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Why Would Anyone Listen to Your Business Podcast?

In terms of sheer numbers, business podcasts are extreme. Podcasting is already considered a saturated market, and business is probably one of the most saturated genres to date. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t start one, though! When planning your podcast, you just need to look at what you’ve got, and then ask yourself, “Why would…

How to Find Podcast Music

There’s no rule to say that you must have music in your podcast. Plenty of good shows do without using podcast music at all. But, there’s no doubt that having your own theme tune can add a layer of identity and professionalism to any show. How do you go about finding music that’s suitable (and legal) for…

What Polar Pattern Should I Record My Podcast With?

Microphone polar or pickup patterns are settings that determine the area a mic will focus on when recording sound. In this article we’re going to take a look at 7 different polar patterns, and the uses of each one. These patterns are omnidirectional, subcardioid, cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid, bi-directional, and shotgun. That might sound really complicated,…

What’s the Minimum Equipment I Need to Start Podcasting?

So you really want to start a podcast. You’ve got something of value to say, and you can think of countless topics in your niche that you’d like to cover. There are just two problems – you have little or no knowledge about audio equipment, and little or no budget. So does this mean that…

What Does 44100Hz Mean? | Podcast Sample Rates

You’ve probably come across the number 44100 in podcasting and audio production circles. This number is a sample rate. Sample rates are measured in ‘hertz’ or ‘Hz’, which means cycles per second. Each sample in your audio is displayed as a dot, which is visible if you zoom right in on a waveform. The higher the…

Q&A: Validating a Podcast Idea

I was asked recently about the preparation that goes into starting a podcast; Thanks for the excellent material you have sent me and for all the resources on the site. A quick question: I have had a few ideas for podcasts in the past but never really started anything. I’m hoping to start a podcast…

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 to Record Podcast Presenters on Separate Channels?

A recording question for us this week, all around separating your audio into two channels. This is useful if you are recording a conversation – either with a co-host or a guest – and you want to isolate each voice for easier editing. Hey Colin. I love how helpful all of your stuff has proven…

Are All-in-One Podcast Equipment Packages Worth Buying?

Today’s Podcasting Q&A comes from the US, and concerns a new podcasting package on the market. I’m emailing from Upstate New York and I wanted to thank you for providing all of this information; your ebook and website helped to answer many questions my partner and I had. I stumbled upon your website while looking…

My Podcast Recordings are Too Quiet, How Do I Increase the Gain?

I received a pretty common question today, but delivered in a really interesting way. Let’s have a look: I’ve committed myself to daily podcasts for a year and a day… offering meditations. I keep the window open and like to have the sound of the birds in.I don’t have time to mix or anything, neither…

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