How to host a successful podcast with Vicki Weinberg

Bring Your Product Idea to Life

08-12-2023 • 29 mins

This podcast recently won the Best Podcast Award in the business category at the Independent Podcast Awards, which was a real honour. Over the years I’ve had lots of people ask me for tips on starting a podcast. While I'm not an expert, I have been hosting this podcast since March 2020, and now have nearly 200 episodes released,  so I have learned a few things.

I thought I would share some behind-the-scenes information on how I run my podcast, in case it's helpful for anyone thinking of starting their own someday, perhaps as a goal for 2024. I’ll talk you through the process of planning the episodes, recording, editing and releasing them. I’ll also share what you need to buy tech wise (not much!).

  • An introduction to the episode and why I am recording this (01:23)
  • Who my podcast is for (03:45)
  • Why I like to have guests on my podcast (04:39)
  • The process of booking in guests, and scheduling ahead (06:41)
  • Why I batch record episodes (09:14)
  • Recording the introductions to conversations with guests (10:47)
  • Editing (11:29)
  • Outsourcing the rest of the process including transcription and show notes (12:06)
  • My podcast hosting platform, Captivate (12:51)
  • Releasing the episode, and accompanying social media, emails etc (13:24)
  • Five things that make a great podcast (14:16)
  • What do you need to buy (22:58)

The Bring Your Product Idea to Life Podcast  - Best Business Podcast Award, Independent Podcast Awards 2023


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My Podcast Hosting Platform: Captivate


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Hosted by Captivate

If you've been inspired to start a podcast in 2024 then I recommend my podcast host, Captivate. They were my top pick when I started 4 years ago because of how easy it was for a complete novice to get started. I’ve stuck with them because it’s still simple, they keep adding great new features (like the ability to share ads like these!) and it’s been so reliable. When you’re ready to start your own podcast, use the link for a free 7 day trial: