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How to Start a Podcast Using AI: A Quick Guide

July 11, 2024 • 7 Min Read

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Since you're here reading this, you might agree with me when I say that a podcast is a fantastic way to share your knowledge or passion with the world.

The thing is, for beginners, the whole process of planning, recording, editing, and promoting a podcast can feel overwhelming. It's like you're passionate about it, but somewhat lost in the steps where to begin. But listen up! There's some seriously amazing AI tech out there that can make things a whole lot easier.

How can it help start your podcast? With AI on your side, you can brainstorm ideas, record like a pro, edit in a snap, and even get a head start on promoting your show – all without needing years of experience. Sounds too good but it's definitely real. And we're just getting started!

Let's explore the ways AI can help in starting your very own podcast:

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What You Need to Prepare

Before we get into the AI tools that will help with your podcasting, let's establish a foundation. A podcast is a series of audio files delivered through the internet, typically episodic and focused on a particular topic or theme.

To launch your podcast, here's a breakdown of the traditional workflow:

Concept & Scriptwriting:

First comes the idea! Brainstorm your topic, format (solo or interview-based), target audience, and episode structure. Then, craft a compelling script for each episode to guide your recording and maintain focus. The key is to channel your focus on the first episode. Think about what you're passionate about, your story, what makes your podcast unique, and what benefits it can bring to the world.

Recording:

This is where your voice becomes the star. Choose a recording environment with minimal background noise, invest in a decent microphone, and hit “record”! Really, the first step is truly the hardest so before your thoughts make you paralyzed, hit that record button and fire away! Pro tip: record a few test episodes to get comfortable with your equipment and speaking into a microphone. Nobody likes their first attempt at anything, so don't be discouraged!

Editing:

The magic happens here. Editing software allows you to add intro/outro music, remove unwanted noise, stitch together segments, and adjust audio levels. But of course, AI will help with that (we will get to that in a sec). So for starters, try to familiarize yourself with how famous podcasters edit their podcast and get some ideas from them. Listen to the music (if there's any), the transitions, and the way they convey their ideas.

Promotion:

Spread the word about your amazing podcast! You can start slowly by sharing it with a few friends and family to get their feedback. And once you're a bit more comfortable, try sharing it on your social media. Everybody loves powerful stories, so introduce them in a way as if you're telling one. Tell them how you started, how you were inspired, and how this podcast will benefit your audience.

AI Tools For Your Podcast

Now that you have a rough idea of what you need to prepare, it's time to go through some tools that would make those preparations a whole lot easier. We will be sharing some AI software based on our own research, feel free to look for other alternatives in case they don't suit you!

Let's see how AI injects its magic into each step:

Scriptwriting with a Spark:

Writer's block? AI writing assistants like Jasper or ChatGPT come to the rescue. These tools can brainstorm episode ideas, generate outlines, and even draft entire scripts based on your chosen topic and target audience. Consider them collaborative partners, not replacements for your own creativity.

To use ChatGPT to its fullest, you need powerful prompts to make it work. Try out our free AI Prompt Generator for ChatGPT. It will help generate great prompts for any task you give it!

Recording with Enhanced Focus:

Platforms like Riverside take podcast recording a step further. Using AI, Riverside can automatically identify and flag key moments within your recording, making it easier to find those golden nuggets during editing. This is particularly helpful for interview-based podcasts, allowing you to quickly locate insightful moments from your guest.

You can also opt for Otter, which utilizes an AI Meeting Assistant for transcription of audio recordings, key moments, and other additional functionalities.

Editing Made Effortless:

AI-powered editing tools like Descript or Adobe Podcast streamline the editing process. These platforms offer intuitive interfaces that allow you to remove background noise, adjust audio levels, and insert music with a few clicks.

Some even have features for transcribing your audio, making them perfect for adding captions or creating written show notes.

Promotion Made Simple:

Promoting your podcast on social media can be time-consuming. Platforms like Riverside offer AI-powered solutions to this problem. By analyzing your recording, they can automatically generate short, engaging social media clips that highlight key points in your episode. This not only saves you time but also creates captivating content that will grab your audience's attention.

You can also take it to the next step and use Opus Clip. If you do video recording with your podcast, it creates short videos like Instagram reels for you to share on various social media platforms. We have a guide on how to use it. Check it out!

Important Reminders Before You Dive In

  • Passion is Key: AI can't replace your enthusiasm! Choose a topic you're genuinely excited about, something that keeps you wanting to learn and share.
  • Know Your Audience: Who are you trying to reach? Understanding your listeners' interests and needs will guide your content creation and keep them engaged.
  • Quality Counts: Invest in a decent microphone – even a good USB mic makes a big difference. Find a quiet recording space and consider recording some practice episodes to get comfortable with the equipment.
  • Be Yourself: Let your personality shine through! Your unique voice and perspective are what will set your podcast apart.

Feel like you need more AI tools for your podcast? We talk more about it here: 5 Must-Have AI Tools to Jumpstart Your Podcast. Check it out!


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Conclusion

AI is not here to take over podcasting but rather to empower creators of all levels. For beginners, AI tools can significantly reduce the barriers to entry, making podcasting more accessible than ever. Experienced podcasters can leverage AI to streamline their workflow, freeing up valuable time to focus on the creative aspects of their shows.

Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, AI has the potential to take your podcasting journey to the next level. So, grab your microphone, unleash your creativity, and embrace the exciting future of AI-powered podcasting! We're excited to hear your first episode.

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Peter Kim, MD is the founder of Passive Income MD, the creator of Passive Real Estate Academy, and offers weekly education through his Monday podcast, the Passive Income MD Podcast. Join our community at the Passive Income Doc Facebook Group.

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Disclaimer: The topic presented in this article is provided as general information and for educational purposes. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Accordingly, before taking action, consult with your team of professionals.

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