Podcasts are the new way to share information. With podcasts, you can learn while commuting or working out, so they’re perfect for those who don’t have time to sit and read a blog post or article
What’s more, podcasts are becoming increasingly popular as people realize that it takes less time than reading an article and can be listened to in any order. Plus, podcasts are very convenient because they’re available wherever you go (on your phone!).
So if you want to know how to organize a great podcast, keep reading!
Choosing the Podcasting Host
One of the most important steps in organizing a great podcast is choosing the right podcasting host. A podcasting host will help you determine how long your episodes should be, what topics to cover, and how often to release new episodes.
There are many different podcasting hosts out there, so it’s important to do your research and find one that fits your needs. The most popular podcasting hosts are Buzzsprout and Podbean, and choosing between the two means deciding what’s most important to you. For example, if you’re planning on interviewing guests on your show, make sure that the host you choose offers interview schedules and questions that fit your format. Or, if you want to be able to release your episodes on multiple platforms (like iTunes and Spotify), make sure that the host you choose offers that option too.
Planning Your Episodes
Once you’ve chosen a podcasting host, it’s time to start planning your episodes! Figure out what topics you want to cover and who you want to interview. If you’re not sure what to talk about, try brainstorming with a friend or family member. Another great way to come up with ideas is to look at other popular podcasts and see what they’re talking about.
You should also decide how long you want your episodes to be. This will depend on the format of your show and the topics you’re covering. If you’re doing a news show, for example, your episodes will likely be shorter than if you’re doing a long-form interview show. Or, if you’re covering a lot of different topics in one episode, you may want to make it longer so that you have enough time to cover everything.
However, it’s important to not make your episodes too long. People have short attention spans, and if your episodes are over an hour, they’re likely to tune out. Aim for around 30-45 minutes for each episode, and if you need to, you can always break up longer episodes into multiple parts.
If you’re planning on interviewing guests on your show, start reaching out to potential interviewees as soon as possible. The earlier you start, the better. This way, you can ensure that you get the guests you want and that they’re available when you need them.
When reaching out to potential interviewees, make sure to introduce yourself and your show. Explain what your podcast is about and why you think they would be a great guest. Be polite and professional, and make sure to follow up if they don’t respond right away.
Recording and Editing Your Episodes
Once you have your topics and format figured out, it’s time to start recording! Make sure that you have all of your equipment set up before you start recording. This includes your microphone, computer, and any other software you’ll need.
Before you hit the record, take a few deep breaths and relax. It can be helpful to practice what you’re going to say before you start recording but don’t worry if you make a few mistakes. You can always edit them out later.
When you’re finished recording, it’s time to edit your episode. This is where you’ll add any music or sound effects, and cut out any mistakes. If you’re not sure how to edit your podcast, there are a few great resources online that can help you get started.
Releasing The Episode
First, you’ll need to upload episodes to your podcasting host. Once it’s uploaded, you can then share it on social media and anywhere else you want.
However, make sure to promote your episode before and after it goes live. This will help ensure that people actually listen to it. You can promote it by sharing it on social media, emailing your subscribers, or even advertising it on other podcasts.
Additionally, don’t forget to include show notes with each episode. These are a great way to give listeners more information about what they’re hearing, and they can also help promote your show.
There are just a few things you should keep in mind when organizing a podcast. First, decide what format and topics you want to cover. Then, find a podcasting host that fits your needs and start planning your episodes.
Once you have everything figured out, start recording and promoting your show! You will quickly be on your way to a successful one.