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In this show, we tackle the challenges that come with creating your own podcast. Everything from getting started, coming up with ideas for the show, the gear that you need, and thoughts for how to grow your show from launch through your one millionth download and beyond.


Whether you’ve literally just found this show searching “How to Start a Podcast” or you’re an expert just wanting to make sure you’re on the right course, we are here to help you follow through on your dreams of creating your own podcast.

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In this show, we tackle the challenges that come with creating your own podcast. Everything from getting started, coming up with ideas for the show, the gear that you need, and thoughts for how to grow your show from launch through your one millionth download and beyond.


Whether you’ve literally just found this show searching “How to Start a Podcast” or you’re an expert just wanting to make sure you’re on the right course, we are here to help you follow through on your dreams of creating your own podcast.

    Launching Your Podcast

    Launching Your Podcast

    We've made it to the end of the How To Start A Podcast series. We just have one final step: Launching your show. In this episode, we'll cover everything you need to know in order to get your podcast live and to a place where you can promote it to listeners. We cover: 
    Finding Your Launchpad (0:20)
    The "Easiest" Podcast Host? (3:21)
    Pre-Launch Checklist (5:19)
    Per-Episode Information (9:01)
    To Transcribe Or Not Transcribe? (12:21)
    Podcast Art (13:45)
    The Final Countdown (14:55)
    Two-Stage Launch (15:24)
    Orbit (17:04)
    Homework (17:33) 

     

    Podnews Links

    Podnews Podcast Directories: https://podnews.net/article/our-podcast

    Podnews Search Link: https://podnews.net/search?q=

     

    Podcast Hosts
    Omny Studio: https://omnystudio.com/
    Libsyn: https://libsyn.com/
    Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/
    Transistor: https://transistor.fm/
    Anchor: Just don’t.

     

    Misc. Links
    Podtrac: https://analytics.podtrac.com/
    Apple Podcast Categories: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts/id26
    Descript: https://www.descript.com/
    Rev: https://www.rev.com/

     

    Design Resources
    Canva: https://www.canva.com/
    99 Designs: https://99designs.com/

     

    Top 10 Podcast Directories
    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    iHeart Radio
    Stitcher
    Overcast
    Castbox
    Google Podcasts
    Podcast Addict
    Pocket Casts
    Player.FM

     

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    • 18 min
    Editing Your Podcast

    Editing Your Podcast

    You've got your first episode recorded, and now you're ready to get down to the business of editing. In this episode, we'll walk through my editing workflow and cover the basics behind editing podcast audio. 

    We'll cover: 
    The Editing Workflow (3:04)
    Assembling Your Podcast (3:19)
    Editing Your Podcast (6:32)
    Destructive vs. Non-Destructive Editing (6:59)
    Recommended Effects / Plugins (8:18)
    1st Editing Pass: Content (12:56)
    2nd Editing Pass: Disfluencies (13:48)
    Review (14:47)
    Mastering (15:10)
    Loudness & LUFS (15:31)
    Homework (18:26)

    Great Editing Resources
    Podcast Engineering School: https://podcastengineeringschool.com/
    Mike Russell: https://www.youtube.com/user/musicradiocreative

    DAWs
    Adobe Audition: https://www.adobe.com/products/audition.html
    Logic Pro: https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/
    Pro Tools: https://www.avid.com/pro-tools
    Descript: https://www.descript.com/
    Audacity: https://www.audacityteam.org/
    Garage Band: https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/

    Plugins Mentioned
    iZotope RX 8: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/rx.html
    iZotope Ozone: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/ozone.html
    Youlean Loudness Metter: https://youlean.co/youlean-loudness-meter/
    Bonus Starter Plugin (not mentioned in show), Scheps Omni Channel: https://www.waves.com/plugins/scheps-omni-channel#presenting-scheps-omni-channel

    Need editing or production support? Contact us to learn how we can help: https://www.humblepod.com/contact/

     

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    • 20 min
    Recording & Microphones

    Recording & Microphones

    You've worked hard to get to this point. You've got a script ready, music picked out, and you're ready and raring to go. Now we just have to record... Easy, right? 

    In this episode, we'll take a look (and listen) at what recording gear you'll need as well as some advice on how to record your audio. Highlights from this episode include: 
    Why quality audio is just as important as quality content (2:11)
    Podcast gear for getting started (3:44)
    Microphones! (6:34)
    Condenser vs. Dynamic Microphones (7:02)
    Polar Patterns (10:22)
    How to choose the right microphones for you (12:11)
    The 5 Rules of Recording (13:28)
    Tech Specs (17:54)
    Homework (18:29) 

    Resources for this episode...

    Online Podcast Recording: 
    Zencastr: https://zencastr.com/
    TryCast: https://tryca.st/
    Remotely: https://remotely.fm/

    Recorders & Recording Interfaces: 
    Zoom P4: https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-Digital-Multitrack-Recorder-P4/dp/B08F8HL7T7/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Zoom+P4&qid=1624414606&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExWTk0NklGOUVTUkRMJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTQ5MTcwMVlEN0NRNlZUUVVLTyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjc4MzA4MkFUV1RMN0c4RkhPRiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
    Rodecaster Pro: https://www.bswusa.com/Podcasting-Rode-Rodecaster-Pro-P14002.aspx
    Scarlett Solo: https://www.amazon.com/Focusrite-Scarlett-Audio-Interface-Tools/dp/B07QR6Z1JB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=scarlett+solo&qid=1624414719&sr=8-1
    UA Apollo: https://www.bswusa.com/USB-Interfaces-Universal-Audio-APOLLO-SOLO-USB-Heritage-Edition-P15051.aspx

    Microphones Mentioned: 
    ATR2100: https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATR2100-USB-Cardioid-Dynamic-Microphone/dp/B004QJOZS4
    Samson Q2U: https://www.amazon.com/Samson-Microphone-Windscreen-Dimmable-Extension/dp/B08BJCR6HZ/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=samson+q2u&qid=1624414528&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-6
    Shure MV7: https://www.amazon.com/Shure-Microphone-Podcasting-Voice-Isolating-Technology/dp/B08G7RG9ML/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=shure+MV7&qid=1624412359&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-5
    Blue Yeti: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Blackout/dp/B00N1YPXW2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=blue+yeti&qid=1624412400&s=musical-instruments&sr=1-3
    Electrovoice RE20: https://www.bswusa.com/Dynamic-Microphones-Electrovoice-RE20-Package-P2219.aspx
    SM7B: https://www.bswusa.com/Dynamic-Microphones-Shure-SM7B-P5269.aspx

    Additional Links:  
    Recommended gain booster, the 


    Cloudlifter CL-1: https://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Microphones-CL-1-Cloudlifter-1-channel/dp/B004MQSV04/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=cloudlifter+cl-1&qid=1624414960&sr=8-5
    Podcastage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvOU-zTlankT-JjN3ZzvuKA

     

     

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    • 20 min
    Structuring Your Podcast (Part 2)

    Structuring Your Podcast (Part 2)

    Your show needs structure, and in this episode, we wrap up the last two pieces you need for creating a podcast: the body of your show and the trailer.

    We cover:  
    Creating Your Trailer (0:48)
    Why you need a trailer now (1:11)
    Putting your trailer together (2:52)
    The importance of consistency (4:04)
    Structuring the body of your podcast (6:51)
    Segments for your show (7:38)
    Content for each segment (8:14)

    Links Referenced: 
    Hardcore History: Addendum - https://www.dancarlin.com/addendum/ 
    "Defining authenticity" by Seth Godin - https://seths.blog/2017/10/defining-authenticity/ 
    The Hero's Journey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey 

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    • 12 min
    Structuring Your Podcast (Part 1)

    Structuring Your Podcast (Part 1)

    You've got a name for your show and a solid concept, but how do you put it all together? In this episode, we explore the challenges that come with creating a good structure your podcast that will be great for your listeners and your mental health. 

    We also cover: 
    The frequency of your podcast's release schedule (2:14)
    How to decide on your show's format (3:33)
    The structure of the show itself (6:47)
    How to choose music for your show (10:24)

    Links:
    Podfade: https://www.amplifimedia.com/blogstein/2018/8/22/how-many-of-the-550000-podcasts-are-actually-active
    Broadcast Law Blog Article: https://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2020/07/articles/using-music-in-podcasts-talk-to-the-copyright-holders-why-you-cant-rely-on-your-ascap-bmi-sesac-and-soundexchange-licenses/ 
    Soundstripe: https://www.soundstripe.com/ 

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    • 15 min
    Positioning Your Podcast

    Positioning Your Podcast

    Have you ever wanted to know what it takes for your podcast to stand out in a sea of similar content? In this episode, we're going to dive into what makes a podcast successful, and how you can position yourself to be unique.

    In this episode, we'll discuss:
    A (very) brief case study on Joe Rogan (1:11) 
    Why your positioning matters to your audience (3:13)
    The basics of positioning (5:31)
    How to position your podcast effectively (8:54)
    Your homework for the next episode (11:29)

     

    Links Referenced: 
    The Death of Independent Podcasting: What Spotify Is Trying to Do With the Joe Rogan Deal
    Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind
    Obviously Awesome
    New Coke

     

     

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    • 12 min

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