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Learn all you need to start podcasting – the show for novices and more established podcasters – hosted by Steve Hart; author of the book Podcasting Made Easy

Learn all you need to start podcasting – the show for novices and more established podcasters – hosted by Steve Hart; author of the book Podcasting Made Easy

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United Kingdom

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Learn all you need to start podcasting – the show for novices and more established podcasters – hosted by Steve Hart; author of the book Podcasting Made Easy

Language:

English


Episodes

Why you? Starting your first podcast

9/4/2020
Lots of people want to start a podcast but put it off because they doubt themselves. I’m here to say that you have a voice and if you want to start podcasting then you owe it to yourself to at least start. You may discover it’s not for you (as there is a bit of […]

Duration:00:04:15

Avoid low quality audio with Voip services

8/29/2020
We are all used to chatting over Voip services such as Skype and Zoom etc, and we all know the audio quality isn't always that brilliant.

Duration:00:08:43

Five ideas to boost your podcast

7/31/2020
It’s easy to get in a rut when it comes to producing a podcast every week – particularly if you are hosting a podcast on behalf of your company. Where do the story ideas come from? To help out, here are five ideas to lift your show out of the doldrums… In no particular order: […]

Duration:00:08:50

Royalty free music for podcasters

7/27/2020
We’ve all seen the discussions about using music in podcasts…That’s right – you can’t use this week’s number one as the intro to your show – unless you have a licence to cover the royalties, have permission from all owners of the track, or you are reviewing a snippet to critique it. For your show’s […]

Duration:00:06:06

Own it – get a website for your podcast

6/18/2020
Having a dedicated website for your podcast can help podcasters in lots of ways. It provides a central anchor point for the podcast that isn’t reliant on any streaming service and it allows you to create and publish content that isn’t a podcast. For example, you may decide that a written feature is the best […]

Duration:00:05:25

Use a Podcast for Content Marketing

5/14/2020
Podcasts are an ideal addition to any company’s content marketing mix – and here’s why. Every current survey of podcast listenership shows that an increasing number of people are listening to them. Years ago podcasts were the product of geeks serving a niche market (they used to be called audioblogs). But during the last few […]

Duration:00:07:47

Let’s talk about which microphone you should use?

4/26/2020
We’ve all seen the heated debates online about which microphone to buy; but the truth is there is no correct answer. In this episode of Podcasting Made Easy I look at the many factors to consider; the recording environment, the budget, and whether you should use a condenser, dynamic, or USB microphone. I say don’t […]

Duration:00:04:14

Should your guests sign a release form?

3/1/2020
You see it at least once a week on podcast forums…Should I ask the person I am interviewing to sign a personal release form. My answer may surprise some.

Duration:00:07:21

Make a splash with podcast promotion

2/8/2020
It’s too easy to knock out a podcast episode, post it up and then sit back rubbing your hands – job done. But oh no, there is more to it than that. You need to promote each podcast to reach new listeners and increase your audience. To make an impact. So make sure to write […]

Duration:00:04:31

Easy way to remove your ums and erms

2/2/2020
We all do it. We can talk all day to friends, colleagues and family without uttering a singled ‘um’ or ‘erm’. But sit in front of a microphone to record a podcast and they pour out. So how do professional broadcasters and newsreaders speak without making these unwanted noises? Practice, practice, practice – and a […]

Easy way to remove your ums and erms

1/20/2020
Jim! This one's for you. We all do it. We can talk all day to friends, colleagues and family without uttering a singled 'um' or 'erm'. But sit in front of a microphone to record a podcast and they pour out between every sentence. So how do professional broadcasters and newsreaders speak without making these unwanted noises? Practice, practice, practice - a heavy dollop of self discipline. Sure, we can edit our podcasts to remove these noises; but it can get boring after a while and it is...

Duration:00:05:59

The best day and time to release your podcast

12/3/2019
So governed are we by the clock that it is no surprise that someone writes to ask what time of day they should release their podcast to a waiting world.

Duration:00:08:58

Is hyperlocal media your calling?

11/28/2019
If you want to start podcasting, but don't know what to podcast about - how about reporting on the stories from around your neighbourhood? Hyperlocal media is growing to fill the gaps left by local newspapers that have either stopped publishing or cut staff to the point whereby local issues and interesting stories are no longer covered. Now, you don't need to get stuck in on the big stories that can bring some legal risks. But you can start interviewing local people about their jobs and...

Duration:00:07:12

The golden trick to start podcasting

11/26/2019
So you want to start a podcast but there’s something stopping you. First it was the gear, then it was the space for a ‘studio’, and then having the time to prepare and record it. Okay, the time for procrastination is over. It’s time to start podcasting and you can only do that by actually […]

Duration:00:08:22

Demands to take down a podcast

11/5/2019
Make enough podcasts and sooner or later someone you interview will insist you remove the podcast they feature in. But how to react to this request after all the work you have put in? After all, they took part in the show, they knew they were being interviewed for your podcast. There should be no surprises for them when it appears online. Well, life isn't that simple. Perhaps their employer is angry with them. Maybe they gave out incorrect factual information, or maybe they don't like the...

Duration:00:06:16

What to do when good podcasts go bad

10/17/2019
We’ve all done it. Recorded a podcast interview only to discover the audio is really bad for one reason or another. So, what to do? Yep, apps such as Pro Tools, Garage Band and Audition provide lots of tools, filters and options to help improve sound and remove unwanted noises. But to use them you […]

Duration:00:06:59

How to record a podcast anywhere

10/8/2019
The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting – let’s record a podcast in the garden. Just because we can. The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting – let’s record a podcast in the garden. Just because we can. No mixer, no expensive microphone, no room acoustics worries, no fixing up afterwards. Just raw […]

Duration:00:07:09

Copyright – what you can and can’t do

9/22/2019
The issue of copyright is both complex and simple. And the simple answer is; if you don't own it you can't use it (without prior written permission from the owner). On the other side of the coin; when you create something then you own it. It is your copyright. Today's podcast looks at copyright, what you can and can't do; and how the Fair Usage rule (if you have it in your country) can help you.

Duration:00:07:35

Reduce room reverb in your studio

8/22/2019
Hi, and welcome to the podcasting Made Easy podcast. My name is Steve Hart, author of Podcasting Made Easy. Today I would like to talk a little bit about reverb. You can do a quick test for reverb by clapping your hands in your home studio. Clap and listen for the reverb. Now reverb is something most of us who podcast from a spare bedroom or a room in our home can suffer from – when we've got hard flat surfaces. This might be the ceiling, the walls, windows and the door. And perhaps you...

Duration:00:08:55

Where to find guests for your podcast

8/17/2019
There are plenty of podcasters who do well just sharing their expertise and knowledge via their podcast without having to interview someone else. But if featuring guests on your podcast is something you want to do then that can be very interesting for your audience. It’s quite common that people will make contact with you […]

Duration:00:12:39