Podcasting in academia has the potential to be radically open. If done right, podcasting allows students to expand the contours of their learning, not only pushing their teachers to rethink and re-articulate their lessons, but also giving a public voice to the type of questions that those too deeply immersed in academia might fail to ask. This four week course explores the different possibilities of using podcasting in the classroom, as a teaching tool for instructors and a learning method for students. It will equip participants with the practical hands-on skills and conceptual background needed to design and create audio materials, to create audio assignments and assessment criteria for podcasts produced in class. Each class will have a dedicated space for learning technical skills such as editing, recording, and writing for the ear; skills that will feed into the more conceptual discussions on the use of audio technology in higher education.