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How Can I Start My Podcast?

Podcasts have revitalized radio over the last few years. The medium that has so often been declared dead, is coming back from the ashes. The rapid technical development was responsible for this rebirth. The internet has opened up entirely new technological possibilities for radio. Now listeners have more choice than ever and can hear their favorite shows when they have the time. As with YouTube, the new medium podcast has encouraged many listeners to start their own podcast. After all, the effort required for this is manageable. There are no limits to the topics. Anyone who is familiar with a subject and has exciting things to say can start their podcast. We will shed light on what is necessary for this in the following article.

Podcast
Podcast

First of all, you need the right equipment. For the broadcast to sound professional, it is essential to choose a good microphone such as the Blue Yeti USB microphone, the Rhode Podcaster, and the Shure MV51. We recommend to usean appropriate recording software for recording the podcast. Always focus on quality! The products like Garageband, Audacity and the video conference software Zoom are great for conducting interviews. Your show should, of course, stand out from the crowd of podcasts. That also works with a corresponding cover that visualizes the topics. The intro to the show is just as important. That should captivate the new listeners and bind them to the program. The best thing to do here is to explain what you are going to talk.

You Need A Plan

Before starting the podcast, it is essential to have a clear plan of the process. First of all, there is a topic. You should divide it into different chapters and, if necessary, you can introduce or even interview experts. That is how you present exciting perspectives to your listeners and benefit from the knowledge and reach of the expert at the same time. After completing the preparations, it is time to start recording. It would help if you did that without disturbing background noises. Before doing this, you should test the quality. For that, it is essential to record in a furnished room. That is how to avoid reverb. At the same time, it is crucial to find the right distance between your mouth and microphone. After the recording, you should cut out less successful passages and the volume adjusted. That can be implemented well with the software solutions mentioned above. In the show notes, future listeners can find out in advance what the show will be. There is space for links to further information, keywords and contact details.

Microphone
Microphone

Now the finished podcast only needs a host to save the broadcast and make it available. Numerous providers are available for this. Libsyn, Podigee and Podbean are among the best-known hosters. If you want to increase your reach, you should design your website for the podcast. Here you can deepen your discussed topics and offer your listeners even more information. Now it’s just a matter of deciding on which platforms the podcast should be published. The show is now reaching its listeners via significant providers such as iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify and TuneIn. With the right advertising on social media, in search engines and with friends, the new podcast will now find its listeners.