Planning & Techniques for Podcasting
Struggling to figure out what kind of podcast you'd like to make, what format to use or how to plan it for success and consistency? We can help, right here!
OUR 'FIRST STOP' ARTICLES ON PLANNING & METHODS
Podcast Scripting: How Do I Write a Podcast Script?
Podcast scripting is a really personal thing. I know successful hosts that script their whole show, word for word. And I know other hosts that write down the show title and nothing else, ad-libbing from there. Neither way is right or wrong and, in reality, most people go for something in-between. Scripting can be viewed as a…Read
Finding Content Ideas & Getting the Most From Every One | Content Stacking #2
Here, we’ll cover how to figure out what to write, and how to get the most from the topic! That means finding the questions people are searching for, and then creating an answer in the best possible way. This is Chapter 2 of our Content Stacking series. Find the introduction here. A big concept behind Content Stacking…Read
Podcasting in Seasons: Revitalise Your Content & Help Your Listeners
Last year I had the privilege to speak in front of a great crowd at New Media Europe about podcasting in seasons. The reception I received on the topic was amazing and, even now, I’m tagged regularly on social media by people who are putting it into action. I talked about how the format works, and how it…Read
How to Start a Podcast: Every Single 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,… Planning Naming Episodes Format Recording Producing Publishing Next… So you want to know how to start a podcast? Great stuff! Our ‘Why’, here at The Podcast Host is, “To…Read
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The Launch Series: from Zero to Live in Simple Steps
Our 3-part Launch series is designed to hold your hand through the entire podcast launch process, from planning your show to making it live on the web. For a step-by-step, in-detail, no-jargon guide to getting your show out into the world, start here!Check out the Launch Series
Defining Your Podcast’s Audience
When it comes to things like making your podcast avatar, marketing, and growing your audience, you first need to know what your audience needs. Sometimes podcasting can feel a bit isolating. It’s just you and maybe a co-host or two making something and putting it out into the world. Even if your audience is engaged,…
Podcast Episode Titles | How Should I Name My Episodes?
Your podcast episode titles are vital to the success of your show as a whole. You can pour time and energy into creating the best content humanly possible. But if you don’t put a bit of thought into the naming of that content, you’re going to put serious limitations on its overall reach and impact.…
iTunes Podcast Categories | What Are They & Are They Important?
When you create your own podcast series, and submit it to be listed in iTunes (AKA Apple Podcasts), you need to pick at least 1 category for it to be listed under. You can pick up to 3 of these categories in total. This isn’t done via iTunes/Apple, but inside your media host. Here’s an…
Podcasting for Beginners | Get the Lowdown
Maybe your favourite celebrity has just launched a new podcast, and you’re not entirely sure what that means. Or perhaps your best friend runs one and keeps pestering you to listen to it. Podcasting might even be the central topic of your discussion at work these days, and you’re feeling a bit left out. Whatever…
Let’s Get Engaged | Encouraging Audience Engagement
When podcasters think of their audience, they think of listens–but they also think of engagement. Audience engagement is how invested your listeners are in your show. Most podcasters think that engagement just comes from “making good content,” but it’s much more nuanced than that. To get your audience engaged, you have to earn their trust…
Less is More: Designing Great Podcast Art
The idiom “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is meaningful when it comes to people, but it’s pretty blatantly ignored when it actually comes to books. The same is true for podcasts. Your podcast’s art is the first thing new listeners will see when trying to find a new listen. Before they look at…
Podcast Episode Length: How Long Should My Episodes Be?
As a podcaster, there’s a lot you can learn from the world’s top shows. But episode length isn’t one of them. In fact, the average episode length of any other show aside from your own is irrelevant. There’s a few reasons for this, so let’s take a look… Ideal Length Is Determined by Content Here’s…
How to Create Your Podcast Avatar
When making a podcast, people focus so much on gaining as wide an audience as possible. But in trying to appeal to as many people as possible, podcasters often lose what makes their podcast special. Instead of trying to market to everyone, try making your podcast avatar using the questions below. It’s a great way…
Podcast Names: What Should I Call My Podcast?
Choosing a name for your podcast is a hugely important part of the planning and launching stage. You can have the best content and audio quality in the world, but a poorly named podcast can prevent most of your target audience from ever hearing it. So what makes for a “good” podcast name? What factors…
Common Podcasting Mistakes: What They Are, & How to Avoid Them
Part of podcast culture right now is the common joke that everyone has a podcast. “Podcasts are easy,” people tend to think. “Anyone can make one.” It’s true that podcasting has a low barrier for entry, meaning anyone can finally get their message out without having to worry about the costs of making a film…
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Alitu: The Podcast Maker
Alitu is a web app that makes podcasting easy. You upload your raw audio, then Alitu polishes it up, adds your music, helps you edit and publishes the final episode.Check out Alitu