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So you want to start a podcast : finding your voice, telling your story, and building a community that will listen / Kristen Meinzer.

By: Meinzer, Kristen [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First edition.Description: viii, 216 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062936677; 0062936670.Subject(s): Podcasting | Podcasting -- Technique | Podcasts | Podcasts -- Production and direction | Social mediaGenre/Form: Handbooks and manuals. | Handbooks and manuals.DDC classification: 006.7/876 | 070.5/79738
Contents:
Dream it. Know why you want to start a podcast ; Recognize who your show is for ; Decide what your show is about ; Find inspiration in the right places ; Be honest about how much love you have to give -- Write it. Decide on a format ; Create a structure ; Focus on the top ; Prepare to script ; Give your show a strong title -- Host it. Think about diversity ; Host like a pro ; Consider getting a co-host ; Master the art of co-hosting ; Deal with co-host conflict -- Cast it. Get the guests you want ; Prepare your guests and yourself for the show ; Conduct a first-rate interview ; Consider getting a producer ; Turn to the right people for feedback -- Make it. Know the equipment you'll actually need ; Connect with your guests ; Be a top-notch editor ; Understand how to use music, movie clips, and more ; Determine the best length for your show ; Know what listeners love ; Know what listeners hate -- Share it. Create a release schedule ; Make enticing show art ; Write catchy episode titles and descriptions ; Distribute your podcast ; Think about monetization -- Grow it. Prioritize promotion ; Build community ; Get the word out ; Give great interviews ; Embrace your identity as a podcaster.
Summary: "An inspiring, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, from the influential co-creator and co-host of the By the Book podcast. Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts can actually be tricky to create--and even harder to sustain. Few know the secrets of successfully creating a knockout podcast better than Kristen Meinzer. An award-winning producer and former director of nonfiction programming for Slate's sister company, Panoply, Meinzer has also hosted three successful podcasts, reaching more than ten million listeners. Now, she shares her expertise and asks the tough questions she believes are essential to creating a hit show, including: ° Why do you want to start a podcast? For a lot of aspiring podcasters, the reason is "everyone is doing it." But successful shows have a more concrete motivation. ° Who is your podcast for? Who are you trying to reach? How will your content and tone appeal to those listeners? And why will they choose your show over other forms of entertainment? ° What is your show about? Think not just about subject, but story. How will you approach your topic in a way only you can? And in two to three sentences, how will you pitch it to others? ° How is your show going to be structured? From format and interview questions to episode length and release schedule, learn to map your show out so your story thrives. With this motivational how-to guide--the only one on the subject available--you'll find the smart, bottom-line advice and inspiration you need to produce an entertaining podcast and promote it to an audience that will love it. [This book] gives you the tools you need to start a podcast--and the insight to keep it thriving. "--Dust jacket.
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Includes index.

"7 steps to take you from idea to hit show"--Cover.

Dream it. Know why you want to start a podcast ; Recognize who your show is for ; Decide what your show is about ; Find inspiration in the right places ; Be honest about how much love you have to give -- Write it. Decide on a format ; Create a structure ; Focus on the top ; Prepare to script ; Give your show a strong title -- Host it. Think about diversity ; Host like a pro ; Consider getting a co-host ; Master the art of co-hosting ; Deal with co-host conflict -- Cast it. Get the guests you want ; Prepare your guests and yourself for the show ; Conduct a first-rate interview ; Consider getting a producer ; Turn to the right people for feedback -- Make it. Know the equipment you'll actually need ; Connect with your guests ; Be a top-notch editor ; Understand how to use music, movie clips, and more ; Determine the best length for your show ; Know what listeners love ; Know what listeners hate -- Share it. Create a release schedule ; Make enticing show art ; Write catchy episode titles and descriptions ; Distribute your podcast ; Think about monetization -- Grow it. Prioritize promotion ; Build community ; Get the word out ; Give great interviews ; Embrace your identity as a podcaster.

"An inspiring, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, from the influential co-creator and co-host of the By the Book podcast. Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts can actually be tricky to create--and even harder to sustain. Few know the secrets of successfully creating a knockout podcast better than Kristen Meinzer. An award-winning producer and former director of nonfiction programming for Slate's sister company, Panoply, Meinzer has also hosted three successful podcasts, reaching more than ten million listeners. Now, she shares her expertise and asks the tough questions she believes are essential to creating a hit show, including: ° Why do you want to start a podcast? For a lot of aspiring podcasters, the reason is "everyone is doing it." But successful shows have a more concrete motivation. ° Who is your podcast for? Who are you trying to reach? How will your content and tone appeal to those listeners? And why will they choose your show over other forms of entertainment? ° What is your show about? Think not just about subject, but story. How will you approach your topic in a way only you can? And in two to three sentences, how will you pitch it to others? ° How is your show going to be structured? From format and interview questions to episode length and release schedule, learn to map your show out so your story thrives. With this motivational how-to guide--the only one on the subject available--you'll find the smart, bottom-line advice and inspiration you need to produce an entertaining podcast and promote it to an audience that will love it. [This book] gives you the tools you need to start a podcast--and the insight to keep it thriving. "--Dust jacket.

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