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Ep 81: How Much Time Does it Take to Run a Podcast?
Episode 819th April 2024 • The Lazy Girl's Guide to Podcasting: Podcasting Tips for How to Start and Run a Podcast • Verity Sangan
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In this episode, I am going to answer one of my most asked questions: How much time do I need to podcast? So this episode will answer that question and also give you some podcasting tips for your own process for running your podcast efficiently.

When researching an episode, I spend a maximum of 30 minutes gathering accurate information. My solo episodes run 10-20 minutes while my guest interviews last up to 60 minutes. I aim for a 1:1 ratio between recording and editing time. So if an episode takes 20 minutes to record, I'll spend 20 minutes editing it.

For promotional content, I lean on tools like Canva and Summarize. In about an hour a week, I can create social captions, graphics and short video clips. I'm most active in engaging with other podcasters on Twitter.

To interview guests smoothly, I set up automated booking links, research each guest beforehand, and prepare 3-4 potential questions. This prep ensures an on-topic, professional discussion.

Listen in for more tips to make your podcasting production process run as smoothly as possible.

Tools mentioned:


  • The efficiency of the podcast recording process
  • Importance of accurate information and quick research
  • Duration of solo episodes and guest interviews
  • Time requirements for editing
  • Balancing recording and editing in podcast production
  • Workflow for podcast editing and promotion


  • 00:00:00 Intro
  • 00:01:20 Podcast Recording Process Optimization
  • 00:02:28 Podcast Recording and Editing Insights
  • 00:03:29 Finding the Right Balance Between Recording and Editing Podcasts
  • 00:06:14 Managing Time for Podcast Production and Promotion
  • 00:07:43 Tips for Setting Up a Successful Podcast Guest Interview Process
  • 00:09:05 Tips for Running a Podcast Efficiently

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