Starting a podcast: what will your podcast be about?
I ended the last blog post with the mantra: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CONTENT. The podcast itself exists to deliver that content, so if you haven't decided what you want to talk about then it's time to stop and think about it.
If you don't know yet, you might want to decide before you start (unless it's a podcast about improv 🤔). Even if you want to produce something that involves externalising thoughts that come into your head when you hit the record button, it's useful to know that ahead of time so you can figure out who your audience will be, potential guests, artwork and so on.
Choose something that you are passionate about and keep it simple. Most successful podcasts have a really simple idea behind them, with all of the content feeding into that idea. If you can describe your idea in a short sentence you might just be on to something.
If you do know what you want your podcast to be about but aren't sure how to go about it, listen to some podcast episodes relating to your topic. If you open your podcast app and search using the topic keyword, e.g. 'fashion' or 'photography' you'll see what's already out there. Put the time in and listen to some shows.
Finally, in the podcast section of this website there's a form that might help you. Feel free to use it (but please don't hit submit if you don't want us to respond!). It's designed to help you get your thoughts organised, and may give you a spark of inspiration. Of course, if you have a budget and would like us to help you, hit that submit button.
Until next time, have a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.
Posts by Gareth Davies.