How to Start a Podcast

Buzzsprout

“How to Start a Podcast” is a serial podcast that teaches you how to create a podcast from scratch. Presented by Buzzsprout, this podcast is perfect for the newbie podcaster, the established podcaster who wants to make sure they have all their bases covered, or someone who wants to learn more about what it’s like to make a podcast. Start your podcast for FREE at Buzzsprout.com read less

Our Editor's Take

Anyone looking to start podcast hosting should listen to the How to Start a Podcast show. Podcasts have become one of the most popular kinds of media available. A reason so many get produced is because of how easy it is to get started. This show provides step-by-step tutorials for beginners and established podcasters.

Gilon Marts of Buzzsprout hosts the program. Each episode covers a new topic to help beginners create a new podcast. Listeners will enjoy the way How to Start a Podcast makes it simple to start making that first episode. The show uses a straightforward podcast format to make it easy to understand. Rather than getting too technical, the hosts give listeners a simple overview of topics.

How to Start a Podcast explains many things. Some simpler topics discuss audio files and editing software like Garageband and Audacity. The show will also be helpful for listeners looking for more advanced topics. The hosts cover podcast platforms to use. Other useful topics include social media, show notes, and cover art.

Beginner podcast listeners might want help choosing a podcast name or recording software. Advanced listeners may want to learn about monetization or getting on podcast directories. Podcast hosts of any level may be able to get some use out of How to Start a Podcast.

Some episodes of How to Start a Podcast cover one topic at length, while others touch on a few topics in one episode. More nuanced facets of podcasting like releasing new episodes and choosing a cohost might take an entire episode. Similar complex topics the show covers are RSS feeds and crafting an intro and outro.

More fundamental topics include choosing podcast equipment and recording the first podcast episode. Beginner recording equipment about ranges from Zoom recorders to XLR cables. Someone getting started will love learning about audio recording and platforms like Anchor.

The best podcasts use high-quality equipment to get good audio quality. Podcast recording doesn't take much more than a computer and podcast microphone. How to Start a Podcast will help new podcasters set themselves up to create a successful podcast.

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