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Learn How to Podcast The School of Podcasting helps you create a message that will inspire your audience, as well as tackle the technology, flatten the learning curve and help you face your fears.

Learn How to Podcast The School of Podcasting helps you create a message that will inspire your audience, as well as tackle the technology, flatten the learning curve and help you face your fears.
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Learn How to Podcast The School of Podcasting helps you create a message that will inspire your audience, as well as tackle the technology, flatten the learning curve and help you face your fears.






The Question Most Podcasters Forget to Ask Before Starting - And They Wish They Had

Comments? 888-563-3228 Today is episode 614 of the School of podcasting and we are talking about the most important question a new podcaster should answer before they start. We also have a cool resource for royalty free music. I also share my thought in podcast sponsor markets. The Three Questions I Ask Every Podcast Client 2:29 Tyler Primavera asked me, "I discovered your SOP and ATPC shows and I really appreciate them! I'm slowly working my way through them, sorry to hear about Bernie...


Giving You The Nudge You Need to Create Episode 1 Of Your Podcast With Monica Rivera

Question of the Month As I record this it is April 1. The first quarter of 2018 is over. What had you planned on doing in that first quarter that didn't, and what are you going to do differently to make it happen in this quarter. You can leave your answer using the options on the contact page Because of My Podcast: I've overcome the fear of failure, perfection, and I'm Growing a Community - Brodie Sharpe Brodie Sharp from Everyday Running Legends interviews everyday average runners to...


Dealing With Your Ego - How to Stay In Your Lane

Comments? 888-563-3228 Question of the Month As I record this it is April 1. The first quarter of 2018 is over. What had you planned on doing in that first quarter that didn't, and what are you going to do differently to make it happen in this quarter. You can leave your answer using the options on the contact page I need your answer by April 26th. Defining Ego: The Good Side of Ego The Freudian definition of “ego” is simply, according to Wiktionary, “the most central part of the...


The Best Sounding Audio For Your Budget

Comments? 888-563-3228 Today we talk about file formats. We also talk about getting good skype recordings. Becuase Of My Podcast: Jim Harold 1:15 Jim Harold has been on one of the top syndicated radio shows (Coast to Coast AM) in America 8 times. This show is syndicated to over 600 radio stations. Check out Jim's shows at he's THE GUY for paranormal podcasting (listen with the lights on) check out his podcasts and books at Understanding Audio...


Strategies For Creating a T-Shirt That Sells

Got Comments? 888-563-3228 Today we have insights from Diana McCallum from the Talk From Super Heroes show, Lou Mongello from WDW Radio and Gordo from Those Conspiracy Guys on how they are designing T-Shirts that actually sell. Neil then shares some insights into what he's doing to create a show that allows him to do podcasting full time, and how insights into his Patreon Account. Jim Harold from the Paranormal Podcast has a "Just a Podcaster" T-shirt on Amazon Marc from the Resourceful...


Podcast Icing To Bring Your Audience Back

Got a Comment? Call it in 888-563-3228 Social Media Marketing World Reflections Looking back on social media marketing world, I wanted to share my thoughts as this was the first time I was there and there are some things we can learn from this mammoth event. The first impression was WOA. I walked in and got my badge and as they started to hand me a swag bag (you know the thing you throw on your bed, leaf through once and then ditch) and they asked what gift I would like. One was a cool...


Tips on Choosing and Working with Co-Hosts

We are joined by Glenn "The Geek" Hebert from the Horse Radio Network. Glenn has appeared on the show many times and always brings gold. Today he is sharing insights into choosing and working with co-hosts. He also talks about a new podcast he is working on and how he is getting to do TONS of free adventures for free - because of his podcast. Because of His Podcast - He Went on a Cruise Glenn was able to get enough of his audience to join him on a cruise. He thought it would be hard with...


Three Powerful Words: You're Not Alone - an interview with Chris and Steven from Is This Adulting?

Got comments? Call them in at 888-563-3228 The School of Podcasting is Now Available as an Amazon Skill Just ask Alexa "Enable School of Podcasting." I got this through (use the coupon code sopfree to get a free month). To hear what you need to do to get your own Amazon Skill listen to this episode of the feed (go to this post - it starts at the 48:00 mark) My Opinion On The New Yes they are adding more features Yes, they still make it way too easy to add your...


Should I Talk About My Personal Life?

Do you have comments on this episode? Call them in and we will play them on the show (unless you specify not to). Call 888-563-3228 (courtesy of ) Great Content To Consume Capturing the ears and hearts of hundreds of thousands of monthly podcast listeners doesn't happen overnight. But once you know Danny Peña's story, you'll understand it was inevitable. Sunday, 2/25 is going to be an important day for the Gamertag Team. Gamertag Radio turns 13 years old AND Twitch...


Live From the Floor of Podfest

So this week I spent some time this week at the Podfest Multimedia expo in Orlando Florida. This was a fantastic event. Today we hear: A Podcast One Year After Launch Carol from explains what life has been like after starting her podcast at last years Podfest 2017. The first 6-12 months are really tough due to lack of feedback. While the podcast numbers are growing slowly, the engagement in her community is going up Because of my Podcast: Kyle from Merchants of...


Getting Focused with Jeff Sanders

Welcome to episode 604 of the School of Podcasting Listen here Update on the PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB Mixer The last episode I explained how I had purchased at PreSonus StudioLive AR12 USB Mixer. It's not cheap ($499) but there is an AR8 that is $150 ($350) less. The problem I had was when I record to the built-in SD card, there was a very faint (but noticeable) high pitch whine. In working with tech support that has been resolved and after updating the driver, it seems to have quit...


Your Podcast Website

Last week we talk about media hosts, this week we are talking about your Web Host, and what to do if you hate yours. Sponsor: Podcast Movement I am so looking forward to Podcast Movement. This is the largest Podcast Event that is solely geared toward podcasting. Being face to face with people is the best way to grow your network, and take advantage of all the opportunities. Starting a podcast is a great way to build your network, and coming to an event is like building your network on...


Older Equipment May Download My Episodes

If you're using OLDER equipment (ipods, Apple iTunes DESKTOP) you may want to check your settings. I'm working on some things with my feed, and if you have it set to "Download all" it may re-download episodes. I'm looking into this, and I'll explain more on Monday.


Switching Podcast Hosting Companies

As a podcast consultant, I like to try all sorts of technology to stay informed with what is going in the space. Today I'm going to talk about things to keep in mind when you move, how to move, and why or why not you should move. I also have a resource if you're moving your entire website without learning any code. First the disclosure. I was a customer of for 10 years before becoming an employee almost two years ago. So when I talk about Libsyn competition, I do my best to...


Be a Guest - Book a Guest: Andrew Alleman of

Because Of My Podcast - I Got To Hang With Rock Royalty Paul Colligan has a client who invited him to comes to a charity event run by Alic Cooper where he got to meet Ace Frehley (Kiss) Slash (Guns and Rose) Edgar Winter, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Alice Cooper and his wife Cheryl (WHO COOL IS THAT???!!!) Find Paul at and check out The Podcast Report podcast. BONUS We previously reported how Emily form the Story Behind Podcast got a book offer, we can now say she has...


This Episode is Not About Podcasting - Ask Dave Anything

Every 100 episodes, I break my format. Today I completely broke it and decided to try something I've heard others do and that is an "Ask Me Anything" episode. It was hard as people sent in some questions that were very hard. If you're a new listener looking for podcast help - this is not the episode for you, please go listen to any of the other episodes (Except episode 400, and 500). Here are the questions: 00:38 A Quick Look Back 2:06 Binky and the Whiz 03:10 Craig from Ingles podcast...


How to Make Your Audience Go WOW

Every year I read/listen to the book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. For me, this is the same as a football go saying, We need to get back to the basics. It reminds me of what my goals are as a content creator. In the book, Michael talks about making good content isn't really good enough anymore if you really want to get noticed. You need to make content that makes people go WOW. Then this response is followed by them telling a friend. Two Podcasts Episodes That Made Me Go...


Top Podcasts Of 2017

Every year I wind up the year by asking you what your favorite podcast is (if you could only listen to one sh0w) and more importantly why is it your favorite show. Here are the responses: 2:53 Kit from Active Travel Adventures Podcast - She Loves StoryBrand as she learns things she can use in every show 3:36 Adam from Dark Knight Minute loves Digital Dads. He loves the inspiring message. 4:43 Anna Authentic Moments loves The Good Life Project by Jonathan Fields for the in-depth...


Simple Works - New Apple Stats - and One Size Does Not Fit All

This weekend I had "Christmas" with most of my family as my brother goes to Florida for Christmas with his in-laws. We bought my nieces and nephews who are ages 8 and under some of the toys we grew up playing. I noticed that these games are often very simplistic. What does this have to do with podcasting? Becuase sometimes we make things harder than they need to be. Because Of My Podcast - I'm Getting to Talk to Some Very Cool People Darryl E. McCullough Darryl hosts the Full Circle...


Lessons and Observations from PodCon

I attended the first ever PodCon in Seattle this weekend. It was cofounder by Hank and John Green who are You tubers who have a successful Dear Hank and John show, Joseph Fink from Welcome to Nightvale, Justin and Travis McElroy (My brother, My brother and Me). I went to the opening ceremonies with close to 1000 people in the room that reported any of these people came on the stage. They had other podcasters as well. They were asked questions and were all very witty. When asked about any...


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