Podcasting Q&A – October 19, 2019

Do you have podcasting questions? I have podcasting answers! There is a lot to learn when you first jump into the world of podcasting. There is so much information available that it can seem overwhelming or downright confusing. Sometimes it’s simply easier to ask someone.

While I’m not going to pretend to know everything there is to know about podcasting and in some areas, there is no one right answer but I do have a lot of experience… and opinions. I’m happy to share both! Originally streamed live on Castbox’s Livecast platform on October 19th, 2019, this is my first Podcasting Q&A.

This turned out much better than I had hoped and I had a great time fielding listeners’ questions. There is a lot of information here that should be helpful to new podcasters. Check out the timestamps below for a full list of topics and questions covered.

Topics and Questions

1:23 – My favorite type of show to do.
2:28 – Staying on topic.
5:46 – Fair Use, Copyright Infringement and discussing intellectual property.
11:24 – How to gain traction on a new podcast.
13:35 – How to find podcast sponsors?
15:30 – Planning a podcast episode.
17:40 – Tips for keeping a podcast interesting and retaining listeners.
20:06 – The first step in how to start a podcast.
22:53 – Audio editing software recommendations.
25:21 – Do you have to edit a podcast?
27:56 – Does podcast audio have to be good?
29:31 – Do you have to podcast everyday?
30:51 – Audio editing software for someone with zero audio experience.
32:04 – Is it hard to podcast everyday?
33:21 – Show notes and episode planning.
36:16 – Background music in a conversational podcast.
38:03 – Most important editing elements to make a podcast sound polished.
42:32 – The benefit of collaboration.
46:15 – Resources for starting a podcast.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. I am looking forward to hosting more Podcasting Q&As. Not only are there so many more aspects of the podcasting process to dive in to but many of the topics covered here deserve an even deeper dive. Be sure to check out our Live page for more information on future live streams and to submit your own questions!