How to Podcast




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!

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

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!

Step 5: ITunes


Using the RSS feed, go to FeedBurner and enter the RSS feed into the podcast section and use the SmartCast function to optimize your feed for podcast aggregators like iTunes. Go into iTunes and in the podcast sections, you can submit your own podcast. use the FeedBurner RSS URL and use that as the URL, and wait for the podcast to show up (This should take about 3-7 days) and voila! You've got a podcast!!!

Here are more detailed instructions for iTunes



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    9 Discussions


    9 years ago on Step 1

     btw hes podcasting about the mail time 


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    Lithium RainIzokay

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I can help.

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

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


    <title>My Program</title>
    <description>My first podcast</description>
    <lastBuildDate>Todays Date*</lastBuildDate>

    <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="" length="4834743" type="audio/mpeg"/>
    (* 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:

    Either way, validate it here:

    And here is my How to podcast instructable. It may be helpful too:


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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 :(


    10 years ago on Step 1

    P.S. Nickelodeon, please don't sue me!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    You're very welcome. I'd been looking for this, too