To get started let’s rundown the things you’ll need
- An audio file that you recorded
- Somewhere to host that file, plenty of services to do this for you
- They will create you a ‘feed’
- Register that “feed” with Apple to have your show available on iTunes (currently the largest catalog), also register with Google play, that covers 95%
- Your host will have a place to add show notes and details, like episode number, guests, and links.
I started with a Blue Yeti and recorded on my Mac using the free go software Audacity. It’s a nice plug and play over USB with any computer. Talk, record, edit, export. Easy peasy. After a while I upgraded to XLR mic, that’s the fat pronged audio cable you see from standard audio equipment. Then you need a box to convert that to digital and send it into the computer over USB. This is a good breakdown of the two options xlr or usb?. The nice thing about XLR is it makes it much easier to edit later because it gives me cleaner audio.
- Zencastr good for remote interviews
- libsyn I use this service. solid reliable. Nothing super fancy.
- microcasting I also do a bit of this. If you’ve got an iPhone, you can record, edit, and post right from your phone, it’s a great service. Microcasts are meant to be as short or long as you’d like. I do a couple 5 minute episodes a week.