Podcast Creation 101
What Equipment to Get for Your Podcast
When it comes to buying podcast equipment to start making your next great idea, the number of options to choose from can be paralyzing. This guide won’t present you with every possible microphone you can buy for your podcast. Instead, we’re giving you three common options for each category of item you’ll need, at three different price points, so you can build your podcast setup as quickly as possible.
Creating a Narrative Podcast: A Step-By-Step Guide
There are a lot of resources on the internet for making a podcast. But, how do you actually put all these tools together to get a finished podcast episode. In this guest post, producer Michael Falero walks through the nitty gritty of the process of creating Backyard Cambridge, a local news podcast he created in collaboration with Glow's co-founder.
How to Make Your Podcast Sound Better with Simple EQ Techniques
With podcasts and any kind of audio, the raw sound you record is rarely going to be the end product that people hear. There are a number of post production effects, also known as FX, that can help you craft a more pleasing sound for your podcast. This post explains one of the most basic types of processing: equalization, or EQ.
How to Use Compression for Better Podcast Sound
A lot of the work of finishing your podcast once you’ve recorded it is making it sound better without the audience ever realizing you’ve changed anything. Natural-sounding podcast audio from outlets like NPR and Gimlet Media is anything but natural. To get a great podcast sound, you need to use processing tools like compressors.
The Secret to Interviewing Remote Podcast Guests: The "Double Ender" Technique
If you’ve booked an interview with an expert for the first episode of your podcast, the next question you might ask yourself is how you’ll record them while you speak to them on Skype. Most creators come up against this problem early on in their podcast production. Thankfully, there’s a common solution that many shows employ to get a clean guest recording.
What Are Private Feeds, and Where Can I Host One?
In order to host a podcast with both publicly available and premium content, you will need to set up two separate podcasts feeds with your host: the first with a public feed and the second with a private feed. Hosting a private feed allows you to ensure that your premium content remains exclusive to paying listeners and is not available for people to find online (unlike your public content).