Category: Repurposing Audio

Variety adds spice to podcasts – Podcast pet peeves

Can you add a little variety to your segments? Sometimes a guest might be great on paper but when you listen to the recording it can be a little long and dry.  Your guest may have been nervous, it might not have been a great day for them, whatever.

Podcast segments
Add a little variety to your podcast with different segments


In the forum a lot of people said their attention wandered after 30 mins.

I am not telling you to cut your podcast short my we are all different. Think about surprising your listeners (pleasantly!!) by mixing things up a bit.

Stick with your format but could you try to:

  • Break up a longer conversation with a recap?
  • Quick fire Q’s
  • Illustrative clip from a different source
  • Speed round

Perhaps these will not make it into the final cut but it might be a good way to get more “personality” from your guest.

Can you think of a podcast where this is done really well?  Have you tried this? What feedback did you get from your listeners? 


Facebook Live or Podcast?

The answer is both. The different formats appeal to different people. So if you love FB live go for it. When you are done save the video. Strip the audio, make a few relevant edits ( you don’t need the parts where FB live crashed for a minute or where you explained for the 4th time that you will answer questions at the end). If you are careful with your recording quality for the video the audio should be fine for you to use for a podcast. If it needs some tweaking send it to an editor.
Now you have satisfied your audio learners and your visual learners.
Win win