Before you learn how to make a podcast, it might be helpful to get a sense of how they came about. Podcasting was believed to be developed in 2004, although there are some that would claim it may have begun earlier than that. Both Adam Cury, an MTV video jockey, and Dave Winer, a software developer, are credited for developing podcasts. Together they developed a software known as iPodder that would allow someone to have radio shows automatically download to their iPod. Several tweaks to the software have resulted in the podcasts that we know and love today. Podcasts were originally intended to serve as a kind of on demand method for listening to radio shows. These days there are podcasts on just about every subject whether is it's about politics, popular culture, video games, or interesting narratives about the lives of complete strangers. And they're not just limited to audio, podcasts can also come in the form of videos.
Maybe now you're interested in listening to podcasts. There are several ways to listen to podcasts:
The great thing about making a podcast is that they are really easy to make and therefore anyone can begin to make their own podcasts. The investment lies more in the content than how the actual podcast was made.
Plug microphine into your computer or make sure the internal mic is working
Open your audio editing software. Do a test run with your microphone to make sure it works.
Record the message you want to end up on the podcast.
Edit the podcast (unless you want to use a raw recording).
Save the audio file and upload it directly to your site or through a podcasting site (there are a number of free ones such as PodBean and MixCloud).