Today I take a quick second to look back at 700 episodes of the School of Podcasting. I break format on these landmark episodes and have a little fun. Today I decided to do something I've never done before – a lightning round.
A Quick Look Back
00:50 Episode 70
01:53 Dave Gets the Vapers
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4:38 Podcast Lightning Round
05:09 Best Podcast Media Hosting ( Libsyn.com use the coupon code sopfree to get a free month)
05:20 How many episodes should I launch with?
05:27 How do you record a phone call?
Skype Out or a Rodecaster Pro
05:47 Best way to record skype?
[06:01 ]Getting comfortable recording solo?
[06:13 ]Can you make money with a podcast?
07:05 A Top mistake podcasters make?
07:15 Best use of a Zoom H1 portable Recorder
07:50 Who is the Rodecaster Pro best suited for?
08:01 Best affordable software to record your podcast?
08:18 What audio plugins do you use?
08:28 Should I use Facebook ads to promote my podcast?
08:44 What do you think about Anchor.fm?
09:31 Do I need to edit my podcast?
09:39 Should I use my transcripts for my “Show notes/Blog Post?”
See otter.ai for free transcriptions
10:05 How do you avoid burnout?
Make it easy to capture and manage ideas like Evernote.
10:29 Should I use a stage name?
10:37 What link should I use when I promote my podcast?
10:49 Getting over first episode jitters
11:16 Should I do an episode zero/trailer?
11:39 Should I upgrade my equipment? ( see Gear Guide)
11:54 What do you use for Live Streaming?
12:22 Takin Live Phone Calls with a Que?
12:45 How do I get sponsors?
12:56 Should I share one microphone with my co-host?
13:25 What should I expect to pay when hiring a podcast editor?
see Steve Stewart. The cheapest I know is Podcast Press
13:53 Should I syndicate my audio podcast to YouTube?
14:07 Should I launch a crowdfunding campaign?
14:46 Playing music in my show, is it legal?
15:14 Uploading my episodes to Apple?
15:27 Start over or rebrand my podcast?
15:54 Should I join a podcast network?
16:10 I need a web designer
Kapa99 if you're on a budget can do Artwork
16:30 Who do I hire for voice over?
16:40 Is starting a podcast hard?
16:47 How do I get my podcast to rank higher in Apple Podcasts?
16:59 Who do you use for your web host?
17:08 Does my podcast need a website?
17:53 What Marketing Tools do you use?
18:24 What SEO Tools do you use?
18:33 What is your favorite app to listen to podcasts?
18:43 What makes a podcast good?
18:58 Should my podcast use Seasons?
19:20 Should I start a second podcast?
19:51 How do I quit a podcast?
20:10 How do I take a hiatus?
20:46 How do I un-podfade?
21:13 Should I do a solo show or do interviews?
21:35 How do I get more downloads?
22:23 How do I start a podcast and quit my job in six weeks?
Questions of the Month
I do this every year. Please record your response and include the following:
Your name and the name of your podcast
Your website where we can find your podcast
A brief synopsis of what your podcast is about (who its for, and what to expect)
What is your favorite podcast from 2019?
Why is it your favorite?
What is the website of this podcast?
I need the answers in by December 27th, 2019 so it can be heard on December 30th.
Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question to participate.
Thanks to All My Loyal Listeners
These episodes always make me uncomfortable as it has a focus on me, and I always like to focus on you. Thanks to everyone who has been with me over the years.
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