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Recording Your First Podcast Episode
Episode 523rd March 2021 • How to Start A Podcast [Step-by step 2023 update] • Captivate Audio Ltd
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In this episode, we’re going to start recording our podcast audio! This is the exciting part where your podcast really starts to come to life. But we’re not starting with recording a full episode - first, we’re going to record our podcast trailer. We'll cover what to include in your trailer and our tips for DIY studio recording at home.

Why start with your podcast trailer instead a full episode? Well, it's all to do with your pre-launch strategy: it takes a while to get into directories, so a trailer is a good way to get your podcast ready for consistent publishing later. It's short and easy to get recorded, and a quick way to start building anticipation for your big launch!

This episode's milestone: Record your podcast trailer and first episode! Get it right first time with our tools: grab a full editable podcast trailer template and pre-recording checklist by heading to pages 15-16 of your Podcast Launch Accelerator crib sheet!

How can you get the most out of this podcast? There’s a few ways. 

  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded your free podcast launch crib sheet. All of the episodes in this podcast mirror the checklist so you can follow along and apply your own ideas as we go. By the end, you’ll have a full, detailed podcast planned out, recorded and ready for launch. 
  2. Enroll on our Podcast Launch Accelerator course at It’s completely free and includes over 5 hours of bitesize video tutorials, resources and recommendations to complement this podcast.
  3. Get involved in the Facebook community for live office hours every week. Remember, you're never alone in this process! Join the Podcast Launch Accelerator course to unlock access to our international community of beginner and pro podcasters, as well as live weekly office hours with the Captivate team. Get answers to your questions instantly, as well as vital peer support, feedback and advice from real podcasters like you.