How to Start Your Podcast

Presented by:

Room Magazine

How to Start Your Podcast is an online course for aspiring podcasters. It is especially geared toward feminists and book lovers who want a roadmap to creating their own podcast. If you're like most creators, all the details of podcasting, including editing, tech, and organizing, keep you from creating your audio oeuvre. That's where this course comes in.


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  • YOUR INSTRUCTORs


  • I’m Mica Lemiski, a writer, podcaster, musician, and sound editing witch. Along with hosting and producing the weekly podcast, Fainting Couch Feminists, I am a (soon-to-be) Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing graduate, and a regular contributor to VICE.com. I have a background in desktop music production and self-identify as a hysterical woman. I can’t wait to teach you about podcasting. It is so fun, and so rewarding.




  • I'm Rachel Thompson, the host of the Lit Mag Love Podcast, and a course instructor on a mission to help writers make their most luminous words shine. I'm a literary magazine editor (with Room), a published author, and I'd love to help you share your unique voice over the podwaves.



How to Start Your Podcast makes what seems daunting, doable. We give you lots of help and support as you finish the three weeks of lessons. You’ll know exactly how to start your podcast, and be ready to make it happen.

After How to Start Your Podcast, You Will...

  • Know your unique audience and how to reach them.
  • Have a detailed content plan ready to go.
  • Get cozy with all the podcast gear and tech.
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    Level-up your editing skills.
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    Create a promotion plan for your podcast.
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    Have an intro/outro ready for your show.

PRAISE FOR Our Podcasts


I usually don't listen to podcasts from start to finish, but this one I did! The discussion is smart and really relevant not only to writers, but to anyone pursuing an art or just wanting to learn more about the literary world. Catchy jingle too :)


-mscandymay
on Fainting Couch Feminists


I love listening to brilliant, talented, and funny women discussing important topics! This podcast is amazing and I can’t wait for more.


-TSmittyy
on Fainting Couch Feminists


  • Smart host, relevant content, thoughtful presentation.

-SimonJames 
on Fainting Couch Feminists


Man, it you're a writer looking to publish in a Cdn literary mag, you need to listen to this podcast. It's super helpful.


-beckylivs
on Lit Mag Love


Great format and interviews. There is a sea of lit mags out there, and I love how Rachel delineates each one with a face and a personality. I've left this season feeling better informed about submission guidelines, better acquainted with editors and publishers...


-L8R80
on Lit Mag Love


​Rachel handles these interviews with sensitivity and thoroughness. I learn something essential with every episode. Have been encouraging all my writing friends to subscribe.


-Ralph Griswold
on Lit Mag Love

HOW ​​the course WORKS


Who is How to Start Your Podcast for?

Pretty much anyone who wants to start a podcast but doesn’t know where to begin! We’re looking for people who have a great idea or an almost-great idea but need some guidance—or maybe just a kick in the butt—to turn that idea into a real thing with a real audience. Our course is especially well-suited to anybody with a strong feminist sensibility and a desire to make the podcast soundscape a more inclusive, more diverse, more exciting space than it is currently. Given that our instructors are self-proclaimed literature nerds and/or pop culture fanatics, having an interest in either or both of these areas is a bonus as well. 

Isn’t podcasting a DIY thing? Do I really need to take a course?

True, you can start a podcast without any formal instruction, and there are plenty of free online resources to help you, but we’re offering to streamline that knowledge and save you a whole lot of time, effort, and confusion. The internet is a noisy place, and sifting through discussion boards can be tiresome and frustrating. We think frustration sucks, and we want to make the transition from “should I start a podcast?” to “I’m a podcaster and I love it” as smooth as possible.

A warm community of creators, no need to travel...

How to Start Your Podcast is online and accessible from anywhere with an internet connection—and even then, the course materials can be downloaded to listen from your cabin in the woods. A warm community of creators from all over the world is available anytime to talk about podcasting.

How long is this course?

There are three modules in the course, launched weekly, and they come with concrete, detailed assignments that may take from 2-3 hours per week. It's really up to you. Though the live components of the course are held over three weeks, you can do the lessons entirely at your own pace, and you will have forever access to all the course materials.

Registration is currently closed, but you can get notified when we offer the course again, by joining the waitlist here:

Created by & © Mica Lemiski & Rachel Thompson, 2018