8 episodes

James and Ellie have some four decades of broadcasting experience between them, not to mention a contact book of amazing names across the podcasting and radio worlds.

In Pod Almighty, they're sharing their own knowledge with you, along with friends invited onto the show to do the same.

From the sound of your show, to how to market and monetise it, through to building a brand and the visual elements of your podcast - they'll cover it all.

Join them every month for another podcasting masterclass and get in touch with feedback or ideas for subjects to cover via https://wearesoundmedia.com

Pod Almighty Sound Media; James Marriott; Ellie Codling

    • Education

James and Ellie have some four decades of broadcasting experience between them, not to mention a contact book of amazing names across the podcasting and radio worlds.

In Pod Almighty, they're sharing their own knowledge with you, along with friends invited onto the show to do the same.

From the sound of your show, to how to market and monetise it, through to building a brand and the visual elements of your podcast - they'll cover it all.

Join them every month for another podcasting masterclass and get in touch with feedback or ideas for subjects to cover via https://wearesoundmedia.com

    Creating a perfect podcast trailer

    Creating a perfect podcast trailer

    Once upon a time, we didn't really create podcast trailers.
    Those days were rubbish because podcast trailers are flipping amazing.
    In today's Pod Almighty, James and Ellie talk you through everything you need to know about them including:
    The benefits of having a trailer for your podcast
    A simple idea of a brilliant template you can use for your trailer
    How long it should be
    Some other hints and tips
    Find out more about Sound Media at https://wearesoundmedia.com/ (wearesoundmedia.com)
    Find James at https://www.twitter.com/JamesMarriott (twitter.com/JamesMarriott) or https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemedia/ (linkedin.com/in/jaemedia)
    Find Ellie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliecodling/ (linkedin.com/in/elliecodling) orhttps://www.facebook.com/elliecodlingpodcastproductions ( Facebook)

    • 24 min
    Building a home studio

    Building a home studio

    All podcasters dream of having the perfect home studio right?
    If money was no object, we'd probably all convert our garage into a sound-proofed, state of the art, super duper studio.
    Well, voiceover professional and content creator Chris Devon did JUST THAT.
    In this episode of Pod Almighty, Chris joins James and Ellie to tell us about the process of building his home studio, and what lessons the rest of us can take away.
    You'll learn things like:
    Why you want a room inside a room
    Rockwool rocks
    Don't let the door be your downfall!
    Sorry, but egg boxes DON'T work
    Everyone needs a Darren!
    What you can do to make ANY room in your house sound better
    Doing it in the back of your car is GREAT
    Do reflection filters / Isovox booths make a difference?
    Getting the right mic for your room
    Find out more about Sound Media at https://wearesoundmedia.com/ (wearesoundmedia.com)
    Find James at https://www.twitter.com/JamesMarriott (twitter.com/JamesMarriott) or https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemedia/ (linkedin.com/in/jaemedia)
    Find Ellie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliecodling/ (linkedin.com/in/elliecodling) or on https://www.facebook.com/elliecodlingpodcastproductions (Facebook)
    Check out Chris' awesome YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/chrisdevon (youtube.com/chrisdevon) and you can find the acoustic ventilation he mentioned in the episode at https://www.waterloo.co.uk/ (waterloo.co.uk).

    • 36 min
    Finding the right music and audio identity for your podcast

    Finding the right music and audio identity for your podcast

    Finding the right music for your podcast can be a nightmare. Firstly there is the complex legal situation to navigate, then you have to find the right style, and work out where to use it in your show.
    And there's so much more to think about too.
    We get asked all the time about music, bespoke music and imaging for podcasts so we have brought in a true expert in this field to join us.
    In this month's Pod Almighty, James and Ellie chat to Rob Wills - music producer and owner of Loaded Production Music and 4udio, who make music and imaging for podcasters, radio and TV.
    He gives some really insightful knowledge on the best use of music in podcasts, casts a light on the minefield of music licencing and answers those all-too-common questions like:
    Do I need a licence for using music in my podcast?
    What about 'fair use'?
    What makes good music for my podcast?
    Do sound effects and other noises in podcasts work?
    Find out more about Sound Media at https://wearesoundmedia.com/ (wearesoundmedia.com)
    Find James at https://www.twitter.com/JamesMarriott (twitter.com/JamesMarriott) or https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemedia/ (linkedin.com/in/jaemedia)
    Find Ellie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliecodling/ (linkedin.com/in/elliecodling) orhttps://www.facebook.com/elliecodlingpodcastproductions ( Facebook)
    You can hear Rob Wills on KMFM drivetime weekdays and discover more about https://www.4ud.io/ (Branding Audio samples and Imaging Packages - 4udio) and https://loadedproductionmusic.com/ (Loaded Production Music: Download albums and tracks now!)

    • 27 min
    Smashing through those podcast launch barriers

    Smashing through those podcast launch barriers

    This episode is packed full of tips and advice to overcome the many things stopping you from launching your awesome podcast.
    We have all been there and our guest this month, Vic Turnbull, is also battling with a few on this list with one of her shows.
    Vic is a hugely successful podcaster and all round wonderful person helping podcasters across the country to launch their shows and has heard many of the challenges on this list.
    We run though some of the most common ones such as
    I just don’t have time
    I don’t know what equipment I need
    How do I find guests
    Imposter syndrome
    And many more. If you are facing any doubts then hopefully this podcast can give you the confidence to progress with your podcast journey.
    Find out more about Sound Media at https://wearesoundmedia.com/ (wearesoundmedia.com)
    Find James at https://www.twitter.com/JamesMarriott (twitter.com/JamesMarriott) or https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemedia/ (linkedin.com/in/jaemedia)
    Find Ellie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliecodling/ (linkedin.com/in/elliecodling) orhttps://www.facebook.com/elliecodlingpodcastproductions ( Facebook)
    Find out more about https://micmedia.co.uk/micspodcastclub/ (Mic’s Podcast Club)
    Find out more about Vic at https://micmedia.co.uk (micmedia.co.uk) or https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriaturnbull (linkedin.com/in/victoriaturnbull) or https://twitter.com/SilentVic (twitter.com/SilentVic)
    * If you need help getting through your own podcast launch barrier, book a free chat with James here https://calendly.com/jamesmarriott/chat (calendly.com/jamesmarriott/chat)

    • 39 min
    Building Your Podcast Tribe

    Building Your Podcast Tribe

    Building a podcast tribe could be the injection your podcast needs. Find out some of the benefits of building a podcast community from someone who has done just that, and very successfully too. Charles Commins joins Pod Almighty to share his story on how he built a very loyal podcast community for his Podcast It’s All Cobblers To Me and knowledge he has learnt over the years from co-running Mic’s Podcast Club.
    We chat
    Why you should try and build a podcast community.
    Is there more to it than just using social media?
    How you can build a buzz around your podcast.
    The many ways to get into the mindset of your listener and making it a two way relationship.
    And why you should listen to your tribe as much as they listen to you!
    Find out more about Sound Media at https://wearesoundmedia.com/ (wearesoundmedia.com)
    Find James at https://www.twitter.com/JamesMarriott (twitter.com/JamesMarriott) or https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemedia/ (linkedin.com/in/jaemedia)
    Find Ellie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliecodling/ (linkedin.com/in/elliecodling) orhttps://www.facebook.com/elliecodlingpodcastproductions ( Facebook)
    Find out more about https://micmedia.co.uk/micspodcastclub/ (Mic’s Podcast Club)
    Find out more about Charles here http://www.vibrantsoundmedia.com/ (www.vibrantsoundmedia.com) or http://twitter.com/charlescommins (twitter.com/charlescommins) or http://instagram.com/charlescommins (instagram.com/charlescommins) or http://linkedin.com/in/charlescommins (linkedin.com/in/charlescommins)

    • 45 min
    How to make the most of your voice with Ian Brannan

    How to make the most of your voice with Ian Brannan

    Your voice is your most importantly tool as a podcaster... so how do you get the most out of it?
    We're joined by Ian Brannan - radio presenter, producer, podcaster, and multiple award-winning voiceover (seriously, he's on EVERYTHING!) - to talk all things VOICE.
    How does he prepare for voice work?
    What's the best way to warm up your voice?
    How do you get over that 'I hate the sound of my own voice' hurdle?
    How should you take care of your voice?
    What are the things we should or shouldn't do to help take care of our voice?
    And loads of tips on how to get the best out of your voice
    Find out more about Sound Media at https://wearesoundmedia.com (wearesoundmedia.com)
    Find James at https://www.twitter.com/JamesMarriott (twitter.com/JamesMarriott) or https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaemedia/ (linkedin.com/in/jaemedia)
    Find Ellie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliecodling/ (linkedin.com/in/elliecodling)
    And for more about our guest Ian head to https://www.ianbrannan.com/ (ianbrannan.com) or https://twitter.com/ianbrannan (twitter.com/ianbrannan)

    • 41 min

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