Episode 4

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18th Jun 2020

Planning your Episodes

On this PodOn episode, TJ and Julian talk about a key step for both scrappy and expert podcasters: planning. Podcasting is booming and everybody wants to start a podcast, but most creators underestimate the amount of work and time it takes to even release the first episode. Experimenting with the format, considering recording time, and sharing information with your guests are some of the key steps you should make before even plugging in the microphone. Listen to today’s episode to learn from TJ and Julian’s expertise in podcast planning.

Jump straight into:

(03:30) - Focus on defining a format and theme for your podcast - ‘Just because the Pod On podcasts are gonna be about the educational format, it doesn't mean we can also have an interview.’

(04:25) - Finding your episode frequency, being consistent, and batch recording - ‘Who says that you have to do it for 52 weeks out of the year... maybe do two months' worth of content.’ 

(08:00) - How long should each episode be and how much time it takes to produce - ‘People want to talk for an hour... And then overtime, you see that they get shorter and shorter because they realize how much time is being invested.’

(09:14) - If your recording is too long, don't cut it short! - ‘They had an awesome interview, they didn't want to cut any of the content because it was too good, so we decided to break it out into two episodes and release them on the same day.’

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf. Music by GaryOAKland.

StudioPod also offers an AirBnB Experience, where you can learn how to podcast; to learn more or to book one of our amazing courses, go to https://studiopodsf.com/courses.

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.