How to Start a Podcast (2019 Tutorial) 🎤 Equipment & Software

Want to learn how to start a podcast in 2019, and fast? You're in the right place!

(note, yes, this video was published in 2018, however the content is still 100% relevant in 2019!)

Get the podcast cheat sheet here:

A while back, I published the most popular podcasting tutorial on YouTube, and in this video I wanted to make sure you have all of the latest and greatest information so that you can get your podcast setup the right way.

Podcasting has changed my life! It's helped me build a huge audience, develop a deeper relationship with my subscribers and customers, make more money, and most importantly make a bigger impact in the world.

All you need to do now is take action and learn how to start a podcast!

In this particular video, I'll be highlighting the equipment and software you need to get started – all without breaking the bank. My goal is to take away all of the excuses you have that are holding you back from starting your podcast. Trust me, because it took me forever to start my podcast back in July of 2010.

Things have changed since then (hint: it's A LOT easier to start a podcast today than it was before), and so make sure you watch through this video about equipment and software, and then subscribe so you don't miss the other two videos in this tutorial series!


🎤 Audiotechnica ATR-2100 USB Microphone (~60 USD)

Want to hear other mic options? Listen to my review of 3 of the top podcasting microphones under $75:


👉NEEWER Microphone Suspension Boom Arm:

👉On Stage MY-420 Studio Microphone Shock Mount:

👉CISNO Studio Condenser Shock Mount and Wind Screen Combo:

👉Dragonpad USA Pop Filter:

👉Audacity (For PC/MAC Editing Software):


Garageband Full Tutorial:

Audacity Full Tutorial:

Full disclosure: the links to equipment in this description are affiliate links that take you to I will be compensated (at no extra cost to you) should you choose to purchase anything from these links. Thank you in advance (I appreciate you!) and please note that the prices change and vary over time due to Amazon marketplace changes.

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0:56 – Micrphones
2:11 – Boom Arm
2:28 – Shock Mount
4:06 – Editing a Podcast 101
8:53 – How to Import an Audio File (Voiceover / Music)
10:34 – 3 Things That You Need Before You Can Move On



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    41 Responses to How to Start a Podcast (2019 Tutorial) 🎤 Equipment & Software

    1. Razwan Rashid February 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

      I have no desire to start a podcast but it’s good to know there are awesome resources out there to help get started. If anyone asks if I know how to start a podcast, I know where to direct them.

      • Faktu lapa January 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

        Im listening…

      • SunOne May 25, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

        Im not a millionair and have no deisre to be, but if someone wants to becoma a millionaire i know where to direct them

    2. Michelle Onyango February 13, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

      The cheat sheet link is where again? Is it the very last link?

    3. Karol Garley February 13, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

      Thank You!!!
      These videos have come at a most perfect time!!! ❤

    4. Pat Flynn February 13, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      Thanks for watching the updated podcasting tutorial! Here’s a link to the cheat sheet mentioned in this video with the checklist and some helpful tips as you start:

      • James P Seykot February 19, 2019 at 1:20 am #

        In addition to the podcast materials… where did you get the shirt? Lol

      • A Ron February 27, 2019 at 4:27 am #

        can u post the amazon links for this

      • azmildman March 25, 2019 at 8:50 am #

        Thank You.

      • Maleek Hall May 9, 2019 at 11:43 pm #

        How, if you can, could you get this mastered?

    5. Mr Bagshaw February 15, 2018 at 2:25 am #

      My 10 year old son who has just started listening to wrestling podcasts 5 days ago came to me today with his ideas for a wrestling podcast he wants us to do together aimed more towards kids than adults. I was very impressed with his whole presentation but totally daunted on how to do this. Thankfully some podcasts I listen to said on Twitter they had listened to your youtube videos before they started their shows. After just 1 video this seems far more doable and I will download the cheat sheet too. I appreciate you doing these videos. I think this will be a great experience for both my son and I.

      • Pod Pros February 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm #

        it sure will!

      • Simon Gonzalez February 10, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

        come tell us once you create it…Your son had a great idea… my kids would listen to it !! Awesome son and father opportunity to grow a business together

      • Fringes February 28, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

        I really like kids who have the initiative to do things and creative ideas. Can’t wait to hear the progress of the podcast.

      • Rebekah Aguilar April 2, 2019 at 6:19 am #

        I love this. I’m sure you will both do great!

      • Adan Kohnhorst July 15, 2019 at 4:24 am #

        your son sounds like an entrepreneurial young man! good luck, from one wrestler to another

    6. SyscoLady Liberty April 8, 2018 at 12:33 am #

      Pat!!! #TeamFlynn!!! Just uploaded my first Episode to ITunes!! Thank you thank you!!!!!

      • pooperscoop54321 July 3, 2018 at 7:12 am #

        Me too. Mine’s called “Brothers Who Spoon.” What is yours called?

      • SyscoLady Liberty July 3, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

        pooperscoop54321 Journey Through the Gate Paranormal Portal Podcast

      • iamdjsluggo August 6, 2018 at 6:53 am #

        Sysco Murdoch NOT on Google? I’m a Coast2Coast fan so yours sounded interesting.

    7. vivek sharma March 16, 2019 at 8:20 am #

      What if i have multiple mics and only one PC or laptop to Plug in ?

      • Biank Meléndez March 19, 2019 at 4:15 am #

        An audio interface would help you

      • wobblebomb April 15, 2019 at 9:06 pm #

        On a Mac, and I bet there is a way to do this on pc, if you plug in two usb mics, you can create an aggregate audio device and record on two tracks simultaneously on GarageBand. Again, I only know Mac but there are great videos and online tutorials on how to do this without an external mixer

    8. TheAmazingArch March 20, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

      *shows equipment to use* me: uses $35 headphones from walmart also me: ‘That’s Good enough!’

      • BWP. Bobs World Podcast Podcast June 24, 2019 at 11:19 pm #

        TheAmazingArch yep

    9. Lynn Ferguson-Rich March 21, 2019 at 1:57 am #

      Is your setup different that what you recommended? I like the Rich sound you have. How do you accomplish this? Thanks!

    10. Nathaniel March 31, 2019 at 10:56 pm #

      I’m starting a Premier League Podcast.

      • Abdiwahab fitness April 2, 2019 at 9:48 am #

        Let’s get it imma support you.

    11. Colin Redmann April 24, 2019 at 3:29 am #

      Could you go over having a 2 or even 3 person setup?

      • ProfessorIke July 8, 2019 at 5:57 am #

        Colin Redmann I’ve seen a 6 person podcast before and it was neat was just a big group chill session .

      • Jacob Newman! July 19, 2019 at 6:49 am #

        You would probably need a mixer so you could have multiple inputs

    12. Mitch / Zander July 1, 2019 at 8:49 am #

      This is a very helpful guide and I appreciate your time and effort you put into your videos. Thank you!

    13. Josué Naim Zárate Cordero July 3, 2019 at 1:14 am #

      Equipment: Headphones, Audio Card, Microphone, and stuff.

      Me: Phone and FLStudio

      Yeah that’s about right

    14. Yasseen Shaahed July 17, 2019 at 7:21 am #

      Good looks bro respect to the grind and knowledge

    15. Yasseen Shaahed July 17, 2019 at 7:25 am #

      A little shady that you posted 2018 but this went up 2019

    16. Anna Marcolin July 25, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

      Hi Pat, I’m starting a podcast and was told by a friend who works in the podcast space that I should trademark my (podcast) name. What do you think? I’ve heard different opinions on this…..Thanks!

    17. Edgar Rangel July 26, 2019 at 11:07 pm #

      The shock mount and the Stand DO NOT MATCH . Just bought it as now have to return. @patflynn

    18. Hebe John July 27, 2019 at 11:56 am #

      what is the application you are using in your video

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