In the last few weeks I’ve had more and more people get in contact looking for advice on how to start a podcast. Below is some links to tools and apps that are easily available to set you on your way.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain
The most important advice I can give to anyone who is looking to start a podcast is very simple. Just do it. You can procrastinate forever but if you have a topic or passion you want to podcast you really have to get your ducks in a row, record and release. From there you can re-edit, review and build on the initial recordings. The list below is short and sweet and will give you tools you need to get started quickly.
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Hosting your podcast can be simply done via Transistor.FM which I highly recommend*
Even though this article is a year old Lifehacker’s guide is one of the best which covers all set up aspects.
For a recording microphone direct via USB into your laptop I highly recommend any of the RODE mics https://www.thomann.de/ie/rode_rodecaster_pro.htm
To clean up the levels of your audio Auphonic is a automatic audio post production web service for podcasts, broadcasters, radio shows, movies, screencasts and more.
Photo credit: Austin Distel
* This post contains affiliate links. Which means If you click through and buy something, I will get a small percentage of the sale which goes towards hosting of this site. Updated Sept 2020.