96 episodes

I’m a podcast host and editor, and I want to help you launch your podcast.

You don’t have to go it alone or be afraid of making mistakes. We all make them, but we can learn from each other along the way. My goal is to help you get started on your own podcast journey by sharing what I've learned over the last 5 years hosting my own show, interviewing hundreds of guests, growing as a host and editor, developing systems and processes for myself (and now others), and beginning to share what I've learned with others who are just getting started in this space.

You'll learn from someone who has been where you are now - someone who has learned what works best for them in their process of launching a podcast and growing an audience around that show. You'll learn about tools that have helped me grow my show over time as well as tips on how to get started with your first episode today!

1000 Podcasters Bryan Entzminger

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

I’m a podcast host and editor, and I want to help you launch your podcast.

You don’t have to go it alone or be afraid of making mistakes. We all make them, but we can learn from each other along the way. My goal is to help you get started on your own podcast journey by sharing what I've learned over the last 5 years hosting my own show, interviewing hundreds of guests, growing as a host and editor, developing systems and processes for myself (and now others), and beginning to share what I've learned with others who are just getting started in this space.

You'll learn from someone who has been where you are now - someone who has learned what works best for them in their process of launching a podcast and growing an audience around that show. You'll learn about tools that have helped me grow my show over time as well as tips on how to get started with your first episode today!

    Should I use a free podcast host?

    Should I use a free podcast host?

    Starting a podcast means you have to make a LOT of decisions. One decision many struggle with is how much they’re willing to pay for podcast hosting. Today I’m sharing my thoughts. https://toptieraudio.com/96

    • 8 min
    What kind of computer should I get for podcasting?

    What kind of computer should I get for podcasting?

    There are so many questions to answer when starting a podcast but some of them come up again and again throughout the lives of our shows. We start with, “What’s the best hosting company?” and “What’s the best microphone?”
    But if we stay at it long enough, we also ask the question, “What’s the best computer?” or “What should I look for in a computer?”
    I recently helped Steven Brittingham of the Hollywood and Beyond Podcast with that question and I’m going to share with you what I shared with him.
    No, I’m not going to tell you that you should go get the new cheese grater Mac Pro (they look great, though). I’m not even going to tell you what brand or operating system you should get. Because those things can change based on your needs and what’s available.
    Instead, I’m going to share with you how to determine the bare minimum that you need as well as the priorities I use when choosing what to invest in when I’m going to buy a computer. I might even share with you how I’ve sometimes saved some money when buying a computer.
    Here’s the original question from Steven:
    I am interested in finding a Windows laptop that can be used for recording/editing/researching for my podcast. The idea of more freedom is appealing and I feel extra beneficial as well. I am concerned about purchasing a laptop that would not fully meet all of my audio needs or expectations. I realize memory/ram is important, as is speed and storage. There are so many different options. I have researched online about laptops for podcasting, but still feel uncertain. Do you have any suggestions or at the very least are there certain specs that are absolutely needed for high quality results? I am willing to pay for a high end unit, but I also seek out a fair and good value. A laptop that doesn't make a lot of noise is important too. Any suggestions is appreciated!
    Listen to discover what I shared with Steven. In addition to being a podcast host, he’s also an actor and writer. As a host he always strive for "Meaningful Interviews". He’s have been on hiatus but a lot of new episodes on the way soon. Including a new show website! My show is on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, iHeartradio, Spotify, Podbean, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and more.
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    • 10 min
    How to fix the missing podcast track

    How to fix the missing podcast track

    A few months ago I shared a little about an audio issue I’d been able to help troubleshoot for another podcaster and I mentioned that I might come back and share exactly what was happening and why it happened, as well as how to fix it.
    Yesterday I FINALLY came back to it and explained what had happened (and we got a bit nerdy). But I dropped the ball AGAIN.
    Today I’m back to show you two ways to fix the problem that was caused by running a single stereo output into a balanced mono input.
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    • 6 min
    How a stereo plug ruined a podcast episode

    How a stereo plug ruined a podcast episode

    A few months ago I shared a little about an audio issue I’d been able to help troubleshoot for another podcaster and I mentioned that I might come back and share exactly what was happening and why it happened, as well as how to fix it.
    Do you know what happened?
    I forgot to come back and share that so I’m going to do that today.
    Here’s the scenario - a podcaster finished and published her episode. Everything sounded fine on her headphones and computer speakers. But then people started contacting her to let her know they couldn’t hear one of the participants.
    She went back and confirmed that everything was in the original recording. Then she went and looked at the final file to make sure that there wasn’t a bunch of silence because the track had been muted.
    Everything looked fine. But when she listened on her phone, she couldn’t hear that other person either.
    If you can guess what happened, share it in the comments. Otherwise, let’s get into this because it’s going to get a little nerdy today.
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    • 11 min
    What should I do if my podcast guest misses their interview?

    What should I do if my podcast guest misses their interview?

    I have a few things for you today. It’s Christmas Eve in the US and I’d like to leave you with a couple of things. First, an answer to the question: should I let guests reschedule? I also have video to share with you and a little listener feedback.
    What to do if you’re blown off If you’ve had guests on your show for a while, it’s likely you’ve already faced this. If not, it’s almost inevitable.
    You get a guest booked
    You prepare and research
    You send them all the info they need
    You get ready to record
    They never show up
    If this has happened to you, you know it’s not fun. But what do you do next?
    Listen as I share four things you could consider, as well as what I do.
    How To Video There was a question in our Hindenburg users group on FB (http://hindyusers.com (hindyusers.com)): How do I remove the in and out markers if I want to make an edit. I answered that with a video.
    Listener Feedback A few days ago I asked about your plans for 2020. Tom Hailey (https://toptieraudio.com/tomhailey (@tomhailey)) shared that he’s launching a podcast in February, 2020. The trailer’s up already, so you can check it out at bluegrassregionvoicesandviews.com. I’m told it’s still under construction, so proceed with caution.
    Tom will be sharing interesting places, people, and activities in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
    Check it out.
    What about you? If you don’t already have a plan for when (not if) a guest misses their interview, there’s no time like now to come up with something. Whether you already have a plan or are creating a plan, let me know. I’m @TopTierAudio on Twitter.
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    • 6 min
    What will you do with your podcast in 2020?

    What will you do with your podcast in 2020?

    I had a consultation earlier today (I mean REALLY early) with another podcaster. He was wanting to make sure that he was using Hindenburg and some plugins as best he could - some iZotope products and a Waves plugin.
    It was a real delight to talk with him about what he’s doing, to go through the workflow, and to offer a few (and I mean just a few) tips or suggestions. It’s just so fun to see a podcaster doing well.
    I’d like to do more of that, which got me thinking about this past year and what I’d like to see in the year to come.
    Today I’m going to share some of the incredible things I’ve been able to do and a couple of tweaks I’d like to make for next year.
    And, I’d like to hear from you: First, what are you planning for next year? Tweet me (@TopTierAudio) to let me know.
    Second, as I plan for another series early in next year, what would you like to hear more of? Send an email or a voicemail to let me know.
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    • 8 min

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