An everyday guide to finding your voice and sharing it with the world... simply, economically, effectively, and for fun. Once upon a time, two ladies who liked a television series - and had a panache for talking about it for hours on end - realized they wanted to connect with a larger audience. They decided they owed it to the world (or at least themselves) to record their conversations and unleash them in the form of a podcast. The only problem? They had no prior experience creating or hosting a podcast, not to mention they were also on a tight budget. Fast forward to a few years later, and they had built a community with a loyal base of thousands of listeners... all without a professional set-up or any prior experience. What they discovered along the way was that with a little organization, perseverance, some attention to detail and a lot of enthusiasm and authenticity, anyone can build an engaging podcast that is as much of a pleasure to listen to as it is to create. In the years since, the podcast's co-creator, Amanda, has reflected upon the journey of building a podcast from scratch, on a very small budget, from cultivating an initial base of loyal listeners to sustaining the podcast year after year. This book was born from her desire to share her expertise and enthusiasm for podcasting with those who have felt an inner drive to share their passions with the world. Starting a podcast can be an exhilarating, but also overwhelming, endeavor. Filled with the personal experiences and anecdotes of the author's podcasting successes - and a couple of failures - that she hopes others will learn from, this book provides a unique perspective combining how-to instructions with helpful suggestions, anecdotes and questions for any prospective podcast creator to ask themselves before starting their show. With this guide, anyone will be able to understand both the technical and community-building aspects of how to create a podcast that is engaging and long-lasting.