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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 make editing easier when you're recording | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:29

Editing your podcast takes up a huge amount of time so you don't want to make the process any longer than it needs to be. Or, heaven forbid, get to the editing stage and realise your audio is unusable. There are a lot of things you can do when you're recording a podcast to ensure, when you're slicing away like Edward Scissorhands, you're not thinking "This is a nightmare!" Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-make-editing-easier/ 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 edit your podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:17

Podcast editing can be scary if you don't know what you're doing but not editing your podcast can be even scarier! Chances are, you're not going to hit everything out of the park when you're recording your show, so you'll need to edit to make sure your listener gets the best possible content. Podcast editing is an essential part of the podcasting process if you want to give your listeners a high-quality show. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/do-you-need-to-edit-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 improve your podcast with 'segments' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:29

Some people think there's only one way to do a podcast...open the microphones and talk until you run out of things to say. And while there are some very successful shows that subscribe to that formula it's not the only way to do a show. Chatting non-stop might seem like the easiest option when you're new to podcasting. But just because you're a beginner doesn't mean you can't think more creatively about how to deliver your content. Breaking your show up into podcast segments can be a great way to keep it interesting and make hosting much easier. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-segments/ 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's the difference between a USB and XLR mic? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:46

The letters USB and XLR refer to the way a microphone connects to the device that's recording your words. That device could be a computer if you're recording straight into audio software, or a portable recording device like a Zoom. Whichever way you decide to record your podcast you need to know which microphone is right for you, so you don't buy something that won't connect to anything. So what's the difference and which one should you choose? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/usb-xlr-podcast-microphones/ 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 with people in different locations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:31

If your podcast features more than one person, whether it's a co-host or guest, there'll be times when you won't be able to record in the same room. Recording in the same location will always yield the best audio quality and conversational chemistry. But the tech is so good these days you can still put together a professional sounding podcast even if your guest is coming to you 'live' from the Arctic tundra (provided the Arctic tundra has good internet access...which it probably doesn't, but you get my point). So, if you want to broaden your horizons and make your show truly location independent, in this episode I explain how to remote record your podcast. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-remote-recording-skype/ 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 conduct a pre-interview with your podcast guest? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:41

Conducting a pre-interview might seem like a pain in the butt when you've already got so much to do for each episode but it can really help you get the most out of your podcast guest. If you spend time during the pre-interview working out the best stories and advice your guest will be able to offer, you'll be more able to focus the interview on those areas. Often you can get a lot of this from research. But if there's not much online about your guest a quick phone chat can be a simpler way of honing in on the interesting bits so you don't waste time when you're recording. The last thing you want to do is book 30 minutes with someone only to only get to the good stuff 20 minutes in. A pre-interview can help you avoid that. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-guest-pre-interview/ 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 do you need to tag your podcast MP3s? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:15

Not every part of podcasting is as thrilling as sitting down with a high-profile guest or belly laughing with your co-host. But adding MP3 tags to your podcast is a step that helps ensure your show goes out into the ether with all the right information attached. In this episode I explain how to tag your podcast MP3s and which software I use. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/tagging-your-podcast-mp3/ 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 transcribe your podcast episode? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:46

A podcast transcript is the process of turning the audio of your episode into text so there's a readable version on your website. If you're thinking "isn't podcasting about getting into people's ears not their eyes?" you're right. But there are a few reasons why taking some extra time to transcribe your podcast is a good idea. In this episode explain the benefits of having a podcast transcript on your website and also where you can get it done. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/should-you-transcribe-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

 How long should your podcast be? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:03

"How long should my podcast be?" is a question that stumps almost every podcaster. And it's one they spend way too much time worrying about because the answer is simple. The ideal length of your show is the ideal length for your content. There should be no fluff, no additional crap, no rabbiting on for 20 minutes before you get into the good stuff. You need to be respectful of your listeners time and only include the best of the best. That often means the sweet spot for your podcast will be a lot shorter than you think. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/whats-the-best-length-for-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 have to listen back to your podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:09

I know adding another step to an already long process is boring but there are things that can go wrong or things you can forget to do when you publish your episode. Listening to it in Apple Podcasts, or any other directory is your final chance to run your ears over the show and make sure it's exactly as you intended it to be. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/why-you-have-to-listen-to-your-episode-after-its-in-itunes/ 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 podcast intro and outro? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:22

Having a professional podcast intro and outro is the difference between sounding like you've thrown something together and sounding like a professional show. Chances are you'll need to hire someone to create this for you, (unless you've got sweet audio skills). So how do you make sure you get the right podcast intro for your show? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-intro-and-outro/ 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 nail presenting your podcast solo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:07

There's nothing natural about sitting in front of a cold lifeless microphone trying to perform to a listener you can't see. So how do you get the energy you need in your voice when you're presenting your podcast to no one? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-engage-an-audience-presenting-solo/ 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 launch your podcast with Episode 0? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:00

"Episode 0" is really just a wanky way of saying "introductory episode." This is the episode that sets up your show. It's also a place for you to introduce yourself to your audience and gives you some audio to submit to podcast directories. In this episode I take you through why you should create an episode 0 and what you can include in it. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/should-you-launch-your-podcast-with-episode-0/ 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 use music in your podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:02

Using music in your podcast can add something really special to your show but it can also be an unnecessary distraction depending on your content. If you're going to use music in your podcast make sure it's a decision you've put serious creative thought into. Also, make extra sure you're not using tracks you don't have the rights to or you might get a little visit from a lawyer. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podschool-podcast-use-music-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 record high-quality audio at home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:23

If you want to record high-quality audio one of the most important things to think about is where you record. Reflective surfaces are the enemy of good audio so you want to avoid rooms with tiles, windows or high ceilings. Recording in an echoey space is never a good idea because it not only makes you sound further away from your audience (and intimacy is important in podcasting) it also makes your show harder to edit. Especially if there's more than one person talking. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-record-high-quality-audio-at-home/ 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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