Welcome to Podcasting with Aaron! If you're interested in learning about podcasting, this show is for you. My goal for this show is to share everything I've learned about podcasting so far and introduce you to other podcast producers and people working in the podcasting industry. Have a question about podcasting you'd like me to answer on the show? You can reach me directly via email at email@example.com. Thanks for listening!
How to Get Good Sound for Your Podcast, Part 1: Why It Matters, and Why Buy a Nice Microphone
I've been obsessed with things that sound good for as long as I could remember. I've always loved music and the effect it has on my body and brain, so I got interested in the process of creating and capturing sound when I was young.
The first podcasts I started listening to back in 2008/2009 were professionally produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by folks who had been working in radio for a long time. So they sounded really good.
Then I started listening to some shows produced by normal folks, what you'd call independent podcasters. I liked the content just as much, but I noticed that the sound quality was usually a lot lower, and sometimes so bad it made me stop listening to the show.
So I started wondering, can you make a podcast that sounds good even if you don't have a lot of money to spend? Is it possible?
I figured out that there were a few key things that made a big difference. So I'm going to make a series of episodes where I share what I've learned about audio recording and sound quality, and how to make a podcast that sounds good.
How to Start a Podcast (2021)
My goal for this episode is to give you a big picture roadmap for how to start a podcast. You give me 30 minutes of your time, I'll tell you everything I know about starting a podcast.
This isn’t meant to be an exhaustive guide that covers everything you’ll need to know (that would take awhile longer and I'd like to keep this pretty short), but my hope is that it gives you enough information to help you start making progress on starting your own podcast.
How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Podcasting
Q from Chris Barber on Twitter: Can you talk about procrastinating on doing a podcast?
Yes, I can! But first: A big thank you to DYork55 for the kind 5 star review on Apple Podcasts.
DYork wrote: Big fan, super excited to hear that you’re back. I used to listen to pretty much every episode of the podcast dude, back when I was in the early process of launching my own podcast, The Seatown Funk. Since then, I’ve managed to avoid contracting Covid, but I was definitely stricken by podfading, from which I’m hoping I’ve now finally recovered from.
Thanks DYork! Sounds like you've been procrastinating too. Let's talk about it!
Relaunching My Show to Help You Learn Podcasting (Introducing Podcasting with Aaron)
If you've been following for more than a couple years, you know I used to host a podcast and YouTube channel called The Podcast Dude. I'm renaming and relaunching that show and calling it Podcasting With Aaron.
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams | How to Grow Your Podcast Audience
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams shares her strategy for audience growth and how it's put her shows on the path to reach 1 million downloads by the end of the year.
Here's what I learned in this episode: audience growth isn't something that magically happens once you start publishing episodes. If you want to grow your audience and get more listeners and fans, there's three important questions to ask yourself. These questions are important regardless of how long you've been podcasting.
The three questions are:
1. Who is the ideal listener for my show?
2. What needs do they have that I'm trying to address and fulfill with my show?
3. Where is my ideal listener spending their time and attention, and what's my plan for getting their attention?
Sean McCabe Returns to Talk About His Podcasting Process, Growing an Audience, Making Money with a Podcast, and More
In this episode, Sean and I discuss his new mobile recording setup, the challenges of the paid membership model for podcasts, Spotify's recent moves in podcasting (Joe Rogan, etc), how to grow an audience for a podcast, the best ways to make money with a podcast, what most podcasters get wrong about podcast promotion on social media and what they should do instead, and so much more.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Sometimes, the algorithm gods recommend the right channel at the right time. I was looking for Logic Pro X tips and discovered Aaron’s YouTube channel which also led me here. I feel like I struck gold, and really happy to find Aaron sharing his knowledge.
Best First Steps To Learn Podcastin
Huge fan since the prior versions of his podcasting series. So far it’s helped me figure out a number of things about my podcasting ideas and getting out there to produce something. Looking forward to more episodes and learnings.
The Dude Abides
Big fan, super excited to hear that you’re back. I used to listen to pretty much every episode of the podcast dude, back when I was in the early process of launching my own podcast, The Seatown Funk. Since then, I’ve managed to avoid contracting Covid, but I was definitely stricken by podfading, from which I’m hoping I’ve now finally recovered from. In that regard we’re in similar boats, tho as such a relative noob, i worry that my road back to relevance might be a bit more arduous than yours will be. Anyways, big fan, subscriber and devoted listener, thanks so much for all you do and the content you put out. The podcasting space is a better, richer place because of you and your thoughtful, genuine content, and anyone out there reading this review that’s considering launching their own podcast would be well-served to subscribe, listen and put to use any advice or insights gleaned from the show. Much love & respect and glad that you’re back ❤️✊ 🎤