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The Podcast Glossary: Podcasting Terms, Lingo, & Jargon Explained!

Podcasting can feel like a different language at times, especially if you’re new to the medium.

How To Find Podcast Guests

Does constantly having to find guests for your podcast give you a bit of a headache?

How to Find the Best Podcast Music for your Show

Find what podcast music you’re allowed to use, and where to find the best tracks, both free and paid.

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…

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 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 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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