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.
WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I USE TO MAKE A RADIO PROGRAM, RADIO SHOW ?
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.
Additional method sheets:
WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I USE TO RECORD AN INTERVIEW ?
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.
Additional method sheets:
THE ROLE OF THE JOURNALIST
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.
Additional method sheets:
THE STORY OF THE FIRST NAME
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
Do you work with young adults? Would you like to lead workshops on sexual education? Do you like radio and listening to podcasts?
Discover SNAP’s guide to leading audio production workshops on themes such as intimacy, love and sexuality for young people. We introduce the steps with 4 pedagogical videos – each one showing an activity created by the SNAP team, as well as step-by-step explanations on how to carry workshops out.
Our methodology invites young adults to create radio content (such as radio programmes, unique podcasts or radio dramas) on topics related to emotional and sexual life, in order to allow their voices and stories to be heard.
Our videos are designed for mentors and facilitators who work with young adults to guide them through the process: social workers, journalists, volunteers in radio associations, feminist activists or educators in sexual and emotional life.
Would you like to lead this type of workshop? If so, don’t hesitate to watch our videos and to consult our manuals and method sheets on the project’s website: www.snap-podcast.eu
Toolkit: Facilitating radio workshops on issues of sexual and emotional life experience.
This toolkit consists of video lessons and a manual of method sheets to facilitate radio workshops on the topics of emotional and sexual life with young adults. Through our activities, we would like to increase young people’s awareness of these themes to make them aware of differences and to make their voices and voices heard through radio. Our activities stem from an inclusive and in-formal educational approach. This toolkit is designed for professionals and volunteers involved with young adults: social workers, journalists, volunteers in radio associations, feminist activists and educators.
Discover our 4 educational videos with method sheets, as well as our manual:
DEGREES OF INTIMACY
Activity suggested by Elan Interculturel
This activity encourages participants to learn more about their relationship with intimacy: What is intimacy for them? Is it the same for their partner? Through different steps the activity invites participants to express themselves through the microphone. By listening to other people’s stories, the whole group is made aware of the differences and understands that there are many interpretations and types of intimacy. The activity also draws attention to the importance of communication between partners in order to better understand each other and to ensure respect for each other.
INTERVIEWING AN EXPERT ON ISSUES RELATED TO GENDER, SEXUAL AND AFFECTIVE LIFE
Activity suggested by Wired FM
This activity invites participants to create a radio program based on a meeting with an expert on themes of gender, sexuality and intimacy. Discover our advice and step-by-step instructions to best prepare for these types of interviews.
CROSS INTERVIEW ON PATRIARCHY
Activity suggested by Jouïr
The activity invites participants to tell and act out stories of experiences in dealing with patriarchy – microphone in hand. Even when a person’s situation has not yet found a solution, the telling of it is deemed a victory! The method allows people to express themselves and to be listened to, but it also stimulates collective discussions on issues related to patriarchy.
RECOMMANDATIONS FOR FACILITATORS
Activity suggested by SkaSka
In this video, we give you some recommendations for making your workshops a space where participants feel comfortable and safe. Indeed, workshops exploring topics such as intimacy, love and sexuality can trigger sensitive spots and painful memories. As the facilitator is not a health professional and does not have a therapeutic role to play, it is important to provide an appropriate setting for participants. We offer here a set of tips to ensure that participants leave the workshop without feeling weakened. If, despite everything, the workshop should awaken painful memories, you’ll find some recommendations to deal with these stories.
Facilitating radio workshops on the topic of emotional and sexual life.
We welcome you to consult this manual and discover the pedagogical activities that will allow you to explore intimacy, love and sexuality through radio practice. Our methodology is inspired by non-formal education and sex education.
Regarding the second field, our methods encourage the participants to have a better knowledge of themselves, of their desires and their limits. Our wish is to promote positive sexuality and fulfilling interpersonal relationships. Through the radio tools, the young participants can express themselves, better understand themselves and make their challenges and uniqueness heard.
You will find, among other information, the following :
• Recommendations to establish a safe environment for everyone
• Icebreakers and energisers to create an intimate and playful atmosphere
• Activities to explore gender identity, sexual orientation, discrimination and the question of pleasure in sexuality and intimacy.
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
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.