There are many well-intentioned articles that say you should start a podcast because it's easy. I'm going to be straight with you. While easy to start, producing and publishing a podcast regularly requires tremendous effort, energy, and discipline.
Want a shortcut to creating a great podcast? Never hesitate to imitate another podcaster. Imitation is part of the creative process for anyone learning an art or craft. Whether it's painting, music, or podcasting, all find inspiration in looking up to others.
Take this test to see if you're a podcaster.
If you're creating art for art's sake, how many listeners do you need? Here's great advice from Glenn "The Geek" Hebert who has been podcasting since 2008.
Have you ever gotten a one-star review for your podcast? Anything less than five-stars can be a crushing blow, but I kind of want some.
What is your "one thing" for your podcast? Do you have "one thing" for every episode? If not, I think you should.
If you want to fast track your way to be a better podcast interviewer, here's an exercise that will improve your questions and technique.
An essential part of creating a successful podcast is to identify and serve your audience well. But what if you have no idea who your audience is?
Great interviewers were made, not born. It takes practice, work, and making mistakes. I'm listing resources that helped me prepare to launch my podcast.
Before starting my podcast, I asked a friend who had published over 1500 episodes for advice. This is what he said.