How to get multiple pieces of content out of one podcast episode


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How to repurpose your podcast content

Releasing a podcast consistently is a pretty involved process so I’m sure you’re not looking for more things to add to your weekly to-do list.

But if the only content you’re creating is the actual episode you’re missing out on a huge opportunity.

If you’re going to put that much time and effort in, you want to repurpose as much of your episode as possible so you’re making the most of the time you’re putting in.

So how can you turn one episode of your podcast into multiple pieces of content?

Turn audio highlights into audiograms

Audiograms are social media tiles that have an animated waveform.

So when people are scrolling through their feed they look more interesting than a traditional static image.

Audiograms are a great way to highlight promotable bits of audio from your episodes to get people excited about the content on your show.

And you can share them on all your social media platforms.

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Cut up audio promos to share on social media

You can also share snippets of your podcast in audio form without the visual of a moving social media tile.

This is a good option if you want to share longer pieces of audio that showcase great content from your show.

A platform like Soundcloud can be a great option for this.

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Highlight strong quotes from your episode

If you’ve got great quotes from your episode you can turn them into sharable social media tiles.

When you’re thinking about which ones to choose, ideally you want quotes that are witty, insightful or informative so a person reading them thinks “Me too!” “Wow!” or “What an awesome tip!”

You should be looking for quotes that elicit a reaction because that’s what makes people share and tag their friends.

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Create show notes for each episode

Show notes give your listeners a place to go for more information about each episode as well as links to anything you discussed in the show.

They’re also a great place to put an episode transcript which helps with SEO as well as making your content more accessible.

A quick note about transcription software…it’s not perfect.

Even though it’s automated you still have to spend time going through the copy to make sure it doesn’t sound like it was written by a robot and this can take some time.

There are companies that offer human transcription but you still need to read through to check the copy is ok.

These services also cost more than automated transcription which might not be an option if you’re on a tight budget.

The main thing is, you don’t want to upload a poorly worded, misspelled or grammatically incorrect transcript to your website because it looks unprofessional.

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Create blog posts for each episode

If there’s content you cover in your episodes that could be fleshed out on your website a blog post can be a great way to do that.

In addition to your show notes, blog posts can dive deeper into a topic you covered in an episode, they could be a more fleshed-out version of a story with images and videos or a detailed explainer.

Blog posts can be a great way for people searching for content in your niche to find your show via search rather than via their podcast app.

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Create short YouTube videos to promote your content

YouTube is the second largest search engine behind Google.

So, if you’ve got niche content people are searching for it can be great for discovery and building your brand.

Just remember YouTube is a visual medium so you have to be more creative than just uploading your episode audio with a static image.

Think about how you could use video to get people interested in listening to your show e.g. by filming the recording, doing a piece to camera where you share insights on searchable topics or by releasing compelling behind-the-scenes content.

The sky’s the limit in terms of creativity but you need to think about what works best for video rather than just uploading a copy and paste of your podcast.

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Create videos for social media

One of the benefits of social media is there isn’t the expectation of high production values like there is on YouTube so you can throw these together much quicker.

If you’ve got great tips you want to share from the episode grab your phone and film a quick Instastory.

If you filmed the recording, try cutting that up into bite-sized videos so people can get a taste of what they’ll hear.

Social media videos can be a great way to repurpose podcast content into videos that get people interested enough to listen to your show.

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Share behind-the-scenes content

People love to see how the sausage is made and if you’ve got fans who turn up each week it’s great to give them a taste of what goes on behind the scenes of their favourite podcast.

This can be done really quickly via Instagram stories, or TikTok.

Or maybe you’ve got behind-the-scenes content that would suit longer-form video like Facebook Live.

Often we get so caught up in putting our show together we forget the behind-the-scenes stuff is really interesting for people who listen.

So don’t be afraid to pull the curtain back and share this with your audience.

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Create infographics & memes

Infographics are a great way to repurpose informative content you’ve shared on your podcast into shareable images for platforms like Instagram and Pinterest.

Memes are also great for engagement and sharing on social media so think of opportunities where your content can inspire funny or insightful social media images that people would want to share.

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Create additional resources

If your podcast is educational think about whether you can repurpose your podcast content into resources that will help your audience put your tips into action e.g a downloadable checklist or worksheet.

This can give listeners an incentive to come to your website and provides a useful free resource that can be exchanged for their email address.

It can also give people a chance to continue engaging with you and your content after your episode is over which is a great way to build a relationship.

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Create useful email content

If you’ve got an email list you can use content from your podcast to share with your community.

Is there something you touched on in the episode that could be repurposed into a more in-depth article for email subscribers?

Is there some behind-the-scenes content, additional audio that didn’t make the final cut or insight into how the show was put together you could share with these fans?
If someone has subscribed to your email list as well as your show that’s an extra level of commitment so it’s important to think about what exclusive content you could share with them to keep them engaged.

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Create slide presentations or webinars

Is there content in your podcast episode you could repurpose into a presentation or use in a webinar?

Creating further opportunities for your audience to learn can be an excellent way to build your relationship with them.

Plus turning content you’ve already created into other formats means you can get your show in front of people on different platforms which will help to grow your audience and your brand.

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1 Comment
  1. Bob says:

    Thank you.

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