Recommended Podcast Resources

There are already plenty of online courses that walk you through the basics (and details) of creating and promoting a podcast show. If you are interested in in-person training, I am available for private podcast consulting.

Online Classes
  • Cliff Ravenscraft Podcasting A-to-Z ($1,999): Set up as an online course where all students participate and learn at the same time as well as online resources and documents you can access after the course is completed.
  • Cliff Ravenscraft Learn How To Podcast ($0): Free 7-part video tutorial that walks you through the basics of setting up a podcast.
  • Podcasting School for Women ($997): Designed by women podcasters FOR women podcasters, PSfW not only walks you through all aspects of designing and launching a podcast, but has one of the best interactive Facebook communities around for support and additional learning.
Books & eBooks
In-Person Training
  • Podcast Movement: Dubbed the world’s largest podcaster conference, it sprung out of the need for a podcast-only event.
  • Social Media Marketing World: A massive conference that covers everything from social media to content marketing to podcasting.
  • Podcamp: They still are held from time to time but I’m most involved with the Philly/East event.
Software: Desktop
Software: Mobile
  • Garageband (iOS)
  • BossJock (iOS)
  • Cogi (Android – search the App Store)
  • Skyro Voice Recorder (Android – search the App Store)
Show Branding: Cover & Episode Art
  •  JPEG or PNG file format (RGB color)
  • Minimum size of 1400 x 1400 pixels
  • Maximum size of 3000 x 3000 pixels
Show Branding: Artwork Suggestions
  • Use bold color
  • Avoid white background
  • EASY TO READ TEXT (san serif)
  • Avoid fine details (gradients, sketch drawings)
  • Canva
  • PicMonkey
Technical MP3 Specs
  • Use MP3 Format ONLY
  • Stereo Bit Rate: Constant 192 kbps**
    • **gets cut in 1/2 when Mono
    • 96 kbps = 0.75 MB per minute
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Channels: Mono
  • Libsyn Resources
Podcast Directories
  • iTunes: To submit your podcast feed, click Submit a Podcast in the Podcast Quick Links of the Podcasts section in the iTunes Store
  • Stitcher: Content Provider Application