Nonfiction Script Writing for Narrative Podcasts

A course by Chico Felitti
Reporter, Writer, and Podcaster. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined October 2020
, Reporter, Writer, and Podcaster

Learn to tell real and relatable stories that attract attention and engage your listeners

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (133)
  • 3880 students

Learn to tell real and relatable stories that attract attention and engage your listeners



Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (133)
  • 3880 students
  • 14 lessons (1h 58m)
  • 14 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Podcasts are a versatile and accessible means of communication that are well-suited to many forms and styles of storytelling. Reporter, writer, and podcaster Chico Felitti, creator of one of the top fifteen most-listened-to podcasts in Brazil–Além do Meme–travels the world in search of biographies, reports, and stories that, without him, would perhaps never be told.

In this course, learn how to identify an interesting topic and explore different ways to present it by writing and recording a nonfiction script. Discover how to tell real stories that engage your audience in the podcast format.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. An idea on paper
  • U3
    U3. The script on the street
  • U4
    U4. time to go on air
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet your teacher Chico Felitti and hear about his professional career as a writer and reporter. Discover how he began producing podcasts and the set of values that dictates his research and investigative work.

Learn how to recognize a good topic that has potential for a podcast and how to dig deeper into it. Decide on the length of your story and how you want to tell it to match your voice and the chosen format.

Next, Chico shows you all the equipment you need for your interviews. Explore different approaches to conducting them and discover how to capture the world of your interviewee through sound. Once you've done the interviews, transcribe your recordings highlighting the most notable fragments as you go and start working on your script.

Learn how to determine whether your podcast meets the criteria to be turned into a series and see how to post it on different digital platforms. Your teacher then gives you some tips on how to create a visual identity for your program and promote it online.

By the end of the course, you'll know how to pluck stories out of the world around you and transform them into captivating podcasts that keep your listeners engaged.

What is this course's project?

Write a nonfiction script for a narrative podcast based on interviews and prepare it for editing.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who likes to write or listen to good stories in podcast format, regardless of whether they have experience or professional audio recording and editing equipment.

Requirements and materials

No previous script writing or audio recording and editing experience is needed for this course.

The only materials you need are a cell phone and a computer.


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3880 Students
133 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Chico Felitti

A course by Chico Felitti

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Reporter, Writer, and Podcaster

Chico Felitti is a reporter, writer, and podcaster. He spent a decade working at A Folha de São Paulo, the largest newspaper in Latin America, covering everything from local news to the war in Syria. Chico travels the world in search of biographies, reports, and stories that, without him, would perhaps never be told.

He is also the creator of two podcasts: Muitas Vidas and Além do Meme. The second of the two, which is ranked among the top fifteen most-listened-to podcasts in Brazil, examines the lives of people who have reached fame through the internet. Chico has been recognized for his work with the Comunique-se Award and the Petrobras Journalism Award and has published several nonfiction books including Ricardo & Vânia, Mulher Maravilha, and A Casa.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    An idea on paper

    • What is my story?
    • How will I tell my story?
    • What already exists in my story?
  • U3

    The script on the street

    • Before going to the street: equipment
    • on the street (outside)
    • How to order an interview
    • Putting reality on paper 1
    • Putting reality on paper 2
    • Recording!
  • U4

    time to go on air

    • Is this story an only child?
    • A podcast is a product
    • putting on the air
  • FP

    Final project

    • Podcast script

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Nonfiction Script Writing for Narrative Podcasts. Music, Audio, and Writing course by Chico Felitti

Nonfiction Script Writing for Narrative Podcasts

A course by Chico Felitti
Reporter, Writer, and Podcaster. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined October 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (133)
  • 3880 students