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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!

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How to Write a Podcast Script

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…

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finding content ideas and getting the most from every one

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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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Your First 8 Episodes | 8 Tips To Avoid “Podfading”

It’s commonly said that if a new podcast series reaches 7 episodes, this is the magic number where the show is more likely to keep going. Podcasts that stop releasing new episodes are referred to as having “podfaded”. Podfading is a common occurrence. While the reasons for someone giving up on their podcast can be…

What’s The Best Day And Time To Publish My Podcast?

I asked a lot of questions when I first started podcasting, such as, “What kind of mic should I use?”, “Where can I find good podsafe intro music?”, and “What’s the best date and time to publish my show?” I told myself that I was asking these questions (and countless more) because I wanted to…

How to Drive Action from a Podcast | Content Stacking #10

In the previous two chapters, we looked at methods for driving action from both blogs and video. One of those actions, referring to our content stack, is to encourage people to listen to our podcast. Say we’ve achieved that. They’re a listener. But, now that they’ve listened, what next? Let’s look at how to drive…

YouTube Videos that Drive Action & Promote Your Podcast | Content Stacking #9

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 In the previous chapter, we looked at how to publish a blog post that encourages action and engagement. One of those actions just happened to be video: encouraging either a video view or a visit to YouTube. Let’s take a look, now, at how we’re…

Blog Posts that Grow Podcast Listeners & Video Viewers | Content Stacking #8

PART 3: PUBLISHING | Introduction Excellent, the hard work is done. Everything up to now has been about planning, creating, recording. Now, you have ‘the piece’. If you’re Stacking, then that ‘piece’ should be in a few parts. It might be a blog post alongside a podcast version. It might be a podcast with a…

Recording Audio & Video for Prolific Repurposing | Content Stacking #7

We’ve now covered how you might create your media. The previous chapter took you through a process that can end up producing great audio, video AND text. In this chapter, we’re going to look at how that works in practice. I’m well aware, too, that most people will need to work their way up to…

5 Lessons Learned At Podfest

As the promoter of Podfest Multimedia Expo (PME) I have had the privilege of meeting hundreds of content creators via this amazing conference. Here are 5 Key things about Podcasters and the Medium of Podcasting I have learned as the facilitator of Podfest. Introverts By and large there is a large portion of podcasters that…

How to Write a Blog for Prolific Repurposing | Content Stacking #6

This is chapter 6 in my Content Stacking series, all around how to be prolific in your audio, video and text content. Now you know how content creation is going to work. If you’re following the 3-step process we covered in the previous chapter, it’s text first. Then media. Then back to text for the…

The 3-Step Content Editing Process to Create Spectacular Clarity | Content Stacking #5

This is Chapter 5 in my Content Stacking series, on how to be prolific and consistent with blogging, podcasting and video. One of the first questions that springs to mind when thinking ‘stacking’ is: “Alright, I’ve got my content idea – where do I start?” Is it media first, or text? I think it can…

Scripting & Presenting Content for Prolific Re-purposing | Content Stacking #4

This is chapter 4 in our Content Stacking series. View the introduction here. I started this series with the promise of prolific content. I know that’s a big promise, but I also know I can get you there. Or, at least, I can show you a way to make it possible. Then it’s your job…

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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.

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