Best apps to create and run you own audio podcast

How to create a podcast and broadcast it on the Internet? Nothing could be easier! (or almost) All you have to do is get the basics right, choose a topic and target, the right material and then take care of the distribution. Here are some software to help you creating, setting up and promoting your podcast.

  • Recording and editing the audio

    Of course, to get started, you'll need a microphone or any audio recorder like a dictaphone or even your smartphone. But we'll skip that step and talk directly about the software you'll need to create and run you podcast.

  • Audacity

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... LAME Website

    Audacity is an audio recorder and editor. It allows you to record, play, import and export data in multiple formats including WAV, AIFF and MP3. You can process your sounds with the Cut, Copy and Paste commands (with unlimited cancellations), combine tracks and add effects to your recordings. Audacity also includes a volume envelope editor and allows sound analysis thanks to the configurable spectrogram display.


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  • Adobe Audition

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Adobe Audition CC provides sound and music professionals with an ideal audio production tool for recording, mixing, editing, and mastering. The application allows you to create your own music, record and mix a project, produce a radio commercial, clean the soundtrack of a movie, etc..


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  • GarageBand

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Website

    GarageBand is a recording and music creation software developed by Apple and running on macOS. It is part of the iLife suite that comes standard with the purchase of a new Mac. It can also be purchased separately from the Mac App Store.


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  • Auphonic

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Auphonic offers automated audio post production (leveling, loudness normalization, audio restoration, etc.), encoding/tagging (MP3, M4A, Opus, FLAC, etc.), speech recognition, automatic content distribution and more. This extension allows you to export and import audio sessions directly to/from Auphonic within Adobe Audition.


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  • Audio Hijack

    Freemium Mac Website

    Audio Hijack Pro offers to record any audio source on your Mac. The tool allows you to retrieve all sounds from iTunes, Skype or DVD players. Audio Hijack Pro can also recover audio streams from the microphone, Radiosharks and several other types of equipment. Finally, its latest version is even capable of capturing the sounds generated by the Dashboard Widgets.


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  • Hosting your podcast

  • SoundCloud

    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    SoundCloud is a great service for musicians but you can also use it to host your podcasts.


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  • Podbean

    Free iPhone iPad Website

    With Podbean, you can create professional podcasts in minutes without any programming knowledge. Their user-friendly interface allows you to upload, publish, manage and promote your podcasts with just a few clicks of your mouse. Just point, click and execute.


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  • Buzzsprout

    Freemium Web Website

    Buzzsprout makes publishing a podcast easy. From uploading your audio to tracking how a show is growing, Buzzsprout makes it simple.


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  • Blubrry

    Commercial Web Wordpress Website

    Blubrry is the parent company of the PowerPress plugin that gives WordPress audiophiles full control of their audio files. Unlike services such as Libsyn and Soundcloud, which can link to your WordPress site, Blubrry PowerPress lets your primary interaction with your podcast be where you’re obviously most comfortable – your very own WordPress dashboard.


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  • PowerPress

    Free Web Wordpress Website

    Blubrry PowerPress an all-in-one plugin that lets you upload, host, and publish a podcast entirely from your WordPress website. You don’t have to go through an external service (though you can if you want.) Everything from subscription options, a built-in player, and RSS management work right out of the box. Errr…the plugin repository.


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  • Broadcasting your podcast

  • iTunes

    Free Mac Windows iPhone Windows S iPad Website

    iTunes is the big player in the podcast space. No surprise there! You have to be on iTunes if you want your podcast to be found by most people. You’ll need an iTunes account and it can take up to a few weeks to get listed, but in my experience, it only takes a few days.


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  • Google Play Music

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Android Wear Website

    Google will sometimes show your podcasts in the search results if you have your podcast listed on Google Play Music. It’s relatively new, but if a company the size of Google is getting in the podcast action, you want to be there. They have their own stats and subscriber data you can view as well.


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  • Stitcher Radio

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Stitcher is a popular podcast directory and podcast app with more than 8 million registered users and more than 65,000 podcasts. It’s a place you absolutely want to get your podcast listed. They have their own stats for downloads, listens, listening time, and monthly active users, Stitcher rank, completion rate, and more. The company was recently acquired by Midroll, the popular podcast advertising network.


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  • TuneIn Radio

    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone HP webOS ... Blackberry Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire Kodi Website

    TuneIn is another popular podcast app and directory. It’s available on pretty much every platform and device.


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  • Monetizing your podcast

  • Patreon

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    For creators, Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things you’re already creating (webcomics, videos, songs, podcasts, whatevs). Fans pay a few bucks per month or per post you release, and then you get paid every month, or every time you release something new.


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  • Liberapay

    Free Web Website

    Liberapay is pretty much similar to Patreon except for a few differences:

    1. It's open-source.
    2. Liberapay does not take a cut of payments, the service is funded by the donations to its own account.
    3. The minimum donation is 1 cent per week.


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  • Tipeee

    Free Web Website

    Tipeee is a crowdfunding platform based on the tip principle.


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  • Extras

  • Canva

    Freemium Web iPhone iPad Website

    Canva is an online free graphic-design tool. It's perfect for making the podcast cover art or some graphics for promotting your podcast.


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Comments on Best apps to create and run you own audio podcast

· May 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Well, my software choices for podcasting were totally different - and I think, really good:
For audio recording/editing I use Hindenburg, really pro and user friendly: Small Hindenburg Journalist iconHindenburg Journalist (paid)
For publishing on WordPress - Small Podlove Podcast Publisher iconPodlove Podcast Publisher (free)
Make sure you don't miss those out!


· May 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

"Best apps to create"

only 1 free and Windows software, which everybody knows.
and tons of hosting/monetization services.


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