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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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 How to design a great podcast logo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:26

Your podcast logo is the first thing people will see when they come across your show and it's often the reason they'll stop and take a second look. That means you have to put serious thought into how to design one that will make people want to listen. In this episode I share my tips on creating a podcast logo that fits with the brand of your show but also stops people from scrolling past. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-logo/ 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

 The 4 things you need to start a podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:22

The question on everyone's lips when they're thinking about starting a podcast is "What equipment do I need?" Do you need a mixer? Will your computer microphone do? Do you have to buy special headphones or can you use the ones that come with your phone? Search Google and you'll have a shopping list of podcast equipment as long as your arm. But the truth is you only need four things to start a podcast. In this episode I take you through what those four things are. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-equipment/ 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 different types of podcasts? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:46

Are you thinking about starting a podcast but have no idea about the different types of shows? In this episode I take you through some of the most common podcast types so you can choose the one that's right for you. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-types/ 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 many people should you have on your podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:53

When you're thinking about how many people to have on your podcast your decision should always be based on what's best for your audience and what's best for your content. In this episode I take you through some things you need to think about when you're deciding how many people to have on your podcast. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-many-people-should-you-have-on-your-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

 What are the steps to release a podcast episode? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:17

If you're new to podcasting you might not realise quite how many steps there are in the process. In this episode I give yo the full rundown of all the things you need to do to get a podcast into people's ears. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcasting-steps/ 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 long does it take to put together a podcast episode? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:48

So you want to start a podcast but you're wondering if you have enough time? There are lots of things that go into getting an episode from your recording device into people's ears. And every step can effect how long it takes to put your show together. In this episode I share some of the things that will impact how long it takes to put together a podcast episode so you know what you're in for. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-long-does-it-take-to-create-a-podcast-episode/ 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

 Does your podcast have to be niche? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:11

Finding a podcast niche when you're starting out can be useful because it can help people find your show. If you're not someone with an existing profile chances are potential listeners won't be searching for you. So ideally you want your podcast to be in a niche they're already interested in. Having a defined podcast niche can also help convince listeners to give your show a try when they do find you because there's more chance they'll understand the concept. There's nothing compelling about "a general show about stuff" from someone you've never heard of. But if you can sell people on a specific idea they'll be able to quickly work out if it's for them. Finding a niche for your podcast isn't about being so specific you shut people out or limiting yourself so you've got nothing to talk about. It's about finding a way to stand out in a very crowded podcast market. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-niche/ 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 share your podcast to iPhone AND Android with one link | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:53

One of the greatest frustrations when it comes to sharing your podcast is that people listen on different devices. For a long time sharing your podcast to iPhone AND Android users was a nightmare because there wasn't a universal link that worked on all devices. This is obviously a problem because when you're promoting your podcast you want it to be available to as many people as possible. So how do you share your show so it's accessible to everyone? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/sharing-podcast-iphone-android/ 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 promote your podcast before it's live | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:50

Getting your head around how to promote your podcast when there's no podcast there to promote can be difficult. But it can be done. In this episode I explain how to get potential listeners excited about a show that doesn't exist yet. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-promotion/ 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 should design an ideal listener for your podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:55

When you're starting out and you don't have any listeners, it's hard to make decisions about what content would suit them best. Designing your ideal listener can help you make decisions about things like the length of your podcast or what kind of topics you should cover because you've got someone in mind. If you don't design your ideal listener you're probably going to make decisions based off what you want and you're not the audience. So how do you work out who your ideal listener is? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/ideal-listener/ 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 get the most out of your podcast interviews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:14

When you're interviewing people for your podcast there's a lot that can go wrong. So how do you make sure guests leave thinking "I'm so glad I did that!" rather than "I never want to see that person again!"? I've conducted thousands of interviews over the course of my radio and podcasting career. And in this episode I share my top tips for getting the best out of your interview subject. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/interviewing-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 make podcasting easier with seasons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:18

If you're new to podcasting you might be worried that once you start you'll be stuck churning out episodes every week for the rest of your life. While consistency is key, breaking your show into seasons can be a great way to take some of the pressure off and keep your podcast interesting. Just like television, seasons in podcasting are a way to separate your content into smaller self-contained blocks. Each season could have a different focus like Gimlet's podcast, Startup. Or you could do the same show and break it up into batches like I do with Lady Startup. So how do podcast seasons work and are they right for your show? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-seasons/ 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 have to pay your podcast guests? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:18

If you want to interview guests on your podcast you might be thinking "Holy crap! Do I have to pay all these people?" Lucky for you (and your bank balance) the expectation with podcast guests is they (usually) won't get paid. So how do you make sure guests will still want to come on your podcast even if they're doing it for free? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/pay-podcast-guests/ 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 podcast with a co-host? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:09

Working with a podcast co-host can be one of life's great joys....if it's the right person. If it's the wrong person it can be as fun as performing surgery on yourself with a corkscrew. When you're starting out, having someone to bounce off can seem like the easiest option. But while there are plenty of advantages to not going solo there are a few things you should consider before you hitch your wagon to someone. Podcasting with a co-host is like a marriage so you have to make sure you choose the right partner and in this episode I explain why. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-co-host/ 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 show notes and why do you need them? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:11

Show notes are essentially a written post on your website that relates to the content you cover in your podcast. When there's already so much stuff you need to do to get your podcast out it's easy to chuck them onto the 'can't be stuffed' pile. But in this episode I explain why they're really useful and why you definitely shouldn't forget about them. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-show-notes/ 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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