How to Start a Podcast (2019 Tutorial) 🎤 Equipment & Software

Want to learn how to start a podcast in 2019, and fast? You're in the right place!

(note, yes, this video was published in 2018, however the content is still 100% relevant in 2019!)

Get the podcast cheat sheet here:

A while back, I published the most popular podcasting tutorial on YouTube, and in this video I wanted to make sure you have all of the latest and greatest information so that you can get your podcast setup the right way.

Podcasting has changed my life! It's helped me build a huge audience, develop a deeper relationship with my subscribers and customers, make more money, and most importantly make a bigger impact in the world.

All you need to do now is take action and learn how to start a podcast!

In this particular video, I'll be highlighting the equipment and software you need to get started – all without breaking the bank. My goal is to take away all of the excuses you have that are holding you back from starting your podcast. Trust me, because it took me forever to start my podcast back in July of 2010.

Things have changed since then (hint: it's A LOT easier to start a podcast today than it was before), and so make sure you watch through this video about equipment and software, and then subscribe so you don't miss the other two videos in this tutorial series!


🎤 Audiotechnica ATR-2100 USB Microphone (~60 USD)

Want to hear other mic options? Listen to my review of 3 of the top podcasting microphones under $75:


👉NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Arm:

👉On Stage MY-420 Studio Microphone Shock Mount:

👉CISNO Studio Condenser Shock Mount and Wind Screen Combo:

👉Dragonpad USA Pop Filter:

👉Audacity (For PC/MAC Editing Software):


Garageband Full Tutorial:

Audacity Full Tutorial:

Full disclosure: the links to equipment in this description are affiliate links that take you to I will be compensated (at no extra cost to you) should you choose to purchase anything from these links. Thank you in advance (I appreciate you!) and please note that the prices change and vary over time due to Amazon marketplace changes.

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0:56 – Micrphones
2:11 – Boom Arm
2:28 – Shock Mount
4:06 – Editing a Podcast 101
8:53 – How to Import an Audio File (Voiceover / Music)
10:34 – 3 Things That You Need Before You Can Move On



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Leave a Reply 38 comments

Deb Wertz - February 13, 2018 Reply

Great podcast, Pat. I will not be doing podcasts any time soon but I have started making YouTube videos so, despite being an MS girl, I found the Garage Band tutorial helpful.

    Pat Flynn - February 14, 2018 Reply

    Hey Deb! You were randomly chosen based on your early comment to win an SPI pin! Please email and we’ll hook you up 🙂

    Donald Chesser - July 15, 2018 Reply

    What is ms girl

    Pc Technology - November 8, 2018 Reply

    @Donald Chesser Microsoft

Razwan Rashid - February 13, 2018 Reply

I have no desire to start a podcast but it’s good to know there are awesome resources out there to help get started. If anyone asks if I know how to start a podcast, I know where to direct them.

    Faktu lapa - January 2, 2019 Reply

    Im listening…

    SunOne - May 25, 2019 Reply

    Im not a millionair and have no deisre to be, but if someone wants to becoma a millionaire i know where to direct them

Michelle Onyango - February 13, 2018 Reply

The cheat sheet link is where again? Is it the very last link?

Pat Flynn - February 13, 2018 Reply

Thanks for watching the updated podcasting tutorial! Here’s a link to the cheat sheet mentioned in this video with the checklist and some helpful tips as you start:

    James P Seykot - February 19, 2019 Reply

    In addition to the podcast materials… where did you get the shirt? Lol

    FD11-11Ministries - February 24, 2019 Reply

    Pat Flynn What about on an iPhone 📱

    azmildman - March 25, 2019 Reply

    Thank You.

    Maleek Hall - May 9, 2019 Reply

    How, if you can, could you get this mastered?

Mr Bagshaw - February 15, 2018 Reply

My 10 year old son who has just started listening to wrestling podcasts 5 days ago came to me today with his ideas for a wrestling podcast he wants us to do together aimed more towards kids than adults. I was very impressed with his whole presentation but totally daunted on how to do this. Thankfully some podcasts I listen to said on Twitter they had listened to your youtube videos before they started their shows. After just 1 video this seems far more doable and I will download the cheat sheet too. I appreciate you doing these videos. I think this will be a great experience for both my son and I.

    Pod Pros - February 5, 2019 Reply

    it sure will!

    Simon Gonzalez - February 10, 2019 Reply

    come tell us once you create it…Your son had a great idea… my kids would listen to it !! Awesome son and father opportunity to grow a business together

    Fringes - February 28, 2019 Reply

    I really like kids who have the initiative to do things and creative ideas. Can’t wait to hear the progress of the podcast.

    Rebekah Aguilar - April 2, 2019 Reply

    I love this. I’m sure you will both do great!

Lynëlle H - December 24, 2018 Reply

Hi 👋🏾Pat!!! Can you make a vid for multiple mic users in a podcast show. Would I need extra equipment? Btw you are doing a great job! I also listen to your SPI podcast! I appreciate you! 😝

    Big J4 - March 29, 2019 Reply

    Hi Lynelle, there’s any new piece of gear called the RodeCaster Pro by Rode that would be a perfect fit for you. I to want setup to have multiple mics for several guest. This item is great for podcasters and is relatively inexpensive, about $600.00. But it will be well worth the money. I currently have one on back order. Hope this helps!!

    wobblebomb - April 15, 2019 Reply

    Is possible on a Mac very easily without any extra equipment (probably on a pc too but I’m not familiar)-you just plug in two usb mics and make an aggregate audio device in preferences. I won’t explain it all here because there are peeps out there doing so in a much clearer fashion. Search YouTube or the web and there are plenty of great tutorials. It is surprisingly easy

Hey! We're Playin' - February 8, 2019 Reply

“How to Start a Podcast (2019 Tutorial)”
Video Published Feb 2018 🤔

    Jamilla Daise - July 6, 2019 Reply

    I’m new to podcasting. thank you so much for this video after watching this video I have a better understanding of what I need to get and do without feeling overwhelmed with so much equipment looking forward to more videos from you

Fringes - February 28, 2019 Reply

I don’t like being infront of a camera, so i was encouraged to do a podcast instead.
I’m more effective in teaching face-to-face, but I’m here because I’m willing to learn.
One my biggest flaws, I’M CHEAP, looking at the cost is pretty daunting for me too.
I need all the help I can get.

HapHazard Podcast - March 17, 2019 Reply

Thanks so much for the info! One of many videos I used to start my own podcast!


TheAmazingArch - March 20, 2019 Reply

*shows equipment to use* me: uses $35 headphones from walmart also me: ‘That’s Good enough!’

    Dominique Ferguson - June 12, 2019 Reply


    BWP. Bobs World Podcast Podcast - June 24, 2019 Reply

    TheAmazingArch yep

Colin Redmann - April 24, 2019 Reply

Could you go over having a 2 or even 3 person setup?

    ProfessorIke - July 8, 2019 Reply

    Colin Redmann I’ve seen a 6 person podcast before and it was neat was just a big group chill session .

    Jacob Newman! - July 19, 2019 Reply

    You would probably need a mixer so you could have multiple inputs

Traders Colony - June 12, 2019 Reply

Hey Pat, just wanted to let you know I listen to your podcast every time you upload anything new and I like it a lot, I am interested in starting a podcast and just listened to the state of podcasting 2019 just today, glad to hear about Spotify, I am super glad I found you here, you were the first suggestion as well which is great, keep up the good work I really enjoy the show.

Mitch / Zander - July 1, 2019 Reply

This is a very helpful guide and I appreciate your time and effort you put into your videos. Thank you!

Josué Naim Zárate Cordero - July 3, 2019 Reply

Equipment: Headphones, Audio Card, Microphone, and stuff.

Me: Phone and FLStudio

Yeah that’s about right

Yasseen Shaahed - July 17, 2019 Reply

Good looks bro respect to the grind and knowledge

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