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Creative chat. Mildly geeky tech talk. Business without buzz words and boring bits.
If this podcast was a cocktail it would be a Cosmopolitan (just because Martine sounds a bit posh - she isn't by the way - and of course, because Cosmopolitans are AMAZING!)
Join Guernsey girl Martine for weekly snippets of creative chat and inspiration, along with oodles of resources and actionable ideas.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 20 How is a Podcast Episode Made?
7 days ago
The one where I explain my process for creating a podcast episode. Welcome Hello and welcome to episode 20 of the Creative Me podcast. Thank you for joining me. Today’s show is all about how a podcast episode is made. This show is ideal for anyone interested in getting into podcasting, but also anyone who is curious about what has to happen for an episode to go live. It’s a sneaky peek behind the scenes. Please note, this is an approximate transcript of the episode – it’s how I speak, not how I write Thanks for understanding. Links to equipment and resources can be found in the free downloadable workflow at the end of this post. Outline Every episode starts with an outline. I tend to start my basic outline in Workflowy and then move into Google Docs. Recording When the outline is in place I gather my recording tools: Blue Yeti Microphone with pop shield Garageband (free with Mac) Headphones Links to exact products are included in the free podcast workflow download at the end of this post. I’ll then record the audio in Garageband referring to my outline on my iPad. I listen through to the audio in Garageband and edit as needed. I’m specifically listening to breaks in the audio because, in order to pause, I hit the spacebar and it tends to make a popping sound. I listen to the breaks in the audio and I edit anything necessary. After that, I download the audio as an MP3 and name the file consistently. All of my files are named ‘episode-number.mp3’. I listen to the MP3 just to make sure everything has downloaded correctly. This whole process would take me, on average, half an hour. So that’s the outlining, gathering tools, getting set up and recording and editing the audio. That’s based on roughly 15 minutes of audio. After that, it’s time to make a start on the show notes and accompanying images. Show Notes Show notes are an expanded version of the outline, ideal for someone who has not listened to the audio. They read more like a blog post. My show notes include a one sentence summary. I also include subheadings, and these are formatted which is good for SEO