Podcast Like The Pros
Learn how to produce a high-quality, professional-sounding show with a small team or a small budget.
Podcasting is my favorite thing.
In May 2018, I launched my first podcast. It's called upside, and it's still going strong! My cohost and I have published a new episode every week for the last 3+ years.
180,000+ downloads with upside
The show has had its ups and downs. For a time, we published twice per week which led to a spike in total downloads.
Fortune recognized the show as a "Top Business Podcast" and Business Insider called it "Almost as Good as an MBA."
I took those lessons to launch Creative Elements
I loved producing upside so much that I wanted to create a second show.
And, long story short, that show became Creative Elements.
On Creative Elements, I dive into the story behind how your favorite creators broke through and made a living from their art and creativity.
We discuss the specific elements of their personality, style, or approach that have helped them thrive: elements like focus, vulnerability, revision, and constraints.
I've been lucky to interview 75+ creators so far, including...
The show has grown like crazy!
Using what I've learned, Creative Elements has already surpassed the number of total downloads for upside. The show is nearing 1 million total downloads, and broke 500,000 total downloads in its first 12 months!
Now I want to help you.
One of the most frequent questions I'm asked is how I got these results and how I make the show sound so good.
I put a ton of work into Creative Elements. I'm very proud of it. My goal is to create a show that sounds as good as something on NPR or Gimlet.
But...I'm just one guy. I don't have the skills or resources that those big shows have. So I've learned to adapt and do the best that I can with what I have. I don't spend a ton of money on production, but the show sounds really, really good.
A little bit about my process...
For every episode of my show, I'm concerned with telling a good story. Good stories have a narrative arch, every bit of the story is purposeful, and it is engaging.
Most interviews don't sound like that out-of-the-box. So I spend a lot of time reorganizing, cutting, scripting, recording voiceover, and pulling in external audio.
In this course, I walk you through how I think about those creative decisions and how I do it all in ~5 hours of work.
Listen for yourself...
More than 200+ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews
People seem to like it!
Who this course is for
❌ This course will not teach you audio engineering. But it will teach you how to hire an engineer!
✅ This course is built specifically for people who want to produce a high-quality, professional-sounding show with a very small team and/or a tight budget.
✅ This course will teach you everything you need to know to start, launch, and even market your podcast.
Here's what's inside...
- 5.1 Overview: Full production process (12:09)
- 5.2 Deep dive: Airtable (11:00)
- 5.3 Deep dive: Calendly (11:38)
- 5.4 Deep dive: Squadcast and Dropbox (8:55)
- 5.5 Deep dive: Transcripts with Otter (5:57)
- 5.6 Hiring a transcript VA on Upwork (5:05)
- 5.7 Deep dive: Editing and scripting (26:06)
- 5.8 Final review (3:28)
- 5.9 Uploading to your host (6:07)
A few of the 100+ students who have taken Podcast Like The Pros
Don't just take my word for it...
Alex and Ally from the Feelanthrope podcast recorded this kind review!
Hey, I'm Jay 👋
I've been podcasting since 2018. My first podcast, upside, has more than 200 episodes and 200,000 total downloads.
In 2020, I took what I learned to launch Creative Elements. In just over a year, Creative Elements has nearly 1,000,000 downloads and 200+ five-star reviews.
I'm constantly complimented on the quality of the show, which I owe to the process I'm teaching in this course. You can have a high-quality show too, even with a small team.
Learn more about me on my:
Proceeds go towards our wedding 👰 🤵♂️
I want to provide more visibility for how your purchase supports me as an independent creator.
My beautiful partner Mallory and I got engaged in December, 2020 and are getting married in May, 2022. While you learn how to make a great podcast, you'll also be helping us afford our wedding!