How To Start A Podcast – Part 1


I’ve been doing this podcast for three years now, and in that time, I’ve learned some tricks of the trade and noticed some trends. Podcasts remain a powerful content vehicle for sharing your voice, viewpoints, and connecting with your audience. When my good friend Susan Winkler asked me, “What do you need to know to start a podcast?” I invited her to join me in this two-part series where she interviews me and asks all her burning questions as a total podcast newbie.

Sue, co-owner of Soma Vayu Garden, a New Jersey-based yoga and cultural wellness studio, is considering starting her own podcast. Today we dive into the technical and production aspects of podcasting.

In this episode, I talk about the equipment you’ll need, like microphones, recording software, and lights, and also about the music, intros and outros, editing, and hosting. I’ll guide you through the entire process from planning to having your episode ready for your audience to hear.

If you’re considering starting your own podcast, I’ll address all the questions you’ve asked and even those you didn’t know to ask. Should I start a podcast? Is it worth it to have a podcast? Would I have the time and resources to sustain the podcast? What equipment do I need? Where do I even start?

“You can start one way and move yourself up another way.” -Sandra Scaiano

Podcasting is a personal journey, and your experience will be unique to you. The decisions you make, as you go along, will depend on your specific situation, goals, and available resources. This episode will help you identify the key factors influencing those decisions and help you start your own podcasting adventure.

Be sure to stay tuned for the next episode, where we’ll delve into post-production and marketing strategies for your podcast.

Links from Today’s Episode:

Episode 57 Love Your Voice with Kelly Burge



Shure MV7 Microphone

Sound Booth

Lume Cube Table Top light