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School of Podcasting

767 EpisodesProduced by Dave JacksonWebsite

You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more


Honestly, How Long Does it Take to Create an Amazing Podcast Episode?

For years I've told people THE BEST ratio I've ever achieved is 4 TO 1 when it comes to making a podcast episode. In other words, a 15-minute podcast will take an hour. 

I asked my audience how long it took them from idea to pressing publish. They shared their workflow and the amount of time spent per episode. 

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Bruce from The Eden Podcast

Jim From the Average Gut Network

Mark - Repurpose Your Career

Rich - the Daily Podcast Practice Show

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Brandon - Start 100K

Dan - Based on a True Story Podcast

Howard - AA Recovery Podcast

Neil Recovery Coast to Coast

Mark -History or North America Podcast

Peter - Fat and Broke Podcast

Bill - Strokecast

Stefan - Studying Pixels

The Final Answer

For me, my average is about 6 to 1. So a 15-minute podcast will take 90 minutes.

Based on the data from the audience, they averaged 10 minutes for 1 minute of podcast. So a 15-minute podcast will take an hour and a half. To see my flow, visit the website at


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