How to setup your own podcast

First off, I realize this post isn’t for everyone. This is for a few people who have emailed me recently to ask how to setup a podcast. I keep getting this question over and over again so I figured I would write a blog post about it and the next time someone asks I’ll send them to this link.

I’ll recommend 2 solutions here. Please feel free to chime in with your own solutions. There are so many ways you can set this up, don’t think these are the only 2 ways.

Solution #1: WordPress with plug-ins

2 minutes to blogging with wordpress and fantastico by Jack Spirko

Assuming your already blogging with WordPress there are a variety of plug-ins you can use to setup your podcast. For the Save Our Skills Podcast I use PodPress. I learned about this from Jack over at TSP

If you want to know how to get WordPress up and running on your website please check out this link and video.

Setting this up is a fairly simple process. First just go into wordpress admin area and go to plug-ins. Search for podpress and install the plugin.

Next watch this video for a tutorial on how to use PodPress. Please note he uses FTP to install the plugin which will work but is not necessary. You can install the plugin right in wordpress

In PodPress it lists your RSS feed. This step is VERY important. If you want to see stats on your feed and know how many subscribers you have you need to “burn” your feed using feedburner. So just go here and login with your gmail account or go and setup a new account. Once you log in just paste in the feed from podpress and select “burn”. Then you use your feedburner feed to give out on your website and also to submit to itunes. Then anyone that subscribes to your podcast will be counted in your feedburner stats. Don’t skip this step or you will regret it!

Once you have your feedburner feed your ready to put this baby onto itunes. Click Here for the itunes page

Solution #2 podbean

If you want something a little more out of the box then this is a site I have read good reviews on (no personal experience)

Bonus Solution

One or 2 podcasts I have checked out are hosted on this service.

Author: Nick-LaDieu

Webmaster of Budding skill enthusiast and modern survivalist. When nick isn't plotting his next project he is probably running with his dogs, riding his mountain bike, or fiddling with his home theater.