This form serves two purposes. First for us to get the information we need to setup your podcast show. Second is for you to have a checklist of the things you need to start your show.
This form is online filled out once to get your show up and running. There is a separate (and much smaller) form for each episode.
I highly recommend you read the Podcasting Jargon FAQ on the right before starting this form.
Podcast – Describe the whole show together. Just like someone can have a TV Show, you will have a Podcast Show.
Episode – One recording of a podcast show. Each episode is hosted on your website. They are MP3 format.
Podcast Feed – The feed is what your listeners subscribe to. It is what your listeners will check for new episodes. It is what is submitted to iTunes (and other podcast directories). The Podcast Feed is hosting on your site. It uses RSS technology.
iTunes – A podcast directory of Podcast Feeds run by Apple. iTunes does not host your episodes.
FTP – File Transfer Protocol. A method of transferring files on the internet. Useful as there are no file size limits.
Submission process overview
Using an iPhone to record
If you want to use your iPhone to record your show then DropVox http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/dropvox/ will do the job. You will just need to save the recording to your shows submissions folder. DropVox is pretty basic if you want something with some more features then SoundVault is worth looking at. http://www.soundness-llc.com/soundvault.html
Using Skype to record
Skype is a great way to record with your Co-Hosts and interview guests.
You will need to use a separate application to do the recording. There are lots of applications that can do it but here are the two that I have been recommended by other podcasters:
I don’t have any user guides written for them, but they are pretty easy to use. You do not need to record the video just the audio. Also it is best if you and your guest use headphones while recording as it will reduce the chances of echo in the recording.
It is easy to practice using the app by calling the Skype call testing service which is on your contact list under “Echo / Sound Test Service”