Podcasting is a path for the passionate and the devoted. It's so easy that anyone can do it, and yet, podcasting great content on a regular basis while engaging with a community of devoted fans takes a significant amount of time and energy. Whether you're looking to start the newest hot podcast or improve your interview skills, below are a few of the best-of-the-best resources from the classes, seminars and posts over the last five years.
My podcast setup A YouTube video showing my own in-home studio setup, including microphone, hardware and software reviews and including how to tag and upload a post.
How to start podcasting Chris Brogan's New Media School post on podcasting. Great stuff!
Podcasting without a mic What you really need to know to develop content and start podcasting
Podcasting Boot CampPodcast Your Passion 2012
Recording hardware and software
A newbie podcaster's dream A review of the new, extremely afforable Podcast Studio by Behringer
iTalk iPhone app review A review of the iTalk iPhone app for portable podcasting
Testing Audio Boo A review of the AudioBoo instant podcast service
Blue's Snowball: a preliminary review A first review of the Snowball. Since then, I've adjusted and come to depend on the Snowball as my primary in-studio podcast microphone.
Podcast review and demo of Blue Snowball mic Diary of a Shameless Self-Promoter episode 39, in which I demo and review the Snowball microphone
Market research and strategy
How to listen to a podcast Before you start producing your own podcast, you should always listen. Research other podcasts first to see what is already available in your field, which topics and angles the current hosts cover and where your niche might be
Eight best marketing podcasts for your daily commute Every marketing and PR person should subscribe and listen to all of these podcasts and begin engaging with the hosts.
New 70 million Americans agree: podcasting is still cool The value of podcasting in 2011 and the benefits of podcasting, derived from the recent HubSpot study of the state of podcasting
Finding your voice Podcasting is more than turning on a microphone and talking. How do you present your best, natural, friendly self? Do this acting exercise to find out.
How to do a podcast interview Interview skills for those not trained as journalists, including five common interview pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Spiffing up Skype interviews An in-depth, technical video by Doug Kaye and Paul Figgiani on getting the best audio quality out of a Skype interview.
Podcasting tip How to convert odd or unfamiliar audio file formats
Say what? podcasting seminar from the Chicago Gleacher Center event