Fifty Four Podcast Questions in Twenty Six Minutes – Episode 700

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

[04:55] Best Microphone Samson Q2u or ATR2100

[05:09] Best Podcast Media Hosting ( 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?

free mp3 skype recorder (PC) Call Recorder (Mac)

[06:01] Getting comfortable recording solo?

[06:13] Can you make money with a podcast?

[06:51] How do I get booked as a guest on other shows? (Interview Guide)

[07:05] A Top mistake podcasters make?

[07:15] Best use of a Zoom H1 portable Recorder

[07:25] Zoom H4, H5, H6, which one? ( see Gear Guide)

[07:50] Who is the Rodecaster Pro best suited for?

[08:01] Best affordable software to record your podcast?

Audacity (learn Audacity)

[08:18] What audio plugins do you use?

Waves Scheps Omni Channel

[08:28] Should I use Facebook ads to promote my podcast?

[08:44] What do you think about

See this post with video

[09:31] Do I need to edit my podcast?

[09:39] Should I use my transcripts for my “Show notes/Blog Post?”

See 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?

see this post

[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?

Call in Studio

[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?

See Video

[15:27] Start over or rebrand my podcast?

[15:54] Should I join a podcast network?

[16:10] I need a web designer

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[16:30] Who do I hire for voice over?

Music Radio Creative or Media Voice Overs

[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?

Cooler Websites or Siteground

[17:08] Does my podcast need a website?

[17:22] Should I use Audiograms? ( see the episode and audiogram tools)

[17:53] What Marketing Tools do you use?

Social Bee for Posting, Sendfox for Email

[18:24] What SEO Tools do you use?

Yoast SEO Plugin, and Ubersuggest

[18:33] What is your favorite app to listen to podcasts? on the iPhone, and Pocketcasts sounds great on Android

[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.

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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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6 thoughts on “Fifty Four Podcast Questions in Twenty Six Minutes – Episode 700”

  1. Wow! I’ve started a series of interviews with leading photographers and have been on the fence about whether to turn it into a podcast or not. This was the lightning bolt in the arm I needed to just do it… So thankful for all the links and resources. Now I have about a million new tabs to go read and get ready to launch. Look out 2020!

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