HOW I EDIT MY WEEKLY PODCAST (FOR INTERVIEW EPISODES)

I had Alyssa on my Brown Vegan podcast recently to talk about why we need more vegan podcasts and how to set one up.

Since I get so many questions about how I edit my show, I figured I should write a post to share my workflow.

My podcast had very humble beginnings. My first episode was recorded using the voice memo on my iPod (I couldn't even afford an iPhone back then), and I knew nothing about recording, editing, etc. 

You have to start before you're ready! Take the leap and make improvements as you go. 

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Here's my current process for editing podcast episodes...

  • Put the raw interview file in Audacity (free software) to edit.

  • Listen to the interview for the first time to see how it flowed, to edit out dead air, interruptions, etc. 

  • Listen again in a few hours (or days) to edit out most "umms," jots down notes for the blog post, and to get a 30-second snippet for social media. This edit usually takes the longest to do. 

  • If it feels like the episode didn't flow well, I will listen a third time. It’s very rare for me to listen to an interview more than twice tho.

  • Once the interview portion of the episode is done, I save it to my desktop and then record my introduction using a Yeti microphone and Audacity. 

  • I edit my introduction (this is usually 3-5 mins of audio), then put all the footage together in Audacity & save to the desktop. This footage includes: my introduction, interview, music, pre-recorded outro, advertisements, etc.

  • Quick final edit...to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes while putting all the clips together (I don't listen straight through)

  • Once the episode is ready, I upload the final mp3 file to Libsyn (my podcast host)

  • Make an image for social media in Canva.

  • Write a simple blog post.

  • Make an audio post in Wavve to share on social media.

  • Reach out to the podcast interviewee by email to let them know the episode is live with a link to the blog post and image for social media. 

That’s it!

I know I have a lot of steps, but you can keep it as simple as you want!

What are your questions about podcasting?

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