How to Record and Edit Your Podcast Episode, Step-By-Step

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Today, I am going to show you step-by-step how to record and edit your podcast … and it’s probably going to be a lot easier than you think. For this tutorial, we are going to be using Audacity, because it is a free, multi-platform audio editing program that is also quite powerful. You can also […]

Your Podcast Needs Cover Art (Here’s Why, And How To Get It Made)

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Getting a podcast up and running is a feat in itself, sometimes. You’ve recorded. You’ve edited. You’ve found a great podcast hosting service, and you’ve uploaded your first episode! It’s something worth celebrating, to be sure! But now there’s the question art work or “cover art” for your podcast. Do you need it? What should […]

Episode 4 With Craig McKeachie

Craig is starting up a new podcast on front-end web development and is going through all the usual steps of getting started, getting episodes recorded and getting them published. This episode was recorded live at CodeMash 2014 in a room that was full of noise from ventilation and other environmental things. I used Audacity to clean up the noise, which worked surprisingly well. There is some noise leftover during louder portions of the audio, though.

Can’t I Just Host My Podcast On iTunes?

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There seems to be an common misunderstanding about iTunes. Your subscribers find you through iTunes, right? So, isn’t that where you host your podcast? Sorry, but no – podcasts distribution doesn’t work like that. Instead of uploading podcast episodes directly to iTunes, it’s only a network for finding and subscribing to podcast RSS feeds. You still need your own host, bandwidth for streaming and RSS for your podcast.