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Summary: Do you want to create a kick-arse podcast people will want to listen to? Professional podcaster and Mamamia's Head Of Podcasts, Rachel Corbett, shares her short actionable tips to help you create compelling content, connect with an audience and keep listeners coming back for more. If you want even more help with your podcast check out Rachel's online podcasting course at podschool.com.au

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 Are these things holding you back from starting a podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:12

Starting a podcast can be daunting. Especially when the only thing you've pressed record on is your VCR (hello to anyone who remembers what they are). So to put your mind at ease, in this episode I go through some of the most common reasons people don't start a podcast. And I tell you why they shouldn't be holding you back. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcasting-myths/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 What is Anchor? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:39

When choosing which software or equipment to use for your podcast it's important to ask yourself "Will this make it easier to create a high-quality show?" In this episode I take you through some of the pros and cons of podcasting platform, Anchor to help you decide if it's right for you. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/anchor-review/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 Do you need a mixer for your podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:04

Buying the right equipment when you're starting a podcast can be confusing and it's easy to get stuff you don't need. Like a mixer. In this episode I explain what a mixer does and go through some of the common reasons people think they need one. So, if you haven't bought your podcasting gear yet and you think you might need a mixer let's make sure you're buying one for the right reasons. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/mixer-podcast/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 Why you need a trailer for your podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:26

A podcast trailer can help you drum up interest in your show before you've dropped an episode because it gives potential listeners a taste of what they can expect. Just like a trailer for a movie, a podcast trailer includes highlights of what's on the way and gives people a reason to get excited about what's to come. In this episode I share my tips on how to create a kick-arse podcast trailer so you can get people excited about your show. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-make-a-podcast-trailer/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 Should you tell people to 'subscribe' to your podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:28

Getting more podcast listeners is important if you want your show to last but you also want those listeners to subscribe. This is because the more subscribers you have the more chance you've got of ranking in podcast charts. It also makes it much easier for people to listen because they'll get a new episode delivered straight to their podcast app. So how do you get more podcast listeners and in turn subscribers? The best way is often to avoid using the word 'subscribe' and in this episode I explain why. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/grow-your-podcast-audience-subscribe/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to write great episode titles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:40

The title of your episode is the first thing a subscriber will see when your show pops up in their feed. So how write titles that entice them to listen and not just keep scrolling? In this episode I take you through the things you need to think about when you're naming each episode. Check out the show notes for this episode at podschoolpodcast.com (type "titles" in the search bar). For more advice on the tools and tech you need to start your own podcast, download my podcasting guide at podcastguide.com.au About the host... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent over 16 years working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations as well as working as a television presenter and writer. I'm currently the Director of Podcasts at Mamamia, the largest women's podcast network in the world and I've created three (and counting) of my own podcasts with over 300,000 downloads. I also have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or at my website. Subscribe to the show.

 How to write great podcast descriptions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:56

After your podcast name and logo, the next thing potential listeners look at is your podcast description. So you've got to make it good. While you don't want to write an essay, you're not as restricted in your word count as you are with your podcast name. That means you've got more real estate to tell listeners exactly what they can expect from your show. So how do you write a podcast description that makes people think "OMG! This show is exactly what I'm looking for!"? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-description/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to come up with a great podcast name | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:48

I know we're all told not to judge a book by its cover but the truth is, we do. When people find your show in their podcast directory it's often the combination of your podcast name and podcast logo that will entice them to give it a try. You haven't got a lot of words to make an impact so this isn't an easy task. But ideally, you want to give your podcast a name that's going to stop people scrolling by. So how do you pick something that makes them want to listen? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-name/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to come up with a great podcast idea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:54

If you're thinking "I want to do a podcast but I'm not sure what it should be about," you're not alone. Coming up with an idea for your podcast can be really difficult. So in this episode, I'm going to take you through a few exercises to help you refine your podcast idea. Or come up with one if you've got nothing. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-ideas/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 What are the best podcast microphones? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:09

When you're kick-starting your podcast it can be hard to know what equipment to buy because there's so much out there. Particularly when it comes to one of the most important items in your kit, your podcast microphone. Some articles give 700 recommendations and if you've got no idea about recording you can end up more confused than when you started. So in this episode I'm going to keep things simple and give you my top three podcast microphone recommendations. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-microphone/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to record a podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:05

Are you at the beginning of the podcasting journey and know nothing about how to get your idea into people's ears? In this episode we go right back to basics and I take you through how to record a podcast. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/record-podcast/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to find content for your podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:19

Coming up with content for your podcast can be one of the more challenging and time-consuming parts of the podcasting process, especially if you're releasing a weekly show. So how do you find enough ideas to make sure you're not lying awake on the eve of an episode going live thinking "What am I going to talk about?" Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-content/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to avoid 'podfade' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:37

Podfade is the inevitable consequence of jumping into a podcast you're not prepared for. And it happens when a show stops releasing episodes and fades into podcasting obscurity. This is usually because the creator loses interest, realises their idea doesn't have legs or because they seriously underestimated the workload. So how do you make sure your podcast doesn't become another statistic? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podfade/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to be an awesome co-host | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:57

Co-hosting a podcast with other people can be great. But if one or more members of the team aren't pulling their weight it can be exhausting. So how do you make sure you're bringing your A-game as a podcast co-host? In this episode I share my top tips for being the kind of co-host people want to podcast with. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-co-host-tips/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How to cover up recording in different locations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:58

Covering up recording in different locations is possible but it depends on how different the locations are. If one recording was done in a library and the other at a Monster Truck rally it'll probably be impossible to make those sound like they were in the same place. But if you want to make it sound like you did everything in one sitting the key is to record some ambient sound. In this episode I explain how to make recording in multiple locations sound like it was done in one sitting. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/cover-up-recording-in-different-locations/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

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