HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PODCAST
Having fun on the day of recording is the key ingredient to a successful podcast
Listen to podcasts you love and write down what happens where so get an idea of how they're formed.
Want to hear how other producers ended up where they are? Check out our podcast here. If you want to see a show in action, RISE & SHINE's Live Show collection is here
Create a rough outline of your plan OR you can copy our Trello template by clicking here
Create a running order and script
When you have a clear vision for what you want to make, draft a running order (or use our free template here) then fill it in with help from our scripting video playlist (available here)
Get your kit sorted
A podcast host is your show's storage and distribution centre. They provide a podcast RSS feed (a listing of all your episodes) that you can submit to podcast directories like Spotify.
Check out our kit guide (From £10 - £500) by clicking here. Then learn how to use mics and recording software by checking out our recording playlist here
If you're recording remotely, have some light hearted conversation in between the technical setup with your guest and the recording
Record your podcast!
Remote recording software includes Zencastr, Riverside and ipDTL. Be sure to check out our playlist on presenting and interviewing here
Edit and add sound design and/or music
Freesound.org is a great source for CC0 sound effects
And you can learn that by watching our playlist on post production (including an explainer on music licencing) ! Available here
Sort your transcripts
Sometimes it takes up to eight weeks for a platform to show your show's feed so upload a trailer well in advance to have it set up early
Upload to a host
Promote your work!
Find out how to promote your show on social media and target your audience by watching our promotion, socials and marketing playlist here
Want some more general production advice?
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