Top Podcasting Tips & Tools for Recording, Interviews & Exporting (2019 Tutorial)

Here are my top podcasting tips and tools to help you record better episodes, conduct more interesting interviews, and even have better systems in place for exporting and tagging your episodes properly.

This is video 2 from my 2018 (still relevant in 2019!) podcasting tutorial created to help you get a successful podcast launched so that you can grow your business and brand, spread your message, and ultimately make an impact on more lives.

Please make sure you download The Podcast Cheat Sheet, a handy guide and checklist of items you need to make sure you get your podcast published properly, and it'll help make sure you can get ahead of your editorial calendar and competition:

Podcasting is awesome, and I've learned a TON of tips and strategies along the way. Please see the timestamps below for a breakdown of this video and easy navigation through it:

-=-=-=-= PODCAST RECORDING TIPS =-=-=-=-

Tip #1 – 0:28 – How to make sure you don't 'get frustrated and overwhelmed when recording solo podcast episodes.

Tip #2 – 1:06 – Scripting versus bullet points and outlines.

Tip #3 – 1:53 – Microphone technique for consistent sound and audio.

Tip #4 – 2:51 – How to make sure you stay "in the flow"

Tip #5 – 3:23 – How to get people to put their device in their pockets and commit to listening to your episode!

-=-=-=-= RECORDING INTERVIEWS =-=-=-=-

4:26 – 3 reasons why you should consider doing interviews (if you weren't planning on it)

TOOLS mentioned in this section:

Ecamm Call Recorder for Skype (For Mac Users):

Pamela for Skype:

Almolto Call Recorded for Skype:

5:32 – How to Record an Interview (using Call Recorder for Skype)

Test account to connect to on Skype (Robot username): echo123

Tip #1 – 8:44 – Make sure you and the person you're interviewing are on the same page

Tip #2 – 9:04 – Don't stick to a concrete set of questions. Do this instead.

Tip #3 – 9:31 – Be Genuinely Curious

-=-=-=-= EXPORTING DEMO =-=-=-=-

10:42 – Sample episode exporting sequence.

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Thanks again, good luck, and make sure to subscribe if you haven't already. In the next video, we'll finish up with what to do with that exported mp3 file, and how to get found on iTunes and other directories. Cheers!




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Tanya McGill Freeman - February 14, 2018 Reply

Ooohhh superb gems here (as always)…thanks bunches, Pat! Much appreciate 🙂

    Pat Flynn - February 14, 2018 Reply

    Thanks Tanya, I appreciate you!

jerrydesu - February 14, 2018 Reply

Thanks for all the tips Pat. A lot of things I had no clue about. It’s becoming clearer and clearer! Thanks for all the great advice and the Cheat Sheet!

    Pat Flynn - February 14, 2018 Reply

    jerrydesu Thanks Jerry! Keep it up!

Kathy Dalton - February 14, 2018 Reply

1,000 podcast episodes, wow! I’m on number 27 🙂

    Pat Flynn - February 14, 2018 Reply

    Kathy Dalton Hey I was there once too! Keep going! 🙌🏼

John Pullum - February 14, 2018 Reply

You are really rocking out these videos. WOW! Always great info.

    Pat Flynn - February 14, 2018 Reply

    Thanks John!

Ravi Sekhar Veenam - February 15, 2018 Reply

super useful info…
surprisingly rare video of you without joking and explaining seriously 😛
All tips are worth to follow for successful episode/podcast…I totally agree with tip #2 don’t script it all…it really helps to make sure you are in customers/listeners shoes and asking all possible questions they might get…it is also perfect when doing interviews….like you said you will show that you are genuinely curious about the topic and also about the guest, it makes the total conversation more interesting and authentic for everyone!!
You are definitely doing it…going deep into a topic and asking questions according to the discussion…!
you said just write down main keywords/topics/sub-topics/examples instead of writing the entire script for the episode…please share a rough work of the script that you used before recording an episode (preferably interview)…


Will Chou's Personal Development Show - February 15, 2018 Reply

do you still use auphonic?

Katie - March 25, 2018 Reply

This is SO comprehensive! I’m ready to go on the creative/content end of things, but definitely needed a step-by-step overview.

Paul McIntyre - July 27, 2018 Reply

It says on Pamela that skype is being discontinued as of sept1st….any word if this is true?

Warrior Woman Project - August 2, 2018 Reply

Hi Pat! Great Video. What microphone do you recommend​ for podcast recording?

Iván Caballero - September 19, 2018 Reply

Can you please make a video about using 2 mics in a podcast and editing in Audacity? Thank you!

v v - October 3, 2018 Reply

your videos are #1 best simplified tutorials a beginner or anyone could ask for! Love this part2 and downloaded the free Cheat Sheet too! Thank you so much! And keep the video coming!

Jasmine Elkhershi - December 6, 2018 Reply

Thank you Pat for putting this together. It is really informative and useful

Pro Bliss - January 30, 2019 Reply

Really frustrating when ppl talk so damn fast when giving knowledge….

paulcmillerfilms - February 3, 2019 Reply

Hello. THANK YOU for all the great info! I have a question. Could you possibly cover how to do a podcast with multiple people all talking together? I don’t know how to have multiple microphone and record them on separate tracks. I imagine I need to use a mixer but I don’t know how to have all those imputs come into Garage Band on separate tracks. I appreciate any info. Thanks again for the great tutorials!

Zoe S - April 28, 2019 Reply

But what if the person you’re interviewing is PRESENT with you and you don’t need Skype or something else? How do you record both of you? If I have two microphones, do I plug both USB’s into the laptop (if possible)? Ugh. So confusing 🤦🏽‍♀️

Ben Hurdman - April 28, 2019 Reply

“no such thing as a silly question” but… if i am to set up a interview for my podcast, will i need 2x equipment? or can we both use the same mic etc.

Obeng Meditations - May 22, 2019 Reply

patt you just made my day for my podcast interview I am doing today, Thank you so much for your time and knowledge these are some jewels…

Brad Shreve - July 15, 2019 Reply

I think your videos are great but you disappointed me here. Everything was fine until you started using Mac Apps. I wish that had been stated clearly in your description. I would have skipped this video and found one by someone else and then came back to you.

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