Screencast: Using Audacity to trim down podcasts

As I was jogging away on the treadmill last night, it occurred to me that the 75-minute lecture that I was listening to for school was primarily dead space. People pause between sentences, and generally ramble on like I do. A lot of that space can be eliminated, so the lecture that I was listening to could probably be much shorter than it was.

What I’m going to show you how to do with this screencast is save yourself a lot of time, but still get the exact same information. And maybe reduce the classes that you are listening to to something more like a 45-minute workout instead of a 75-minute workout.

The screencast does have some information that is specific to the system that my school uses to distribute podcasts, but if you skip ahead to about 1:25 then you can get right to the juicy bits that anyone can use.