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Iron University Podcast


Apr 2, 2019

So you want to start a podcast? Awesome! Podcasting has changed my life. Connecting with new people, strengthening relationships with old friends, and it’s opened up doors to new opportunities that I never thought I would have. Here's my guide below on starting your podcast:

Designing A Podcast

Answer these questions first (3:55)

  • Why is it important to you?
  • Why should people listen?
  • How are you helping your audience?

Speak to those who know you best (4:44)

  • Does your idea make sense to them?
  • Ask three people for their advice. 

Research Other Podcasts (6:40)

  • Disaggregate how they host their podcast.

Podcast Structure (6:45)

  • Introduction (Welcoming audience / introduction music)
  • Overview (What’s to come on the show)
  • Sponsor Plug (if applicable)
  • Body (Heart of the episode)
  • Conclusion (Closing remarks, next time, call to action)

Podcast Episode Ideas/Topics (8:50)

  • Writing down ideas on Notes app.

 Creating an Outline (9:50)

  • Fill outline with Key words / phrases. 

Do a Trial Run (11:00)

  • How did it come across?
  • Any areas to improve?
  • Any areas to expand?

Equipment (15:00)

Mic

  • Audio-Technica ATR-2100

Optional (15:42):

  • Boom Arm
  • Wind/Noise Condenser

Software (16:10)

  • Mac – Garageband
  • PC or Mac – Zencastr
  • PC – Audacity
  • Soundcloud

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