Plan for Success

Learn how to plan for an interview to prepare to get the best content.

Asking the Qs

Learn how to run the interview and draw out the best content possible.

After the Interview

How to produce the final episode, including reflection, editing & promotion.

Course Summary

  • 70 in-depth lessons
  • 10 video tutorials
  • 60 text guides
  • 14 action-prompting tasks
  • 26.58 minutes of video tutorials

Taught by: Colin Gray

CEO of The Podcast Host

Colin is the founder of The Podcast Host and has been writing, podcasting & broadcasting, and teaching others how, for over 10 years.

Video: Interview like a Pro (1:34)

Plannning and Preparation
Video: Welcome to the course and Part 1 (1:03)

Why Use Interviews?
Text: Why Use Interviews?
Text: Key learning outcomes

Who Makes a Good Guest?
Text: Who Makes a Good Guest?
Text: Tips on getting the best guests
Text: Your guests
Key learning outcomes

What Will You Talk About?
Text: Developing an interview framework
Text: Case Study
Text: How long will my interviews be?
Text: Framing content
Text: Key learning outcomes

Processes & Procedures
Text: Processes & Procedures
Text: The invitation template
Text: The briefing template
Text: Key learning outcomes

The Interview
Text: Developing an interview framework
Video: Welcome to Part 2 (1:07)

Inviting a guest
Text: Inviting a guest
Text: Things to think about
Text: Key learning outcomes

Crafting Your Interview
Text: Thinking like a journalist
Text: How many questions?
Text: No closed questions please!
Text: Key learning outcomes

The Face to Face Interview
Text: Face to face
Text: Tips and tricks
Text: Interacting with your guest
Text: Key learning outcomes

The Remote Interview
Text: Remote Interviewing
Text: Dialling up!
Video: Settling your Skype guest
Text: Interacting with a remote guest
Text: Key Outcomes

Getting the Best Out of your Guest
Text: Getting the best out of your guest
Text: Guests and microphones
Text: Key learning outcomes

Post Production
Video: Welcome to Part 3 (1:47)

Managing Files
Text: Managing your files
Managing your files

Reflect, Evaluate, Edit
Text: Reflect, evaluate, edit
Text: Key learning outcomes

Editing Tips
Text: Things to consider
Text: Editing tips
Video: Wild track (3:03)
Video: Working with separated Skype tracks (4:00)
Text: Key learning outcomes

Feedback And Sign Off
Text: Feedback And Sign Off
Text: Audio anecdote – beyond the interview
Video: Sharing audio files with a guest (6:41)
Text: Key learning outcomes

Promotion and Interaction
Text: Plan to promote
Text: Involving your guest in promotion
Text: Key learning outcomes

Course Completion
Video: You did it! (0:40)

What Our Customers Are Saying

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


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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!”

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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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