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Build a Big Podcast

How to grow your podcast audience, spread your message, and make more money with your podcast.

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Must-Have Podcasting Tools

There are lots of ways to get something recorded. There are a lot of ways to "get the word out" about your podcast.

Here are some of the basic podcasting tools you will find helpful for production, distribution, and marketing of your podcast. I've personally used everything that I'm recommending here and had good experiences.

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Do You Have an Interview-Format Podcast?

If it's worth interviewing somebody, it's worth getting a quality recording of it. If you're doing remote interviews with people who aren't in the same room that you are, I recommend a service designed exactly for this purpose, like SquadCast or Cleanfeed. Options like Zoom or Facebook Rooms are designed for video chatting, not recording quality audio.


Podcast Media Hosting

Libsyn is trusted by more than 50,000 podcasts and can grow with you as your podcast grows.

Use the code "BIG" to get a free month.


Free Email List Software

Your podcast will be 10x more effective when combined with an email list. For this, I recommend ConvertKit.

Start with a FREE ACCOUNT (up to 1000 subscribers).


Grow Your Mailing List With Lead Magnets

Use Beacon to create professional lead magnets, publish those lead magnets on your site, and grow your mailing list.



Share your podcast brand and build community with listeners via stickers. Sticker Mule makes it easy. Simply upload your podcast artwork (or other images) via their automated system and they do the rest!


Web Hosting

Keep it simple. You're a podcaster, not a webmaster. Because of this, I recommend a simple and easy "website builder" like Brizy.

Get a free account and try it yourself.


Guest Research and Outreach Tools

Snovio is an excellent tool designed to help you research people. In short, it finds and validates email addresses, so you can reach out to potential guests (and sponsors) directly.

You can start using Snovio for free.

Podcasting Equipment

Your Microphone (and Other Hardware)

The best thing you can do to improve the audio quality of your podcast is use a good microphone.

At under $100, the ATR-2100 by Audio-Technica is one of the most flexible and best-value mics in podcasting. It plugs directly into a computer via USB or into a mixer via XLR, so it can grow with you as your podcast grows.

Listen to the ATR-2100 here.

My primary podcasting microphone, also by Audio-Technica, is the BP40. I use a Mackie 1202VLZ4 mixer and a dbx 286s processor. You can hook everything up to your computer using a Focusrite 2i2 interface.

For an inexpensive remote recording solution, I recommend the GLS 58 microphone and Zoom H4N recorder.



Audacity is free and easy-to-use recording software that works great for most podcasts.

Run the file you create through Auphonic to make it sound better and compress it to make it easier and faster for listeners to download.