How to make a great podcast

How do you come up with content for podcasts? How do you fund it? And how do you get listeners? These tips and more are shared in the session from the Radio Festival 2014.

This a special edition of the CoP show podcast, recorded at the Radio Academy’s Radio Festival 2014. This recording was taken from one of the sessions at the Radio Festival 2014.

Host Peter Curran and podcasters Helen Zaltzman, Roo Reynolds and Leila Johnston discuss how to develop a podcast, how to get funding and how podcasting differs from radio.

Helen Zaltzman is the producer and presenter of the Radio Academy’s award-winning podcast Answer Me This, and also the Sound Women podcast. She currently writes for the Observer and BBC Radio 4. and appears regularly on BBC 5 liveRadio 2 and BBC Scotland.

Leila Johnston co-created the geek podcast Shift Run Stop and currently hosts her own podcast as part of Hack Circus. She is also a regular contributor to WIRED UK and has written comedy for Radio 4.

Roo Reynolds co-hosts the geek podcast Shift Run Stop, and hosts his own podcast Beardy Dads. After working as a portfolio executive for social media at BBC Vision he became a product manager in the UK’s Government Digital Service.

Peter Curran is a broadcaster, award-winning documentary maker and independent audiobook publisher. After presenting at BBC GLR in the 1990s, he went on to create the late-night Radio 4 series Bunk Bed. He is now a visiting lecturer in Multimedia Journalism at Brighton University.

This session was produced by Nayeema Chowdhury.