AFH 079: How to Build an Agile Podcast

Many people have written in and asked how to create an agile podcast. Chris Spangle joined Ryan Ripley to discuss how to build a podcast, the equipment it takes to get started, how to pick topics, and where to find listeners.

Chris Spangle Recording a Live Podcast as Morty’s Comedy Joint

Chris is the web director for a nationally syndicated morning show. Before this, he worked in politics for many years as a producer at a news talk station, WXNT, and then as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana.

Despite his position in mass media, he loves podcasting and all aspects of new media. Chris hosts the We Are Libertarians podcast. He is a news junkie, a Christian, a libertarian and a voracious reader. He is on twitter: @chrisspangle and blogs at chrisspangle.com.

Chris walked us through the critical steps to creating an agile podcast: Select your equipment, pick your format, know your market, be relevant, post your show online, get listeners!

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In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What equipment you need to start a podcast
  • How to decide on a format for your show
  • Where to put your show online once it’s recorded
  • How to find listeners for your podcast

Links from the show:

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Want to hear another podcast about the life of an agile coach? — Listen to my conversation with Zach Bonaker, Diane Zajac-Woodie, and Amitai Schlair on episode 39. We discuss growing an agile practice and how coaches help create the environments where agile ideas can flourish.

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