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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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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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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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Engaging Episodes: The Powerful Podcasting Series

There’s no getting away from it. I’m going to use the phrase. Brace yourself…. Content is King. Yes, it is 2016, and no you haven’t just stepped back in time. The thing is, it’s still true. And, of course, if content is king, then Podcasting is the most majestic way to deliver your message. It’s…

Why Every Business Should Have a Podcast & How to Start

Originally written by Colin for The Guardian. Republished with kind permission. One of the big problems facing businesses is the struggle to be heard in a crowded marketplace. There’s a medium out there that excels at this, and it’s called podcasting. Let’s see if it would work for you: What is it? Podcasting is just…

How Much Time Does it Take to Run a Podcast?

During this ‘Preparing to Podcast’ series, I’ve been covering the big questions I’m always asked by prospective clients. Those questions that have come up time and time again, asked by the 100s of people I’ve helped to start a podcast through The Podcast Host. In this installment, it’s all about Time – the most precious commodity…

How to Podcast Every Week for a Year: Keeping it Regular

Okay, so first things first with a short disclaimer. There’s every chance you’ve arrived at this article to head straight to the comments section and tell me that: 1. Podcasting every week for a year is no big feat, and that lots of people manage it. They do, and hats off to them, because it…

Getting Series-ous: Revitalise & Sell Your Podcast | #NMEU 2015 Presentation

Talk Transcript The following are my notes from the talk. I’ll replace these with a recording of the whole thing when I can, but my rough notes (the ones I actually used to practice the presentation) will hopefully give you the highlights. Apologies for lack of clarity, bad grammar, punctuation – this is how I…

A Podcast Movement 2015 Review: Sponsorship, Growth, Passion & Going Pro

I’m on the train, riding the Pacific Coastliner towards Los Angeles. To many of you, there’s nothing special about that. But, for me, a humble tech startup guy from Scotland, it’s yet another amazing leg of an American podcasting odyssey. The motivation for this trip was Podcast Movement 2015 – one of the only Podcasting…

7 Storytelling Elements to Improve Your Podcast

If you plan to incorporate a more narrative style to your podcast, either as a whole or to use vignettes as a portion of the show, it would be really useful to understand the elements of storytelling. When I taught “Analyzing Short Fiction” in college, I’d cover the seven elements of fiction as part of…

Digital Storytelling: Telling Stories Through a Podcast

Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked about ways to make your podcast more interesting by engaging your audience with a narrative or a digital storytelling aspect. I’ve also provided some tips on how to organize your podcast to help achieve that. When you want to tell a compelling story, it’s essential you understand the…

5 Writing Steps that Produce Amazing Podcast Episodes

For many years of my life, I tried to find a way around the writing process. I figured if I just worked hard enough to do it right the first time, I wouldn’t have to revise it. Of course, if I was truly talented, I wouldn’t have to waste any time prewriting either. After all,…

Hosting a Roundtable on Your Podcast

This is a post by Pilar Orti of the Spain Uncovered Podcast on her experience of hosting podcast roundtables.  I love bringing people together and a podcast seems a good place as any to do so. In trying to think of a way of having multiple guests on my podcast, I came across Podcaster’s Roundtable. The…

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Alitu: The Podcast Maker

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