Don't Publish The First Thing You Record
If you think about it there are rough drafts, dress rehearsals, and, well, practice laps.
I just watch Get Back on Disney+ and you see where the Beatles were getting ready for one of their first public appearances in a long time. So what did they do? They practiced - a lot. In one scene you see that they have done the song "The Long and Winding Road" 18 times.
DOES THIS MEAN I NEED TO RECORD MY PODCAST 18 TIMES?
Only if the first 17 times didn't get the results you're looking for do you need to record your episode 18 times.
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PERFECT
There are all sorts of mistakes that have been captured in time (the squeak in the drum's at the beginning of Steve Wonder's Superstition), so it doesn't have to be perfect, but you also want to make sure you've done all you can to ensure a good recording, and organized delivery, and content that is going to resonate with your audience.
THE RED PEG OF PODCASTING
When you have someone whom you didn't grow up with or are related to telling you they'd like to hear more - you've got it.
Creating a podcast is not hard. Creating a GOOD Podcast can take some time and effort.