A podcast is “a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer” (Dictionary.com).
Interestingly, “the “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s “iPod” digital media player; and the “cast” portion of podcast is taken from Radio’s “broadcast” term” (International Podcast Day).
There are two main kind of Podcast:
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Benefits: You don’t need to rely on anyone else to record your episodes
Challenges: Perhaps the most intimidating style of show for the beginner podcaster. One of the biggest challenges of the solo show is getting over the feeling that you’re ‘talking to yourself’ and realizing that you’re actually talking to the listener.
Benefits: A great way around the ‘mic fright’ of recording alone is to chat on the show with someone else. If you find the right co-host you have someone to bounce off, debate. Some co-hosted podcasts have great chemistry between the presenters.
Challenges: Not only do you need to set aside time to record, but that time must also be suitable for your co-host.
Benefits: Doing an interview show gives you the opportunity to have a chat with someone you’ve always looked up to. Challenges: Interviewing is a skill that you’ll need to improve through practice. You’ll need to constantly find and approach potential guests, schedule interviews, and rely on others to show up.
Each Podcast need: