How do you choose podcast names that reflect what your podcasts are about and entices people to listen?
This is a crucial question!
Well, choosing a great name for your podcast can be challenging. But the bottom line is that it should indicate what your show is about.
So When choosing your podcast name, think of a title that fits your first idea but should allow room for growth.
Think of a dynamic name that can expand to fit your wildest dreams. The possibilities of audio creation are always expanding.
Thus relying on the word “podcast” might not be a good idea as it may limit your growth in the future.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you:
- some names of podcasts
- how to start a podcast and
- what is needed to start a podcast?
Podcast Name Ideas
Let’s dive in now!
Girl Podcast Names
Names For Sports Podcasts
Football Podcast Names
Names For Radio Podcast Names
Music Podcast Names
Radio Station Nicknames
How To Start A Podcast
Starting a podcast isn’t difficult, but there are a number of steps you’ll need to go through in order to get started.
Take the following steps:
- Choosing a topic
- Choose a name
- Cover art creation
- Intro & outro music
- Buying equipment
- Audio recording & editing
- Submit to Apple Podcasts (iTunes)
Choose A Topic
Make sure that you choose a narrow topic. A topic that has a specific audience.
Choose A Name
Choose a name that has room for expansion, in case you decide to expand later on. Think big. Then purchase a domain name for your podcast.
Create Cover Art
Design a cover for your podcast. But if you have money, get a person to design a cover. For example, on 99 Designs.
Make sure it is properly designed because
It gives people the first impression.
Choose An Intro Music
You can use a royalty-free song. Create your own unique intro people will associate with your podcast.
Get A Microphone
Get a microphone of high quality. Because audio quality is important.
Recording And Editing
Get software for your recording and editing. Common ones are:
- GarageBand (Free option)
The best software I recommend is
Alitu is a podcast creation tool that builds your episodes. It’s all browser-based software that works on any computer connected to the internet.
This is what the software does:
- Cleans up your audio
- Allows you to add music
- Helps you put together piece of music
- Published your episodes.
Just upload your recordings, and Alitu will do everything for you.
Alitu is a great tool. Take advantage of its 7-day free trial to sign up and try it out.
Get A Podcast Host
I use and highly recommend Buzzsprout. It’s the best podcasting platform.
Upload Your First Episode
It’s important that you launch your podcast with more than 1 episode so that people don’t have to wait to hear more.
To upload an episode, simply follow the given instructions carefully. I feel 2 to 4 episodes is a good number to start with.
Submit To Apple Podcasts (iTunes)
Submit your RSS feed to other podcast directories too.
What Is Needed To Start A Podcast
- A Good Idea
Ask yourself why your podcast matters and is different, aside from the fact that it’s yours. Will guests learn something they can’t learn anywhere else?
You can use an old computer as long as the CPU is up to date.
- Audio Software
Make sure you have a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). This is the music production software that you will record your podcast audio into.
Having the right DAW will also help you to edit or process your audio such as boosting levels, adding compression, or removing part of your podcast.
Some free and inexpensive options available are:
- Presonus Studio One
- Waveform Free
Single Microphone Setups
This is ideal if you are alone.
Some popular single microphone options available are:
- Blue Yeti
- Shure MV5
- Rode NT-USB
Multiple Microphone Setups
This is ideal if you have guests.
Some common multiple microphone options include:
- Focusrite Scarlett
- Presonus AudioBox
- Behringer U-Phoria
- Podcast Cables
Common cables for podcasts are for mics, headphone extension cables & adapters for headphones, interconnect cables for the mixer to an interface, USB cables for computer electronics, HDMI cables for any video podcasts.
- Microphone Stands
Stands range from a tripod, tabletop, boom arm to the shock mount. You will choose one depending on your needs and financial muscle.
- Headphone Extensions
You may need a headphone extension cable to be long enough to hear yourself wherever you’re speaking from.
- Spacious Room
You will have to find a room that has enough space to accommodate your equipment. If possible, find a room that is soundproof.
Podcast Hosting Platforms
There are lots of platform options available for hosting your podcast. Some are free, and others are paid platforms.
Before you buy podcast hosting for your podcast, look at the features carefully. Choose a podcast platform that will help you realize your dream of starting a podcast. So choose your podcast platform carefully.
How Much Does It Cost To Start A Podcast?
If you are living on a tight budget and yet you want to start a podcast, you can start a podcast at $100. You can get the basic equipment you need for your podcast for $100.
So what basic equipment can you get with this amount?
You will be able to buy one of this basic equipment:
- ear pods with an in-built microphone
- Hosa HDS-100 for around
- Samson Meteor USB microphone for around $70.
So you can start a podcast if you have $100 to $150.