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11 things to do before launching your first podcast

In one of the most random developments of 2016, podcasts have made a massive come back.

I’ve decided it’s either because we can’t put down our phones, or because we’ve become too lazy to both look at moving images and listen at the same time.

Whatever the reason, podcasting can be a great way of positioning yourself as an expert in your chosen field and getting into people’s ears while they’re at work or commuting, and once you get going, they’re surprisingly easy to create.

Here are 11 things to do before launching your first podcast.

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9 people you'll find in a trendy south London coffee shop 

1. The guy who runs his own business from home and is sick of the sight of his bedroom

If he spends one more night working on his Mac until he falls asleep on top of it, he might just give up on his dream of building the next Facebook and go back to sales, so he leaves the house in his pyjamas, and finds a nearby coffee shop instead.

Most likely to say: “What’s the wifi password?”

Most likely to order: scrambled eggs with chorizo and field mushrooms, and four flat whites

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How I faced my fears and started my own radio show

I’m the definition of an introvert; most comfortable in the corner of a room sipping a glass of Prosecco than in the middle of the dance floor, most suited to deep and meaningful one on one conversations than public speaking, and most used to being part of close, tight friendship circles than part of a larger gang.

So how did I end up hosting a grime show on Monday nights on a growing community radio station?

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