Facilitating workshops on the fundamentals of Radio

In this section, we will introduce you to a toolkit that consists of equipment, instructions and support  you will need to create a radio show or a podcast.  This toolkit is designed for  both professionals and volunteers involved with young adults: activists, social workers, journalists or volunteers in radio associations.

You don’t need to be a journalist or have a thorough knowledge of radio to use  our activities. Indeed, it is less a question of transmitting knowledge than of offering a space in which everyone feels free to take hold of the microphones to express themselves and debate.

The toolkit consists of video lessons and  a manual with method sheets to facilitate radio workshops. Our activities come from a relaxed, inclusive and in-formal educational approach. The aim of our methodology is to  guide participants as they discover the practice of radio production and help them to create their own program in a fun and participative way. In doing so the programs created will facilitate speaking out and sharing experiences at the microphone.


In this video, you will discover the equipment needed to create  a radio program and it will offer technical advice on how to use it.

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This video will give you the technical advice on what equipment you need to record with a single multi-directional microphone. It will also offer information on how record a vox pop, how to capture ambiences in the room you intend to do an interview in and how to engage in a classic interview.

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In this video, you will find the necessary information and advice for the participants who are taking on the role of the journalist. It will also introduce the participants  to the skills required to prepare for an interview and how to react  when conducting an interview during recording or  live on air.

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Through this introductory activity, the  participants get to experience the different roles required when producing a radio interview.  Participants  take turns and get to test the role of journalist, technician and guest in small groups.  In doing so everyone gets understand how to use the technical tools, and to also better understand the production of radio as a whole.

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This activity will allow you to start the radio workshops  in a playful way. This activity allows the group to get to know each other better.  It will also allow the workshop  to continue in a more relaxed fashion, while encouraging empathy, kindness, listening and understanding.

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THE GUIDE : Facilitating workshops on the fundamentals of radio

This guide will enable you to carry out your radio workshops.

It will  make you familiar with the  requirements for the preproduction, the technical equipment required  for creating a radio program and will offer basic editing instruction for the final radio piece. 

The method sheets will provide a lot of practical advice, both on how  to feel confident when  creating a safe space to have workshop as a facilitator and on the educational dimension of radio production.

In addition, you will be able to familiarise yourselves with the numerous technical recommendations when using  radio equipment, editing techniques, and recording techniques. The method sheets will offer the support to experiment and explore radio practice with the participants in a fun relaxed environment and  without any great difficulty.  

As a professional, you can refer to the method sheets in different settings and apply the techniques proposed with the participants.

Talking intimacy and sexuality on the radio

This guide compiles activities, techniques and tips on how to lead discussions around intimacy, gender and sexuality on the radio. This methodology will be thought out from an intercultural perspective, allowing for adaptation to a diverse audience. It consists of four educational videos accompanied by method sheets:

• Creating a sense of trust and security among participants and facilitators, especially when people do not share the same cultural background
• Facilitating speech related to intimacy, gender and sexuality, through the use of the body, voice and recreation 
• Facilitating discussions around these topics on the radio 
• Creating radio programmes on these topics in an intercultural and inclusive manner. We will explore challenges such as: how to avoid gender binarism, how to use inclusive language, how to express oneself in a culturally-aware way.

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DIY: podcasts that address sexuality and intimacy

This guide compiles activities, techniques and tips on how to lead podcast production workshops around questions of intimacy, gender and sexuality. The activities proposed herein stem from non-formal pedagogy, particularly based on working with voice, storytelling and writing. It consists of four educational videos proposing activities for:

• Teaching participants to organize their ideas and train them to write their podcasts. 
• Working on “stage presence”, voice and recording. 
• Teaching how to speak about one’s own experiences in the area of intimacy, gender and sexuality
• Learning how to interview someone on such topics with an intercultural and inclusive perspective

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Creating art based off of youngsters’ podcasts

This guide compiles activities, techniques and tips on how to facilitate workshops combining podcasts and artistic creation around issues of intimacy, gender and sexuality. Through a series of artistic activities (such as theatre, installation art and sound creation), the facilitator will be able to lead a group of young people to create an artistic work from their own podcasts. This guide consists of 4 educational videos, the presentation of 10 existing projects in the field of artistic creation, as well as step-by-step activity sheets.

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