Podcasting 101, The Beginning of a 2024 Series – PCI 379

An Overview of What to Do When Starting Your Podcast

Today, we’re covering a range of topics that are essential for beginners in podcasting. As January tends to lead to rapid podcast releases, we thought this would be the perfect time to reach out to any newcomers. These topics can help provide a comprehensive overview of what it takes to start and run a successful podcast.

Look for future episodes later this year related to progressing through the steps of starting your podcast.

Today’s Hosts: Todd Cochrane, Mike Dell and MacKenzie Bennett

Here are the most important parts of starting a podcast:

  1. Defining Your Podcast: Tips on choosing a niche, defining your target audience, and developing your podcast’s theme and format. Goal
  2. Planning Your Content: Strategies for planning your episodes, creating engaging content, and maintaining consistency.
  3. Technical Essentials: Basics of podcasting equipment, including microphones, headphones, mixers, and recording software.
  4. Recording Your Podcast: Techniques for recording high-quality audio, tips for solo and interview formats, and best practices for remote recording.
  5. Editing and Post-Production: Introduction to editing software, basics of audio editing, and how to add music and sound effects.
  6. Hosting and Distribution: Overview of podcast hosting platforms, how to upload your podcast, and distributing it to major platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. Blubrry has hosting plans for any size podcaster, get your first month free.
  7. Marketing Your Podcast: Strategies for promoting your podcast, leveraging social media, and building an audience.
  8. Monetization Strategies: Exploring ways to monetize your podcast, including sponsorships, advertisements, and listener support models.
  9. Growing and Scaling: Tips for growing your audience, networking with other podcasters, and expanding your podcast’s reach.
  10. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Understanding copyright, music licensing, and other legal aspects of podcasting.
  11. Engaging Your Audience: Techniques for building a community, encouraging listener interaction, and using feedback to improve your podcast.

Future of Podcasting: Emerging trends, new technologies, and the future landscape of podcasting.

  • AI and real voices
  • Video podcasts
  • Accessibility
  • Podcasting 2.0 advancements

Resources and Tools for Podcasters

We hope this episode of Podcasting 101 was a well-rounded introduction to anyone interested in starting their own podcast. Thanks for listening.

The best place for support with any Blubrry product or service is our ticket system. Tickets give the whole team access vs. direct emails or calls. General podcasting discussion and more can be shared on the Blubrry Podcasting Facebook group.

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Hosting customers can schedule a one-on-one call with Todd or a tech checkup with Mike.

  • todd@blubrry.com and mike@blubrry.com