Almost every podcast known to man has an episode structure, an outline, or bones if you will. There are the things that are in every episode and just vary in their content. There can be some variation from podcast to podcast, but inside a podcast these same things are in every episode.
A cornerstone of podcast interviewing is being able to get an interesting story from your guests. Getting a coherent story out of a guest can be painful. You ask them questions and they give you one word answers or they ramble around for 10 minutes and still don’t answer the question. This article is going to give you a tool to build a story out of an interview.
The biggest podcast mistake I see hosts make during an interview is also the opposite of what makes a great podcaster. Here's the key to great interviews.
We commonly get asked "Should I start a podcast?" and my answer is almost always yes. Yes, you should start a podcast. There are lots of reasons someone might start a podcast. Here are...
What is a sales funnel and why does your podcast need one? A Podcast can't move people to action if it doesn't know where it wants them to go.
One of the biggest emotions a podcast guest feels before being on your show is fear. Learn how to make a podcast guest guide that will alleviate their fears.
"How do you come up with podcast episode ideas ?” Newer podcasters have 3 or 4 episode ideas and then they run out. Here are 9 ideas when you get the podcaster’s equivalent of writer’s block.
Interviewing is at least part of most podcast's format. For many it is the crux of the show. At the core of being a good interviewer is creating killer interview questions.
Recently I heard D. Grant Smith interview Kevin Kelly on episode 27 of the DIY Artist Route Podcast. Kevin Kelly is the person who wrote the article for Wired that inspired the much-repeated idea that you need 1000 True Fans to make a living with your work. D. Grant mentioned that Patreon was the personification [...]
The first 15-30 seconds of your podcast could determine its success long term. How you open your podcast will affect how rapidly your audience grows, while determining if you thrill or frustrate long time listeners. You need to do it right. I’m going to give you some dos and don’ts of openings that Aaron and I have learned over the years.