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Welcome to ‘Podcasting in 3 easy steps’ with Julie-Anna Needham and Suzi Dale. We’ve spent years as radio and audio producers, creating award-winning podcasts.
Now we want to share what we’ve learned with you: to help you get your podcast off the ground and out to your audience.
In each short episode we’ll share three easy steps you can take to create and market an awesome podcast.
We’ll aim to take the mystery out of the process. If you’re someone who’s been put off by the tech or the skills involved…then this show is for you.

Podcasting in 3 Easy Steps Suzi Dale and Julie-Anna Needham

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Welcome to ‘Podcasting in 3 easy steps’ with Julie-Anna Needham and Suzi Dale. We’ve spent years as radio and audio producers, creating award-winning podcasts.
Now we want to share what we’ve learned with you: to help you get your podcast off the ground and out to your audience.
In each short episode we’ll share three easy steps you can take to create and market an awesome podcast.
We’ll aim to take the mystery out of the process. If you’re someone who’s been put off by the tech or the skills involved…then this show is for you.

    #54 Back to Basics: How to create a hosting platform

    #54 Back to Basics: How to create a hosting platform

    In this episode, we go back to basics and talk about hosting platforms. A hosting platform is where your podcast lives on the internet. It’s also how you link your podcast to the main podcast apps, like Apple, Spotify and Amazon Music.



    Here are our 3 steps to getting started with hosting platforms:


    Choose a hosting platform without overthinking, as they all perform a similar job - although some have additional features
    Pay attention to the settings when setting up your podcast, including the episode description and category.
    Connect your podcast to popular podcast apps and directories like Apple, Spotify and Amazon Music.



    Links:

    The 10 best hosting platforms blog post from Descript:

    https://www.descript.com/blog/article/the-10-best-podcast-hosting-platforms

    A beginner’s guide to RSS feeds from Riverside:

    https://riverside.fm/blog/what-is-an-rss-feed

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    #53 Back to Basics: Get started with editing

    #53 Back to Basics: Get started with editing

    Editing is one of the hardest parts of podcasting, so it's important to get the process right. Here are Jules and Suzi's three steps to getting started with editing:


    Being prepared will make the editing process much easier.
    Keeping an eye on the time helps ensure consistency and avoid excessive editing.
    Don't be over-ambitious with editing and embrace AI tools to help with the process.

    • 6 min
    #52 Back to Basics: how to get a great podcast recording

    #52 Back to Basics: how to get a great podcast recording

    Welcome to Podcasting in 3 Easy Steps and Back to Basics and in this episode we are talking about recording your podcast and getting a great sound.

    It’s the key to keeping listeners and growing the podcast if the recording isn’t good no one will stay with you: 



    So here are our 3 steps:



    1. Location- Ask yourself are your surroundings optimised for a good recording?

    2. Mics- Test your equipment and settings before recording to avoid technical issues during your session. And wear your headphones throughout.

    3. Have some scripted parts to your podcast, it helps you to get going and to remember your calls to action.


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    • 5 min
    #51 Back to Basics: how to manage your workflow better

    #51 Back to Basics: how to manage your workflow better

    Hey welcome to another episode of Podcasting in 3 Easy Steps and this Back to Basics episode were we are talking about managing the workflow of your podcast.

    It can quickly become overwhelming creating a weekly podcast so here are our 3 steps to managing workflow well:



    1 Use tools such as Trello, Asana etc to plan and manage tasks for your podcast- keeping you organised and on track.



    2 Repurpose what you can and streamline new recordings, get audio and video to work well and less editing, plus know what you’ll talk about in advance.



    3 Embrace the Al it can really help with managing what you need to do to keep your podcast workflow flowing!



    You can find us here on Instagram ⁠⁠story_publishing⁠⁠ or ⁠⁠Decibel_podcasts⁠⁠

    • 7 min
    #50 Back to Basics: How long should your podcast be?

    #50 Back to Basics: How long should your podcast be?

    In this episode, we talk about how long your episodes should be. While long episodes are popular, they may not be suitable for all audiences. Here are our three steps to help you decide your podcast length:



    Takeaways


    Consider your audience's listening habits and how much time they have available.
    Maintain consistency in episode length to provide a predictable listening experience.
    Starting with short solo episodes can make it easier to get started and adapt to audience preferences.



    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction: The Importance of Duration

    01:07 Step 1: Consider Your Audience's Listening Habits

    03:15 Step 2: Maintain Consistency in Episode Length

    4:15 Step 3: Start with Short Solo Episodes

    06:08 Round-table or multiple guests will need longer episodes

    • 7 min
    #49 Back to Basics: How often should you release?

    #49 Back to Basics: How often should you release?

    How often should you release your podcast? The more frequently you release, the easier it is to build an audience. But a weekly podcast can quickly feel relentless.

    Here are Jules and Suzi’s 3 steps to help you decide how frequently to release your show:


    How much time do you have? If you can only dedicate a short amount of time to it each week, releasing regular episodes will be hard.
    Have a consistent schedule whether that’s weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
    Create quality content over quantity.

    To learn more, here’s a blog post from Pacific Content on how often to release episodes:

    https://pacific-content.com/how-often-should-i-release-new-podcast-episodes-fe6e274d188b/

    • 5 min

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