content
Introduction Opening sound cue/audio; title; introduce hosts; and let audience know what to expect in terms of content and format. Can use the introduction to introduce your main claim(s) and how you plan to develop them in the introduction. May want to designate two or three group members as hosts and other members as guests. Example Topic: Walking Dead, Season One and Ideal Eats!
Segment One Example Segment: Top Five ‘Best Eats!!’. [signal with sound cue–some gross zombie eating guts noises, perhaps] At its heart Walking Dead is a show about eating–who eats and who gets eaten. In today’s top five best eats, and really throughout the podcast, we’ll show how life after nature is possible in the Walking Dead because it is a world filled with ideal consumers. Top five list: Dinner with Dwaine, Morgan, and Rick, ATL zombies eat Ricks horse, foraging for mushrooms with Lori, zombies eat Daryl’s deer, and fishing with Andrea and her sister. 
Analysis Transition [Signal with sound cue] What do you all think of this week’s rankings? Discussion of each scene in comparison to the others and the defintion of our podcast topic/key term–(Ideal Eats) Really use sequence analysis terms here. May also want to discuss what scenes didn’t make the cut. Ex: Why not include getting drunk at the CDC?
Segment Two [Signal with sound cue] now I am going to interview one or two expert ‘guests.’ Determine what specialties your team members have and how you can those specialities may make them good podcasts guests. For instance, knowledge of the show or of, in the case of this podcast, sustainable agriculture & raw food diets
Analysis/Transition [Signal with a sound cue] Now all five of us will tie the first two segments back into the overall goal of the podcast–Ideal Eating and life after nature. Then transition into the last segment.
Segment Three [Signal with sound cue] Our final segment is a recipes of the week! This week’s recipe is Macaroni Milanese: bring pot of salted water to a boil, cook 1 lb. macaroni according to package, in a separate pan fry tongue, set aside and add lemon juice and white wine, reduce, add cream (3-4 mins), add truffles or mushrooms, add butter until sauce thickens, salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and add gruyere. Pour sauce over cooked pasted in 9′ x 11′ baking dish. Bake 35 mins at 350.   
Analysis/Transition [Signal with sound cue] tie recpie into overall goal of the show and then transition into conclusion
Conclusion [Signal with sound cue] thank guests and provide an overview if you think audiences need one.