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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 starting a podcast?

11/25/2018
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Starting a podcast can be daunting. Especially when the only thing you've pressed record on is your VCR (hello to anyone who remembers what they are). It's understandable if you're worried that no one will listen, or that you don't have the right voice to host a podcast, or that you don't have to time to fit it into your life. Doing anything new is daunting so in this episode I take you through a few of the most common reasons people don't start a podcast. And I tell you why they shouldn't...

Duration:00:16:12

What is Anchor?

11/19/2018
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Most podcast hosts are just that...podcast hosts. They’re a place to upload your MP3’s, look at your stats and fill in your show details but apart from that, there aren't many bells and whistles. Anchor is different because it’s designed to be a podcast host but also a place to edit and create your show. Inside Anchor, you can drag and drop audio elements directly into your episode and if you've never worked with audio before this can make piecing together an episode way less...

Duration:00:20:40

Do you need a mixer for your podcast?

11/12/2018
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Buying the right equipment when you're starting a podcast can be confusing and it's easy to get stuff you don't need. Like a mixer. In this episode I explain what a mixer does and go through some of the common reasons people think they need one. So, if you haven't bought your podcasting gear yet and you think you might need a mixer let's make sure you're buying one for the right reasons. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/mixer-podcast/ About me... My...

Duration:00:10:05

Why you need a trailer for your podcast

11/4/2018
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A podcast trailer can help you drum up interest in your show before you've dropped an episode because it gives potential listeners a taste of what they can expect. Just like a trailer for a movie, a podcast trailer includes highlights of what's on the way and gives people a reason to get excited about what's to come. In this episode I share my tips on how to create a kick-arse podcast trailer so you can get people excited about your show. Check out the full episode show notes:...

Duration:00:05:26

Should you tell people to 'subscribe' to your podcast?

10/29/2018
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Getting more podcast listeners is important if you want your show to last but you also want those listeners to subscribe. This is because the more subscribers you have the more chance you've got of ranking in podcast charts. It also makes it much easier for people to listen because they'll get a new episode delivered straight to their podcast app. So how do you get more podcast listeners and in turn subscribers? The best way is often to avoid using the word 'subscribe' and in this episode...

Duration:00:08:29

How to write great episode titles

10/21/2018
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You should think about your podcast episode title like the headline of an article. It's the thing that makes people click, so you need to pack as much information as possible into a small number of words. But you also want to be truthful. The rules of click-baiting apply here just as they do on blogs and websites...don't do it, unless you want to suffer the consequences. If you want listeners to keep returning to your show, week after week, you have to build a relationship with them. And...

Duration:00:09:40

How to write great podcast descriptions

10/14/2018
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After your podcast name and logo, the next thing potential listeners look at is your podcast description. So you've got to make it good. While you don't want to write an essay, you're not as restricted in your word count as you are with your podcast name. That means you've got more real estate to tell listeners exactly what they can expect from your show. So how do you write a podcast description that makes people think "OMG! This show is exactly what I'm looking for!"? Check out the full...

Duration:00:10:56

How to come up with a great podcast name

10/8/2018
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I know we're all told not to judge a book by its cover but the truth is, we do. When people find your show in their podcast directory it's often the combination of your podcast name and podcast logo that will entice them to give it a try. You haven't got a lot of words to make an impact so this isn't an easy task. But ideally, you want to give your podcast a name that's going to stop people scrolling by. So how do you pick something that makes them want to listen? Check out the full...

Duration:00:15:49

How to come up with a great podcast idea

10/1/2018
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If you're thinking "I want to do a podcast but I'm not sure what it should be about," you're not alone. Coming up with an idea for your podcast can be really difficult. So in this episode, I'm going to take you through a few exercises to help you refine your podcast idea. Or come up with one if you've got nothing. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-ideas/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media...

Duration:00:15:55

What are the best podcast microphones?

9/24/2018
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When you're kick-starting your podcast it can be hard to know what equipment to buy because there's so much out there. Particularly when it comes to one of the most important items in your kit, your podcast microphone. Some articles give 700 recommendations and if you've got no idea about recording you can end up more confused than when you started. So in this episode I'm going to keep things simple and give you my top three podcast microphone recommendations. Check out the full episode...

Duration:00:10:11

How to record a podcast

9/16/2018
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Are you at the beginning of the podcasting journey and know nothing about how to get your idea into people's ears? In this episode we go right back to basics and I take you through how to record a podcast. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/record-podcast/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia’s largest media organisations. I'm the Head of...

Duration:00:09:07

How to find content for your podcast

9/11/2018
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Coming up with content for your podcast can be one of the more challenging and time-consuming parts of the podcasting process, especially if you're releasing a weekly show. So how do you find enough ideas to make sure you're not lying awake on the eve of an episode going live thinking "What am I going to talk about?" Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-content/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media...

Duration:00:17:22

How to avoid 'podfade'

9/3/2018
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Podfade is the inevitable consequence of jumping into a podcast you're not prepared for. And it happens when a show stops releasing episodes and fades into podcasting obscurity. This is usually because the creator loses interest, realises their idea doesn't have legs or because they seriously underestimated the workload. So how do you make sure your podcast doesn't become another statistic? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podfade/ About me... My name...

Duration:00:15:56

How to be an awesome co-host

8/26/2018
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Co-hosting a podcast with other people can be great. But if one or more members of the team aren't pulling their weight it can be exhausting. So how do you make sure you're bringing your A-game as a podcast co-host? In this episode I share my top tips for being the kind of co-host people want to podcast with. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-co-host-tips/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media...

Duration:00:12:17

How to cover up recording in different locations

8/19/2018
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Covering up recording in different locations is possible but it depends on how different the locations are. If one recording was done in a library and the other at a Monster Truck rally it'll probably be impossible to make those sound like they were in the same place. But if you want to make it sound like you did everything in one sitting the key is to record some ambient sound. In this episode I explain how to make recording in multiple locations sound like it was done in one...

Duration:00:07:01

How to design a great podcast logo

7/29/2018
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Your podcast logo is the first thing people will see when they come across your show and it's often the reason they'll stop and take a second look. That means you have to put serious thought into how to design one that will make people want to listen. In this episode I share my tips on creating a podcast logo that fits with the brand of your show but also stops people from scrolling past. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-logo/ About me... My...

Duration:00:08:29

The 4 things you need to start a podcast

7/22/2018
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The question on everyone's lips when they're thinking about starting a podcast is "What equipment do I need?" Do you need a mixer? Will your computer microphone do? Do you have to buy special headphones or can you use the ones that come with your phone? Search Google and you’ll have a shopping list of podcast equipment as long as your arm. But the truth is you only need four things to start a podcast. In this episode I take you through what those four things are. Check out the full...

Duration:00:09:24

What are the different types of podcasts?

7/15/2018
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Are you thinking about starting a podcast but have no idea about the different types of shows? In this episode I take you through some of the most common podcast types so you can choose the one that's right for you. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-types/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia’s largest media organisations. I'm the...

Duration:00:25:49

How many people should you have on your podcast?

7/8/2018
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When you’re thinking about how many people to have on your podcast your decision should always be based on what's best for your audience and what's best for your content. In this episode I take you through some things you need to think about when you're deciding how many people to have on your podcast. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-many-people-should-you-have-on-your-podcast/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades...

Duration:00:07:56

What are the steps to release a podcast episode?

7/1/2018
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If you're new to podcasting you might not realise quite how many steps there are in the process. In this episode I give yo the full rundown of all the things you need to do to get a podcast into people's ears. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcasting-steps/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia’s largest media organisations. I'm the Head...

Duration:00:07:27