How to Create and Publish Podcasts on BindleSnitch

Podcasts are a great way to communicate because, let’s face it, readers often don’t want to read as much as writers want to write.

Often, while I am working on other things, I am also listening to Youtube videos and other audio clips. It enables  me to do more in less time.

So, yeah, podcasts are great…and they are much easier to produce than you might think.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  1. a computer (I don’t really think you can do this very easily on a mobile device. If you can, please tell me how.)
  2. a GOOD microphone
  3. a QUIET SPACE (there’s nothing more irritating than having your cell phone ring while you are in the middle of a recording session…unless it is the thunderstorm that is right outside my window right now.)
  4. access to Microsoft Chrome (this is a Chrome plugin)
  5. access to a recording plugin (click here to activate Audio Recorder if you are using Chrome)  
  6. and a BindleSnitch account.

Okay, here we go.

  1.  Have something you want to talk about
  2.  Jot down a few notes…or an entire script, if you’re good at script reading.
  3.  You can use the link above that will bring you to
  4. (You can of course use any other recording utility you might have access to but if you are using something else these instructions might not  make sense.)
  5. Start the AudioRecorder
  6. Click on the microphone
  7. Make sure the recording is being recorded (You will see activity in the top window.)
  8. When you are done, click on the microphone again
  9. Click on the arrow under the microphone
  10. Then right click on the window at the lower left hand corner of the screen to bring up the recording in the file manager.
  11. Rename the recording to match the title of the podcast
  12. Now, come back to BindleSnitch
  13. Open a new post window
  14. Title your post
  15. Write a summary of the podcast you have just recorded.
  16. Create a link with the name of the podcast
  17. Highlight the Link
  18. Click on ADD MEDIA
  19. Select ADD NEW
  20. Find the audio clip in your file manager
  21. click on the audio clip
  22. Save the link
  23. Complete and submit the post

When you do this, the control panel for the audio clip will appear UNDER the link. The highlighted text is only there to call attention to the control panel.

This sounds like an awful lot of work, but it really isn’t. Do it once or twice and you will be a professional.

This was my very first ever podcast. Ten minutes ago, I didn’t know how to do this.

Now, let’s see how the finished product sounds