Podtastic Audio: Crafting Compelling Content with Crystal Clear Audio for Indie Podcasters

By Chris Smith

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Welcome to Podtastic Audio, your go-to guide for crafting a professional podcast without breaking the bank. Join us as we demystify the world of podcasting, offering practical tips and budget-friendly tools to elevate your show's sound quality. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, we've got you covered with expert advice on recording, editing, and enhancing your podcast on a budget. Tune in for insightful discussions, interviews, and actionable insights to make your podcasting journey not only enjoyable but also cost-effective. Happy Podcasting!

Episode Date
160 Is Your Podcast Really as Popular as You Think It Is? Rob Walch of Libsyn Helps Us Separate Hype from Reality
Jul 22, 2024
159 The Three Biggest Podcasting Mistakes and Misconceptions I Made and Proven Solutions to Fix Them
Jul 15, 2024
158 The Benefits of Niche Focus: Essential Podcasting Tips for Building a Loyal Audience
Jul 08, 2024
157 From Good to Great: Transform Your Podcast with Unique and Resonating Stories
Jul 01, 2024
156 The Power of Personal Stories: Key Takeaways for Podcasters Looking to Connect with Their Audience
Jun 24, 2024
155 The Art of Storytelling in Podcasting: How to Elevate Your Show and Create a Good Podcast
Jun 17, 2024
154 Enhancing Your Podcast with Video: A Deep Dive into Riverside. FM with Stephen Robles
Jun 10, 2024
153 Mastering Podcast Editing: Expert Tips and Tricks with Steve Stewart from Podcast Editors Academy
Jun 03, 2024
152 Podcasting for Productivity: My Innovative Approach to Maximizing Efficiency in Client Podcast Production
May 27, 2024
151 Social Media Algorithms Explained: Insights and Strategies for Podcasters to Expand Their Reach
May 20, 2024
150 Avoid Common Podcasting Mistakes: Learn to Build Your Unique Voice
May 13, 2024
149 Marketing Magic: Danielle Clark's Expert Tips for Indie Podcasters
May 06, 2024
148 The Power of the Start: Elevating Your Podcast Intro to Hook Your Audience
Apr 29, 2024
147 Closing the Chapter: Reflections on Twitter Resharing Groups in Podcast Promotion
Apr 22, 2024
146 Zero Budget, Maximum Impact: The Art of Crafting a Free Podcast
Apr 15, 2024
145 Maximizing Your Podcast's Reach: Harnessing Social Media Strategies with Katie Brinkley
Apr 08, 2024
144 Podcast Movement: Networking, New Connections, & Another AI Audio Enhancement Tool
Apr 01, 2024
143 Connected Conversations: Navigating Social Networking for Podcasters with Reena Friedman Watts
Mar 25, 2024
142 Going Solo: Unlocking the Benefits of Solo Episodes for Indie Podcasters
Mar 18, 2024
BONUS EPISODE - The Irrelevance of Where Your Audience Listens
Mar 14, 2024
141 Enhanced Sound: Unleashing the Power of AI Editing Tools on Your Podcast
Mar 11, 2024
BONUS EPISODE - If You're Sick, Take a Podcast Break
Mar 07, 2024
140 Mastering the Pitch: 5 Salesman Techniques to Hook New Podcast Listeners
Mar 04, 2024
139 Unlocking the Power of Purposeful Podcast Guests: 5 Benefits of Steering Clear of Random Interviews
Feb 26, 2024
138 Monetizing Mistakes: 7 Common Pitfalls Podcasters Encounter When Trying to Make Money
Feb 19, 2024
BONUS EPISODE - Crafting a Relatable Podcast Through Authenticity
Feb 14, 2024
137 Unlocking YouTube's Potential: Our Journey with the New Podcast RSS Integration and Results
Feb 10, 2024
136.2 Beyond the Mic: The Realities of Co-hosting with Dr. Kristine of The Kris and Kristine Show
Feb 03, 2024
135 Shielding Your Sound: 10 Crucial Steps to Safeguard Your Podcast from Guest Speaker Lawsuits
Jan 25, 2024
BONUS EPISODE - Would you rather be seen or heard?
Jan 19, 2024
134 Inside the Podverse: Exploring Podcast Media Hosting with Danny Brown of Captivate.fm
Jan 15, 2024
133 Unmasking the Illusion: The Pitfalls of Paying for Fake Podcast Promotion
Jan 10, 2024
BONUS EPISODE - Tailoring Your Podcast to Serve Your Audience Best
Jan 06, 2024
132 Conversational Monologues: Mastering the Art of Non-preachy Solo Podcasting
Jan 03, 2024
131 Breaking Through the Noise: Mastering Social Media Marketing for Podcast Success
Dec 22, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Do Podcasters really want Honest Feedback?
Dec 15, 2023
130 Audible Excellence: Mastering 7 Tips for Top-Tier Podcast Audio Quality
Dec 11, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Get more Podcast Plays with these Tips
Dec 08, 2023
129 Beyond YouTube: Diversifying Your Content Platforms for Long-Term Success
Dec 05, 2023
128 Fade to Black: Unraveling the Mystery of Podfading with James Bishop of Podcast Graveyard
Nov 28, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Thanksgiving Week: Be Thankful You have a Podcast
Nov 24, 2023
127 Unscripted Wisdom: Ditching the Script in Podcasting + Exclusive Insights with Verity Sangan from The Lazy Girl's Guide to Podcasting!
Nov 20, 2023
126 Organize to Optimize: Elevating Your Podcast Game with 5 Effective Media Storage Strategies
Nov 14, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Using the New Markers Feature in Cleanfeed Pro
Nov 11, 2023
125 Beyond the Star Power: Why Celebrity Interviews Aren't the Holy Grail of Podcasting
Nov 07, 2023
124 Podcast Promotion Pitfalls: Navigating the 7 Worst Ways to Market Your Audio Show
Nov 01, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Does this Laptop Mic Recording Sound Good?
Oct 27, 2023
123 Singular Success: Lessons from In-N-Out Burger for Podcasters using a Single Platform
Oct 23, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Have a Plan before you Invest in Podcast Gear
Oct 17, 2023
122 From Ideas to Impact: The Art of Storytelling with 5 Strategies for Podcasters
Oct 13, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Do You use a Podcast Promoter?
Oct 06, 2023
121: Elevate Your Vibe: 8 Ways to Infuse Energy into Your Podcast
Oct 02, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Zoom PodTrak P4 for a Live Client Recording
Sep 29, 2023
120: iOS 17's Impact on Podcast Episode Artwork: What You Need to Know
Sep 25, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - FREE Podcast Audio Grader
Sep 20, 2023
119 Perfecting Sound: The Art of Editing Great Audio for Podcasting
Sep 18, 2023
BONUS EPISODE - Helping Others
Sep 09, 2023
118 Unlocking Audience Delight: 7 Strategies for Delivering Irresistible Value
Sep 07, 2023
117 From Overwhelm to Inspiration: 7 Ways to Avoid Podcast Burnout
Aug 30, 2023
116 Conquering Self-Doubt: Navigating Impostor Syndrome with Resilience with 7 Strategies
Aug 22, 2023
115 Sights and Sounds Unleashed: Harnessing the Power of Video and Audio for Audience Expansion
Aug 15, 2023
114 Pillars of Podcasting: Building a Strong Foundation for Your Show's Success
Aug 08, 2023
113 Enhancing Your Podcast's Message with David Hooper of Build a BIG Podcast
Jul 25, 2023
112 Metrics that Matter: Making Sense of Podcast Stats and Adjusting to a Paid Website Builder
Jul 11, 2023
111 Invest Wisely: The Link Between Podcasting Expenses and Delivering Value - Prince Harry and Meghan’s Spotify Split
Jul 02, 2023
110 Behind the Mic: Unveiling the Podcast Guest Experience
Jun 19, 2023
109 Podcasting Chemistry - Movie Fun with Shanel of The Nerd in Texas Podcast
Jun 12, 2023
108 Simplify the Podcast Gear - Growth, Engagement, and Monetization with Adam Schaeuble of Podcasting Business School
Jun 06, 2023
107 Mastering the Mic: Secrets to Becoming a Great Podcast Presenter
May 30, 2023
106 Finding the Balance: Examining the Relationship between Podcast Content Creators and Commenters
May 23, 2023
105 Unveiling the Podcast Interviewer's Dilemma: Narrative vs. Conversational Style Showdown
May 15, 2023
104 Capturing Crisp Audio: Tips and Tricks for High-Quality Podcast Recordings
May 08, 2023
103 Mixing and Mastering: Enhancing Your Podcast with Original Music Beds
Apr 30, 2023
102 Maximizing Your Podcast's Reach: 9 Free Marketing Tips You Need to Know
Apr 24, 2023
Ep. 101: Digital Dialogue: What does your Computer think about your Podcast?
Apr 17, 2023
Ep 100: Empowering Others to Create Great Shows! With my guest Brian Cottington of Libsyn.
Apr 10, 2023
Ep. 99: Local vs. Remote Guests: Is Recording Quality Worth the Distance?
Apr 04, 2023
Ep. 98: Unlocking Listener Value: Tips and Techniques for Delivering High-Impact Content
Mar 26, 2023
Ep. 97: The Art of Podcast Production and How to Get the Help You Need with Ahron Wohlgelernter
Mar 19, 2023
Ep. 96: Why We Podcast: Exploring the Motivations, Benefits, and Challenges of Creating Audio Content
Mar 12, 2023
Ep. 95: Podcasting "Solo" - Learn an easy trick to set the right podcast audio level.
Mar 06, 2023
Ep. 94: Discovery, Marketing, and Audio Editing. - With my guest Zack (The Podcast Man)
Feb 27, 2023
Ep. 93: The Sound of Success: How to Ensure High-Quality Audio from Your Podcast Guests
Feb 19, 2023
Ep. 92: Navigating Growth Disappointment in Podcasting and Finding Hope for the Future
Feb 08, 2023
Ep. 91: From Zero to Hero: A 13-Year-Old's Journey to Launching a Podcast with Jacob
Jan 31, 2023
Ep. 90: Audio Quality Control - Creating AI Content: Exploring the Possibilities with Chat GPT
Jan 23, 2023
Ep. 89: New Service for Podcasters, "Podcasting Made Easy"
Jan 16, 2023
Ep. 88: Flexibility (PodTrak P4) - Podcasting for Business with Podcast Talent Coach, Erik K. Johnson
Jan 03, 2023
Ep. 87: Happy Holidays - How do you define Podcast Success?
Dec 22, 2022
Ep. 86: Audio Recording Tips - Hall of Fame Podcaster, Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting
Dec 15, 2022
Ep. 85: Podcasting through the Holiday Season - Our Media Host went DOWN!
Dec 09, 2022
Ep. 84: Good Audio from a remote guest on a Blue Yeti with Descript Studio Sound.
Nov 30, 2022
Ep. 83: What is Podcast Production? - Make your Show sound Professional.
Nov 17, 2022
Ep. 82: Podcaster Integrity - Chris Curran of The Podcast Engineering School
Nov 06, 2022
Ep. 81: QR Code Tip - Hall of Fame Podcaster Rob Greenlee of The New Media Show
Oct 30, 2022
Ep. 80: I moved podcast hosts - What is "voicemeeter" and what does it do?
Oct 21, 2022
Ep. 79: Talking Podcasting Advice with Libsyn Director of Community and Content Elsie Escobar
Oct 14, 2022
Ep. 78: New Podtastic Audio website - Twitter Spaces Q & A with Project Pixie
Oct 07, 2022
Ep. 77: Audacity 3.2.0 update - James Cridland of Podnews stops by to talk Radio and Podcasting
Sep 30, 2022
Ep. 76: Audio is still King - Growing your podcast to monetize with my guest Adam Adams from "The Podcast On Podcasting"
Sep 23, 2022
Ep. 75: Podcast Quality - Infamous Blue Yeti Mic - What is "YOUR" content?
Sep 16, 2022
Ep. 74: First time with the RODECASTER Pro 2 - AudioGrams for your Podcast and how they help.
Sep 10, 2022
Ep. 73: 4 Million Podcasts and... You! - Using Sound FX on your Show, how much is to much?
Sep 02, 2022
Ep. 72: Revisiting the First Episode, 3 Years Ago - QR Codes for Podcast Promotion
Aug 28, 2022
Ep. 71: Podcast Editing with Studio Sound from Descript - Price Drop on the Zoom Podtrak P4
Aug 19, 2022
Ep 70: Making some of that Podcast Money. - Dealing with Guests that your not interested in having on the podcast
Aug 12, 2022
Ep 69: Website Refresh - Emmy Award Winners Marc Bakos and Mark Hills of Cleanfeed.
Aug 05, 2022
Ep 68: Fake Download Stats - IAB Certification - Audio Tips
Jul 29, 2022
Ep. 67: Habits that annoy listeners! - What makes us press play on a podcast episode?
Jul 22, 2022
Ep. 66: Remote and Untethered recording with Zoom Podtrak P4 around the house.
Jul 01, 2022
Ep. 65: The illusion of Audio for your podcast and why it works.
Jun 20, 2022
Ep. 64: Sound Quality on the Cheap - Honest Podcast Feedback - Paying to Promote
Jun 13, 2022
Ep 63: Podcasts that Help - I created a new Radio Station called K2 RADIO
Jun 03, 2022
Ep: 62: Should you buy the new Rodcaster Pro 2?
May 27, 2022
Ep. 61 Before we can make GOOD audio, we must understand what BAD audio is.
May 20, 2022
Ep. 60: Zoom has new limitations! - Basement Reload Podcaster/Vodcaster, John Svedese
May 13, 2022
Ep. 59: Drinking while Podcasting - Trip to London to chat with Linden Cole of The Icarus Complex Podcast
May 06, 2022
Ep 58: Who is really listening? - Harness your Creativity - Podcast on a Pedestal
Apr 28, 2022
Ep. 57: Podcast Interviews - Who benefits more, the GUEST or the HOST?
Apr 22, 2022
Ep. 56: A simple mistake while using the Zoom Podtrak P4 and using Show Notes for your podcast.
Apr 16, 2022
Ep. 55: Your Podcast Listeners do not enjoy Ads. So why do we do have them?
Apr 08, 2022
Ep. 54: Podbean Ad Contest - 5 Star Review Swaps are the same as Cheating!
Apr 01, 2022
Ep. 53: Use Cleanfeed for any Guest and still get great audio.
Mar 25, 2022
Ep. 52: Monitoring your Microphone live and my guest Christian Eulinberg from FILM OPTIX podcast.
Mar 18, 2022
Ep. 51: VIP guest with bad audio - Get to know your podcasting gear
Mar 11, 2022
Ep. 50: Why do you Podcast? - Beta Reader & Author Tiffany Christina Lewis
Mar 04, 2022
Ep. 49: Hook your listeners at the start of each episode. - Jackie & Danielle from the No More Late Fees podcast.
Feb 25, 2022
Ep. 48: Clean your audio - Sample Rates - Is your podcast plain vanilla?
Feb 18, 2022
Ep. 47: Joe Rogan and Spotify - Interview Shows are for who?
Feb 11, 2022
Ep. 46: Cold Weather - Upload Speeds - Content Creator Sebastian Schug
Feb 06, 2022
Ep. 45: Play for Content, stay for Entertainment. Create more than just plain content.
Jan 27, 2022
Ep. 44: Last version of Levelator for PC - The "Vern" from Cinema Recall Podcast.
Jan 21, 2022
Ep. 43: Try out Auphonic as a Levelator alternative for Windows PC.
Jan 13, 2022
Ep. 42: Podcast Artwork vs Episode Artwork. Visual side to podcasting
Jan 06, 2022
Ep. 41: Quiet place to Podcast - Erik Woods from Cinematic Sound Radio Podcast
Dec 30, 2021
Ep. 40: Top 10 reasons podcasts FAIL - Abigail from The Manic Pixie Weirdo Podcast
Dec 23, 2021
Ep 39: Video for Podcasting and my guest Jim Collison from Ask the Podcast Coach
Dec 16, 2021
Ep 38: Behringer Audio Interface - Jillian & Michaela from Elevator Talks & Random Thoughts Podcast
Dec 09, 2021
Ep. 37: Podcasting while being sick. And a conversation with Alex from Time for you Hobby podcast.
Dec 01, 2021
Ep. 36: I had a few problems with my MacBook Pro, including a simple audio mistake.
Nov 20, 2021
Ep. 35: Lost interview with Derik Jones from Ratchet Book Club
Nov 11, 2021
Ep. 34: Does where you host your podcast make a difference to the listener?
Nov 04, 2021
Ep. 33: I'm Back! New computer, new house, and a new version of Audacity.
Oct 29, 2021
Episode 32: Free website for your podcast and I break down interviewing guests.
Sep 11, 2021
Ep. 31: Ranking your podcast using Listen Notes. Can a show be popular with bad audio?
Aug 27, 2021
Ep. 30: How I made Ep 100 on The Kris and Kristine Show with 16 guests, music, promos, and ads... all in one take.
Aug 19, 2021
Ep. 29: If it wasn't your own show... would be a listener?
Aug 13, 2021
Ep. 28: Best app to record audio on your smartphone, and Russ from the Infectious Groove Podcast stops by.
Aug 06, 2021
Ep. 27: To Busy to Podcast? Try Calendly to book guests and cohosts.
Jul 29, 2021
Ep. 26: What to do if a guest has bad audio. Then later the hilarious Kyndra Crump stops by.
Jul 23, 2021
Ep. 25: I made a simple AUDIO mistake and my chat with The Dead to the World Podcast.
Jul 07, 2021
Ep. 24: Microphones and Downloads (ranking your stats)
Jun 30, 2021
Ep. 23: Back from Vacation! Microphone techniques to capture better audio.
Jun 23, 2021
Ep. 22: Test drive the RODE PODMIC then a chat with York Campbell of Poetic Earthlings podcast.
Jun 09, 2021
Ep. 21: How to fix bad audio. My PC is way to old for podcasting.
Jun 02, 2021
Episode 20: Cleanfeed cofounders Marc Bakos and Mark Hills.
May 27, 2021
Ep. 19: A Honest review is always better than a Fake one.
May 18, 2021
Ep. 18: Show Structure & Pay for Podcasts with VIP guest Dr. Kristine.
May 12, 2021
Ep. 17: The "space" on Twitter and Juleen from the It Goes Down in the PM podcast.
May 04, 2021
Ep. 16: The Promotional part of Podcasting and Social Media.
Apr 27, 2021
Ep. 15: Create engaging, entertaining, and interesting podcast episodes in 13 steps.
Apr 20, 2021
Bonus Episode - Live in studio with ZEKE from the JEM Boys Show.
Apr 16, 2021
Ep. 14: Listener Surveys and a Top Secret chat with Agent Scott & Agent Cam of the SpyHards podcast.
Apr 13, 2021
Ep. 13: Why would you do a LIVE podcast? Guests - Money Chris and Derek Duvall.
Apr 06, 2021
Ep. 12: Promoting on social media & a podcast designed to make you fall asleep. Dustin from "Sandman Stories Presents"
Mar 30, 2021
Ep. 11: Hobby Podcasting Expert - Stargate "SP" Pioneer of Better Podcasting.
Mar 23, 2021
Ep. 10: Podcasting can be family fun! With my guests from the UK - Dads and Lads Podcast.
Mar 16, 2021
Ep. 9: Turn multiple hosts into amazing podcast audio in 9 simple steps.
Mar 09, 2021
Ep. 8: What is a Micro-Podcast? The host of Chicken Mind Nuggets podcast joins me to chat.
Mar 02, 2021
Ep. 7: Your Podcast can be whatever you want. With my guest Keona Tang from the Renegade Pop Culture podcast.
Feb 24, 2021
Ep. 6: Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting
Feb 16, 2021
EP 5: How to record guests & cohosts across the internet with the "cleanest" sound possible.
Feb 09, 2021
Editing part 2: Adding music and something magical to enhance your Podcast.
Feb 03, 2021
Episode 3: How to Edit your new podcast in Audacity. Editing made simple part 1.
Jan 26, 2021
Episode 2: Microphone Recommendations and how to use them. Can you hear me now?
Jan 19, 2021
Episode 1: Basic Podcasting Gear for Beginners.
Jan 11, 2021