A podcast is a series of digital audio files that are released episodically. This podcast artifact is a 3 minute segment on the effects of brain development on learning. In order to create the podcast my first step was to plan and write a script that I would record with my voice. I used Audacity, an open source audio recording editing program, to record my podcast. I added a mp3 audio file to the beginning of the podcast to stimulate the listener. Once the podcast was finished, the Audacity project was exported as a .mp3 file so that it could be played in Windows Media Player. Some of the important things that I learned was to always speak in a conversational style and adjust the volume of the music so that my voice can be clearly heard.