How to Start a Podcast in 2024: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Embark on a journey into the electrifying world of podcasting with your guide from The Malayali Podcast. The space where Malayalam finds its digital heartbeat in podcasts, stirring stories, and community connections.

Table of Contents

  1. Choose a Podcast Topic You Can Commit To
  2. Pick Your Podcast Name
  3. Write a Compelling Podcast Description
  4. Decide on Your Podcast Format
  5. Get Your Podcast Artwork and Music Created
  6. Purchase Your Podcast Equipment and Test Your Podcasting Software
  7. Choose Your Podcast Hosting Service
  8. Record Your Podcast Episodes
  9. Let the World Know About Your New Podcast!
  10. How to Make Money Podcasting

Podcasting, a passion turned digital revolution, has created a new media horizon where voices create worlds, stories come alive, and every whisper can be a wave. At The Malayali Podcast, we have embraced this auditory wonderland to weave tales, curate wisdom, and forge a Malayalam symphony in the podcasting expanse.

“To create a podcast is to weave a tapestry of stories, insights, and the quintessence of curiosity, all springing forth from a single voice.”

We invite you to embark on this acoustic journey and unravel the ‘how’ of beginning your own podcast, step by mystical step.

1. Choose a Podcast Topic You Can Commit To 

Podcasting begins where your passion and the microphone meet. Your topics should not only resonate with your audience but also echo your own interests and expertise.

  • Curate with Passion: Your topic should flutter your heart and sparkle your eyes.
  • Engage the Audience: Choose themes that form bridges with your listener’s curiosity.
  • Relevance is Key: Tether your content to the pulse of the times and the whispers of the community.

Let’s weave through an instance. Our collection “Pravasi” focuses on the myriad hues of life experiences and tales from Malayalees across the globe. A heartfelt echo of our diasporic connections, this collection envelopes listeners with the warmth of relatable stories and distant homely echoes. Creating content that mirrors the emotions, struggles, and celebrations of the Malayalee diaspora ensures a resonate and engaging listener experience.

2. Pick Your Podcast Name 

Baptizing your podcast is not merely an act but a statement. A name is the first whisper of your podcast’s soul, and it’s vital that this whisper lingers melodiously in the ears (and hearts!) of your audience.

Whispers to Remember:

  • Conciseness: A name brief in letters, boundless in impact.
  • Descriptive: Let the name echo the essence of your content.
  • Uniqueness: Illuminate your identity distinctly in the podcasting sky.

Take for instance our collection “Kadhakal”. The name, simple yet profound, draws listeners into a universe where each episode is a thread in a vibrant tapestry of stories, offering an auditory feast to the Malayalam-loving soul.

3. Write a Compelling Podcast Description 

Imagine your podcast description as the enticing aroma that wafts from a simmering pot of your favorite culinary delight. It should invite, enthrall, and promise a feast for the ears.


  • Engaging Language: Entwine words that dance and enthral.
  • Clarity in Purpose: Be lucid about what your podcast seeks to offer.
  • Audience Connection: Speak to the listener, create a silent nod in their minds.

4. Decide on Your Podcast Format 

Before you cast your voice into the digital ether, define the structural silhouette of your podcast.

Types of Formats to Consider:

  • Solo: You, your thoughts, and your listener, creating a personal and intimate experience.
  • Interview: Dialogues that unfold stories, perspectives, and insightful discourses.
  • Panel: A tapestry of multiple voices discussing, debating, and dissecting topics.

For instance, delve into “Samvadam” — an exploration through candid dialogues and warm conversations, reflecting the beauty of shared narratives and converging perspectives.

5. Get Your Podcast Artwork and Music Created 


Creating a visual echo of your auditory world through compelling artwork is vital. It should be:

  • Expressive: Representing the essence of your podcast.
  • Consistent: Aligning with your content and branding.
  • Memorable: Crafting a visual imprint that lingers.


Melodies that:

  • Welcome: Inviting listeners into your auditory universe.
  • Sign-off: Leaving them lingering in the echoes of your world.

6. Purchase Your Podcast Equipment and Test Your Podcasting Software 

A silky, immersive auditory experience is born from quality equipment and seamless software.

Essentials to Begin:

  • Microphone: Your voice’s best friend, ensuring clarity and warmth.
  • Headphones: To envelop yourself in the world you’re creating.
  • Software: Choose editing software that’s user-friendly yet potent.

7. Choose Your Podcast Hosting Service

Your podcast hosting platform is the bridge between your voice and eager ears across the digital landscape.

What to Consider:

  • Storage Capabilities: Ensure ample space for your audio adventures.
  • Distribution: A platform that gently carries your voice across various directories.
  • Analytics: Gain insights into the journeys of your auditory tales.

8. Record Your Podcast Episodes 

With each recording, you weave auditory threads into the digital tapestry of podcasting.

  • Preparation: Outline, research, and nestle into the ambiance.
  • Authenticity: Let authenticity be the melody that strings your words together.
  • Editing: Mold, refine, and polish without taming the wild, raw beauty of your voice.

9. Let the World Know About Your New Podcast! 

Once your podcast dances in the digital realm, create echoes across:

  • Social Media: A symphony of visuals, words, and clips to entice listeners.
  • Community Engagements: Engage with your audience, become a whisper in their conversations.
  • Collaborations: Let your voice meander through various digital realms, inviting others into your world.

10. How to Make Money Podcasting 

As your voice gently caresses the ears and souls of listeners, explore avenues to weave financial threads into your podcast tapestry.

  • Sponsorships: Collaborate with brands that resonate with your voice.
  • Merchandise: Let your listeners don tangible echoes of your digital world.
  • Memberships: Create exclusive realms for those who wish to dwell deeper into your world.

Begin Your Podcast Journey with us— Where every whisper becomes a story, every voice matters, and every ear finds a home.

As you immerse yourself in creating, remember that each word, pause, and sigh crafts an invisible thread connecting you and your listener in the intimate realm of auditory storytelling. TheMalayali Podcast invites you to weave your story into the expanding tapestry of Malayalam podcasting, creating echoes that traverse digital and temporal boundaries. May your voice find wings, your stories find ears, and your podcast find a home in many hearts.


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