How to Start a Medical Podcast (A Systems-Based Approach)

A step-by-step course to create and launch your own free open access medical education (FOAM) podcast
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

A podcast can be a powerful way to reach a specific audience. Blogs and youtube channels are a dime a dozen, but a high quality podcast in a specific healthcare niche is still relatively uncommon. And unlike blogs or videos, people can listen to your podcast anywhere, even while they are doing another task such as jogging or washing the dishes.

I've reached thousands of clinicians across the world with my message about critical care pharmacy.

How did I do it? With a podcast!

I launched The Elective Rotation podcast on July 23, 2015 to an audience of zero. I now have over 27,000 episode downloads and am the #1 ranked hospital pharmacy podcast in iTunes.

I've received several questions like...

1. How do you come up with your episode topics?

2. How do you support the show financially?

3. What equipment do I need to start podcasting?

4. Can I still podcast if I'm not very good with technology?

Those questions are what drove me to create this course.

In short, the How to Start a Medical Podcast course will take you from zero to launch on your podcast.

You'll get 23 value-packed lectures and I'll be there to support you throughout the course.

What are you waiting for? With lifetime access and a 30 day money back guarantee, there is absolutely no risk to you.

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need to have any specific skills - just the desire to start a podcast.
  • A microphone (recommendations provided in the free introduction lecture)
  • A mixer and digital recorder are optional but suggested (recommendations provided in the free introduction lecture)
  • A website host (recommendations provided in the free introduction lecture)
  • An audio file host (recommendations provided in the free introduction lecture)
  • ID3 tagging software is optional but suggested (recommendations provided in the free introduction lecture)
  • Audacity (free software for Mac or PC - a link is provided in the free introduction lecture)
  • A free account with

What am I going to get from this course?

  • When you’re done with this course, you’ll have what it takes to successfully launch your podcast.
  • I'll be there to support you throughout the course.
  • I’ve vetted the most cost-effective equipment & software so that your podcast has excellent production quality for minimal cost.
  • I’ll share the method that will help you choose or narrow your podcast topic and teach you how to define your intended audience.
  • I’ll show you the best places to get content for your show – no matter what format you use.
  • You'll learn how to record, edit, and publish your podcast.
  • You’ll learn my best recording tips – including what I do to reduce the amount of time spent editing by 90%.
  • I’ll teach you how to build your podcast website in a way that you’ll always be able to take it with you, no matter what web hosting company you use.
  • If you desire to monetize your podcast, I’ll teach you 4 ways to do so.
  • You'll learn how to spread the word about your podcast so that others can benefit from your knowledge and expertise.

Who is the target audience?

  • This how-to podcast course is especially for health care professionals who wish to participate in free open access medical education (FOAM) by hosting their own podcast.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

At the end of this course you'll be able to start your own FOAM podcast.


In this lecture I introduce myself and share my journey in launching a podcast.


A brief review of the history of FOAM.


In this lecture I discuss why you might want to create a FOAM podcast.


I'll explain how a medical podcast is different than other types of podcasts.

Section 2: Neurologic system of podcasting (how to choose your podcast topic)

An introduction to choosing your podcast topic.


How to find your podcast topic.


How to create your perfect listener's avatar.


How to choose your podcast name and artwork.

Section 3: Alimentary system of podcasting (the equipment and software needed)

An introduction to the equipment and software needed for podcasting.


All you really need is a microphone, computer, and editing software.


These two items save me a ton of time in production/editing and are well worth the cost!


The 3 pieces of software I use to publish my podcast.

Section 4: Cardiac system of podcasting (Website and media hosting)

This section contains my website and media hosting recommendations.


An introduction to the web and media hosting used for podcasting.


A description of media hosts to use for your podcast.

Section 5: Hematologic system of podcasting (Content for your podcast)

3 places to easily find content for your podcast.

Section 6: Respiratory system of podcasting (Recording and editing)

How to record, edit and tag your audio files.

Section 7: Infectious system of podcasting (Publishing and promoting)

This section might seem overwhelming. Don't worry. I'll lead you step by step in the next video, and you can refer back to it later when you actually build your site.


From start to finish, setting up a website and publishing your podcast to iTunes!


How to promote your FOAM podcast using social media.


4 ways to monetize your FOAM podcast.

Section 8: Conclusion

I hope this course allows you to start inspiring and informing others through your podcast!

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Instructor Biography

Pharmacy Joe Muench, Podcaster, Author, and Critical Care Pharmacist

Joseph Muench, better known as “Pharmacy Joe” is a doctor of pharmacy and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  He is the author of “A Pharmacist’s Guide to Inpatient Medical Emergencies” on Amazon, host of the # 1 Hospital Pharmacy podcast in iTunes: The Elective Rotation, and creator of an online Critical Care Pharmacy Academy.

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