Listening to a podcast is fun, and depending on what you’re listening to, you can learn a lot. After awhile though, I wanted to start my own podcast and it’s been fun and frustrating at times.
In this post I will explain how I figured out the most simple and effective method to start a podcast of your own. To my knowledge, what I’m about to share hasn’t been thought of, and it will save you a lot of time and headaches. I will include links to everything I describe that will get you podcasting in no time!
I knew what I wanted to podcast about, but the hard part was getting guests. You see, the foreseeable way to get guests on your podcast is by either being right there with them, or through Skype and a service that will allow you to record the interview. But what if you don’t have a desktop, or laptop? What if you don’t want to do it that way? Or what if you are traveling, and don’t have access to a computer? No worries. All you need is a phone (preferably Iphone or Android), and you’re in luck.
Ready? Here goes: First, you need to download the app “Bossjock” you can find in the app store on the Iphone, and Google Play Store for Android. Next, you will need to download the app “TapeACallPro” from the two stores mentioned above. After that, you will need a mic, headphones, and an iRig PRE. Don’t worry, I will go into great detail, and get you started on your podcast.
Mic: I use a audio-technica ATR2100-USB. It works very well, and it’s affordable.
Headphones: You can use any that you want, and feel comfortable wearing.
iRig PRE: This device will allow you to plug in both your mic and headphones to your phone. It works like a charm, and once again, it’s affordable.
Bossjock: This app is amazing, and it will allow you to upload your podcast to various podcasting platforms.
TapeACallPro: This app is crucial. It will allow you to record your conversation, and you can upload to a service called “Dropbox” which I will explain next.
Dropbox: This is a service that you can store pictures, videos, and audio. It works beautifully, and it’s very simple to use.
So now that you have an idea for a podcast, you’ve downloaded Bossjock, TapeACallPro, and Dropbox; let’s put all the pieces together now.
Open TapeACallPro app, and start recording with your guest on the other line. Once the conversation is over, upload the recording to Dropbox. Open up the app Bossjock, and press on one of the empty carts on the screen. A screen will pop up and Dropbox will be available to upload from. After you’ve done that, congrats! All you need to do is export to a podcasting platform of your choice. And there you have it! You just did your first podcast! Below are links to everything you need to know, and further info is provided in the links. I hope this has helped you, and I can’t wait to hear your podcast!