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How to Start a Podcast (2019 Tutorial) 🎤 Equipment & Software

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Want to learn how to start a podcast in 2019, and fast? You're in the right place! (note, yes, this video was published in 2018, however the content is still 100% relevant in 2019!) Get the podcast cheat sheet here: https://patflynn.lpages.co/the-podcast-cheat-sheet/ A while back, I published the most popular podcasting tutorial on YouTube, and in this video I wanted to make sure you have all of the latest and greatest information so that you can get your podcast setup the right way. Podcasting has changed my life! It's helped me build a huge audience, develop a deeper relationship with my subscribers and customers, make more money, and most importantly make a bigger impact in the world. All you need to do now is take action and learn how to start a podcast! In this particular video, I'll be highlighting the equipment and software you need to get started - all without breaking the bank. My goal is to take away all of the excuses you have that are holding you back from starting your podcast. Trust me, because it took me forever to start my podcast back in July of 2010. Things have changed since then (hint: it's A LOT easier to start a podcast today than it was before), and so make sure you watch through this video about equipment and software, and then subscribe so you don't miss the other two videos in this tutorial series! -=-=-= MICROPHONE RECOMMENDATION =-=-=- 🎤 Audiotechnica ATR-2100 USB Microphone (~60 USD) http://geni.us/audiotechnica2100 Want to hear other mic options? Listen to my review of 3 of the top podcasting microphones under $75: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnxJO_lzof8 -=-=-= OTHER EQUIPMENT AND RESOURCES =-=-=- 👉NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Arm: http://geni.us/boomscissor 👉On Stage MY-420 Studio Microphone Shock Mount: http://geni.us/micshockmount 👉CISNO Studio Condenser Shock Mount and Wind Screen Combo: http://geni.us/cisno 👉Dragonpad USA Pop Filter: http://geni.us/dragonpadpop 👉Audacity (For PC/MAC Editing Software): https://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/ -=-=-= FULL EDITING TUTORIALS =-=-=- Garageband Full Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhesskgmIsQ Audacity Full Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl-WDjWrTtk Full disclosure: the links to equipment in this description are affiliate links that take you to Amazon.com. I will be compensated (at no extra cost to you) should you choose to purchase anything from these links. Thank you in advance (I appreciate you!) and please note that the prices change and vary over time due to Amazon marketplace changes. -=-=-= TIME STAMPS =-=-=- 0:56 - Micrphones 2:11 - Boom Arm 2:28 - Shock Mount 4:06 - Editing a Podcast 101 8:53 - How to Import an Audio File (Voiceover / Music) 10:34 - 3 Things That You Need Before You Can Move On Part 2 (RECORDING, EDITING & EXPORTING YOUR MP3 FILE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUwhPlsxpqI -=-=-=-=- Subscribe to this YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=smartpassiveincome -=-=-=-=- Want to learn more about the smart way to make money online and start a successful online passive income business (without ripping people off or being dishonest)? Then make sure to visit the Smart Passive Income getting started page below: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/passive-income-101
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Pat Flynn (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching the updated podcasting tutorial! Here's a link to the cheat sheet mentioned in this video with the checklist and some helpful tips as you start: https://patflynn.lpages.co/the-podcast-cheat-sheet/
azmildman (30 days ago)
Thank You.
A Ron (1 month ago)
can u post the amazon links for this
FD11-11Ministries (1 month ago)
Pat Flynn What about on an iPhone 📱
James P Seykot (2 months ago)
In addition to the podcast materials... where did you get the shirt? Lol
Ruben Bernacet (2 months ago)
I am having a problem downloading the software on my laptop, it is a google chromebook, any thoughts?
Jesse Riddle (4 hours ago)
Hey Pat, I was watching through this video and noticed when you go through the pop filters and windscreens, you mixed the two up. The first one is a windscreen and the second is the pop filter. Thanks for your content!
Colin Redmann (14 hours ago)
Could you go over having a 2 or even 3 person setup?
Nice video. I want to know if it’s possible to use podcast if we are in different locations? We want to start a radio show at night from our own homes.
MrEye4get (1 day ago)
Well done! Clear, concise and professional!
Tony J (2 days ago)
Do you have a video for starting a VLOG?
David Angelo (2 days ago)
Hey! Thank you so much for this video. Is it possible to connect sevral microphones to the recorder (Apple MacBook)?
Mimi Culpepper (2 days ago)
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!
Haun (3 days ago)
This was really helpful thank you. I will be launching my own podcast title "Small Farts" soon!
Gugu Mpanza (4 days ago)
Thanks baby brother.
Rommy Falero (6 days ago)
This was greateeee!
Real life TV (7 days ago)
Diana Rodriguez (7 days ago)
Thank you! I haven’t tried it yet but I don’t feel I need to be a genius to follow these instructions
Mike Shafer (7 days ago)
What about having two microphones? And how do you do video? How do you splice the video together with the audio and synchronize it? I have so many questions.
PhyZeik (5 days ago)
you buy an interface DAC with 2 microphone splitters.
Danny Romanello (8 days ago)
Pat! Love your videos! What mics do you suggest guests use? if I have two guests on the show do all three mics connect to your laptop?
Welp. Had to save this so I can come back lmao. Imma forget all of this 🤣
Rafael Toro (10 days ago)
Excellent video thanks 👍
sniperdad48 (10 days ago)
Pat, i was wondering what kind of cables you need to hook up blue yeti to my lexicon recording desktop
Dorcas Deroneth (11 days ago)
1. Microphone ( Audio -technica ATR 2100 USB is under $100.00 2. Schock Mount 3. Pop filter
UHFStation1 (11 days ago)
So that is how to record audio, but how is it brought online, and is it free, and are certain apps needed to listen to a pod cast, and is the sound quality appropriate for music?
Pie Crusy (11 days ago)
What about headphones? Are they even necessary? If so, what brand would you recommend?
Sarah Davis (12 days ago)
This was so excellent. Starting my podcast this week and I SO helpful even in 2019. Thank you!
Muditsh Sharma (12 days ago)
Can i start with the mic on my headset ? I dont wanna spend money just yet when i m not yet sure if this is the thing for me.
TheArabSandle (13 days ago)
why was the audio quality this video so great but it was so bad in the imovie demonstration ? isnt it the same mic?
Alex Burks (13 days ago)
Thanks for all the tips!
Caleb Brady (14 days ago)
Is there a boom arm for the blue yeti mics?
Akiva Jacoby (15 days ago)
Can you use a face mic
Liberty ForAll (15 days ago)
Thank you so much for your advice on starting my podcast. Beth Amp3
Gymdog (16 days ago)
Dang 200 dollars in ad revenue
Robo-Knight YT (16 days ago)
*Garageband* Me: but I have a Window 10... *looks confused*
Jessy Lara (16 days ago)
Love the videos, Found you by reading Crushing it!
William Holliday (18 days ago)
This video is great. Thank you for diving right into the useful information and not spending 5 minutes on telling me what you're going to tell me.
The ACS UNIVERSE (18 days ago)
Thanks bro!!!! really helps out a lot!!!
David Fernandez (19 days ago)
Great video! Quick note, that’s not garage band, that’s logic which costs $200 on the apple store.
Thomas Wargins (19 days ago)
Hey! great video and thanks for all you've done to help people get their shows off the ground. I bought some of your recommended products, including the arm and the shock mount; it seems though the shock mount does not fit onto the arm. I noticed in your video is seems you have a gold adapter for the mount on your arm. What was this called, would like to get one for myself, thanks!
Marty Stewart (20 days ago)
Pat, can you comment on Apple vs. Google vs. all other areas where podcasts can be found? You mention on the iTunes store; is it the only good game in town?
Nathaniel (23 days ago)
I'm starting a Premier League Podcast.
Abdiwahab fitness (22 days ago)
Let’s get it imma support you.
Levi Dieterman (23 days ago)
Can I use ableton live lite?
Rozanna Giannakis (23 days ago)
I still feel so lost 😔
Marcus Trelle (23 days ago)
If a podcast has a lot of followers, do the podcasters usually organize them all to give them five star ratings on iTunes? If you are specific enough you could get thousands of five star ratings in one week. A podcast did this once with the gaming section of podcasts on Digg and they went up from rank 98 to rank 27 in one week, so the same criteria could apply.
Burn'm Project (23 days ago)
Umm how do you create an RSS feed? How do you put it on iTunes. Didn’t give any real substantive advice.
seosaphjarvinen (24 days ago)
Suggested microphone not available in UK. The mic offered is Audio Technica AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR - is that still good enough?
harter kern (25 days ago)
I would suggest a basic Cubase-version. There you have a stacked recording option which means, you record several takes in a loop and edit them all at once. This is a huge workflow improvement. Also is VERY important, that you get your Metadata of you audio files right. Garageband or Audacity don't do this!
Subzero PandaZ (26 days ago)
I want to make a JRE type podcast
Milk Tub (27 days ago)
why the hell are boom arms and shock mounts so damn expensive
TigerPepper (24 days ago)
Milk Tub I know right?!
Pie Crusy (27 days ago)
What about headphones? Is there a recommendation for the best type of headphones to use?
JT'sLendingTeam (28 days ago)
Hello friend! Helpful stuff. I would suggest making a new video. Although the content may be relevant, you would eliminate the negative feedback from uninformed viewers while gaining the advantage of having a fresh video the matches the upload date. Ultimately, you would increase the video's view potential (repeat viewers from the 2018 original video) and it would encourage you to find more current solutions during the research process of preproduction. I hope the advice helps, thanks again for the information.
Chaneka Jackson (29 days ago)
Do you have to have an Apple laptop I have a Dell can you make a video for podcasting with other brand laptops
Chaneka Jackson (27 days ago)
Crypto Nite thank you 👍🏽
Crypto Nite (28 days ago)
No you can install audacity it's free for your audio
robert monique (29 days ago)
Love your work Pat
Your Journey (29 days ago)
thank you for this info.
New Podcast host and subbie to your channel. Thanks so much!!
Maggi Simpson (1 month ago)
Hey Pat - can you update or do a quick tutorial for multiple podcasters. I know a mixer is needed.. would appreciate you explaining in your clear, concise way. Thx!
Mike Willey (1 month ago)
Thanks for the video. It helped a lot.
Norma Cody (1 month ago)
What if you want to have a podcast via Skype and then edit it?
Lynn Ferguson-Rich (1 month ago)
Is your setup different that what you recommended? I like the Rich sound you have. How do you accomplish this? Thanks!
Lynn Ferguson-Rich (1 month ago)
What microphone are you using ?
TheAmazingArch (1 month ago)
*shows equipment to use* me: uses $35 headphones from walmart also me: 'That's Good enough!'
Jay Paul Beats (1 month ago)
This was jam packed with useful information... especially the little things that people might overlook like the size of your podcast artwork. Thank you!!
Tallon S (1 month ago)
Someone please recommend me a product that is 100$ or under I can use so I'm able to use more then 2 microphones. This would be extremely helpful 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
cody spinks (1 month ago)
The mic that you suggested, can you buy two and plug both in to the PC and record at the same time?
rOG (1 month ago)
cody spinks same question but need 3
ObiWan Yorobi (1 month ago)
Amazing content bro! Thanks for the great tips!
John Glynn (1 month ago)
The microphone does not sit well in the shockmount and if pointed downwards the microphone falls out. Any suggestions
Ryan Lavine (1 month ago)
same happened to me - you need to purchase a shockmount specifically designed for the size of the mic you bought.
JustGotTrolled Not (1 month ago)
What do you do if it stops recording?
Kiera Kiers (1 month ago)
HapHazard Podcast (1 month ago)
Thanks so much for the info! One of many videos I used to start my own podcast! CHECK OUT OUR PODCAST!!! EPISODE #2 COMING SOON!!!
Jon (1 month ago)
I...I love you for this.
vivek sharma (1 month ago)
What if i have multiple mics and only one PC or laptop to Plug in ?
wobblebomb (8 days ago)
On a Mac, and I bet there is a way to do this on pc, if you plug in two usb mics, you can create an aggregate audio device and record on two tracks simultaneously on GarageBand. Again, I only know Mac but there are great videos and online tutorials on how to do this without an external mixer
Biank Meléndez (1 month ago)
An audio interface would help you
Brooke Ann (1 month ago)
Thank you this is so helpful!
Bai IT (1 month ago)
This was sooooo helpful thank you my only suggestion you might want to slow down for the students in the back...... Thank you!
Erica Nelson (1 month ago)
Hey! So I ordered all the materials you stated, however I can’t seem to attach the shock mount to the boom arm. What adapter did you use to connect? I see in the video there was a piece that was attached. The shock mount you suggested did not come with that piece. Please help out as I’m ready to start and get out of my comfort zone! Thanks for videos! I subscribed and it has helped a lot!
Erica Nelson (1 month ago)
Pat Flynn Thanks Pat! I’m having difficulty locating this particular piece 😩. Is it in the tripod stand?
Pat Flynn (1 month ago)
Hey Erica, there should be an adapter piece that's on the mic stand that came with the microphone that you may have to remove with a coin or something that could then screw into the shock mount.
Scott Schechter (1 month ago)
Hey Pat. Quick question for you. If I am using 5 mics for a podcast on a Mac. Do you suggest a USB hub? If so, which one do you suggest?
Stephanie Ramirez (1 month ago)
This was a great video! Looking forward to more videos like these. My next step to my podcast is getting the music added to The Stray Podcast.
Weekly Coach (1 month ago)
But he forgot to tell us where to upload it...?
Pat Flynn (1 month ago)
That's in the next video in the playlist. You have to upload your file to a host to serve your file to the directories. Here's the link to part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUwhPlsxpqI
Djhawke Hawke (1 month ago)
I was overwhelemed by the thought of everything it would take to make a podcast. Thank you for breaking it down and making it so simple!
InkednLaced (1 month ago)
The link for Audacity has been getting fixed since March 3... any other links for this program or any other free programs pc can use ?
Nater Tater (1 month ago)
Thanks buddy. I owe you big time. Let me know when you have time to come over and show me how to get this all set up ;)
Basant Kumar (1 month ago)
It was very helpful :)
Lesieli Oliver (1 month ago)
So helpful. Thank you 😀
Jasmin Blake (1 month ago)
By far and away the best tutorial on creating a podcast I have seen on YouTube thanks so much for the concise and very helpful tips
flybob13 (1 month ago)
Are you recording direct to your computer or do you use a camera? I have a nice Sony camera but there is no external mic jack, so I'm wondering what is the best option. I want to record voice and music. Thanks
flybob13 (1 month ago)
+OG-K Ok, recording to computer but using a camera ? Can computers do that ? I'm old and not to savvy about computers. But thanks for the reply. Guess I need to do more research.
OG-K (1 month ago)
Recording directly to computer. He explained that within the first two minutes of the video when discussing microphones. Right after that he demonstrated plugging into computer.
Negin Farshadgohar (1 month ago)
What if you have more than one host? Will I need a mixer for that?
Activate LA (1 month ago)
I recommend a small mixer to have more control with the volume on each michrophone, better sound. All you will need is a small interface from the mixer to you computer. We have up to 6 mic on our youtube show :)
BlogwithJesus.com (1 month ago)
How does having my YouTube RSS feed help me? Will YouTube hit me for duplicate content if I load the audio from my podcast to YouTube which is exactly the same is my video? Will I get him for duplicate content if I use the audio from my video for my podcast?
MusicForGoodTV (1 month ago)
Thanks, Pat. Your videos are truly helpful, well done & informative.
Rich Brian (1 month ago)
Thank you for this video. Learned alot
Savita Norgren (1 month ago)
Thank you for the video. Love your podcast by the way ✨
AJ Zepp (1 month ago)
This is great man, thanks!
damentesch (1 month ago)
So you don’t need a camera of any kind, cool
Rush Voorhis Outdoors (1 month ago)
Robbie Lee (1 month ago)
What if you are recording with 2 people? I already have a blue snowball mic and a Mac. Do you have any recommendations to successfully record a podcast w/ 2 people
Shazia H (1 month ago)
I want to create everyday please
Vidcom Photo (1 month ago)
Pat Flynn. Just curious. What mic set up are you using in this video? Quality is so clean.
Fringes (1 month ago)
I don't like being infront of a camera, so i was encouraged to do a podcast instead. I'm more effective in teaching face-to-face, but I'm here because I'm willing to learn. One my biggest flaws, I'M CHEAP, looking at the cost is pretty daunting for me too. I need all the help I can get.
zashgal (1 month ago)
wow.. where should I host the podcast?
Gregory Soden (1 month ago)
Thanks, Pat! I used your videos getting my show up and running in 2017 and I just came across this to get some ideas for improvements!
FD11-11Ministries (1 month ago)
What about on an iPhone 📱
Pat Flynn (1 month ago)
It is possible to create a podcast on your phone, yes. But it's not going to sound the best, and if you want to create something long term that will compete with other high quality podcasts out there, spending a little bit of money (not a lot) beyond your phone will go a long way.
Neville Teller (2 months ago)
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Me and a friend of mine are thinking of starting a podcast for Friday mornings on game days in a church parking lot.We are both gonna be playing next season.
Miriam Quintanilla (2 months ago)
Thank you!!
Chip Sahoy (2 months ago)
Hey Pat. I have an audio technica mic and an onyx blackjack mixer. I was hoping to use Audacity but can't with my computer as it is a Chromebook. Any ideas? Thanks :)
Sherlock Holmes (2 months ago)
Isn't it possible to create podcast just using your phone and uploading videos tho? 🤔
Pat Flynn (1 month ago)
It is possible to create a podcast on your phone, yes. But it's not going to sound the best, and if you want to create something long term that will compete with other high quality podcasts out there, spending a little bit of money (not a lot) beyond your phone will go a long way.
Mister Joyner (2 months ago)
Great video my friend! Very helpful. Thank You

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