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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 do you get callers on your show? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:12

Getting callers on your podcast is a great way to involve your audience and make the show more interesting. Best of all, it doesn't require a complex studio set up to make it happen. So why would you want to include your listeners on your podcast and how do you do it? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/callers-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 is batch recording and why should you do it? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:00

If you're planning on releasing a podcast episode every week you'll need to have a plan in place. Because dropping shows that regularly is A LOT of work. Batch recording is an easy way to get on top of your schedule so you're not pulling your hair out when life gets in the way. So what is batch recording and how do you do it? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-batch-recording/ 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 end your podcast episodes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:55

How do you make the most of the real estate at the end of your podcast episodes so you don't waste those final precious moments by saying something like "Ummmm, ok...so, that's it...BYE!"? The end of your podcast episodes shouldn't be an afterthought. You give a lot of attention to how you get into your content but it's important to think about how to wrap things up too. The people who've stuck with you all the way to the end are your hardcore fans. So it's a good place to tell them what to do next so your relationship with them doesn't end when the podcast is over. In this episode I take you through some of the different ways you can end your podcast episodes so you're making the most of those final moments with your fans. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-end-your-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

 What directories should you submit your podcast to? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:27

Listeners access podcasts via directories like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. And since getting more listeners is the name of the game you want to make sure your show is available in as many places as possible. You don't need to spend the rest of your life making sure your show is in every podcast app that's ever been created. In fact, a lot of them will automatically pull your show from other directories so you don't have to do anything to get your show on there. So what directories should you submit your show to, to make sure it's available to as many listeners as possible? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-directories/ 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 put episode numbers in the title of your show? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:45

If you're wondering whether to include episode numbers in the title of each episode, let me save you the virtual ink. There are of course some cases where this might be necessary but for the most part you want to enter your episode numbers in the back end of your podcast host rather than in the title of your show. In this episode I explain why. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/episode-numbers/ 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 to wear headphones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:22

Setting aside the obvious need for a microphone and something to record on, the one thing in your podcast kit you can't live without is a pair of headphones. And that goes for everyone whose dulcet tones will be featured on your show. This is obviously a given when you're interviewing a guest via Skype or Zencastr because without headphones they won't be able to hear you. But if you're chatting to someone face-to-face or you have a co-host, everyone will need their own pair. If your guest wants to bring their own headphones for the podcast, earbuds will do fine. But it's always good to carry a spare pair just in case. Just remember, if you're going to supply headphones make sure you get ones that go over a guest's ears rather than into them because some people are funny about having a strangers ear wax in their earholes...understandably. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/why-you-need-to-wear-headphones/ 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 attract high-profile guests to your podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:17

Most people think if they get a few high-profile podcast guests their audience numbers will skyrocket. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Not only do guests with big profiles not guarantee a spike in numbers they're often difficult to get on if you don't have existing relationships to tap into. So, if this type of podcast guest is something you desperately want on your show. And you know it's right for your content (not just something you're doing for more listeners) in this episode I go through some important things you need to think about. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/high-profile-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

 Why you need to define your podcast concept | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:27

Unless you've got an existing profile it's very hard to grow an audience with a podcast that's general. That's because when people are searching for shows they're usually drawn to concepts they're interested in or people they know. If they do happen to stumble across your show you want them to know exactly what it is in a couple of seconds or they'll probably walk right on by. In this episode I take you through why it's better to be specific than general when you're thinking about your show idea. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/define-podcast-concept/ 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 deal with podcasting self-doubt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:17

When you're thinking about starting a podcast it's easy to let self-doubt get the better of you. Particularly if you've never done anything like it before. Podcasting can be daunting when you don't know what you're in for but are a few simple things you can do to make sure those feelings don't stop you from starting a show. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcasting-self-doubt/ 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 'radio voice' to host a podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:39

A lot of people hold themselves back from starting a show because they don't think they've got a good podcast voice. But when you're trying to connect with people you've never met your content, delivery and authenticity will matter a million times more than your voice. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-hosting-voice/ 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 money from your podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:59

The question on everyone's lips is "How do you make money from a podcast?" And while there are some podcasters making a living from their show the majority of people don't make a dime. That doesn't mean you can't generate revenue from your podcast but you need to think more creatively than just "How can I sell ads?" Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-make-money-from-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

 Why you shouldn't waste time in your podcast introduction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:21

Your podcast introduction is one of the most important pieces of release estate you've got in your show. Those precious few seconds after people press play can be the make or break when deciding whether to listen. So, if you're one of those podcaster's who wastes time faffing about with your co-host in your podcast introduction instead of getting on with your content may I ask you, ever so politely, to please stop. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/get-on-with-your-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 make your podcast look good on your website | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:53

A snazzy podcast player isn't going to make up for a crappy show but it does form part of your brand. The way your podcast looks on your website can be an indication to some people of how professional it is. So, it's important to think about the design of your podcast player. Luckily this isn't something you have to put together yourself because your podcast host will have one but which one do you choose? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-make-your-podcast-look-good-on-your-website/ 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 to release your podcast on the same day? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:52

If you want listeners to keep checking in with your show you need to set an appointment with them so they know when to expect your content. That means you need to release your podcast on the same day every week. Growing an audience is all about building a relationship and if you want people to keep coming back they have to know where to find you. Showing your audience you're committed to them builds trust and trust is what encourages people to recommend your show. It's also what ultimately gives you the opportunity to monetise what you've created. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/when-to-release-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

 How to sound like a one-take wonder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:10

Sometimes when you're in the depths of editing your podcast you'll realise there's something you need to re-record. Maybe you took too long to get your point across, or you got a few facts wrong, or you just sounded bored and want to pep it up a bit. If you're not careful, those re-records (or 'pickups') can sound obvious because they're not recorded in the natural flow of the original conversation. Or, they're not recorded in the same space as the original audio. So how can you make it sound like those new bits of audio aren't new at all? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-sound-like-a-one-take-wonder/ 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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