If you are also thinking about making a podcast, know that one of the first things you will need to do is take care of the definition of the podcast format . Essentially, you will have to decide what general structure your audio project should have.
Each podcast has a specific format that defines it and draws its essential features. A bit like what happens with the formats of television or radio programs.
The goal of this article is to understand:
Once these two points have been analyzed, I'm sure it will be clearer to you how to structure the format of your project.
I'll start by telling you that the podcast format is the structure of the audio project , that is, the scheme that defines it. It is a sort of team that, clearly, determines all the identifying elements that make it up and that dictate its development, both from a stylistic, narrative and technical point of view.
I want to make a clarification because the term format also indicates the typical structure of the podcast itself, that is the technique that you choose to adopt to develop the topics: for example a monologue , a podcast free talk , an interview or narrative model .
What we will deal with today concerns the preparation of the general format that we can consider as the skeleton of our project.
It is vital that you define your podcast structure in advance for two reasons:
The podcasts you usually listen to have their own specific format even if, perhaps, you have never noticed. I would like to offer you an experiment.
After reading this article, try to identify what are all the elements that characterize your favorite podcast. After that, try to identify the format on which it is built.
If you like to share your analysis with me, I will be very happy to read it.
If, on the other hand, you are not a regular visitor to audio platforms, here you will find a collection of podcasts for which I have personally followed the production as a Podcast Coach.
Let's see now how to write a podcast format.
There are key elements to consider in order to write a podcast format effectively: I have identified exactly 9. However, I must make a premise before going into the merits of each of them.
The definition of the format is an activity that must be done after having defined the objectives and the target of your audio project. Without first you don't work on marketing and podcast goals you won't be able to define the structure of your future project.
Let's now analyze the different elements that make up the format.
I am sure that, having reached this point, it is now clearer to you that writing the format of your podcast means developing a whole series of characteristics that combine to build the precise identity of your audio project.
This is why a format that is structured according to these 9 key elements is, in all respects, a real compass for the listener who feels guided in listening to your podcast.
Returning to the experiment that I proposed to you at the beginning of this article, have you been able to identify which format follows the podcast you examined?
I am waiting for an email from you to know your answer as well as you can write me to request a personalized consultation if you are thinking of designing your podcast.