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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!

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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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season based podcasting

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

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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Podcast Launch Series

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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Why You NEED to Think About the Structure of Your Content | Content Stacking #3

This is Chapter 3 of our Content Stacking series. Find the introduction here.  Alright, it’s not sexy, but we need to talk about the structure of your content. By that, I mean how you put together the meat of it, how you organise the topic, and how you guide your listeners through it. This isn’t about…

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…

How Do I Find Time To Podcast?

It’s one of the most common questions we’re asked here at The Podcast Host. “How to I find time to podcast?” Although there’s no magic button or one-size-fits-all answer, there are certain things you can do to create a little more time for yourself. Often, though, you’ll find you actually do have enough time to…

Create Prolific Media & Fanatical Fans | Content Stacking #1

This is the first chapter in our Content Stacking series, all about producing prolific levels of content. In this series, I want to show you how to make regular content easier, while still keeping the quality sky-high. It means squeezing the most juice possible from every single content idea you have. You do that by…

Out on the Wire | A Storytelling Masterclass

The universe is filled with stories.  We simply learn new ways of telling them as me go.  And what this book – – does in that respect is genius. The Premise Jessica Abel knew was recruited by USA radio host Ira Glass to document the making of his show, This American Life.  Since then, she has…

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…

How To Find Podcast Guests

Running an interview podcast has many benefits, but there are downsides too. One is being faced with the challenge of constantly having to secure guests for your show. Where do you start? Where should you look? How do you know who to approach? And how do you go about contacting someone with an interview invitation? Start…

How Season Based Podcasting Can Transform Your Content

This week, we’re covering something that I talk about a lot: How do we create excellent, useful content on a consistent basis without killing ourselves? This is a really big question. Committing to a content calendar is like jumping on a treadmill, promising to start releasing valuable work, week in, week out, without end. But,…

Podcast Formats: the Complete Guide

When it comes to Podcasting, there are as many ways to go about it as there are stars in the sky. And, if you’ve every tried to learn a touch of theoretical cosmology, then you’ll know they’re almost as hard to figure out! Today I’m going to try to demystify the world of the format,…

6 Tools for Podcast Planning Perfection | Engaging Episodes #5

This is Chapter 5 of our Engaging Episodes series on creating hugely engaging podcast content.  A blank page to a writer or an empty canvas to an artist can be daunting. Where do you begin? How do you start? The same questions probably strike you when you’re considering your next podcast episode. Producing an individual…

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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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