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00:02:45 Benefits of AI in podcasting

00:07:30 Descript Studio editing tool

00:18:02 Chat GPT content idea generation

00:23:50 Podcast Marketing AI for show notes, descriptions, and social media posts

00:29:35 Sourcing guests, finding topics, and creating episode outlines through AI

00:34:18 Advancements in AI, such as voice assistants

00:39:22 Balancing AI with personal touch and authenticity

Episode Overview

It’s Niall Mackay here, founder of Seven Million Bikes Podcasts. I’m excited to share our latest episode with you, where I dive deep into the growing impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the podcasting world.

In this episode, I’ll uncover the many ways AI is helping podcasters save time and produce even better content for their audiences. We’ll take a closer look at powerful tools like Descript Studio Sound, Otter.ai, Chat GPT, and PodcastMarketing.AI, which are transforming various aspects of podcast production, from editing to content generation.

I also talk to who explains how AI works and how it can help people find your podcast!

But that’s not all! I’ll discuss with the founder of PodcastMarketing.ai, Praveen Telu, how AI can mitigate the discoverability challenges in the industry, and explore its potential to automate sourcing guests, finding topics, and creating robust episode outlines.

However, we mustn’t forget that striking the right balance between AI and your authentic voice is crucial. We’ll tackle the potential pitfalls of over-reliance on AI and how to maintain the unique flavor that makes your podcast stand out.

I truly believe that this episode will open your eyes to the immense possibilities AI brings to our creative field. So go ahead, give it a listen, and let’s continue riding the podcasting wave together!

7 AI Tools For Podcasts – Unleash the Power Of AI

One of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the integration of AI technology in podcast production and distribution. I’m excited to share with you how you can leverage AI to create better content, streamline your production process, and ultimately gain more listeners and build a thriving community.

As a podcast host, comedian, and teacher, I’ve been working in the industry for years, and I’ve seen firsthand the incredible impact that AI can have on podcast production and delivery. From improving audio quality to generating show notes and even helping with content creation, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we create and share podcasts.

I will provide an overview of how podcasters can use AI in their shows. We will explore the different types of AI technologies available to podcasters and the benefits they provide. I will also discuss some of the challenges and limitations of AI and provide tips on how to overcome them.

With the rise of AI in podcasting, it’s an exciting time to be a content creator, and I’m thrilled to share my insights with you.

Listen to Unleashing The Power of AI In Podcasting

Unleasing The Power of AI

Uses

AI can help improve audio quality by automatically removing background noise or adjusting audio levels to create a more polished sound. This is particularly useful for podcasters who don’t have access to professional audio equipment or sound engineering expertise.

Read why I recommend Descript for Podcast Editing.

Another useful application of AI in podcasting is the creation of transcripts. Instead of manually transcribing every episode, AI tools can automatically generate transcripts that can be used for closed captions, show notes, or even for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes.

AI can also be used to generate show notes, which can save podcasters a ton of time and effort.

Show notes provide a summary of the conversation and can help listeners decide whether or not to tune in. AI-powered tools can analyze audio files and automatically create show notes that accurately reflect the episode’s topics and themes.

And those are just a few examples!

AI can also be used for content recommendations, audience analysis, and even for generating new episode ideas.

In short, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we create, produce, and distribute podcasts, making it easier and more efficient than ever before.

Check out PodcastMarketing.ai, used by Seven Million Bikes Podcasts

AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we create, produce, and distribute podcasts

Benefits

When it comes to podcasting, there are a lot of moving parts to keep track of. From recording and editing to promoting and engaging with your audience, it is a lot of work. That’s where AI comes in – it can make your life easier and your episodes better.

One of the biggest benefits of AI podcast editing is the time and effort it can save you.

It can also help you make more money! Hosts like Buzzsprout now have the ability to naturally insert ads in the middle of your show at an appropriate time, creating more advertising opportunities.

FIND OUT HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR SHOW!

Most of all, AI can help improve the quality of your podcast. This is why I recommend Descript so strongly. It’s AI powered audio enhancer, called Studio Sound, changed my podcasting abilities overnight.

You can automatically remove background noise, enhance audio quality, and even use the music and sound effects provided to enhance the listening experience.

There are already successful shows that have used AI to their advantage. For example, “The Daily” by The New York Times uses AI to help identify the most engaging stories and topics for their listeners. Meanwhile, “Wild Wild Tech” uses AI to generate show notes and timestamps for their episodes, making it easier for listeners to find and revisit their favorite parts.

Incorporating AI into your podcasting workflow can offer many benefits that can ultimately lead to a better podcast and a more engaged audience.

AI into your podcasting workflow can offer many benefits

Tools and resources

When it comes to using AI in for your podcast episode, there are several tools and resources available that can help podcasters create more engaging and accessible content.

1. Descript – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Descript uses AI for several tasks that will make your life easier.

One of the main features is automatic transcription, where Descript’s transcription engine converts audio recordings and video content into text with high accuracy. It also offers powerful editing tools that allow users to edit their audio by manipulating the text-based transcript.

Additionally, you can remove filler words such as “um” and “ah” from recordings automatically, saving time during editing.

Descript also offers AI-generated voiceovers, where you can create your own ultra-realistic voice skins or choose from a range of stock voices.

Furthermore, Descript’s AI can analyze recorded audio to identify different speakers and generate speaker labels, making it easier to edit the audio file.

Descript leverages AI in multiple ways to streamline the podcast editing process and provide you with more advanced editing tools.

Descript

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Content marketing is so time-consuming and difficult to do if you don’t have good editing software.

I recently published this video recording on YouTube using all the features that Descript offers. I can also promote my content by making clips from each episode in different formats for Reels, Shorts, and Tik Tok.

Descript will help you save time so you can create more and better content.

2. Otter.ai

  1. Otter.ai is a speech-to-text transcription tool that creates accurate transcripts of your episode. It also has many features like keyword search, highlighting, and collaboration options that make it easy to edit and share transcripts.

3. ChatGPT – CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT!

  1. I’ve used ChatGPT to generate ideas for new podcast episodes or content, titles, show notes, and… even a blog post like this! Meta, I know!!
  2. I even made a podcast using ChatGPT and Descript together!!
  3. WATCH: ChatGPT Interviews Me!
  4. By using natural language processing and machine learning algorithms, ChatGPT can help to spark creativity and generate fresh content ideas.
  5. Don’t worry, it won’t replace you. It will just help you get more done, quicker.
  6. This can help you to focus on creating high-quality content without having to spend as much time on admin.
ChatGPT interviewed ME on A Vietnam Podcast!

4. PodcastMarketing.ai

Podcastmarketing.ai generates marketing assets for episodes in minutes, such as transcripts, show notes, episode titles, episode descriptions, social media posts, and quote cards.The platform uses AI-powered speaker recognition technology to guarantee a 99% accurate transcript of podcast recordings, and offers SEO benefits to rank higher on Google Search.It also provides tailored social media posts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, helping you maximize your reach and engage your audience faster and more effectively.I liked most that it can generate quotes you can use for social media. It also gives specific content for each different platform.Podcastmarketing.ai

5. Capsho

Capsho is very similar to podcastmarketin.ai.It allows podcasters to upload their audio files and potentially get an array of features including – episode titles, descriptions, show notes, blogs, emails, social media captions, LinkedIn articles, quotes, transcripts, and more created in under 10 minutes.This can save podcasters hours per episode and help them spend time creating their podcast content.The title and episode description and podcast website content provided are excellent. And it also gives you the key moments and times of them, which could be then used to make episode chapters.The blog post is good but too short to be of any use for SEO. And some features are not yet working like the LinkedIn post and quotables.The email provided is excellent though instantly usable.Capsho Pricing for podcasters

6. Dubb

Unfortunately for Dubb, while it does provide some good content for Twitter, the videos and suggestions are pretty basic. It also gives you a blog post based on the input but it’s far too short to ever be useful.The results are delivered by email and there doesn’t yet seem to be a dashboard where you can access them. This would be a good addition.

Dubb Pricing

7. Vidyo.ai

Vidyo.ai is an AI-powered content repurposing platform. It can automatically create short, shareable videos from long-form podcasts, webinars, and videos. Vidyo.ai also offers a variety of features to help you customize your videos, including auto-captioning, video resizing, and social media templates.

Vidyo.ai is a great tool if you want to save time and effort on content creation. It can also help reach a wider audience by creating more engaging and shareable content.

I used vidyo.ai recently and was really impressed. The biggeset benefit being the time you save and effort on content creation.

Creating short-form content will help you;

  • Reach a wider audience with engaging content
  • Grow your online presence faster
  • Improve your video performance
  • Get more views and shares on social media

But

  • It is currently available in English only, but other languages will be added soon.
  • It is free to use for up to 75 minutes of upload time per month.
  • There are also paid plans available for businesses that need more upload time or features.

If you want to create shorts quickly and cheaply then I would 100% recommend using this tool.

Are AI tools worth paying for?

If you compare the cost of your time to do these tasks manually versus the cost then it is worth it.

These AI tools are extremely new at the time of writing (April 2023) so I am still waiting to see how they will improve and if one will become the gold standard for this service. There are also more and more similar types of platforms appearing with the advent of AI.

They all provide a transcript but if you are already using Descript as an editing software then this isn’t an added benefit.

While they can be incredibly helpful, it’s important to note that they do come with some drawbacks. Relying too heavily on AI tools can sometimes result in a loss of personal touch or authenticity in a podcast.

For example, if you use Descript to remove every filler word it can have a detrimental effect on the audio quality by creating clipped audio and more work to correct it.

Podcasters need to find a balance between using AI tools and maintaining their own unique voice and perspective.

Find balance when using AI tools

Tips for using AI in podcasting effectively

First and foremost, it’s important to remember that AI is a tool, not a replacement for your own creativity and personality. Use it to augment your content, not to completely take over.

A potential pitfall to watch out for is relying too heavily on AI-generated content. While it may be tempting to use AI to create entire episodes, this can lead to a lack of authenticity and personal touch. Remember, your listeners tune in to hear from YOU, not a robot!

And when using AI for transcription, make sure to double-check the accuracy of the transcripts and correct any errors. AI is not perfect, and you don’t want to misrepresent yourself or your guests.

Using AI in podcasting can be a great way to save time and streamline processes, but it’s important to use it effectively and appropriately. Keep these tips in mind and have fun experimenting with AI in your podcasting journey!

use AI effectively and appropriately

Challenges and limitations of using AI

AI is still not perfect and can make mistakes, especially in areas such as natural language processing and speech recognition. This can result in errors in transcripts, captions, or translations, which can affect the accuracy and credibility of the podcast.

Make sure to proofread anything you produce.

Another limitation is that AI can only work with the data that it has been trained on. This means that if a podcast has a unique format or subject matter, it may be difficult to find AI tools that are specifically trained for that type of content.

Additionally, AI tools can be costly and require technical expertise to set up and use effectively. This can be a barrier for smaller podcasters who may not have the budget or skills to implement AI in their production process.

Finally, there are ethical concerns around the use of AI in podcasts, such as issues related to privacy, bias, and ownership of data. It is important for podcasters to be aware of these issues and to take steps to address them in their use of AI tools.

Ethical concerns around the use of AI in podcasts

Future of AI in podcasting

As AI continues to evolve, we can expect it to become an even more integral part of the podcasting industry. One exciting trend to keep an eye on is personalized content creation. Imagine an AI system that could analyze listener data and create custom episodes tailored to each individual’s interests and preferences. Another trend is the use of voice assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, to listen to podcasts hands-free.

To stay ahead of the curve, podcasters should continue to educate themselves about the latest AI tools and techniques. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new technology, but also be mindful of potential pitfalls and ethical concerns.

Final Thoughts on How AI is Revolutionizing Podcasting

AI has the potential to revolutionize the podcasting industry and enhance the listener experience.

By using AI tools and techniques effectively, podcasters can streamline their workflow, improve the quality of their content, and reach new audiences. But it’s important to remember that AI is not a substitute for human creativity and authenticity.

So, keep experimenting and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, but always stay true to your unique voice and vision. Happy podcasting!

Push the boundaries of what’s possible, but stay authentic.

Need help with your podcast?

Looking to take your podcast to the next level? Look no further than Niall Mackay, the podcast guy and founder of Seven Million Bikes podcasts. With years of experience in the industry and a passion for producing high-quality content, Niall has what it takes to make your podcast a success.

Don’t settle for a mediocre podcast that fails to engage your audience. With Niall’s help, you can create a podcast that not only entertains, but informs and inspires your listeners.

So what are you waiting for? If you have any more questions then contact Niall today and take the first step towards producing the podcast of your dreams!

Niall Mackay, The Podcast Guy. Founder of Seven Million Bikes Podcasts

One of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the integration of AI technology in podcast production and distribution. I’m excited to share with you how you can leverage AI to create better content, streamline your production process, and ultimately gain more listeners and build a thriving community.

As a podcast host, comedian, and teacher, I’ve been working in the industry for years, and I’ve seen firsthand the incredible impact that AI can have on podcast production and delivery. From improving audio quality to generating show notes and even helping with content creation, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way we create and share podcasts.

I will provide an overview of how podcasters can use AI in their shows. We will explore the different types of AI technologies available to podcasters and the benefits they provide. I will also discuss some of the challenges and limitations of AI and provide tips on how to overcome them.

With the rise of AI in podcasting, it’s an exciting time to be a content creator, and I’m thrilled to share my insights with you.

Listen to Unleashing The Power of AI In Podcasting

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