Whether you’re new to podcasting or want to make your podcast better, the below list will have something for you.

We’ve curated a list of what we think will be the most relevant resources for you – from guides on content, hardware and production, to advice on promoting your podcast, and how to find out about other great podcasts that are out there. Needless to say, we owe a great debt of gratitude to Transom.

If you come across anything that you think should be added below, drop us a line on our Facebook page.

Happy podcasting!

GETTING STARTED
Gear
Microphones and digital recorders:
(FYI: microphones are what you will use for voice recording in your home studio. A digital recorder is what you would use when recording outside of the home, for instance, doing interviews in other locations)
What Gear Should I Get?, Transom
Podcasting Basics, Part 1: Voice Recording Gear, Transom
Ask the Engineer: Which mic should I use?, Air Media
What Microphone Do I Get?, Transom
Portable Digital Recorder Comparison, Transom
Field Gear: Good, Better, Best, Transom
iPod and iPhone Recording, Transom

Setting up and using your gear
Setting Up a Small Recording Studio, Transom
Voice Recording in the Home Studio
, Transom
The Basics, Transom

Editing software
Podcasting Basics, Part 2: Software, Transom

PRODUCTION
Editing
Basics: Digital Audio, Transom
Digital Editing Basics, Transom
Podcasting Basics, Part 3: Audio Levels and Processing, Transom
Pro Tools tutorial, Transom
Shortcuts: Pro Tools vs. Hindenburg, Transom

Music
Using music:
Using Music: Jonathan Mitchell, Transom
Using Music: Jonathan Menjivar For This American Life, Transom
How to create podcast intro music that will make you feel like a million dollars – Buzzsprout

Free music/sounds for non-commercial use:
(Remember to always check the licences attached to each song you want to use)
Dig cc Mixter
Free Music Archive
Freesound.org (for sounds, not music)
Podington Bear – Sound of Picture
Jamendo

HOSTING AND DISTRIBUTING 

Podcasting Basics, Part 4: Hosting & Distribution, Transom
Omny Studio


THE CRAFT
Interviewing

The Art Of The Pre-Interview, Transom
‘The Pub’ #64: Five things bad interviewers do, with Celeste Headlee, Current
On Interviewing, Transom

Planning and plotting your episode
Imagining The Story, Transom

GROWING YOUR AUDIENCE/BUILDING AWARENESS
How do lesser-known podcasts build an audience?, AIR Media
5 Powerful Ways to Grow Your Podcast’s Audience, The Audacity to Podcast
5 reasons your podcast audience isn’t growing, The Audacity to Podcast
How to Build a Large Audience From Scratch (And More)
, Tim Ferriss
TinyLetter


PODCAST GUIDES, DIRECTORIES AND NEWSLETTERS

Australian Audio Guide – a hand-picked companion to the best Australian audio content
OzPodcasts – a project created entirely to promote Australian podcasts
The Bello Collective
 – a newsletter & publication about audio storytelling and the podcast industry
Hot Pod – News about podcasts and on-demand audio

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