Making Podcasts

Making Podcasts

Making Podcasts

If you want to start making podcasts, it can be a bit difficult to understand how you go about the process. Making a podcast essentially requires three tasks (with various sub-tasks). The basic workflow is:

  1. Record the podcasts
  2. Create an XML file that describes the content (author, file location, etc.)
  3. Upload the audio and XML files to a web server

The unlisted step 4 is share the link to your feed (XML file) with friends/colleagues/customers. That is really all there is to it. If you want iTunes to follow you, of course there is a little more work that goes into that.

If that seems straightforward, except for the XML part, I have generated a little tool to help you on your way. It won’t record the podcast for you or make you like the sound of your own voice, but it will generate the XML file you need.

Podcast XML Generator

About the Author

Rob McVey

I am a software developer/IT professional helping businesses save money through informed purchase consulting; website development and marketing; and process automation.