Here are some of my favorite tools and resources for podcast production, recording, editing, and promotion.
Remember: Start simple.
You can always get fancier later, but the best podcast is the one you actually DO—not the one that's so "perfect" it never makes it out of your head and into the world.
The tools and resources below are simple and effective enough to get you started. And I'm still using many of them, even after 4+ years of podcasting—they're that good!
Some of the links below are affiliate links. Affiliates or not, I only recommend products and services that align with my values.
- On Stage Foam Ball-Type Windscreen for Audio-Technica ATR2100
- Neewer NW(B-3) 6-inch Studio Microphone Pop Filter with Stand Clip for Blue Snowball
- YOUSHARES Foam Windscreen - Large Size Microphone Cover for Blue Yeti
Recording & Editing Tutorials
Audacity (Windows or Mac)
Other Podcasting Tools
Podcast Fast Track
These folks have been editing and producing my podcast for years now, and I can't even begin to count all the hours they've saved me. Not to mention they make everything sound excellent. Learn more and hire them at podcastfasttrack.com, and be sure to tell them I sent you!
Libsyn is the longest-running podcast host, and it's my personal favorite. They've hosted Food Psych for more than 4 years now, and they've been incredibly reliable and helpful. Learn more and sign up at libsyn.com.
In the words of podcasting expert Rob Walch, "if you're not on iTunes, you don't have a podcast." Don't let that be you. Submit your podcast by going to iTunes Connect and adding your podcast's RSS feed (which your podcast host will provide).