We’re all socially isolating because of COVID-19. While we can’t see each other and hang out to record podcasts in person, podcasting doesn’t need to stop. In fact, several of the shows we work on at The Podcast Haven have seen an uptick in downloads during this time. While we’re not 100% sure why that’s…

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After you’ve done some practice runs and have recorded your voice or an interview or two, you’re going to want to listen to your recordings and hear how many reflections and slap backs you have in your track. Remember, we prevented these as much as possible just by using dynamic microphones BUT, depending on how…

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Being that we’re all at the helm of the Coronavirus, overhyped or not, I got to thinking that while we’re all spending more time indoors we should be taking advantage of this time and go inward. A lot of people are joking that because of the coronavirus and being forced to stay home from work…

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Your podcast is going to need music. Perhaps for the intro, outro, to transition segments or for Ad reads. As shocking as it may seem, you can’t go to Apple Music, download a song by your favorite artist and use it for your podcast. Well, you could but your show will likely get flagged and…

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How do you choose the right type of microphone to record your podcast?  With hundreds of microphones to choose from, mic selection can be very confusing and intimidating. Size, shape and look all play a role in some people’s decision when choosing a mic. Sure aesthetics are nice, but when choosing a microphone the most…

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How Long Should My Podcast Episodes Be? I get asked all the time what the ideal length for an episode is. The truth is, it really depends on your format, genre and publishing schedule. But…let’s try and keep it relatively short, ok? We don’t need another 2-hour Joe Rogan copycat. As a host, how long…

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Tips For Conducting Better Interviews Good interview’s make for good listening. If your show format is relying heavily on interviews it’s good to be prepared by doing your research on the guest and having a plan for the direction you want to take the interview. Interviews can be intimidating and often get thrown off course,…

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Podcast Show Formats Staying consistent with your show format is just as important as producing content within your podcast niche. Your audience will come to expect your show to be more or less the same each week. It would feel odd to the listeners if one week you ranted, the next week you sat down…

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Naming Your Podcast The name of your podcast is going to visible all over the web. It’s important you think long and hard about your podcast name, because changing the name of your podcast whilst you’ve already recorded and launched a dozen episodes is a pain in the ass. This will also confuse your new…

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Why do you want to start a podcast? It’s extremely important to figure out your “Why”? Wanting to make money or become famous from your podcast isn’t a good reason to start a podcast. In fact there’s a very small percentage of podcasters whose listenership is big enough to monetize and an even smaller amount…

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