How to Start a Podcast – Beginner Podcasting Tutorial

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Want to learn how to start a podcast in 2022 fast and without overspending? I've published two of the most viewed podcasting tutorials on YouTube with millions of views, and I'm back with an updated version with everything you need in just one video. Here's how it's broken down:

0:00 Intro
2:27 The Only Equipment You Need to Start a Podcast
5:50 Recording Software
8:30 Your Podcast Details (i.e. show name, what to talk about, etc.)
14:23 Podcast Recording Tips
21:38 Publishing Your Podcast

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Buzzsprout is also great, as recommended in the video:

Other items mentioned in this video, PART BY PART (some of the links below are affiliate links which means I get a little thank you money from Amazon or other companies. This is at no extra cost to you, however. Thank you in advance!)

1️⃣ The Only Podcast Equipment You Need 1️⃣ (2:27)

🎀 Samson Q2U Microphone:
🎱 Windscreen Foam Ball:
⚑ Shock Mount by Sunmon with Adapter:
πŸ’ͺ Boom Arm by Neewer:

2️⃣ Podcast Recording Software 2️⃣ (5:50)

🎸 Garageband (Mac Only):
🎸 Garageband Tutorial:

πŸ”Š Audacity (PC & Mac):
πŸ”Š Audacity Tutorial:

πŸ§‘πŸ½β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘πŸ½ Squadcast for Interview Recording:
🎀 Zoom H6N Portable Recorder:
🎀 Portable Rode SmartLav Lapel Microphone Kit:

3️⃣ Your Podcast Details 3️⃣ (8:30)

πŸ™‹ In this section, I answer:

πŸ‘‰ What is your show about?
πŸ‘‰ How long should your episodes be?
πŸ‘‰ How often should you publish?
πŸ‘‰ What should the name be?
πŸ‘‰ What will your artwork for your podcast look like?

4️⃣ Podcast Recording Tips 4️⃣ (14:23)

For more tips and a cheat sheet, download the podcast cheat sheet here:

5️⃣ Publishing Your Podcast 5️⃣ (21:38)

Get on all of the directories with a hosting plan from Buzzsprout. They're incredible. Use this link to add more time to your plan and save some money:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Lots of work was put into it, so thank you in advance for the help with the affiliate links above, and for bookmarking and sharing this for future reference!

If you'd like to check out one of my online courses to help you even more with starting and marketing your podcast, you can find Power-Up Podcasting here, which has helped thousands of people earn millions of downloads with their shows:

Cheers, and here's to an awesome 2022 and the success of your show! Let me know what you think in the comments, and be sure to like this video if you found any value from it!

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  • Calming Anxiety says:

    For all those about to start or just discovering Pat and his wealth of knowledge. I took his advice just over 2 years ago. Now have a podcast in the top 1% globally , over 3 million downloads and now its own app. You can not go wrong following his advice .

    • Christine Claire De La Pena says:

      I started taking his advice since 2015 but I decided not to become a podcaster but a podcast manager who supplies podcast VA’s heheh

    • Gang Life Redemption says:

      Right on, all hard work definitely pays off!

    • Roger C says:

      Congrats Martin. Just wondering how much you focus on diet, nutrition and clean eating in your calming anxiety podcast. Just an FYI I’ve suffered level 5 anxiety attacks since about the age of 5 to 49 when I went whole food plant based eating and eliminated processed foods, dairy, animal protein, and sugar from my diet. Anxiety attacks dropped about 98% over the course of 6 months to a year. Also doing a lot of endurance training which may help. Just an FYI. Cheers.

    • anactivatedthroatchakra says:

      Have you been able to see financial gain?

    • Baked Baker says:

      im so excited to evolve into the internet space and maybe monetize a “hobby” and not have a “steady” ride.
      Mad, love.
      -HK

  • Doug Scott says:

    I did some podcasting back in 2008 and 2009. I regret not sticking with it. That said it was painful to push them out with the feeds etc. other than smartphones that make listening super easy, the most magical development is the ease in which services like buzz sprout distribute the podcasts. Amazing.

  • Chris Terrell says:

    Thanks, Pat, for a really complete and informative video. I’m considering setting up a podcast to allow for more depth of content as well as an alternative medium to enhance my channel once I’ve built up the amount of content; early days just now but I’m thinking ahead a bit and this is useful. Best wishes.

  • Canada Reads American Style says:

    I’ve been podcasting with a colleague for a little over two years but she’s moving on to new opportunities. I am keeping the brand and content, and your videos are extremely helpful as I make the transition. Thanks!

  • JERO says:

    I started my podcast Next to Me 3 months ago because of your videos. Now I have 9 episodes and I have so much fun every time I record one. It was a great decision and I wouldn’t have started without your videos so thank you very much!!!! I hope I stay constant in 2022 and I will try to post an episode every week!! And to everyone starting or with already a podcast I wish you nothing but the best ❀️

  • The Way-Back Music Machine Podcast says:

    Great advice for aspiring podcasters, Pat. When I started my podcasting journey a few years ago, I really appreciated your content.

  • A_Spot_of_Tea says:

    What a great instructional video. Thanks so much for doing this. I have not decided yet, whether I’ll do a podcast, but your video has made the idea sound so much less intimidating! Thank you!

  • Shift Fitness & Massage says:

    Thank you Pat Flynn. Only 1 week ago I explored the overwhelming thought of a podcast. I began this video, ordered the products, created my artwork, description and content list while I waited. I unboxed yesterday afternoon and this afternoon have posted my 1st podcast on FB, Tweeter and updated my directories list. Your video does a great job of breaking the steps down into bite size accessible content. I will check back for more videos after I upload my next two podcasts on the schedule. Why? Because Shifts Happen!

    • Pat Flynn says:

      Well done! Way to take action and thank you so much for the comment!

    • Crystal Brundige says:

      Congratulations πŸ™‚

    • Richard Cross says:

      Get rich and help folks at same time.
      Start a local news podcast franchise, helping local folks startup local news and stories.
      Every community wants/needs local news. State level as well. Imagine a new network (TMN brodcasting) reporting from homes across the nation.
      Everyone wins
      You supply business in a box, you get paid to start up and monthly fees.
      Underemployed gets coached throught the startup (hardest part)
      Some will fail, but there could be thousands of small local broadcasters across the nation.

    • Oliver Hinz says:

      I am sure this comment just let me stop the think media start video and switch to this πŸ™‚

  • GGWP Podcast says:

    Your video was a big part of my initial research before I did all the backend work to get the podcast properly structured, made, and distributed. You’re the man!

  • Joan Haney says:

    OMGosh! This was so very helpful Pat. You explained all the steps so it’s so easy to understand. Super excited to see more content and rock this new podcast. Already ordered a mic, boom arm, etc, and am on lesson 1. Thank you SO VERY MUCH! Just need to pick a launch day! :0)

  • Cheri C Designs says:

    I don’t plan on podcasting but am taking piano and voice again after 40+ years and the equipment and software info is so valuable! A mic set up I can afford! So glad I stumbled across your channel when looking for something else OR I should say glad I was LED to your channel – there are NO accidents! Thank you!

  • Nancy Tomei says:

    Pat, thank you so very much! You are like one-stop-shopping for the beginning podcaster. I am teacher who has to retire due to a terminal illness, but I want to have fun and share my wisdom about raising and teaching children for the last 28 years. My cohost will be in a different state than I am. You made me feel more comfortable about setting up that equipment. Thank you again!

    • Richard Cross says:

      Get rich and help folks at same time.
      Start a local news podcast franchise, helping local folks startup local news and stories.
      Every community wants/needs local news. State level as well. Imagine a new network (TMN brodcasting) reporting from homes across the nation.
      Everyone wins
      You supply business in a box, you get paid to start up and monthly fees.
      Underemployed gets coached throught the startup (hardest part)
      Some will fail, but there could be thousands of small local broadcasters across the nation.

    • Mark O'Donohue says:

      Hey Nancy! It’s 1 year since you posted this and I’m curious about how you’re finding your podcast? I’m a teacher and make youtube videos, but I’m thinking about diving into some interview style podcasts with colleagues. Wondering if you have any tips or advice?

  • Cosmic Cassondra says:

    Thank you so much for creating this video and dropping so much knowledge in a straightforward way. I’m starting a podcast but didn’t really know how to get started. I’ve watched a lot of videos where they give way too much detail and way too many options. I truly appreciate how succinct your information is.

  • Tom Jones says:

    As always Pat Flynn, this is a terrific lesson. I have been following you for over 10 years now and you are so good. Thanks for being there for us.😎!

  • Ben DeLaughter says:

    Literally so much incredible information in this video without any fluff. Thank you for this!

  • Anne Niland's Memorial Videos says:

    Pat, the T-shirt you are wearing says it all! Your expertise and generosity with those of us who are beginner Podcasters is amazing. As a teacher, I appreciate your motivating, clear instruction, and I’m sure all your viewers would agree. Thank you Pat!

  • The Bearded Modeler says:

    This was such a great video on beginning a podcast. Thank you so much for putting this info out there. I really want to do this now. Have been thinking about doing so for awhile now and this helped!!

  • Joy Wrenn Creative says:

    This should be called the “Ultimate Guide for Starting a Podcast” because you covered everything I wanted to know all in one video! Thanks!

  • Carissa Terry says:

    Pat, I’ve just binged so much of your content in the last several hours. I’m so thankful to you for creating such informative videos! Gotta say that tip about clapping or clicking to make the aduio spike when you make a mistake — that’s gold! what a time saver! thanks for all you do!

  • Kelly Gonzalez says:

    Thank you so much for showing us how to start a podcast. Absolutely completed tutorial.Definitely you didn’t miss any point.

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