Some people can just plug in a mic and create amazing content. That's great, but for us mere mortals, taking the time to plan out how your show will flow is a great idea. When you're thinking about launching a podcast, you really want to consider your format.
The most popular podcast formats are:
The interview format is one of the most popular ways podcasters have chosen to present their thoughts to the world. Think about ways to make yours stand out.
Happy Mum, Happy Baby is a great example of an interview-style show in the Acast network.
In this approach to podcasting, a small group of people discuss a particular topic. This can consist of the same group of commentators each time or rotate hosts and guests.
This is how we describe a podcast that has an ‘idea’ that they repeat every episode.
My Dad Wrote a Porno is a successful format style show in the Acast family.
Daily news podcasts are also growing in popularity rapidly. While this format is dominated by larger publications, like The Daily, from the New York Times, this doesn't stop independent podcasters from getting in on the fun. However, do be aware that daily is a time commitment. Make sure this is a realistic goal for you!