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This podcast is all about the brilliant world of Podcasting – teaching you how to grow from novice podcaster to confident broadcaster. In this podcast I cover the full range of Podcasting skills, looking at: Podcasting Equipment – what microphones to buy, when to get a mixer, how to set it all up. Podcasting Techniques – recording interviews, recording outside events. Podcast Editing – what software to use, how to create the best audio possible. Podcast Promotion – how to grow your audience, how to market your brand. Podcast Planning – scripting, episode planning, topic generation. Podcast Monetisation – how to make money out of your broadcast without turning off your audience. And more – podcasting environments, events, speaking skills. I'll be bringing on guests from popular podcasts, talking to novices and experts alike, and generally helping you to create the best podcast possible. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, or feedback on the podcast, get in touch on twitter at @thepodcasthost or through the website at https://www.thepodcasthost.com/podschool

This podcast is all about the brilliant world of Podcasting – teaching you how to grow from novice podcaster to confident broadcaster. In this podcast I cover the full range of Podcasting skills, looking at: Podcasting Equipment – what microphones to buy, when to get a mixer, how to set it all up. Podcasting Techniques – recording interviews, recording outside events. Podcast Editing – what software to use, how to create the best audio possible. Podcast Promotion – how to grow your audience, how to market your brand. Podcast Planning – scripting, episode planning, topic generation. Podcast Monetisation – how to make money out of your broadcast without turning off your audience. And more – podcasting environments, events, speaking skills. I'll be bringing on guests from popular podcasts, talking to novices and experts alike, and generally helping you to create the best podcast possible. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, or feedback on the podcast, get in touch on twitter at @thepodcasthost or through the website at https://www.thepodcasthost.com/podschool
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This podcast is all about the brilliant world of Podcasting – teaching you how to grow from novice podcaster to confident broadcaster. In this podcast I cover the full range of Podcasting skills, looking at: Podcasting Equipment – what microphones to buy, when to get a mixer, how to set it all up. Podcasting Techniques – recording interviews, recording outside events. Podcast Editing – what software to use, how to create the best audio possible. Podcast Promotion – how to grow your audience, how to market your brand. Podcast Planning – scripting, episode planning, topic generation. Podcast Monetisation – how to make money out of your broadcast without turning off your audience. And more – podcasting environments, events, speaking skills. I'll be bringing on guests from popular podcasts, talking to novices and experts alike, and generally helping you to create the best podcast possible. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, or feedback on the podcast, get in touch on twitter at @thepodcasthost or through the website at https://www.thepodcasthost.com/podschool

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Episodes

Bits & Bobs: Cables, Stands, & More | PodCraft 1106

5/1/2019
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Cables, stands, jacks, plugs, pop filters – the less glamorous, but still utterly essential part of the podcasting equipment pantheon. It’s common for podcasters to spend three figure sums on both their mic, and their recording device, then link the two together with a cable they’ll spend $5 on. On this episode, we look to better understand all these different ‘Bits & Bobs’ by running through what they are, what they look like, and what they do. Types of Audio Cable & Connection XLR...

Duration:00:29:31

Audio Monitoring | PodCraft 1105

4/23/2019
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Podcast listening isn't exclusive to podcast listeners. Podcasters need to listen to their own audio too - both whilst it's being recorded, and whilst it's being edited. We call this type of creator listening "monitoring", and that's what we'll be discussing on this episode of PodCraft. Key Considerations Gear Mentioned Audio-Technica ATH-M20XSony MDR-7506Beyerdynamic DT770 PROKRK Rokit 5 G3M-Audio AV40Mackie MR5 mk3HosaTech YMM-261Belkin 5 Way Splitter Also Mention

Duration:00:25:52

Mobile Recording with Smartphones or Tablets | PodCraft 1104

4/17/2019
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You most likely already carry an expensive recording device around with you everywhere you go. We're talking, of course, about your smartphone. In this episode of PodCraft we take a look at the different gear and options available for turning your phone or tablet into a fully functioning podcast studio. Gear Mentioned Rode SmartLav + and SC6 SplitterSamson Go Mic MobileZoom iQ5Shure MOTIV MV88Shure MV5You can also record on-the-go with digital recorders, portable interfaces, laptops,...

Duration:00:25:06

Do I need a Mixer for Podcasting? If so, Which One? PodCraft 1103

4/1/2019
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On this episode of PodCraft we're talking Mixers - when and if you might want one. It's not cut and dry by any means! Let's look at the arguments. And you can also check out our Best Podcast Mixers roundup if you're already won over to the idea of getting one. We'll be mentioning some of our favourite models in this episode too. When Might You Think About Getting a Mixer? Here are the reasons you might want to go ahead and starting looking at mixers: Why Might you NOT Want a...

Duration:00:29:42

Choosing a Digital Recorder for Podcasting | Podcraft 1102

3/19/2019
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In this episode we’ll cover why you might want to use a digital recorder in your podcasting efforts, and how to choose the best one for you. We’ve discussed digital recorders in the past, and in fact you can find current definitive guide here: The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market. This episode discusses the very same stuff with a little extra detail. We'll cover: Why Might you Need a Digital Recorder for Podcasting? What Digital Recorder Should I Buy? Each option depends on...

Duration:00:16:02

What Microphone Do I Need to Podcast? Podcraft 1101

3/15/2019
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In this episode, we’re talking microphones. We cover the best microphones for podcasting, and how to choose the right one for you. You can also read our popular article on the subject: The Best Podcasting Microphones For series 11, we’re looking at your next steps in terms of equipment. In this series we’ll be going through all of the kit you can use for podcasting, from one end of the audio chain to the other – microphone to editor. For each type I’ll be covering Entry level and pro...

Duration:00:30:34

The Podcast Host 2018 End of Year Review

12/18/2018
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As another year draws to a close, we sit down to chat through the last 12 months at The Podcast Host Towers. What went well? What didn't? And what do we have planned for the future? In terms of big milestones this year, we had the long-awaited launch of Alitu - The Podcast Making App, the switch up of The Podcast Host Academy to an annual membership, the launch of our Podcast Launch Service, and we brought down the curtain on this first season of our space-science audio drama documentary...

Duration:00:49:28

Promoting Your Podcast with an Audio Trailer

9/11/2018
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Creating a 30 second promo trailer for your show is a great way to grow your audience. A trailer is a little "taster" for potential new listeners, and gives them an idea of the tone, feel, and content of the show. It's easy to consume, and easy to share too. On this episode we're going to listen to and offer feedback on some promo trailers that were created by members of The Podcast Host Academy as part of our monthly ($50 prize) competition. The shows are; The Postcard Academy -...

Duration:00:24:54

How to Find Your Niche & Be an Audience Magnet

8/29/2018
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On this episode, we're talking niche. That's neeeesh, not nitch, but either way, it's all about getting really specific with your content offering. Karen Reyburn is our guest, and her whole business is built around this concept. She runs a creative agency, but for a particular niche: Accountants. On this episode you'll learn: What is a niche, exactly? And why it's not just an industry How to find your own niche, and be an audience magnet Can you go too small with a niche? Resources The...

Duration:00:27:39

How to Tell Great Stories in Your Podcast, with Jessica Abel | The Podcraft Podcast

8/15/2018
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By it’s very nature, podcasting is storytelling. But what makes a story good, or interesting? Well, who better to give us a crash course on how to tell great stories than Jessica Abel, creator of the essential book and podcast series Out on the Wire. In this episode, the key things you’ll learn are; How […]

Duration:00:42:17

How to Tell Great Stories in Your Podcast, with Jessica Abel

8/14/2018
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By it's very nature, podcasting is storytelling. But what makes a story good, or interesting? Well, who better to give us a crash course on how to tell great stories than Jessica Abel, creator of the essential book and podcast series Out on the Wire. In this episode, the key things you'll learn are; How to capture good stories How to draw stories out of interviews How to use tools such as the X/Y Formula, the Focus Sentence, and the Story Matrix

Duration:00:42:20

How a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) Can Help You Simplify & Grow Your Podcast | The Podcraft Podcast

8/7/2018
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Jon Ferrara was the founder of Goldmine, which was a customer management tool back in the day, but when he sold that company he didn’t stop thinking about connections, and networks. He kept an eye on the CRM market, and spotted the fact that they tended be pretty expensive or over complicated, or a bit […]

Duration:00:28:47

How to Get More Exposure for Your Podcast | The Podcraft Podcast

7/31/2018
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You can pour your heart and soul into making the best podcast possible. But simply hitting publish and taking the “if you build it, they will come” approach isn’t enough, sadly. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to optimise your show’s exposure and continually grow your audience with new listeners. And to talk […]

Duration:00:25:14

What’s Next? Stepping It up | Podcraft 1013

7/24/2018
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Planning and launching your first podcast can be a steep learning curve. But once you’re actually putting episodes out there, the pitfalls are a little different. Now the battle is about keeping things consistent, sustainable, and enjoyable. So once you get past your first 20 episodes, what then? That’s what we’re going to help you […]

Duration:00:30:50

Putting Your Podcast out into the World | Podcraft 1012

7/17/2018
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So far we’ve walked you through to the point where you’ve uploaded your first episode to your media host. At this stage, you have a podcast. But it still can’t actually be found in all the places people actually listen to podcasts. That’s an easy fix though, don’t worry! In this episode we’ll tell you […]

Duration:00:28:24

Podcast Hosting & Websites | Podcraft 1011

7/10/2018
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So you’ve recorded your first podcast episode and now you’re ready to share it with the world. How exactly do you upload it though? In this episode we’ll give you a crash course on podcast websites and media hosting. Here you’ll learn what you need to publish a podcast episode, and the various options available […]

Duration:00:23:28

Podcast Branding: Artwork and Music | Podcraft 1010

7/3/2018
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Cover art and music are two ways of branding your podcast and giving it its own unique personality. It isn’t essential to have music in your podcast however. If you want to keep your show really raw and simple then you might avoid using it altogether. But music can create that immediately identifiable opening to […]

Duration:00:24:00

Editing Your Podcast | Podcraft 1009

6/26/2018
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Without a doubt, editing is the one aspect of podcasting that we’re most frequently asked about. In this episode we’re going to run through some of the options available to you when it comes to editing. What Can I Edit With? You can use a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to edit your podcast. Commonly used […]

Duration:00:31:37

Recording Environment | Podcraft 1008

6/19/2018
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On today’s episode of Podcraft we’re taking a look at something that’s super important. However something that you might not naturally consider. Your recording environment! By this, we mean the place you decide to record and how all of the factors around you can come into play. Recording Environment The recording environment goes hand in […]

Duration:00:23:04

Your Podcast Recording Set-Up | Podcraft 1007

6/12/2018
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We know that one of the biggest barriers you might have stopping you creating your podcast is worrying about how to set-up your equipment. We’re going to go through how to get your show on tape, how to set-up everything you need to record your perfect podcast. And we’re going to cover recording online, and […]

Duration:00:21:02