So you want to start a podcast Finding your voice, telling your story, and building a community that will listen

Kristen Meinzer

Book - 2019

"An inspiring, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, So You Want to Start a Podcast covers everything from hosting and guest booking to editing and marketing - while offering plenty of encouragement and insider stories along the way. Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts can actually be tricky to create--and even harder to sustain. Few know the secrets of successfully creating a knockout podcast better than Kristen Meinzer. An award-winning commenta...tor, producer, and former director of nonfiction programming for Slate's sister company, Panoply, Meinzer has also hosted three successful podcasts, reaching more than ten million listeners. Now, she shares her expertise and asks the tough questions she believes are essential to creating a hit show... With this motivational how-to guide--the only one on the subject available--you'll find the smart, bottom-line advice and inspiration you need to produce an entertaining and informative podcast and promote it to an audience that will love it. So You Want to Start a Podcast gives you the tools you need to start a podcast--and the insight to keep it thriving."--Front endpaper (pastedown).

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Subjects
Genres
Handbooks and manuals
Published
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2019]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
"7 steps to take you from idea to hit show"--Cover.
Physical Description
viii, 216 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780062936677
0062936670
Main Author
Kristen Meinzer (author)
  • Dream it
  • Write it
  • Host it
  • Cast it
  • Make it
  • Share it
  • Grow it.
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Everyone thinks the hard part about starting a podcast is the technology—microphones, editing software, etc.—but, according to Meinzer, none of that matters if the foundation for your podcast isn't sound (ha). Fortunately, this guide breaks down the steps necessary for anyone with a story to share to do so in podcast form, based on her years of experience as a podcast host and producer (she is currently the co-host of By the Book). To oversimplify: start with defining both the what and why of the show, nail down a structure, then pick a host (or two), invite great guests, and grow your audience. Each big step is broken down into smaller pieces, made to seem manageable by Meinzer's jaunty, affirming writing style. The advice is solid and wide-ranging as she discusses how to deal with everything from cohost conflicts to using movie clips. But that stuff can be found elsewhere; the real value of this book is the balance of clear instruction with motivation as Meinzer encourages aspiring podcasters to dig deep into what they want to share, while providing them with the tools to make their voices heard. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

An award-winning commentator and producer shares her expertise, providing aspiring podcasters with advice for working smarter, not harder as they start their own audio forum. 50,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An inspiring, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, So You Want to Start a Podcast covers everything from hosting and guest booking to editing and marketing - while offering plenty of encouragement and insider stories along the way.&8;Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts can actually be tricky to create'and even harder to sustain. Few know the secrets of successfully creating a knockout podcast better than Kristen Meinzer. An award-winning commentator, producer, and former director of nonfiction programming for Slate's sister company, Panoply, Meinzer has also hosted three successful podcasts, reaching more than ten million listeners. Now, she shares her expertise, providing aspiring podcasters with crucial information and guidance to work smarter, not harder as they start their own audio forum.Meinzer believes that we each have a unique voice that deserves to be heard. But many of us may need some help transforming our ideas into reality. So You Want to Start a Podcast asks the tough but important questions to help budding podcasters define and achieve their goals, including:Why do you want to start a podcast?&8;Think about specifically why you want to start a podcast versus a blog, zine, YouTube channel, Instagram feed, or other media outlet. Find out if a podcast is really the best way to tell your story'and what you really need (and don't need!) in order to get started.What is your show about?&8;For any advertiser, corporate partner, or press outlet, you need a snappy pitch. How would you describe what you want to do in two to three sentences?Who is your podcast for?&8;Who are you trying to reach? How will your content and tone appeal to those listeners?How is your show going to be structured?&8;Create a step-by-step map planning the show out. Think about length, segments, interviews, advice, news reads, and other aspects of successful podcasts you can adapt for your own.With this motivational how-to guide'the only one on the subject available'you'll find the smart, bottom-line advice and inspiration you need to produce an entertaining and informative podcast and promote it to an audience that will love it. So You Want to Start a Podcast gives you the tools you need to start a podcast'and the insight to keep it thriving!

Review by Publisher Summary 3

An inspiring, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, So You Want to Start a Podcast covers everything from hosting and guest booking to editing and marketing - while offering plenty of encouragement and insider stories along the way. Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts can actually be tricky to create—and even harder to sustain. Few know the secrets of successfully creating a knockout podcast better than Kristen Meinzer. An award-winning commentator, producer, and former director of nonfiction programming for Slate’s sister company, Panoply, Meinzer has also hosted three successful podcasts, reaching more than ten million listeners. Now, she shares her expertise, providing aspiring podcasters with crucial information and guidance to work smarter, not harder as they start their own audio forum.Meinzer believes that we each have a unique voice that deserves to be heard. But many of us may need some help transforming our ideas into reality. So You Want to Start a Podcast asks the tough but important questions to help budding podcasters define and achieve their goals, including:Why do you want to start a podcast? Think about specifically why you want to start a podcast versus a blog, zine, YouTube channel, Instagram feed, or other media outlet. Find out if a podcast is really the best way to tell your story—and what you really need (and don’t need!) in order to get started.What is your show about? For any advertiser, corporate partner, or press outlet, you need a snappy pitch. How would you describe what you want to do in two to three sentences?Who is your podcast for? Who are you trying to reach? How will your content and tone appeal to those listeners?How is your show going to be structured? Create a step-by-step map planning the show out. Think about length, segments, interviews, advice, news reads, and other aspects of successful podcasts you can adapt for your own.With this motivational how-to guide—the only one on the subject available—you’ll find the smart, bottom-line advice and inspiration you need to produce an entertaining and informative podcast and promote it to an audience that will love it. So You Want to Start a Podcast gives you the tools you need to start a podcast—and the insight to keep it thriving!