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Seeing as I couldn't find any instructables on this, I decided to start an instructable on how to make your own podcast and get it discovered by the world!

Step 1: Come up with an idea!

The first step in creating a podcast is... coming up with an idea for the podcast! You should probably talk about something that you're interested in. Whatever you choose, make sure you have a lot to say about whatever topic you choose.

Step 2: Record it!

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So, you're going to need a microphone to record your podcast. It doesn't matter how good it is! You can use a really expensive microphone, or a really cheap one. I use a cheap headset mic that I got for $15. You're also going to need some sort of audio editing software. The one I use is Audacity, but if you have a Mac, you can use GarageBand. If you're willing to shell out the cash, you can get Adobe Audition. Now, all of these programs can record audio into your computer box thingy, so you don't need anything else to record. Also, to be a little less of a douchbag, you may want a pair of headphones.

Step 3: Edit the Podcast

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Now, you want to edit your podcast! You can use the same software that you used to record to edit your podcast, but you'll want to edit music into your podcast as bumper music or intro music, etc. A good place for license-free music that you can use is Freeplay Music, who also have some sound effects to use as well. You could also search for sound effects to use and Broadcast Production Music to use in your podcast.

Step 4: Publish your podcast!

This is a very important step. You're going to want to publish your podcast so that people can listen to it! To publish a podcast, you'll need to create a blog on a site such as Blogger or WordPress. Publish your podcasts onto your blog in an mp3 format, and spread the RSS feed around for people to pick it up!
 
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 btw hes podcasting about the mail time song...lol 
 blues clues= greatest show ever

Izokay6 years ago
I doubt you would know this but I have a question. Me and my computer teacher are working on a website and using strictly HTML. The only thing we are having trouble with is RSS. Since we aren't using a premade template like Blogger, we have no idea how to do RSS with HTML. Any help?
I can help.

Here is a template for the RSS file (code is not mine):

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rss version="2.0">

<channel>

<title>My Program</title>
<link>http://www.mywebsite.com/myaudio.mp3</link>
<description>My first podcast</description>
<language>en-us</language>
<copyright>2005</copyright>
<lastBuildDate>Todays Date*</lastBuildDate>
<webMaster>youremail@whatever.com</webMaster>
<ttl>1</ttl>
<item>

<title>Todays Radio Show - Monday</title>
<description>Here is my Monday podcast. Hope you like it.</description>
<pubDate>Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:56:00 GMT</pubDate>*
<enclosure url="http://www.mywebsite.com/myaudio.mp3" length="4834743" type="audio/mpeg"/>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>
(* Make sure you express the date in the format of: Day:Date:Month:Year: hh:mm:ss . Also, you have to tell what timezone you are in, relative to GMT)

Just fill in the relevant fields with your information.

Here is a site that will make the file for you: http://podcast.redevelopments.co.uk/

Either way, validate it here:http://rss.scripting.com/

And here is my How to podcast instructable. It may be helpful too: http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_podcast_1/
Kuhan (author)  Izokay6 years ago
sorry man, no clue. I'd surf the web and maybe send an email to a podcast that does that. Good luck, and if you figure it out, write an instructable! Sorry I couldn't help :(
Kuhan (author) 6 years ago
P.S. Nickelodeon, please don't sue me!
ongissim6 years ago
Good instructable, but I would go more in-depth with publishing to iTunes, because you need special tags in your feed for iTunes to pick up on. I would also include this link on how to make a compatible podcast to publish to iTunes.
Kuhan (author)  ongissim6 years ago
That's true, but that's if you are creating your own XML feed. WordPress and FeedBurner do a lot of that for you, however I don't know about Blogger. I did add the link however :)
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Kuhan (author)  DELETED_spoonty6 years ago
You're very welcome. I'd been looking for this, too