Had an idea for a podcast floating around in your head for ages, but not quite sure what to do with it? I’ve had so many show ideas over the years that never saw the light of day. I think them up, get excited, but do nothing with them and eventually forget all about them. I’m sure a lot of you can relate.
This happens because, as anyone who’s ever made a podcast knows, that initial step of taking your podcast from half-baked idea to golden, fluffy, ready-to-record cake can feel gargantuan.
Which is why I got so hyped when I heard our developers at Alitu were working on building a podcast idea-baking machine: The Alitu Showplanner.
The Showplanner works its magic with the vaguest idea fragments you have about a new podcast. Using generative AI, the tool mixes up your ingredients and turns your idea into something solid. In about a minute, the Showplanner can autogenerate an entire launch kit to get your new show on the road. And the best part? It’s totally free.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, here’s a quick insight into how the Showplanner tool works, what’s included and how to get started.
How the Showplanner Tool Works
The Showplanner is an AI-powered tool that produces podcast launch material based on a few small bits of information you feed it. If you’ve used tools like ChatGPT before, it works similarly; think of it as a ChatGPT tool specifically built for podcasters.
All you need to do is answer a few basic questions about your podcast idea (for example, what it’s about and who you think it might appeal to). The tool will then bake it up to produce an entire podcast strategy and launch kit for your new show.
So for example, I’ve always been interested in the history of gangs and gang culture in my home city of Glasgow. I tested out this idea with the Showplanner and got some pretty great results.
I hadn’t really thought past the topic, so even just answering the initial questions got me thinking more about what I would want the podcast to be and why anyone would want to listen to it.
The tool also has a podcast name generator, which I had a lot of fun playing around with until it came up with the perfect name for my show.
Once I’d answered the questions and got my new podcast name, the tool churned out a whole load of quality launch material that was basically ready to use. I won’t bore you with the details of my hypothetical podcast, but here’s what else was included in the kit…
What’s Included In Your Podcast Launch Kit
Once you’ve fed your ideas into the Showplanner tool and the bot has worked its magic, here’s what you get:
- Unbiased feedback on your podcast idea
- A list of potential names for your podcast (which you can shortlist and re-generate until you find the perfect title and subtitle)
- Podcast description (written in a compelling way so that it can also double up as a podcast pitch)
- Suggested podcast format (including suggestions on length, frequency and whether it would be better as a solo, co-hosted, or interview show, and why)
- Ideas for your first five episodes
- Audience profile (including demographics, psychographics and likely interests)
- Podcast keywords to target
- Ideas on how to make your podcast unique (including inspiration for field trips, who to interview and other out-the-box ideas)
- Full script for your podcast trailer.
Once you’ve generated your trailer script and launch plan (which literally takes a couple of minutes), you can get the ball rolling with recording your new podcast right away.
And to help you with the whole recording, editing, publishing and promoting part, you get a free trial of Alitu, the podcast maker.
You also get access to a 7-day video bootcamp, and the option to join a 2,200-strong community of podcasters that will give you more ideas, support and feedback on your new show.
Ready to get the ball rolling with your next big podcast idea? Head over to Showplanner.