Launch Essentials Podcasting Course

The Complete, Concise Guide to Starting a Podcast

Our standalone Podcast launch course: Launch Essentials helps you plan, create & launch your first podcast. Buy it on it's own, or access it as part of an Academy membership.

podcast launch essentials course

Planning a Successful Show

We'll guide you through how to design a show for success, from your ideal audience, to unique approach, to perfect format.

Easy Recording & Editing

Learn the equipment, the recording tools & the editing tricks to create smooth, professional audio, every time.

Launch, Share & Grow

Follow our step-by-step guide to setting up hosting, getting in Apple Podcasts and creating your starter growth plan.

Course Summary

  • 26 in-depth lessons
  • 29 video tutorials
  • text summary for every lesson
  • 2 bonus interviewing guides
  • 5 deep learning eBooks
  • 4 time saving checklists
  • 1 print-out launch planner

Taught by: Colin Gray

CEO of The Podcast Host

Colin is the founder of both The Podcast Host and Alitu.com and has been writing, podcasting & broadcasting about podcasting for over 10 years.

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Course Outline

Introduction

Your Podcast Plan
Video: Who is your Show For? Defining your Avatar
Video: Finding your Problem/Solution Pair for Irresistible Growth
Video:
How to Create your Uniqueness & Stand Out
Video:
What Format or Podcast Type Should I Do?
Video:
How Long Should Your Podcast Be?
Video:
How Often Should You Release an Episode?
Video: How to Script a Podcast Episode
File:
The Papa Model (Workbook)

Podcast Branding
Video: Creating Your Audio Branding: From Voice to Music
Video:
What Visual Branding does a Podcast Need?
Video:
How to Create your Podcast Artwork & Other Visuals
Video: How to Name your Podcast

Your Podcast Equipment
Video: Best Equipment to Record Yourself or Online Calls
Video: Best Equipment to Record In-person Interviews

Your Podcast Software
Video: Recording Yourself on your Computer
Video:
Recording an Online Call, for Interviews or Co-Hosts
Video: Essential Guide to Editing with Audacity
Video: Assisted Editing, Music and Cleanup with Alitu
Video: How Much Editing Should You Do?

Podcast Publishing
Video: What is Podcast Hosting?
Video: How to Set up a Website for your Podcast
Video: How to Set up your Podcast Hosting
Video: How to Publish your Episode

Distribution
Text: How to Get into Apple Podcasts, Spotify & Others

Launch
Video: How Many Episodes to Launch With?
Video: How to Use your Existing Audience to Kick-Start Growth
Video: How to Use Other People’s Audiences to Grow your Show
Video: Using Competitions to Launch with a Bang

Next Steps
Video: What to Do Next: Tips & Resources

Bonus Course: How to Run a Great Interview
Video: How to Prepare & Feel Ready to Capture Great Content
Video: How to Run a Top Class Interview & Get the Best from Your Guest

Bonus Resources, Checklists & Tools
File: Your Essential Launch Checklist (Checklist)
File:
The Essential Podcast Editing Tasks (Checklist)
File: The New Episode Ideas Generator (eBook)
File: The Podcast Shownotes Cookbook (eBook)
File: The Online Interview Pre-Flight Checklist (Checklist)
File: The On-Location Interview Pre-Flight Checklist (Checklist)
File: The Podcast Milestone Tracker (Checklist)
File: Growing your Podcast Audience (eBook)
File: Hangup your Hangups & Build Confidence (eBook)
File: The Ultimate Podcasting Kitbag: Our Dream Gear (eBook)

Buy the Launch Essentials Course

One-Time Purchase, Permanent Access to Launch Essentials

Buy Launch Essentials as a Standalone Course. One-time purchase, access the course forever and set your podcast free!

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Annual Subscription, Access Everything We Do

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Don't just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

Arjay

“My experience with ThePodCastHost made my podcast launch possible. I overcame a lot of my fears early on. I highly recommend The PodCast Host to anyone. I owe The PodCast Host a tremendous debt of gratitude.”

Arjay
The Digital Wealth Digest Podcast

Richard Brown

“I only have great things to say about The Podcast Host. Not only in the quality of their production work, but also with their knowledge and insights around technology, equipment & advice in podcasting.”

Richard Brown
Director, The Property Voice

“Colin is the man when it comes to helping you launch a podcast or improving your podcasting skills. The online courses were invaluable and his advice along the way superb.”

Andrew Hart
Financial Advisor, The Voyantist

“As someone who literally had no idea how to go about starting a podcast I am so glad I found Colin! If I hadn’t signed up for the Producer Package then I know I would have become completely overwhelmed and would never have managed to bring my podcasting plans to fruition. I’m going to be honest and say that I worried about the monthly cost but I can safely say that it is indeed money well spent. The time I have saved trying to learn to do all of the things that Colin took off my hands has been spent creating good content and building my platform. Colin and the team have a great system going. Everything is streamlined and easy and [the team are] there as a mentor throughout. If you want to concentrate on creating great content for your show, hire the Podcast Host to worry about everything else!”

Julie Christie
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Jackie Brambles

Despite my 30 years of experience in programme-making, Colin and his team’s insight into what makes a podcast compelling is invaluable. I would strongly advise any first-time podcaster to bring The Podcast Host on board as your podcast coach, partner and safety net. Both he and Matthew were calm, reassuring and had endless patience whenever I stumbled and got me back up and running quickly, with even more knowledge as a bonus. I honestly wouldn’t make a podcast without them and I’d strongly suggest, neither should you!

Jackie Brambles
CEO, Broadstance Media

Simon Allison

Colin and his team have been a massive help in setting up our series of podcasts. My colleagues and I went into the world of podcasting knowing nothing. However with Colin’s support, it turned a really legal podcast into something fresh and exciting. The Podcast Host was instrumental in assisting us, from a theme tune to giving us useful content to use in our podcasts. We have turned from Podcast Plebs into to Podcast Prim-donnas! We would recommend The Podcast Host to anyone.

Simon Allison
Partner & Specialist in Employment Law, Blackadders LLP

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