Podcast Host Masterclass
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Podcast Host Masterclass

Discover how to host podcasts professionally. Grow your podcast, reputation and your audience. Learn to prep your guest
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
83 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Give excellent interviews
  • Understand how to be a great Podcast show host
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  • Should have their own Podcast
  • No need for a computer or special training
  • No previous experience is needed to take this course
  • A strong desire to be a great Podcast Host on your show

Up to Date as of October, 2015.

Podcasting is booming! There has never been a better time to get 'On the Air'. Low start up costs and the massive improvements in electronics and technology means that if you can talk, are passionate and know something about your topic, you can host your very own show.

Fame and Fortune await, if you know how to run your show professionally.

From one of our students:

"Thanks for the shout out Martin, or should I say thanks for the endorsement smile emoticon We went from 25k downloads of our show a month to 50k in 9 months using your suggestions and your training was very concise and easy to understand. This series has got me all jazzed again look out here we go again."

No prior experience or formal broadcast education is required to be a talk show host or produce your own show. Anyone can become a professional Podcast Host, if you have the proper guidance and mentoring.

Scott Paton and Martin Wales have over 30 years experience, and thousands of episodes under their belts when it comes to hosting shows and interviewing guests.

Let them share their expertise with you and shortcut the learning curve to becoming an exceptional host.

Are you ready to become the next Larry King? Jay Leno? Oprah?

In this fast-paced, fun course, you'll learn:

  1. The Do's and don'ts of being a Host
  2. What your job really is
  3. The best way to prep your guest
  4. How to interview and some great questions no one asks
  5. How to control the conversation
  6. And much more!

    About this course:
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  • All future extra lectures and changes are always yours for free
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Click the "take this course" button, top right, now ... every hour you delay is costing you fame and fortune...

Who is the target audience?
  • Podcasters who want to improve their interviewing skills
  • Udemy instructors who want to improve their marketing
  • Radio hosts
  • Authors and speakers
  • Coaches
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Be an Excellent Podcasting Show Host
1 Lecture 05:51

How good a Podcast host are you? Why in it so important? Scott and Martin discuss it in this lecture.

Preview 05:51
Hosting a Show
5 Lectures 26:30

DIscover the basics of hosting a podcast successfully.

Preview 03:05

Martin and Scott go over the main functions of being a Podcast host. They discuss the three main activities of a professional host.

The Host's Job Description

What should you make sure you do before, during and after recording a show.

Do's and Don't of being the Host

Write out a list of at least 5 preparation tasks that you want to cover with your guest before your show recording starts.

[Activity] Preparation
1 page

Remember it is about progress, not perfection. Be your audience's champion.


Podcast Host
1 question
Interviewing Skills
6 Lectures 28:16

Making your show real. Learn the secrets of great interviews to dramatically improve your show.

Preview 01:50

Martin shares different strategies for coming up with interesting questions for the interview.


Here are some great questions to use as a template for interviewing your guests, with thanks to Rod Janz of FuelRadio.com.

Activity: Read through them aloud in front of a mirror.

Homework: Share your favorite questions in the discussion board.

[Activity] Interview Questions
5 pages

What to do when you lose control of the conversation. Scott described a recent 'Blab-jacking' on Blab.im, when two guests took over the conversation, leaving the other two participants sitting there. The importance of the agenda.

Controlling the Conversation

How to change the topic in a conversation. What to do when there is no natural pauses in a monologue.


Learn strategies for asking questions and keep the questions more open ended, not closed.


Podcast Interviews
1 question
Next Steps
4 Lectures 06:41

Important questions for preparing for your show in order to make it better.

Preview 06:41

Help your fellow students know if this course will help them by leaving honest feedback.

Help Your Fellow Students
1 page

Join our Power Podcasters Facebook group for special interviews, networking with Scott, Martin and your fellow students.

Join Our Private Facebook Goup
1 page

Print and place by your computer. Refer to it first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

One Last Thought...
1 page
About the Instructor
Scott Paton
4.2 Average rating
2,018 Reviews
81,963 Students
75 Courses
Executive Producer (42 Podcasts, 70+ Udemy courses), Trainer

Scott Paton has been podcasting since the spring of 2005. His podcast "Weight Loss and The Mind" hit over 375,000 subscribers in its first year and over one million downloads. He has executive produced and/or co-hosted over 35 podcasts. An internationally renowned speaker, Scott has presented to audiences from London, England to Sydney, Australia, from Vancouver, BC to New York, NY, from LA to Rwanda. Thousands of entrepreneurs and NGO's have changed their public engagement strategies based on Scott's sharing. We hope you will, too!

Scott has over 66,500 students from 176 countries taking his courses.

Scott joined Udemy in 2013. In late 2014, one of his clients inspired him to make a video course on Podcasting. He revisited Udemy and got very excited at the potential. After his course went live, Scott told his clients and many decided to make courses but needed help, so he has become a co-instructor with them, while continuing to support and build his own courses. His co-topics all include areas of life-long learning by Scott, including Stock Option Trading, Alternative Health, EFT, and Relationships.

Martin Wales
4.3 Average rating
15 Reviews
4,798 Students
2 Courses
Sales & Marketing Communications Specialist

Martin Wales is a respected bestselling author, columnist, talk-radio and TV personality. He's the founder of Customer Catcher Media where they “Help you get customers until you beg them to stop!"

Wales hosted Microsoft's Your Business`` talk radio and the ``Entrepreneur Magazine E-Biz Show," in addition to starring on network television`s, ``Business Break and ``Catching Customers.``

Online, both HP and Microsoft web sites recognized Wales as a leading business development specialist having invited him to be a member of their “Ask The Expert" teams. He's the former Executive Producer of PayPal Radio and helped develop eBay Radio and GoDaddy Radio, as a pioneer of Internet Radio & Podcasting.

Wales' online media & publicity expertise is featured in ``The Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars,`` and Jay Conrad Levinson`s ``Guerrilla Marketing from the Front Lines,`both #1 Best Sellers on Amazon.

Along with eBay University , Martin`s also been featured in ``Walking With The Wise Entrepreneur`` with coauthors Suze Orman, Robert Kiyosaki, T Harv Eker, Harvey Mackay and Donald Trump. He`s spoken and shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Dan Kennedy, Mark Victor Hanson, Michael Gerber and Zig Ziglar.

Wales' business expertise is published internationally, in multiple languages, and as curriculum content for several MBA programs. Publications include Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes Online, Selling Power, The Business Owner, Your Office, Bell's 'Network', Small Business, Enterprise magazines and leading communication technology industry publisher, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC).