Prepared for Maddie C. | Delivered September 11, 2019
Explain the steps to producing and publishing a podcast and provide an overview of available podcast production services/individuals with sample pricing.
Steps to Producing a Podcast
First, it's key to determine the
of the podcast and the
. It's also recommended to clarify the
that the podcast provides for the listener and to
plan 10-15 episodes
that capitalize on this value.
The next step is to
decide on a name
for the podcast that is creative and/or descriptive.
Next, experts suggest planning an overview of
the podcast's episodes
. Factors to consider include the length of each episode, how frequently episodes will be released, and what the episodes will be called. It's also important to decide on the
format for episodes
. Possible formats include interview format, solo format, or co-host format.
Once the planning phase is complete, the next step is to
start recording episodes
. One route for doing this is to partner with a podcast producing studio and use the studio's equipment and/or facilities. Otherwise, recording requires equipment (this can be as basic as a computer with a built-in microphone), and recording/producing software (one recommended software is Audacity).
Once everything is set up, the episodes will need to be
and any co-hosts or guests will need to be brought in for the recording (this can be remote).
After recording is complete, the next step is
. This requires some basic knowledge of audio producing and editing, or there are software options that can help you with this process.
, for example, is a podcast producing tool.
To publish a podcast, the key is to select a
podcast hosting platform
to host your media files.
Finally, once the podcast is hosted on a media platform, it can be submitted to
various podcast directories
(iTunes, Spotify, etc.) and made available to audiences.
Podcast Production Services
Podcast Insights has developed a list of the
best podcast production services
for a variety of budgets. These services start at $
59 per episode or $150
The Podcast Host has a
podcast production directory
with detailed descriptions of various services.
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