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How to Start a Podcast (Ep. 6)

After successfully going through so many YouTube-related questions a few episodes ago, we thought we’d try out the same thing for podcasts. Soon you’ll be able to go out and create your own media empire.

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  • 0:00:00 – Intro
  • 0:08:32 – Is it too late to start a podcast
  • 0:23:18 – Going at it solo or having a co-host
  • 0:26:11 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:28:17 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:29:51 – How to be a good interviewer
  • 0:37:51 – Recording in different locations
  • 0:46:25 – Writing a script or free-styling it
  • 0:50:15 – Do I need clout before reaching out to other creators
  • 1:02:29 – Choosing a theme for your podcast
  • 1:06:04 – Recording test episodes before launching
  • 1:08:31 – Postponing episodes
  • 1:10:57 – Editing the podcast
  • 1:15:23 – Being more articulate and not liking your voice
  • 1:17:35 – Hosting your podcast
  • 1:21:03 – Editing programs
  • 1:26:23 – Turning the podcast into your job
  • 1:31:59 – Conclusion

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