I explained in my previous article that I was starting a tutorial series on getting up and running with your very own podcast. So here I am to deliver! In Part 1 of this series, I’ll be giving you some advice and guidance on the very early stages of your podcast development: The “Planning” phase. As I illustrated previously, I am definitely not the most authoritative figure on podcasting. However, I do feel like I’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons during our 3 year tenure, and would love to impart some potentially beneficial wisdom onto those of you considering starting your own show. So let’s get started!
The world of podcasting is an interesting place, as you can imagine, for both producers and listeners alike. Since this audio medium is still relatively new, it’s constantly evolving, especially with it being a part of internet content. A big contribution to the evolution of podcasts has been its insane growth in popularity over the last several years. People love listening to podcasts because they’re available at any time, it’s better than radio, and it opens up the possibility for people to have long-form conversations without obnoxious interruptions. And if you’ve been thinking about starting your own podcast, it’s a great time for that as well. Between the costs of getting it off the ground and running, the ease of production, and the bounty of hosting providers, it’s never been easier and more streamlined to host a podcast.