Test out your new podcast idea with a WhatsApp group

Got a podcast idea and an audience, but not ready to commit or go public? Here’s how you can use WhatsApp to create a private listening group to test the water

What Wordle can teach podcasters about generosity

There are many imitators in the app store, but Josh Wardle's little web app Wordle is the one that catching on fire right now. Josh, hasn't made a penny from the game and doesn't intend to, so what can we as podcasters achieve when we do the internet a favour?

Make a clip show to introduce new listeners

We often treat podcast clip shows like their TV sitcom counterparts. But this is audio, so instead of a hasty montage, what if your next clip show was your Definitive Collection? Here’s how your podcast’s best-of album can turn brand new listeners into ardent fans.

Make a PACT to chart your podcast growth

Business OGs teach SMART goals, which are fine for a sprint. Podcasting isn’t a footrace – it’s more like running to keep fit. It’s time to rethink our goals and shape them for the long run.

Who gave you permission to make a podcast?

Imposter syndrome and a need for perfection stop many of us from telling our stories in public. Now’s a perfect time to show your inner critic the door.

Why “how do I grow my podcast” is the wrong question

The #1 question every new podcaster asks is “how can I grow my podcast?”. The answers are great – it’s the question that’s wrong.

The best podcasting tips of 2021

As we wind down for the year, let’s take a moment to look back on some of the best advice podcasters and other creatives have given us in 2021.

Interview guests remotely without being on the same call

Running a regular interview podcast is hard. Finding guests is tricky enough without having to wrestle with calendars. Use this method to interview guests on their schedule, when they're most comfortable.

Get better audio quality from your Zoom podcast recordings

Remote recording tools like SquadCast and Riverside are great. But if you can't afford another subscription, you might be surprised at what you can do with Zoom.

How to sound like a million bucks without spending a cent

Are you unhappy with the sound you're getting from your mic? Unless you're recording in a sound proof booth, the mic is probably not the issue. Here's how you can create a professional sound without spending a penny.

Podcast producer, consultant and coach, and the founder of UK-based podcast studio Origin.

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