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How To Start A Video Podcast (On YouTube)

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You’ve decided to enter the world of podcasting. Welcome to the community!

But have you considered launching a video podcast? It can be a companion to the audio version or you can make the entire production specific to YouTube.

Either way, we’ve got some ideas and tips on how you can find success with your new podcast. Let’s get started.

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How To Create Narrative Podcasts: Writing Story-Driven Shows

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We all love listening to the NPR style, story-driven, narrated podcasts. But how are they made? Find out how to write & produce a next-level show.

As more and more podcasts flood into our podcast apps, producing a show that stands out among the crowd to grow an audience is getting harder and harder.

The ‘find your niche’ paradigm is shifting. Now that nearly every market vertical, subculture, and microcosm of Reddit has its own podcast, your show has to differentiate in some other way to cut through the noise.

One way to do that is to create something that goes beyond the simple interview format, something that is harder (but ultimately far more rewarding) to produce — a narrative podcast.

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Free Podcaster & Creator Resources For COVID-19

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I just wanted to let you know about some of the resources available for podcasters (new or existing), creators, and small businesses during this time of uncertainty.

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6 of the Most Impactful Podcast Interview Questions

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When you’re interviewing a guest on your podcast, you want to throw them a few curve balls that’ll make the show a real home run.

Your questions need to be thought-provoking, considerate, and personable so listeners can hear the human within the artist or the expert you’re speaking with.

In order to get those more raw, intimate answers, you need to build a connection with your guest. Butter them up with a few softies that’ll help them get loose and feel more comfortable opening up during the interview.

You’ll know you’ve broken the ice with them when their answers sound more fluid their tone becomes more relaxed. It’s always a good sign if you make them laugh a little, too.

Along you with your simple, go-to questions like: “Tell us a little about yourself and your project,” “How long have you been working in this industry,” “What have you learned from your work,” “How do you hope to impact your audience,” and “What are your overarching goals,” you need to balance them out with some truly hard-hitting questions that make them really think for a moment.

Throughout this article, we’re going to cover some of our most impactful questions we ask on our own podcast, Tech Qualified.

These questions have evoked some of the most interesting responses from our guests and their answers really resonated with us as well as our listeners.

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How (And Why) To Register A Domain Name For Your Podcast

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Starting a podcast and want your own custom domain name?

Or maybe you don’t want your podcast’s website to be at thebestpodcast.libsyn.com but instead be at thebestpodcast.com.

That second version is much easier to remember or share, and you’re not promoting another company (that you’re already paying, by the way) in the process.

Quick note: You can’t actually register your podcast name on iTunes or other platforms. Getting the domain name (and relevant social media profiles) is the best way to secure your podcast name.

Check out our complete guide to learning how to start a podcast or how to upload to iTunes.

Cool, we decided to want to register a domain name, how do we do it?

Here are the steps to follow:

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