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Larry Ruttman will teach the first-ever course on the ABC’s of podcasting to be given at the nationally known Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on Cape Cod from June 24-28, 2024. Please see below for the course description and for information about this distinguished facility which teaches a broad spectrum of the arts. The course will be interactive and instructive on the art of the podcast, a facet of the communications revolution that has captured the attention of tens of millions worldwide. Larry Ruttman’s podcasts on diverse subjects with veteran broadcaster and podcaster, Jordan Rich, under the title of “A Life Lived Backwards: One Man’s Life” Larry Ruttman, will be used as a teaching tool. Larry believes podcasting illuminates the meaning of one’s own life, and life in all its aspects.

Here is the course description:



The creative concept to the right format, including:

  • Defining the key mission statement

  • Filling a need - a new take on a subject

  • Knowing your audience and their wants and needs

  • Trying format approaches -monologue, panel discussion, one-on-one interviews (see Ruttman’s podcast at

  • Writing effective introducing and closing copy

  • Effective interviewing skills

  • Marketing your podcast with proper professional help.


Links and resources will be provided for basic equipment needs. Students will be directed to various publishing companies to post podcasts for a reasonable fee.

The main course material will be Larry’s podcasts found in the Podcast section of this site. You do not need to purchase any materials for this course, but you should bring an iPhone or digital voice recorder for recording.

About the Truro Center for the Arts

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and Edgewood Farm--Celebrating 50 Years!

From the Truro Center for the Arts website:

Truro Center for the Arts provides opportunities for everyone seeking to explore, deepen or expand their engagement with the arts. We do this through offering workshops, teachers who are leaders in their fields, immersive residencies, gallery exhibitions, readings and performances. Truro Center for the Arts welcomes all who seek to explore their creativity and celebrate the arts. Our values: Accessibility – Our year-round workshops, online and in person, are safe, comfortable, and welcoming. Respect – Everyone who comes to Truro Center for the Arts will be treated with equity and dignity. We honor differences in cultural heritage, race, gender, ability and resources. Creativity – We manage programs and operations with rigor and creativity, conserving resources, broadening participation, and protecting the environment of our campuses.

Now we deliver up to 200 summer workshops at the Castle Hill and Edgewood Farm campuses; off-season, our Artist in Residence program, free workshops for Outer Cape residents and the annual International Encaustic Conference keep our studios and residences buzzing.

As we move forward, education, openness, and community remain our key values. Our year-round educational experiences fostering intellectual, creative, and personal growth in an open, inclusive artistic environment will continue far into the future. 

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