When people ask me the best way to record a podcast, and they don’t have a ton (or any) experience with audio, or maybe even with computers, I recommend Audacity.
Audacity is a free program that runs on Windows, Mac, even Linux, and it’s pretty popular for podcasting. Part of the reason is that it’s free of course, but it’s also pretty simple to use. It might look a bit outdated when you run it, but it does the job very well, and you can create great podcast episodes on it, no problem.
I made this video as a quick runthrough, the video covers:
- 1. Downloading and installing Audacity
- 2. Recording with it
- 3. Exporting your episode to mp3 (including instructions to install the mp3 encoder you need to install, which is very fast and easy)
- 4. Uploading the episode to Castmate
So here’s the video, I hope it’s useful, let me know if you have any questions: