As part of an ongoing series, the CNN Underscored team showcases outstanding deals you can shop right now on the CNN Store. Each week, our staff chooses a product to feature that we think you’ll love. This week, we’re highlighting the How To Start A Podcast bundle featuring John Lee Dumas.
The emergence of podcasts has changed the way listeners consume information. Many of the more popular ones, including “Serial,” “This American Life,” “Stuff You Should Know” and “Radiolab,” gained a loyal following in just a few years’ time. Some podcasts, like The New York Times’ “The Daily,” have provided publishers with another outlet for sharing news. Others, such as “My Favorite Murder,” were started by individuals and served as platforms to dramatically launch their careers. All in all, with so many great podcasts covering varying topics and genres, there’s very little chance this relatively new medium will be going away anytime soon. If you have a creative idea brewing for a podcast that you think would do well, there’s an easy and affordable way to learn how you can make that happen.
To get you started, we’re turning to the experts. The How To Start A Podcast bundle featuring John Lee Dumas ($39, originally $266; store.cnn.com) offers four separate courses packaged together. Each of the four components – “Power Your Podcast with Storytelling,” “Start Your Profitable Podcast & Build A Brand,” “Essential Storytelling with Producers from ‘Snap Judgment’” and “Podcasting 101” – explores a different part of the podcast creation process.
Given the broad range of areas covered, you can count on learning a lot before you launch your podcast. For instance, the “Power Your Podcast with Storytelling” course is taught by an award-winning reporter and producer for “This American Life,” Alex Blumberg. His course, which includes 10.5 hours of content and 21 lectures, offers professional insights and advice on how to develop your narrative and connect with your audience.
Then, with “Start Your Profitable Podcast & Build A Brand,” you’ll get another dose of professional advice from veteran podcast host and entrepreneur Lewis Howes. Here, you’ll have access to 19 lectures and 4.5 hours of content. You’ll learn about the business side of things with guided lessons on picking the right format for your podcast and how to make it profitable.
With the other two courses, your instructors will dive even deeper into storytelling and the basics of starting a podcast, from which gear to buy to how to make your podcast sound great from a technical perspective.
With all this expert knowledge under your belt, you can feel much more confident when you launch your own podcast. What will it be about? Will it be cooking? News? Sports? Lifestyle? Whatever your theme or topic, we can’t wait to tune in.
Note: The price above reflects the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.