Build & Launch

Today's episode: how to record your first episode.

Show Notes

Want to Build & Launch your own thing? Join Justin Jackson as he launches a new product every week. Listen and learn from his wins and misses, and get motivated to ship your own SaaS, mobile app, ebook, or other digital project.

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For the podcast's launch week, he's doing 5 mini episodes on what it takes to build and launch a podcast. Today's episode: start now and start small.
"Before you run out and buy a bunch of gear, record something now! You don't need a fancy mic to start practicing."
How to record your first podcast
  1. Find the Voice Memos app on your iPhone
  2. Choose a topic you'd like to talk about (see yesterday's episode)
  3. Write out an outline for a short 5-10 minute episode
  4. Open up the Voice Memos app and record your episode!
  5. Repeat over and over again: practice recording that same episode dozens of times
  6. Send Justin your mini-episode:
Launch week: How to make a podcast

Episode 1: Choosing a topic (yesterday's episode) Episode 2: Record your first episode (this episode) Episode 3: Podcasting equipment Episode 4: Recording, interviewing, editing Episode 5: Launching and promoting

How to start a podcast

Show notes
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Update from 2021: A lot has happened since I recorded these episodes: I launched a podcast hosting company,, with my friend Jon Buda! If you want to hear what I'm up to now go to

Creators & Guests

Justin Jackson
⚡ Interested in bootstrapping, podcasting, calm companies, business ethics🎙️ Co-founder of @transistorfm (podcast hosting)

What is Build & Launch?

A weekly podcast focused on shipping small projects.

Every week I'll take you on an adventure of launching a new project. You'll hear the launch stats, hurdles I had to overcome, and how you can learn from my mistakes.