Share your experiences abroad with your own travel podcast
These days anyone with a voice box seems to be setting up their own podcast. Whether it’s exploring real-life crime or just banter-filled comedy, there’s enough good content out there to make sure you’re never deafened by the boring sound of silence again.
And there’s no better time to get in on the action and share your own story. No idea what you’d broadcast about? Your upcoming summer holiday could be the perfect subject matter to kick off your podcast pursuits.
Where do you start?
There are two different routes you could go down. The first, and more traditional option is to buy a microphone, some decent headphones, a handheld recorder, and both a recording and editing software.
You’re probably thinking all that equipment sounds pretty pricey, and you’re not wrong. But keep in mind that good audio equipment will last a long time if you take care of it.
Or, if you don’t have the budget for all that equipment, you can easily use a smartphone. There are an endless number of apps that record professional audio quality, Spreaker Studio being one (available on iOS and Android). Then all you need is a hand-free mic and you’re good to go.
Recording on the go
You can use your smartphone to pick up those essential background noises, which will come in handy for transitions in your podcast during the editing stage. Imagine how good a babbling waterfall or natives chatting will sound when you’re fading in and out between parts.
And if you want to host an over-the-phone interview, Skype Recording is the way to go. If you do record with a Skype, make sure you keep an eye on your internet connection, as this will affect the quality of the recording.
You won’t need to pay a penny when it comes to editing your audio. If you’re using a PC you can use Wavosaur, while Mac users can download GarageBand – both of which are completely free.
If neither of those work for you, a quick Google search will return a ton of options.
The editing process can feel overwhelming, but stick with it. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube to help make it as easy as possible.
Be your own host
Always remember, you’re the driving force behind your podcast. Whether listeners stay tuned or not is down to your unique views, opinions and experiences.
If you like the hotel you’re staying at, give examples and tips on what to look out for – a little enthusiasm goes a long way. If something funny happens at the beach, laugh and don’t be afraid to exaggerate a little.
People care about what you have to say, particularly when it comes to travel. And who knows, your podcast could be the determining factor on where someone goes for their next getaway.
Interested in creating a travel podcast? Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.