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If you're looking to be a better podcaster, but you don't have time to listen to hours and hours of advice, One Minute Podcast Tips is the show for you.

I’m Danny Brown, host of multiple podcasts, and I’ve been in the podcasting space for over 10 years. Every Monday, One Minute Podcast Tips will bring you a short tip you can use on your podcast, with advice on improving your recording, editing, publishing, sharing, growing, networking, and more.

I'll let you know what hardware and software you should use, and how they'll help you and your show no matter where you are in your podcasting journey. And if you want more specific tips just for you and your podcast, check out the Magic Mic Membership at oneminutepodcasttips.com/support.

So follow on your favourite podcast app today, and let One Minute Podcast Tips help you be a better podcaster in just a minute a week.

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A question that often pops up is whether you can use processing effects while recording your podcast episode, or should they be added in post-production. So let's dig in.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link. My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
When it comes to growing your podcast, there's a lot of advice around this - some great, some good, and then the rest. But in all honesty, there's only one real way to make your podcast grow.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Recommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showFan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
A question I see asked a lot is whether you should use transcripts for your podcast, and if they're worth it because it just adds more to the production of an episode.Here are two very simple reasons why you should, as well as a couple of options - free and paid - to add transcripts to your podcast.Mentioned in this episode:WhisperPoddinProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
I saw a post on Reddit this week asking if you should use Substack as your podcast host. Here's what I replied with.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
When it comes to sponsors and advertisers, a lot of podcasters just share their download numbers. And, while downloads can give information about your show, it's probably only a fraction of what you can share. And this can cost you when it comes to how much you get paid by those sponsors.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Until now, if you wanted to upload video podcasts to Spotify you either needed to host with Spotify for Podcasters, or with a hosting company that supported video passthrough to Spotify. But no more!Now, thanks to an awesome new feature on Spotify for Podcasters - the podcaster dashboard for any podcasters that host elsewhere - you can easily add video versions of your audio podcast too. Further reading/listeningSpotify for PodcastersHow to Upload Video Podcasts on Spotify with Any Hosting Company - Easy Step-by-Step Guide! - YouTubeProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Take a look online, whether on Twitter, Facebook groups, Reddit, etc, and you’ll frequently come across questions about starting a podcast. From there, many answers share equipment to buy, hosts to use, etc.All well, all good. But what you don’t often see is what you shouldn’t do, and why, based on personal experience and lessons learned.So, while this is in no way an exhaustive list of do’s and don’ts - after all, it’s all subjective to individual needs - here are three lessons I wish I’d known when I started podcasting seriously back in 2016.Further reading/listeningAudio recording and editing software | Adobe AuditionLogic Pro for Mac - AppleREAPER | Audio Production Without LimitsHindenburg ProAudacity ® | Free Audio editor, recorder, music making and more!GarageBand for Mac - AppleMark Asquith, That British Podcast Guy on XThe Podcast Launch Accelerator - Free Online Podcast Course | CaptivateProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Recommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showFan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
If you listen to the outro of this podcast, you'll hear that I mention it by name, with the call to action being, "If you enjoy One Minute Podcast Tips, be sure to share with your friends." This is instead of saying "If you enjoy this podcast, be sure to share with your friends" It's the same when I talk about the show online - I use the full name as opposed to "My podcast".And there's a simple reason for this - branding and recall.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
One of the most popular questions online is how to make your podcast sound better. The good news is, there are a host of options available from free and easy to more advanced.Here's how to make your podcast recording space sound better.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
When it comes to publishing, we all want to be as consistent as possible. But there will be times you need to take an unexpected break. Here are some tips on preparing your listeners when there are unexpected breaks in your podcast publishing schedule.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
When it comes to editing your podcast, it can be tempting to make it too polished, to the point where it doesn't flow as well as it should. And it's understandable - after all, you want to offer your listeners the best experience you can.But to make each episode as good as it can be, there are three quick changes you can make to help it sound as natural as possible.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
When it comes to growing your podcast, there are many ways to do that and encourage through calls to action on your episodes. But there's one single call to action you should include on every single episode, and here's why.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
When it comes to podcast analytics, Plays on Apple Podcasts Connect and Starts on Spotify for Podcasters are often used as data points for reporting. Here's why you shouldn't use them.Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Recommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showFan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
I've spoken before on why it's important to have a good elevator pitch for your podcast. But more than this is something I call the 10 Word Rule when it comes to describing your podcast in a way that can help attract new listeners.Further reading/listeningPiecing It Together PodcastWhy You Need a Strong Elevator Pitch for Your Podcast - One Minute Podcast TipsProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Due to the way podcasts are consumed, it can be hard to get feedback from your listeners. Comments, thoughts on an episode, and more are all valuable to receive.Thankfully, there are two simple ways to get feedback from your podcast listeners, as I share in this episode.Further reading/listeningSpeakPipePodgagement - Engage your audience. Grow your podcast!Products I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
When it comes to your podcast audio, do you need an expensive audio interface for the best sound, or can you use less expensive interfaces?Further reading/listeningDo You Need to Use an Audio Interface for Your Podcast? - One Minute Podcast TipsProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
The goal of One Minute Podcast Tips is to help you be a better podcaster, and hopefully that's the case with each episode. However, there are also some other great resources for this, including podcast newsletters, and here are my top three recommendations for newsletters that help you be a better podcaster.Further reading/listeningPodnews Weekly Review - PodcastLearn Podcasting: Blogs, Resources & Education from CaptivateThe Weekly Tweak, from Ashley HamerPodnews podcasting newsProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Recommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showFan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
In this bonus episode of One Minute Podcast Tips, I wanted to introduce you to two new podcasts I'm part of - In & Around Podcasting that I co-host with Mark Asquith, and My Other Podcast Is that I'm the host of.Listen to the trailers and check out the new shows below!Further reading/listeningMy Other Podcast Is - YouTubeIn & Around Podcasting - YouTubeMark Asquith, That British Podcast Guy (@MrAsquith) / XMy Other Podcast IsIn & Around Podcasting • Powerful Podcasting PerspectivesProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Fan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsRecommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
Last week, I published the first episode of a brand new podcast. As part of the run up to that, I shared the upcoming publish info with various industry newsletters, and asked if they'd be willing to share with their readers.As a result, the first episode received over 1,000 listeners on day one, many of which came from these newsletters. Here's why you should be pitching your podcasting news, and some do's and don'ts around that.Further reading/listeningMy Other Podcast Is, from Danny BrownProducts I Use for One Minute Podcast TipsNote: these contain affiliate links, so I may get a small percentage of any product you buy/use when using my link.My equipment:Shure SM7B dynamic micTZ Audio Stellar X2 condenser micRodecaster Pro II audio production studioSony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor HeadphonesJOBY Wavo Boom ArmElgato Wave Mic Arm Low ProfileRecommended resources:Captivate.fmSubstackBoomcaster remote interviewingLeave a review:Review One Minute Podcast TipsMentioned in this episode:Recommend the showHelp your friends and other podcasters discover One Minute Podcast Tips, by sharing/recommending this episode and/or the show with them!Share the showFan of the show?If One Minute Podcast Tips helps you be a better podcaster, show your support with a one-off tip to say thanks to Danny!Support One Minute Podcast TipsThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
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