So You Want to be a Podcaster

Andrew Rappaport & Coleen Sharp

So you want to be a podcaster, our mission is to encourage and equip you for excellence in podcasting. I am Andrew Rappaport host of the Rapp Report and Apologetics Live and executive director of the Christian Podcast Community. And I am Coleen Sharp host of Theology Gals Chief Administrator of the Christian Podcast Community. read less
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Show Notes
May 7 2020
Show Notes
So You Want to be a Podcaster episode 14 Importance of show notes SEO valueApple will now search audio How do different apps handle show notes Apple PodcastGoogle PodcastOvercastCastboxDowncastSpotifyTuneinSticheriHeart RadioPodbeanPodcast addict Blog post vs. description Transcription or not?Chapters or skip toAdd all your resources mentioned in the episodehttps://www.brokenlinkcheck.com RSS feed size 1 MB is the practical maximum, but I recommend smaller than 512 KB.How to Shrink Your Podcast RSS Feed and Why It Matters The Audacity to Podcast with Daniel J. LewisFree RSS Validators Podbase: For podcast feeds. Podbase will check your URL, make sure your XML is well-formed, and whether it is iTunes-compatible. It will also check for things like your cover art being in iTunes compliance, correct category, correct summary, and more.Cast Feed Validator: For podcast feeds. This validates your feed, checks the main image, as well as media files while letting you visualize your podcast RSS feed.Feed Validator: Feed Validator is for Atom, RSS, and KML feeds. LIke W3C, it also gives you highlighted errors with messages and information for each problem found.W3C: W3C is for syndicated feeds. It works with RSS 0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, and 2.0. Enter the address of your feed and click “validate.” Errors will be highlighted, with messages for each problem. Not sure what the message means? There’s a “help” link with more details. Examples The FeedThe Briefing with Al Mohler  example – don’t downgrade your show notesThe Audacity to PodcastThe imaged life
Building A Podcast Audience
Jun 6 2019
Building A Podcast Audience
So You Want To Be A Podcaster | Episode 9 Building An Audience This week Coleen and Andrew discuss building your podcast audience. Make A Podcast People Want To Listen To Who is your target audience? What makes your podcast different than similar podcasts? You can market your podcast, if it’s not good, you aren’t going to get subscribers Be realistic Don’t obsess about numbers Slow & steady It’s not one thing but many things Get Your Name Out There Social Media Instagram Twitter Facebook Facebook Pages Facebook groups Make a group that attracts people interested in the subject Make shareable content Graphics Wordswag Audio grams Headliner Social media contests We’ll known guests Joint episodes Advertising  Facebook Run commercials on other podcasts Christian Podcast Community Podcasts If you’re interested in joining the the Christian Podcast Community Rapp Report with Andrew Rappaport Rapp Report Daily Theology Gals 5 Solas Podcast This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources strivingforeternity.org Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community: ChristianPodcastCommunity.org Support Striving for Eternity at  http://StrivingForEternity.org/donate Please review us on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rapp-report/id1353293537 Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StrivingForEternity Join the conversation in our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/326999827369497 Watch subscribe to us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/StrivingForEternity Get the book What Do They Believeat http://WhatDoTheyBelieve.com Get the book What Do We Believeat http://WhatDoWeBelieveBook.com
Podcast Editing: Tools and Techniques
May 15 2019
Podcast Editing: Tools and Techniques
Editing Podcasts So You Want To Be A Podcaster | Episode 8 On this episode Coleen and Andrew talk about editing your podcasts. They discuss tools, techniques and more. Tools Audacity Garage band Adobe Audition Hindenburg Auphonic plug-ins Techniques Noise reduction Compression Truncate silence How much editing is needed Every um Long pauses Saving your file Audio formats MP3 M4A / AAC WMA MP3 Bit rates Do not use a variable bit rate Might not play on all platform Best is a fixed rate such as 64Kbps, 96Kbps or 128Kbps 64Kbps is AM radio quality; good for talk only 96Kbps is FM radio quality; good for talk and some music like bumper music 128Kbps is CD quality; good for recording music 192Kbps is high quality and probably not necessary for a podcast Use either 22.05kHz or 44.1kHz (CD quality) Mono, stereo or joint stereo   Christian Podcast Community Podcasts If you’re interested in joining the the Christian Podcast Community Rapp Report with Andrew Rappaport Rapp Report Daily Theology Gals 5 Solas Podcast   This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources strivingforeternity.org Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community: ChristianPodcastCommunity.org Support Striving for Eternity at  http://StrivingForEternity.org/donate Please review us on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rapp-report/id1353293537 Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StrivingForEternity Join the conversation in our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/326999827369497 Watch subscribe to us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/StrivingForEternity Get the book What Do They Believeat http://WhatDoTheyBelieve.com Get the book What Do We Believeat http://WhatDoWeBelieveBook.com
Your First Podcast Episode
May 2 2019
Your First Podcast Episode
So You Want To Be A Podcaster |Episode 7 On this week’s episode Coleen and Andrew go over everything you need to do for your first episode. Recording What will you use to record? Will differ if you’re on your own Audacity garage band Record multiple people Zoom Zencaster Hardware recording Zoom H5, H6 Podcaster Pro No inside jokes No copyright music no matter the length Editing Audacity garage band Naming your podcast files Short names Include an episode and a quick description Title Specific No episode numbers No metatag stuffing Posting Depends on your host Applying iTunes – #1 directory Spotify – #2 directory and growing Google – they will find you like big brother Tunein – Alexa devices Stitcher iHeart Radio Christian Podcast Community Podcasts If you’re interested in joining the the Christian Podcast Community Rapp Report with Andrew Rappaport Rapp Report Daily Theology Gals This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources strivingforeternity.org Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community: ChristianPodcastCommunity.org Support Striving for Eternity at  http://StrivingForEternity.org/donate Please review us on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rapp-report/id1353293537 Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StrivingForEternity Join the conversation in our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/326999827369497 Watch subscribe to us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/StrivingForEternity Get the book What Do They Believeat http://WhatDoTheyBelieve.com Get the book What Do We Believeat http://WhatDoWeBelieveBook.com
Podcast Co-Host(s)
Apr 3 2019
Podcast Co-Host(s)
So You Want To Be A Podcaster | Episode 6 Co-host(s) On this week’s episode Coleen and Andrew discuss co-hosts. Do you need a co-host? What things should you consider when looking for a co-host? How should you organize podcast responsibilities? Styles Do you need a co-host? Permanent vs. Guest co-host Why you might want a co-host Test your chemistry Humor, seriousness, etc Strong personalities can collide Can be awkward Can end relationships Solo shows or solo interviews Everything scripted or ad hoc or in the middle Need an outline How many co-host Topics What sorts of topics Agreements Have a planning meeting When you’ll record Shared responsibility vs. Just show up Who is going to lead Who starts the show Who keeps you on topic Have set responsibilities Know who will do what Editing Preparing Social media Guest Who is going to schedule Will your guest clash with one of the co-hosts Have a plan for disagreements Be Flexible Things change Work Marriage Baby Life Contracts Yes you are friends today but ……. Know who owns the podcast Make a plan before the break-up Christian Podcast Community Podcasts If you’re interested in joining the the Christian Podcast Community Rapp Report with Andrew Rappaport Rapp Report Daily Theology Gals This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources strivingforeternity.org Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community: ChristianPodcastCommunity.org Support Striving for Eternity at  http://StrivingForEternity.org/donate Please review us on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rapp-report/id1353293537 Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/StrivingForEternity Join the conversation in our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/326999827369497 Watch subscribe to us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/StrivingForEternity Get the book What Do They Believeat http://WhatDoTheyBelieve.com Get the book What Do We Believeat http://WhatDoWeBelieveBook.com