Podcast Tips & Tricks from 10+ Years of Podcasting Full-Time (Justin McElroy | MBMBAM)

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Justin McElroy (@JustinMcElroy), together with his brothers Travis and Griffin and their dad Clint, combine forces for a campaign of high adventure in The Adventure Zone

What We Discuss with Justin McElroy:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:31 What kept Justin McElroy busy before podcasting
  • 06:12 Doing it for the 13 years
  • 09:14 Running The Adventure Zone show is mostly improvised
  • 14:46 Tools used to edit the episodes
  • 18:47 For promotion, ask the audience to help grow the show 
  • 27:20 The rhythms you develop with your co-host
  • 30:42 Writing the book aims to help people
  • 33:10 Some of the biggest mistakes when you first started out
  • 35:47 Diversity in a family podcast remains a challenge
  • 39:50 Think about a guest that would really serve the show  

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BEST Podcast Microphone & How to Clean Up ANY Audio Recording Easily

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What if I told you that the best podcast microphone is the one you already have, would you believe me? AND that you can make ANY audio recording sound great with 1 simple trick?

What We Cover In This Video:

00:00 - Introduction

00:21 - Before you spend money, what’s wrong with the microphone you already have?

01:23 - Best practices for recording a podcast on your phone

02:41 - How to capture a noise print and use noise reduction to clean up audio

05:25 - Before & After + Recap

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In this episode of the Record Edit Podcast, our head editor Brendan Woolwine debunks the myth of the “Best Podcast Microphone” & explains why the best microphone for anyone starting a new podcast is already in your pocket. He...

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How To Book Better Guests For Your Podcast & Research Them Like a Pro (Jacob Kelly | My Social Life)

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Jacob Kelly (@thejacobkelly) is the owner of JAK Marketing and the host of the My Social Life podcast, where he sits down to learn the stories behind the people on social media.

What We Discuss with Jacob Kelly:

  • 00:00 Why start podcasting?
  • 02:50 Gear and workflow used to produce his show
  • 05:03 Benefits of switching to video content
  • 06:14 Interview approach is heavily based on research
  • 07:36 Prep work process before an interview
  • 11:29 Before podcasting, it was all about digital marketing
  • 13:45 Interviews didn’t lead to direct clients but strengthened connections
  • 15:31 Future plans for the podcast
  • 17:30 Chopping a podcast for channel clip content
  • 18:47 Lesson learned doing over a hundred episodes
  • 21:01 Podcast value other than monetary
  • 22:17 Shorter documentary form of the podcast
  • 24:07 Shoot your shot and see what happens
  • 25:40 Booking the co-founder of Starbucks
  • 26:41 How to land top...
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Joe Rogan Scandal, Advertising Gold Rush, and Spotify's Selloff | Podcasting News

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This week in podcasting, we discuss the advertising boom in the industry, Joe Rogan defending his use of Ivermectin, and more!

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REP #005 - From cutting firewood to working with Hollywood influencers - my podcasting story (Bradley Denham of Record Edit Podcast)

I’ve been many things in my life.

An academic, a lumberjack, a farmer, a carpenter, a musician - so how did country boy become a Hollywood podcast producer?

Well, let me tell you my story...in narrative podcast format with scripting, music, and sound effects!


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REP #004 - Steve Stewart on overcoming debt, quitting his business and editing podcasts full-time (Podcast Editors Club)


Steve shares his story of how he got out of consumer debt and into financial blogging, and why that led to him quitting his own consulting business to pursue podcast production full-time.

We dive deep into how being active in his niche's community has been the key to his success, and why podcast production is his mission.

He’s also leading the charge on the first Podcast Editors Conference coming this Spring, you don’t want to miss this episode!


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REP #003 - SquadCast on recording remote interviews for professional podcasters


In the past, recording podcasts remotely has been an over-complicated & anxiety-ridden experience...and that’s putting it politely.

That’s where SquadCast comes in.

We talk about some of the common methods of recording remotely, what the best practices are, and how to avoid some of the common issues like audio drift.


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The $500 Professional Podcast Studio (for remote & local recordings)

Podcasting is huge, but the budget for a professional setup doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to build a fully-functional podcast studio with less than $500 that you can use for your own show or even rent out to clients to recoup your investment!


First things first, you’re going to need something to talk into and a way to hold it up.

For that I recommend the Audio Technica ATR2100-USB USB/XLR Microphone with Knox Studio Stand and Pop Filter on Amazon

It’s $89 and you get the ATR2100, USB cable, XLR cable, Pop Filter, and Scissor Stand all for less than $100.

There’s many mic/stand bundles floating around the internet and a lot of misinformation around what kinds of microphones are actually good for podcasting (Blue Yetis suck!) so I’ll do a full product review on the ATR2100 in the future but for now here’s the short story of why it’s the best value per dollar microphone in podcasting:


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REP #002 - Colin Thomson on how you can start making money with your podcast today (CEO of Kast Media)

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"People who have time on their hands, watch videos. People who don't have time on their hands, listen to podcasts." - Colin Thomson


In today’s episode: a renegade Roomba terrorizes the studio, we get a visit from a gentle giant (Queenie), and we get down and dirty on the ins-and-outs of podcast monetization.

I’m joined with Colin Thomson, CEO of Kast Media. He shares his story from being the host of a small niche show to founding one of the most influential up and coming networks in the podcast industry.

This conversation is full of actionable tips to help you start making money from your podcast right now. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways:

  • How we met
  • Colin's podcast history & founding KM
  • 3 ways you can monetize your podcast
  • Offering premium subscriptions
  • Why it's tricky to get sponsors under 50k downloads per episode
  • Why you may consider joining a podcast network
  • How big a show should be to join a network
  • The typical demo of the average podcast...
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3 Reasons why you should wear headphones while recording your podcast

To headphones, or not to headphones...that is the question...

Here’s 3 reasons why you should at least consider wearing headphones during your podcast.

1 - Technique

This first reason is more for your guests than it is for you, but I’ve seen hosts struggle with this too. Most podcasts are an hour long and so it’s hard to sit still for that long.

A few minutes in, what usually ends up happening is people begin fidgeting around in their chairs or sit back to get comfortable. Next thing you know they’re a foot away from the microphone!

Wearing headphones helps you monitor yourself (or guests!) to gauge whether or not you’re getting too close or too far away from the mic.

2 - Troubleshooting

The last thing you want to do is record a 3hr long podcast extravaganza session only to realize in post-production that you had your desk fan pointed directly into your microphone and there was a really loud buzzing sound you didn’t know about.

Literally the...

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