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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!



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

This guide holds your hand through every single thing you need to do to Start a Podcast. Including planning for success, top quality equipment, recording, editing, publishing and growth. Let’s begin! Planning Naming Episodes Format Recording Producing Publishing Next… So you want to know how to start a podcast? Great stuff! Our ‘Why’, here at…


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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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7 Podcast Tips to Build a Successful Show that Thrives

The question “How do I make a successful podcast?” differs from the question “How do I make a podcast?” in a whole bunch of ways. So, let’s look at podcast tips that should lead to success, rather than just existing! After all, it’s never been easier to actually launch a podcast. You don’t need to…

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

Your podcast’s art is the first thing new listeners see. Here are examples and strategies for engaging podcast art!

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

An Avatar is an embodiment of your perfect listener. Learn how they make creating, promoting & growing any podcast 10x more effective!

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.

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