How to Create a Podcast

Course Length: 2.5 Hours
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  • List 10 key benefits of creating a podcast
  • Discuss the latest statistics on the international state of podcasting
  • Identify the 7 most common types of podcast
  • Select a theme for a new podcast given your niche and competition
  • Describe the 6 standard sections of a podcast episode
  • Compare the main advantages and disadvantages of having a podcast co-host
  • Identify the best microphone, editing software, and recording space equipment to create your podcast
  • Write the 7 core sections of podcast episode show notes
  • Create podcast thumbnails that maximize engagement
  • Choose a podcast distributor for your content
  • Apply 11 strategies to disseminate your podcast and grow your audience
  • Compare sponsorships and listener support methods of monetization
  • Avoid the 10 most common mistakes made when creating a podcast


Paul M. Sutter, PhD is Research Professor of Astrophysics at Stony Brook University, Guest Researcher at the Flatiron Institute in New York City, and contributing editor to Forbes,, and LiveScience, where his articles are syndicated to CBS News, Scientific American, and MSN, amongst others. Author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles as well as 2 books (published by Prometheus Books and Pegasus Books), he received his PhD in Physics as Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before completing post-doctoral fellowships in France at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris and in Italy at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste. Since this time, Dr. Sutter has developed one of the most popular astrophysics podcasts in the world and has delivered over 100 conference presentations, seminars, and colloquia at prestigious institutions across the globe. A go-to expert for journalists and producers, he regularly appears on television, radio, and in print, including on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, Science Channel, and Weather Channel.

DISCLOSURES: This course has an "Intermediate" level of instruction, can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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