Podcasting Q&A
Podcasting Q&A
Buzzsprout
On Podcasting Q&A, you'll hear the best tips and strategies to launch, grow, and monetize your podcast. Whether it's getting more podcast listeners, promoting your podcast on social media, or how to produce high-quality episodes in your editing software, Podcasting Q&A has everything you need to succeed. New episodes come out every Monday.
How to design stunning Podcast Cover Art that stands out in Apple Podcasts
If you want your podcast to be successful, you need your podcast's artwork to truly stand out from the crowd. It's your listeners first impression when they discover your show, and sets the tone for what people can expect when they subscribe. So in this episode, you'll learn how to make your podcast artwork stands out and how to easily create stunning artwork inside of Buzzsprout if you're not a graphic designer.Learn more tips about how to make podcast artwork that stands out over on our blog.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
May 9
8 min
When should you pivot your podcast's subject?
Greg from Substitute Teachers Lounge asks, "When is it a good idea to pivot the subject matter of your podcast?"TL;DRThere are several reasons you may consider changing the focus or subject of your podcast. Perhaps your topic was relevant for a certain period of time, you ran out of ideas of things to talk about, or your interests have shifted to something different.In this episode, we'll dig into several reasons why changing your podcast's subject can be a good idea and provide some guidelines for how to do it well.If your podcast pivot includes changing the name of your podcast, be sure to check out our episode on how to rebrand your podcast without losing any of your listeners.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
May 2
3 min
Podcast Microphones: XLR or USB?
When you're shopping around for a new microphone for your podcast, you're going to find a variety of opinions about which one is the best for you.You'll have some people telling you that you really need to get a USB microphone like the Blue Yeti, while others say, if you really want to be serious about it, you should get an XLR microphone like the Rode PodMic.So in this episode, we're gonna break down the difference between USB microphones and XLR microphones and to help you decide which one is going to be the best decision for your podcast setup.Check out our review of the Samson Q2U and why we think it's the best microphone for new podcasters.Mixers/Interfaces that support multitrack recording:Scarlett 2i2Zoom PodTrak P4Zoom H6Rodecaster ProRecord your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.Disclaimer: Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, Buzzsprout will earn a commission.
Apr 25
5 min
How to name your podcast
When it comes to naming your podcast it can feel really overwhelming. On one hand you want to peak listener interest, and on the other you want to perfectly encapsulate what your show is about.So in this episode, we'll help you come up with the perfect name for your podcast.Thinking about rebranding your show? Check out this previous episode of Podcasting Q&A where we discussed the do's and don'ts of rebranding your podcast.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
Apr 18
3 min
Podcast Sponsorships: How much should you charge?
Mimi from Get High on Motivation asks, "How much should I charge for sponsorships?"TL;DRIf you're to get sponsors for your podcast, the first question is often "how much should I charge?" So in this episode, we'll break down how to price your ads when pitching potential sponsors.Learn more about Podcorn and how it can help you monetize your podcast with brand sponsorships.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
Apr 11
4 min
How to take a break from your podcast
TL;DRWhether you've been podcasting for a long time or you're just getting started, you may come to a point where you consider taking a break from podcasting.So in this episode we'll share some tips and tricks that will give you peace of mind during your hiatus and tell you about a feature within Buzzsprout that lets you hit pause on your show.Ready to hit pause on your podcast for a little while? Learn more about Buzzsprout's Archive Plan.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
Apr 4
3 min
Share Time-Sensitive Info with Dynamic Descriptions
Learn how two of Buzzsprout's newest features, Dynamic Descriptions and the Episode Selector, can take your dynamically inserted pre-rolls and post-rolls to a whole other level.Click here to learn more about Dynamic Content.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
Mar 28
4 min
7 tips for conducting better podcast interviews
TL;DRWhen you have a great interview, it's going to sound like an effortless conversation. You're interested in what your guest has to say, your guest is interested in what you have to say, and everything just flows. So in this episode we'll share seven tips on how to conduct great podcast interviews and give your audience something worth listening to.Podcasts with great interviewers"Sway" with Kara Swisher"Creating a Brand" with Alex Sanfilippo"The School of Greatness" with Lewis Howes"The Jordan Harbinger Show"Having trouble finding quality guests for your podcast?Try PodMatch, a service which uses A.I. to painlessly match ideal podcast guests and hosts together to produce high quality interviews.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
Mar 21
6 min
Podcast Music: Everything you need to know!
Ahmad asks, "Can you explain everything related to music and podcasting?"TL;DRMost podcasts incorporate music in some fashion, whether it's a cool intro for an interview show or an immerse audio drama.The most important thing is to find music that you can use on your podcast without getting sued.So in today's episode, we're going to explore some common myths around using copyrighted music and present some options for where you can find music that sounds amazing and is safe for your podcast.Where to find free musicPixabayYouTube Audio LibraryFree Music ArchiveWhere to find high-quality paid musicStock MusicSoundstripeCheck out our recent episode of Buzzcast to hear how you can use premium music from Soundstripe to create an audio masterpiece.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
Mar 14
5 min
How to interview guests that aren't used to being recorded
Will from the Current Climate podcast asks, "What's the best way to interview guests that aren't used to being recorded?"TL;DRIf your guest isn't used to being recorded, their inexperience might play a big role in why they're a little hesitant or nervous being on your podcast. People can feel uneasy knowing that their every word or action is being recorded. So in this episode, we'll share several tips to help you put your guest at ease and record an amazing interview.Having trouble finding quality guests for your podcast?Try PodMatch, a service which uses A.I. to painlessly match ideal podcast guests and hosts together to produce high quality interviews.Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.
Mar 7
4 min
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