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Podcasting Tips Daily is now going multi-format: Available as a Podcast, an Alexa Flash Briefing Skill and as a video on Facebook and InstagramTV…

This second episode looks at the different podcast formats out there. To help you with planning your podcasts, episodes and podcast structure.


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This podcast is created by Chris Huskins.




Hello, and welcome to today’s podcasting tip. Today I am going to cover the different podcasting formats.

Now there are many different types of podcast out there and I want to take through the most common ones. However, don’t think for a minute that you just have to conform to just one — you can mix it up. Use more than one type to develop a story or even just to keep yourself interested. Rules are made to be broken, especially, in podcasting.

Here are the most common formats. And number one is interview based. You have heard these a million times before. A host interviewing your guest or series of guests either to tell a story, learn experiences, or study expertise.

Two. Storytelling/human interest. Stories are the new way to market, we remember them and we relate to them. Stories are the newest and oldest way to market, they have  always been the best way to sell. If you can tell a story either through interview, anecdote, or a great tale, you can really win over an audience.

Three. Scripted friction. These are becoming more popular lately as bigger companies have moved into podcasting and started using them. They require a lot more levels of production, more voices, and way more editing. But some of the best podcasts have been done in this format.

Four. Live. As it says on the tin really, a recording of a comedy show, an interview panel, or a table read for example — all recorded live, cleaned up, and put out.

Five. Information based. I call these  info nuggets, they are often news in between interview shows or longer shows, as a quick update or a nice piece of information that helps the audience to be more inspired or learn a piece of news in your industry.

Number six. Chat show. Probably the most common type of podcast. Discussion between hosts about various topics from the walking dead through to gardening tips, these range from highly produced comedy chat shows to just two blokes talking about family updates that are recorded for their family to hear.

Those are the main formats but like I said, don’t feel you have to conform to just one. Break the rules in podcasting, use more than one and get creative!


Thanks for catching today’s Podcasting tip. Don’t forget you can get this as a podcast, alexa skill or by video by following me Chris Huskins on Facebook or Instagram TV.

If you want more consistent help with planning, building and growing a podcast you will love, check out, the membership site for podcasters.

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