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Want to learn how to create your own kick-arse podcast? Then this show is for you. Each week professional podcaster, writer, radio and television presenter, Rachel Corbett reveals tips and tricks used by podcasting professionals to create compelling content, connect with an audience and keep listeners coming back for more. If you've never podcasted before, you've been winging it, or you're a seasoned semi-professional who wants to take their show to the next level, this podcast is packed with advice that will help you build a show that people will want to listen to. If you're looking for more in-depth help with your podcast, check out Rachel's online podcasting course, PodSchool.com.au. It's a step-by-step guide to help you create your show from scratch, build an audience and turn your podcast into a business. You can also download Rachel's quick start podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au.

Want to learn how to create your own kick-arse podcast? Then this show is for you. Each week professional podcaster, writer, radio and television presenter, Rachel Corbett reveals tips and tricks used by podcasting professionals to create compelling content, connect with an audience and keep listeners coming back for more. If you've never podcasted before, you've been winging it, or you're a seasoned semi-professional who wants to take their show to the next level, this podcast is packed with advice that will help you build a show that people will want to listen to. If you're looking for more in-depth help with your podcast, check out Rachel's online podcasting course, PodSchool.com.au. It's a step-by-step guide to help you create your show from scratch, build an audience and turn your podcast into a business. You can also download Rachel's quick start podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au.
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Want to learn how to create your own kick-arse podcast? Then this show is for you. Each week professional podcaster, writer, radio and television presenter, Rachel Corbett reveals tips and tricks used by podcasting professionals to create compelling content, connect with an audience and keep listeners coming back for more. If you've never podcasted before, you've been winging it, or you're a seasoned semi-professional who wants to take their show to the next level, this podcast is packed with advice that will help you build a show that people will want to listen to. If you're looking for more in-depth help with your podcast, check out Rachel's online podcasting course, PodSchool.com.au. It's a step-by-step guide to help you create your show from scratch, build an audience and turn your podcast into a business. You can also download Rachel's quick start podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au.

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Episodes

Are these things holding you back from podcasting?

11/25/2018
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Starting a podcast can be daunting and there are plenty of reasons you might be talking yourself out of doing one. Are you worried you don’t have enough experience? Are you not comfortable with technology? Concerned you need to have a “radio voice?” In this episode I take you through some of the myths around podcasting that might be holding you back from starting your own show. And I tell you why you shouldn’t be worried about them. Check out the show notes for this episode at...

Duration:00:16:12

What is Anchor?

11/19/2018
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Have you heard people talking about a podcasting platform called Anchor? Interested in the fact it promises to make podcasting easy? In this episode, I take you through the pros and cons including some of the features I think are genius and some that mean you won’t have as much control over the edit of your podcast as I think you should have. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “anchor” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to...

Duration:00:20:40

Do you need a mixer?

11/12/2018
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If you’re at the stage where you’re looking at buying podcast equipment you’ve probably heard the word “mixer” thrown around a bit. So what is a mixer? What does it do? Do you need one? Or is it just overkill when something cheaper and simpler will do the job? In this episode I take you through whether you need a mixer for your podcast. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “mixer” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start...

Duration:00:10:05

Why you should create a podcast trailer

11/4/2018
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When you’re kicking off your show it’s a good idea to give potential listeners an audio example of what they can expect from future episodes. This will help build buzz since it’s much more compelling than a well written description or flashy title. When you’re starting out you want to get as many people interested and subscribing to your show as possible. So, in this episode I take you through how a podcast trailer can help you do that. Check out the show notes for this episode at...

Duration:00:05:26

Why you should stop telling your audience to subscribe

10/29/2018
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As podcasters one of the things that’s drilled into our heads is to ask our audience to “subscribe” to our show. But what if that’s confusing new listeners? Or even worse, turning them away? In this episode I take you through why you shouldn’t be asking your audience to subscribe and what you should say instead. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “subscribe” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast,...

Duration:00:08:29

How to write great episode titles

10/21/2018
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The title of your episode is the first thing a subscriber will see when your show pops up in their feed. So how write titles that entice them to listen and not just keep scrolling? In this episode I take you through the things you need to think about when you’re naming each episode. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “titles” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast, download my podcasting guide at...

Duration:00:09:40

How to write great podcast descriptions

10/14/2018
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Your podcast description is the thing new listeners will read to determine whether your show is for them. So how do you write descriptions that encourage people to subscribe to your show and listen to each episode? Listen to the show and find out. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “description” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast, download my podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au About the...

Duration:00:10:56

How to choose your podcast name

10/8/2018
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Naming your show is a big responsibility and you want to get it right. It’s the first thing your potential audience will see and something you’ll need to shout from the rooftops for the life of the show. So it’s important it’s something you love and your audience does too. In this episode Rachel Corbett share her tips for how to come up with a name that will stand the test of time. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “name” in the search bar). For more...

Duration:00:15:49

How to come up with your podcast idea

10/1/2018
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Coming up with an idea for your podcast can be tough. So, how do you make sure it’s interesting enough that an audience will love it but that you will love it too? In this episode Rachel Corbett shares her top tips for coming up with your big podcast idea. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “idea” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast, download my podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au About the...

Duration:00:15:55

Best podcast microphones

9/24/2018
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Not sure which microphone you should buy to record your podcast? It can be really overwhelming when you’re starting out. So today on the podcast I give you my top three recommendations for podcast microphones. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “microphone” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast, download my podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au About the host... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've...

Duration:00:10:11

How to record a podcast

9/16/2018
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In this episode we go back to basics and cover how to record your podcast. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “record” in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast, download my podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au About the host... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent over 16 years working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia’s largest media organisations as well...

Duration:00:09:07

How to come up with content for your podcast

9/11/2018
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Coming up with content can be one of the toughest parts of the podcasting process and a burden that often results in podcasters quitting their show. So how do you make sure you’ve got enough ideas even if your podcast goes for years? In this episode Rachel Corbett takes you through where to search for content so you’re never scratching your head thinking “What the hell do I talk about today?” Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “content” in the search...

Duration:00:17:22

How to prevent podfade

9/3/2018
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For every podcast that’s a success there are a lot that never make it part the first few episodes. This is called “podfade” and in this episode Rachel Corbett takes you through how to avoid it. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “podfade” in the search bar). Download my podcasting guide that takes you through all the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast at podcastguide.com.au About the host... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent...

Duration:00:15:56

How to be a good podcast co-host

8/26/2018
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Sharing the mic with someone can be a wonderful thing but it can also be a punish if one person is doing more work than the other. So how do you make sure you’re a kick-arse co-host both inside and outside the studio? In this episode, Rachel Corbett shows you how. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “co-host” in the search bar). Download my podcasting guide that takes you through all the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast at...

Duration:00:12:17

How to cover up recording in different locations

8/19/2018
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If you record parts of your podcast in different locations the audio will often sound different. So is it possible to make it sound like you recorded everything in the one spot? It is! And in this episode Rachel Corbett takes you through how to do it. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “different locations” in the search bar). Download my podcasting guide that takes you through all the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast at...

Duration:00:07:01

Podcast logo design tips

7/29/2018
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You podcast logo is the first thing new listeners will see when they come across your show. So how do you make sure your image not only stands out from the crowd but also encourages people to check out your show? In this episode Rachel Corbett takes you through some podcast logo design tips to help you pack as much punch into that little square as possible. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “logo” in the search bar). Download my podcasting guide that...

Duration:00:08:29

The 4 things you need to start a podcast

7/22/2018
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Podcast equipment can be a confusing rabbit hole to get lost in when you’re starting out. Do you need a mixer? Can you record onto your computer? Do you need special headphones or can you just use the ones that came with your phone? In this episode Rachel Corbett takes you through the four things you need to get your podcast started so you can keep things simple. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “equipment” in the search bar). Download my podcasting...

Duration:00:09:24

What are the different types of podcasts?

7/15/2018
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Thinking about starting a show but you’ve got no idea about the different styles of podcasts? In this episode Rachel Corbett takes you through some of the most popular styles so you can choose the one that’s right for you. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “types” in the search bar). Download my podcasting guide that takes you through all the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast at podcastguide.com.au About the host... My name is Rachel...

Duration:00:25:49

What's the ideal number of co-hosts?

7/8/2018
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When you’ve got the right mix of co-hosts on your show it can really make your podcast sound amazing but there is such a thing as too many cooks. So how many co-hosts is the ideal number and what happens if you’ve got too many people on your show? Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “co-host” in the search bar). Download my podcasting guide that takes you through all the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast at podcastguide.com.au About the...

Duration:00:07:56

What are the steps to release a podcast episode?

7/1/2018
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So you want to start a podcast but you’ve got no idea what’s involved? In this episode Rachel Corbett takes you through the steps you have to go through to release a podcast episode. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type “steps” in the search bar). Download my podcasting guide that takes you through all the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast at podcastguide.com.au About the host... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent over 16 years...

Duration:00:07:27