Ok so I thought doing a Podcast would be as simple as recording some vocals and editing some video. I was so wrong. There is so much prep work that goes into making a podcast its a wonder that Leo Laporte or Cali Lewis can do this everyday. As so that you can avoid my some of my pitfalls I am going to go over some of the things you need. They are in order so do them in order. This will save you lots of time.
1: Buy a domain (such as rubensaintel.com)
2: Host domain with easy access to FTP (such as 1and1.com)
3: Get Sony Vegas 9.0 (if doing video podcast) and/or Sony Acid Pro (if you want just audio) But why would you want just an audio podcast forever. I recommend both. Vegas is great but can not edit audio very well so I end up using Acid for edit sound anyway.
4: Get a great mic and headphones (mixer is optional but helps)
5: Start early and prepare. You have to write a script. Having done poetry slams, live air radio jock, DJ and MC; I was under the impression I could sit down record and upload. NO! That only works if you plan to do a lot of editing (like hours)
6: Test & have trusted non bias people listen to it first before the world does.
7: Update often even if to just say hey today is going to be short. If people think your podcast is dead then they stop coming back.
7: Ping your podcast so updates show up, don’t wait for Apple
8: If somehow a mistake gets uploaded fix it ASAP
9: Do this for the fun. Don’t go in thinking your the next Molly Wood or Kevin Rose.
10: Be yourself & have fun
My podcast is now on iTunes : Saintel’s Almost Daily