You’ve had a brilliant idea, and now you want to share it with everyone. Welcome to the wide world of podcasting! But before you get this show on the road, there are a few things you’ll need to do first.

Podcast Creation Checklist

  1. Equip Yourself

To get the job done right, you’ll need the right tools. If you’re a beginner, it might feel intimidating to mess around with all the expensive tech. Not to worry, though! You can still make a killer cast with just a microphone and a pair of headphones. For those who have already dipped their toes into podcasting—or recording audio in general—you might want to invest in some heavy machinery. Take a look at this blog post to find the equipment that will work best for you.

  1. Get Scripting

Podcasting is more than just sitting down, opening your mouth, and letting the finished product fall out. It takes a bit more polish and finesse than that. Of course, not every podcast uses a word-for-word script. Think of conversational podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience. But you can bet that even the best in the biz have an outline or list of talking points in front of them before they hit record. A script is essential if you’re creating a tightly-paced or narrative podcast, so be sure to read up on how to write one of your very own.

  1. Put Your Records On

With your microphone plugged in and your headphones on, you’re ready to start recording. But which recording software should you use? Audacity is one of the most popular among podcasters because it’s free and easy to use. GarageBand is another excellent choice, although this one is only for Mac users. Plus, there are a handful of other software options that can help you achieve crystal clear quality, even if you’re recording over the phone or video chat. 

  1. Get the Good Stuff

Once you’ve recorded, you’ll need to trim the auditory fat – and this is where the editing comes in. Recording with GarageBand and Audacity is a smart choice because once you’ve got your audio down, you can use the same software to slice and dice the clips. Or, if you want to enlist the help of a professional, Podcast Recipe has you covered. Sometimes it’s worthwhile to get another set of ears on the project. Be sure to check out pricing to hire a professional editor for your podcast.

And once you’ve got the finished product, we can help you with the launch, too!

Done-For-You Podcast Launching

At Podcast Recipe, we do more than coach you on your podcast launch. We work alongside you with done-for-you podcasting services, from icon graphic design, RSS host set up and publishing, marketing, and launch planning. Together, we’ll make sure your podcast launch is a HIT.

Reach out today to learn more.