Step by Step to Podcast Launch

“The course was great at breaking down actions and walking you through the steps from initial ideas to recording and launching."

Have you thought about starting a podcast for some time, but don’t really know where to begin? Perhaps you’ve been put off by the sound of your voice….or your lack of technical know-how?

Then you’re in the right place! From 24th January, we’ll be running ‘Step by Step to Podcast Launch’. This course will take you through each step of the process you need to get started with your own podcast. We’ll help you develop your voice and your confidence. We’ll keep things simple. We won’t baffle you with complicated terms or technology.

  Over six weeks, you’ll learn about the following:

  • Understanding your niche 
  • Identifying your audience
  • Simple formats and scripts
  • Duration and frequency
  • Choosing a name
  • Equipment for all budgets
  • How to record at home
  • Presenting basics
  • Remote recording
  • Editing basics (and where to find affordable support)
  • Finding royalty-free music
  • Creating simple artwork
  • Hosting platforms and how to create one
  • Uploading your podcast
  • Getting your podcast on Apple, Spotify & Google
  • Marketing your show

The course will consist of one live workshop each Tuesday at 10 am on Zoom and a drop-in Q&A session on Fridays at 12 pm where we’ll take turns to answer your questions. All sessions will be recorded. You’ll also get access to recorded bite-sized audio and video recordings plus downloadable schedules for planning and marketing your show.

But the main thing you’ll get is access to is us! We have decades of experience in podcasting, radio and journalism. Suzi Dale (co-founder of Story Publishing, producer of Helen Perry's #Justbloodypostit podcast) and Julie-Anna Needham (founder of Decibel Podcasts, presenter of Dealcast: the M&A Podcast) are highly experienced (and award-winning!) podcast producers and journalists who met whilst working for Radio 1’s Newsbeat.