“You should start a podcast,” a friend said last year. I didn’t want to do it, because I was afraid of taking on the burden of one more project. And I thought podcasting was too difficult. Boy, was I wrong.
Podcasting is easy. In fact, when I committed to producing and publishing the Hack Learning podcast, I created the show, added two episodes and published to iTunes in, believe it or not, less than 60 minutes! Less than two months later, Hack Learning had 28 episodes and more than 7,000 listeners!
How to produce and publish a podcast in minutes
While there are many tools to create your audio and platforms to host it, this post is about producing and publishing a podcast using Spreaker. (Disclaimer: this is not a paid endorsement for Spreaker.)
Spreaker is an all-in-one podcast production and publication tool. You can create a profile and multiple shows directly on the Spreaker website or on the mobile app.
Create shows via web or mobile platforms
Once your show is created, which takes about five minutes, you can use the web-based console, pictured above, or the desktop/mobile Spreaker Studio, pictured below, to record a live broadcast or an offline show, which can be uploaded to Spreaker or another host site later.
With Spreaker’s settings tab, you can easily connect social networks for automatic sharing of new episodes. You can program email notifications and create an RSS feed, which can be added to iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud and other podcast channels.
Add your podcast to iTunes
Never miss an episode
Subscribe to the Hack Learning Podcast on your favorite device today, and remember to leave a quick review. Your opinion matters.
Images via Spreaker.com
Author: Mark Barnes
Mark Barnes is the Founder and CEO of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series — books that provide right-now solutions for teachers and learners. Mark is the author or publisher of dozens of books, including Bestseller Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Join more than 115,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.