Types of Podcasts to Consider

Despite the fact that podcasts are no longer very popular like they used to, there are still people who create them as a way to share their knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. Don’t be discouraged right away by what you hear or what you read. As long as you’re passionate about creating podcasts and committed to sustaining it for the long term, nobody should stop you from doing what you love.

Your primary consideration should be the type of format to use for your podcast. There are different types that you need to know first.

The solo format is simply the monologue type. It refers to just one person talking to a camera or a microphone. Your content can be any topic such as sharing your opinions on the hot issues of today, it can be news-related or a tutorial type wherein you teach people how to do certain tasks or projects.

This is, by far, the easiest format as you only need to talk all by yourself. Additionally, you don’t need  many tools because a mic and a recording tool would do. The biggest challenge you will have to face here is how to keep people interested in what you’re talking and how to keep them listening to you for the entire duration of your podcast.

The interview type can involve two or more people. In this format, there will be a second or third voice other than yourself. The idea here is to get a second and third opinion on a specific topic you’re discussing. You can have this only on certain occasions or as a regular format of your podcast.

Some issues you will be encountering when doing an interview are scheduling a time with your resource person so you can record the podcast and having an additional microphone with good audio quality. Also, you may have to edit your interview afterwards to make sure that there’s no dead air and the interview goes on smoothly.

Another type is the multi-host which involves two people as the main hosts. This makes for a conversational show which many people find interesting. You just have to schedule your recording, have the proper audio equipment and make sure that you during recording you don’t cut each other off or talk over each other.

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Originally posted on August 7, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

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