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Host A Podcast - Podcasting 101
4.8( 6 REVIEWS )
7h 40m

Discover the essentials to host a podcast! Get practical advice on equipment along with actionable steps. Start your podcast journey today.

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7h 40m


Lisa Newton, BA, MSc, FMAAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Aspiring Podcasters
  • Individuals eager to start their podcasting journey
  • Those interested in promoting their brand or becoming an authority in their niche

What you’ll learn:

  • Starting your podcast from scratch, no previous experience required
  • Selecting the right equipment needed to kickstart your podcasting journey
  • Recording, formatting, and editing engaging podcast episodes
  • Navigating legal considerations and understanding hosting options
  • Uploading and submitting your podcast to major platforms like iTunes
  • Monetizing and effectively marketing your podcast show


  • No prerequisites

Embark on a comprehensive journey from understanding the basics of podcasting to successfully launching and hosting your show. No prior experience is assumed; we guide you through each step.

Why Podcasting?

Discover the unparalleled advantages of podcasting as a marketing medium. In a world saturated with blogs, a podcast allows you to capture your audience’s undivided attention, building a direct and lasting connection. Learn how podcasting can open doors to new opportunities unlike any other platform.

Save Time, Effort, and Resources:

Our course eliminates the guesswork. Your tutor, the host of The Authors Podcast on iTunes, shares invaluable insights gained through personal experience. Benefit from a cost-effective approach to podcasting, saving you time, effort, and energy.

No Need for Expensive Equipment:

Contrary to common misconceptions, you don’t need pricey equipment or a recording studio to kickstart your podcasting journey. We make it clear and simple by giving practical tips on choosing budget-friendly, high-quality microphones and the necessary equipment for starting a podcast.

Course Overview:

  • Starting from scratch: Understand what a podcast is and its history
  • Equipment needed to start a podcast: Learn what you need without breaking the bank
  • Recording and editing: Master the art of creating engaging podcast content
  • Legal considerations: Navigate potential pitfalls with ease
  • Submission and promotion: Ensure your podcast reaches a wide audience
  • Monetization: Explore various avenues to generate income from your podcast

What you’ll gain:

  • Launch and host your podcast with confidence
  • Record and edit professional-quality podcast episodes
  • Successfully submit your podcast to iTunes and other major directories
  • Effectively market and promote your podcast to reach a wider audience

Are you ready to dive into the exciting world of podcasting? Enroll now and get your podcast journey started this week!

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to start your own podcast and the pieces of equipment you need. Also, discover how to make money from it!

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about starting your own podcast show.

To continue your learning journey, we recommend taking Podcast Storytelling Masterclass next to enhance your podcast storytelling skills.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction To The Course And Your Tutor
Introduction To The Course 00:00:00
A Brief History 00:00:00
Why Do You Want To Start A Podcast? 00:00:00
Preparing For Your Podcast 00:00:00
Preparation 00:00:00
Equipment Needed 00:00:00
Microphones 00:00:00
Software To Edit Your Podcast 00:00:00
How To Prepare 00:00:00
Section 2 - Editing Your Podcast
How To Create An Interlude With Music 00:00:00
Editing A Podcast With Audacity – Part 1 00:00:00
Editing A Podcast With Audacity – Part 2 00:00:00
Inserting An Interlude 00:00:00
More Editing To Finish – Part 1 00:00:00
More Editing To Finish – Part 2 00:00:00
Ending The Podcast – Adding An Outro 00:00:00
Editing 00:00:00
Editing Masterclass Tips 00:00:00
Replacing One Interlude With Another 00:00:00
Legal Issues 00:00:00
Section 3 - Publishing Your Podcast
How To Publish 00:00:00
Join The Podbean Affiliate Program 00:00:00
Why Podbean? 00:00:00
Publish A Podcast On Podbean 00:00:00
Publishing – Part 1 00:00:00
Publishing – Part 2 00:00:00
Unmuting A File On Audacity 00:00:00
Podbean – Final Publishing 00:00:00
Downloading iTunes 00:00:00
Installing iTunes And Logging In 00:00:00
Testing Your Feed 00:00:00
Validate Your Feed 00:00:00
iTunes Store Submission 00:00:00
Section 4 - Marketing
Directories 00:00:00
iTunes accepted and social media promotion 00:00:00
Stitcher And Other Submissions 00:00:00
Marketing Tips 00:00:00
Section 5 - Show Me The Money!
Podcasting Tips 00:00:00
Monetizing Your Podcast 00:00:00
Budgeting 00:00:00
Section 6 - Conclusion And Next Steps
Conclusion And Next Steps 00:00:00

Course Review


6 Ratings
  1. Anonymous



    Full of useful content, tips and motivation.

  2. Anonymous
    PHYLLIS WHITLEY January 7, 2021 at 21:44 PM

    A Classroom Of Information


    Great information I am so glad I found out about anchor before I took this course, because I would had walked away from podcasting. This is a good course to master podcasting but for beginners there are lots of ways to use your phone for everything. Despite my opinion, Lisa is a great teacher but sometime less is best.

  3. Anonymous


    As I was completing the course, the radio station I work for asked if I would host a podcast. Thanks to this course, I know exactly how to proceed! The course teaches every aspect of creating a podcast. Lisa, the instructor is delightful, thorough and takes students through the journey with her – like hands on experience.

  4. Anonymous

    A worthwhile investment of time


    I was pleased with this course and I write that without qualifications. I would have wasted a vast amount of time and maybe some money if I had gone it alone but now I am in a good position to start my podcast. The host took a well-paced, stepwise approach that I found effective and I am glad that I purchased this one. Not much more to add, there was a ton of practical advice and if you are serious about getting a podcast going this is a great way to learn the ropes!

  5. Anonymous

    Excellent course


    Covered about everything I could have thought to ask and then some. Equipment, how to record, how to decide what to record, how to host, how to edit, where to list, and so on. Easy to listen to, step by step walkthroughs. Really great.


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