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Launching Your Podcast

Launching Your Podcast


We've made it to the end of the How To Start A Podcast series. We just have one final step: Launching your show. In this episode, we'll cover everything you need to know in order to get your podcast live and to a place where you can promote it to listeners. We cover:  Finding Your Launchpad (0:20) The "Easiest" Podcast Host? (3:21) Pre-Launch Checklist (5:19) Per-Episode Information (9:01) To Transcribe Or Not Transcribe? (12:21) Podcast Art (13:45) The Final Countdown (14:55) Two-Stage Launch (15:24) Orbit (17:04) Homework (17:33)    Podnews Links Podnews Podcast Directories: Podnews Search Link:   Podcast Hosts Omny Studio: Libsyn: Podbean: Transistor: Anchor: Just don’t.   Misc. Links Podtrac: Apple Podcast Categories: Descript: Rev:   Design Resources Canva: 99 Designs:   Top 10 Podcast Directories Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Stitcher Overcast Castbox Google Podcasts Podcast Addict Pocket Casts Player.FM  See for privacy information.
Editing Your Podcast

Editing Your Podcast


You've got your first episode recorded, and now you're ready to get down to the business of editing. In this episode, we'll walk through my editing workflow and cover the basics behind editing podcast audio.  We'll cover:  The Editing Workflow (3:04) Assembling Your Podcast (3:19) Editing Your Podcast (6:32) Destructive vs. Non-Destructive Editing (6:59) Recommended Effects / Plugins (8:18) 1st Editing Pass: Content (12:56) 2nd Editing Pass: Disfluencies (13:48) Review (14:47) Mastering (15:10) Loudness & LUFS (15:31) Homework (18:26) Great Editing Resources Podcast Engineering School: Mike Russell: DAWs Adobe Audition: Logic Pro: Pro Tools: Descript: Audacity: Garage Band: Plugins Mentioned iZotope RX 8: iZotope Ozone: Youlean Loudness Metter: Bonus Starter Plugin (not mentioned in show), Scheps Omni Channel: Need editing or production support? Contact us to learn how we can help:  See for privacy information.
You've worked hard to get to this point. You've got a script ready, music picked out, and you're ready and raring to go. Now we just have to record... Easy, right?  In this episode, we'll take a look (and listen) at what recording gear you'll need as well as some advice on how to record your audio. Highlights from this episode include:  Why quality audio is just as important as quality content (2:11) Podcast gear for getting started (3:44) Microphones! (6:34) Condenser vs. Dynamic Microphones (7:02) Polar Patterns (10:22) How to choose the right microphones for you (12:11) The 5 Rules of Recording (13:28) Tech Specs (17:54) Homework (18:29)  Resources for this episode... Online Podcast Recording:  Zencastr: TryCast: Remotely: Recorders & Recording Interfaces:  Zoom P4: Rodecaster Pro: Scarlett Solo: UA Apollo: Microphones Mentioned:  ATR2100: Samson Q2U: Shure MV7: Blue Yeti: Electrovoice RE20: SM7B: Additional Links:   Recommended gain booster, the  Cloudlifter CL-1: Podcastage:    See for privacy information.
Your show needs structure, and in this episode, we wrap up the last two pieces you need for creating a podcast: the body of your show and the trailer. We cover:   Creating Your Trailer (0:48) Why you need a trailer now (1:11) Putting your trailer together (2:52) The importance of consistency (4:04) Structuring the body of your podcast (6:51) Segments for your show (7:38) Content for each segment (8:14) Links Referenced:  Hardcore History: Addendum -  "Defining authenticity" by Seth Godin -  The Hero's Journey -  See for privacy information.
You've got a name for your show and a solid concept, but how do you put it all together? In this episode, we explore the challenges that come with creating a good structure your podcast that will be great for your listeners and your mental health.  We also cover:  The frequency of your podcast's release schedule (2:14) How to decide on your show's format (3:33) The structure of the show itself (6:47) How to choose music for your show (10:24) Links: Podfade: Broadcast Law Blog Article:  Soundstripe:  See for privacy information.
Have you ever wanted to know what it takes for your podcast to stand out in a sea of similar content? In this episode, we're going to dive into what makes a podcast successful, and how you can position yourself to be unique. In this episode, we'll discuss: A (very) brief case study on Joe Rogan (1:11)  Why your positioning matters to your audience (3:13) The basics of positioning (5:31) How to position your podcast effectively (8:54) Your homework for the next episode (11:29)   Links Referenced:  The Death of Independent Podcasting: What Spotify Is Trying to Do With the Joe Rogan Deal Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind Obviously Awesome New Coke    See for privacy information.
Ever wanted to start a podcast, but not know where to start? In this first series, we're taking a deeper look at what it takes to start a podcast. We'll cover everything from concept to execution. If you're wanting to learn how to create a podcast of your own, start here!  In this first episode, we're going to talk about how to create an effective concept for your show. We cover: Identifying your objective for your podcast Creating a target Developing your concept Researching your concept to confirm a market fit.  See for privacy information.
The Humble Podcaster

The Humble Podcaster


In this show, we tackle the challenges that come with creating your own podcast. Everything from getting started, coming up with ideas for the show, the gear that you need, and thoughts for how to grow your show from launch through your one millionth download and beyond. Whether you’ve literally just found this show searching “How to Start a Podcast” or you’re an expert just wanting to make sure you’re on the right course, we are here to help you follow through on your dreams of creating your own podcast.See for privacy information.
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