Episode 4

Do You Need to Edit Your Podcast?

One of the questions that appears online regularly is do you need to edit your podcast? Much of this comes from podcasters who just want to hit record and then publish right away.

While you can take this approach, there's a lot to be said on why you should edit, even it's it's just the bare minimum. Let's find out why.

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A question I see asked a lot online is do you need to edit your podcast? Now, as someone who used to hate editing with a passion, and it's still not my favourite thing, my own personal opinion is, yes, you do need to edit. Now you don't have to make it a high production edit and add loads of bells and whistles on it, and I know there are some podcasters that do publish without editing, and it sounds great.


But for the most part, editing can make a huge difference to your podcast and as I mentioned, it doesn't have to be edited like a huge production. Simple editing, like removing noises, removing mouth clicks, removing heavy breathing, anything like that, or just empty spaces, it can make a huge difference to the listener experience. And at the end of the day, that's who matters our listeners. So, yes, I would always recommend editing.


You can use free software like GarageBand or Audacity, or you can use paid editors like Hindenburg Pro that I use, Logic Pro, Ableton Live and more. I'll leave links to some of these in the show notes, so be sure to check them out after the episode. So, yes, I recommend editing your episodes and giving your listeners a treat. Until the next time, happy podcasting.


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Danny Brown is the host of One Minute Podcast Tips, Pod Chat, and several other podcasts. He's been in the podcasting space for over 10 years, and has the scars to prove it.

He's the Head of Podcaster Support and Experience at Captivate.fm, the world's only growth-oriented podcast hosting, distribution, analytics, and monetization platform.

He lives in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario, Canada with his wife and two kids, where he spends winters in front of a cozy fire and summers by the lake.