Author: Matthew McLean

The Best Podcast Hosting Services: Where to Host your Podcast

Article Index: AudioBoom | Blubrry | Buzzsprout | Fireside | Libsyn | Podbean | Spreaker | Zencast Where should I host my podcast?  What’s the best podcast hosting site? There’s some one of the most frequently asked questions in this medium, alongside “what shiny mic should I get?” and “why does the sound of my own voice make me want to die?”. Different podcasters have different wants and needs, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer here. There are a lot of fantastic services out there. Before we dive into the meat of this content though, I just want to make...

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How to Start a Podcast: Step by Step

So you want to know how to start a podcast? Great stuff! Our ‘Why’, here at The Podcast Host is, “To Spread Life-Changing Audio Programmes.” So, we’re here to help you along the way. In this article we’re going to walk you through every stage of launching your show, from planning to publishing. By the end, you’ll know exactly how to make a podcast, and hopefully be motivated to do it as soon as possible! Let’s do the quick summary, though, to give you an idea. Here’s how to start a podcast: Plan your podcast, from listener, to problem,...

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Introducing the Hostile Worlds Podcast

Here at The Podcast Host we’ve been hard at work recently, creating a new highly-produced podcast. It’s called Hostile Worlds, an it’s an audio drama/space documentary hybrid. If that’s right up your street, or if you just want a taster of how something like that might sound, then here’s a little teaser for you… Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Join us on a journey to some of the most inhospitable, humbling, and frighteningly beautiful places in the known universe. Hostile Worlds is podcast that helps you explore alien landscapes all from the comfort of...

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The Olympus WS-853 | An Entry-Level Recorder for Podcasting

The Olympus WS-853 fits into the low-cost/budget digital recorder category. At the time of writing you can pick one up brand new on Amazon for $70 or Amazon UK for £57. This makes it slightly cheaper than the Zoom H1 and Tascam DR-05. But can it compete with these recorders in other ways? Let’s find out. Who Would Use the Olympus WS-853? Its low-price puts it in the range of those who are maybe dipping their toe into audio/podcasting and don’t want to spend a lot of money. The benefit of using a digital recorder is that it can...

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How to Keep Track of Your Podcast Reviews

Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about taking an interest in your podcast reviews. You put a lot of time and hard work into your podcast. Even though your official line is a modest “it helps the show to be found”, we know it’s really because it makes your day to hear that p0ddyl1znr881 from Uganda really likes what you do. And even though audiobro436895 from New Zealand told you that your voice makes him want to throw up, you just need to accept that your show isn’t going to be for everyone. But we’re not going to...

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Apple Podcasts: Why It’s the Best App on Your iPhone

The Apple Podcasts App, that mysterious purple button on your iPhone… Are you wondering what Apple Podcasts is, what it does, and why it might turn out to be the best app on your phone? Well, that’s what this article is all about. If you already KNOW it’s the best app on your phone, then you wont need this ‘simple guide’. Head off and find yourself a great podcast to listen to, or find out how to start a podcast yourself. But, if you’re still confused – and a LOT of people are – then this is for those...

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Recording Multiple Microphones Without a Mixer | Podcraft 809

If you have on-location guests or co-hosts your audio quality will benefit greatly from using multiple mics. But can you use multiple mics without a mixer? And if so, how? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Links Mentioned: Asio4All Focusrite – Scarlett Interface The Podcast Host Academy The Podcast Host – Equipment The Podcast Host – Recording with multiple USB mics The Podcast Host – The HosaTech Stereo Splitter The Podcast Host – The Podcast Multitracking Guide VoiceMeeter Zencastr Zoom This week we’re answering another listener question. Send us yours on Twitter, drop us an email via the contact form,...

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Tascam DR-05 Review | A Digital Recorder for Podcasting

There are a lot of quality digital recorders on the market nowadays. The Tascam DR-05 is certainly one of them, but is there anything in particular that makes it stand out against the rest? Let’s take a look and find out. Who Would Use The Tascam DR-05? You could refer to the DR-05 as an “entry level” recorder, but that would be down to its simplicity of use and not because of any lack of professional sounding audio. Like all digital recorders, the DR-05 is small, light and portable. So it suits the needs of someone who doesn’t want to...

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Recording on Separate Tracks | The Podcast Multitracking Guide

Recording two speakers is bread and butter for podcasters, whether it’s a show with two regular co-hosts, or an interview on Skype. Today we’re not looking at the equipment used to record these, though. Instead, we’re looking at how you make the recording. That comes down to the oft-asked question: should I record my speakers on separate tracks? What is Multi-track Recording? This is delving into the realm of multitracking. But, what does multitracking mean? Really, it just means you’re recording more than one track. Yea, I can see your face – well, duh… The thing is, a normal...

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How to Find Podcast Sound Effects

If you’ve learned to record and edit audio specifically for the purpose of podcasting, then keeping it simple in the early days is key. Once you get more comfortable with chopping and moving around pieces of audio inside your editing software though, you might begin to get a little more adventurous. With more and more new podcasts being launched every day, there’s an increasing need to make your show stand out. The integral part of this is the content itself, but the production values of your show can really make or break it too. Over time, you might want...

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