How to start a podcast with your friend

HOW To start a podcast with your friend

How to start a podcast with your friend

You and your friend have probably had a conversation about starting your podcast and now you’re wondering “Okay. How do we actually do this thing?” 

Starting a podcast with friends can be great but it can also throw up many unexpected situations and we’re here to give you some tips to help you and your friend(s) do it right!

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Starting a podcast with friends

If you’re thinking about turning your friend(s) into your podcast co-host, here are some tips to take into consideration:

Tip 1: Don’t let your podcast take over your friendship

Truth is, your friendship to your friends are way more important than any podcast. So to make things easy for everyone, set boundaries from day 1. Yes, you are friends but everyone involved in the podcast has to make sure they  deliver.

Tip 2: Delegate responsibilities equally

This point right here is what kills lots of podcasts. One person comes up with the idea and the others sit back and expect that person to carry the whole show. To get over these issues, sit down and discuss the roles, responsibilities and (the elephant in the room) money matters.

Figure out who is responsible for finding guests, editing, promotion, setting targets/goals etc. Make sure you don’t get taken for granted, every team member needs to put in that werk! Here are some tips on how to edit your podcast.


Tip 3: Communicate

Before you start your podcast with friends it’s important to be clear about your goals.  Don’t assume that you are on the same page about things—you need to communicate. Everyone should know what their role and responsibilities are.

Who would hold which position, what work will be done by the person and what deliverables they are responsible for? Have tough conversations early especially about money When in doubt, speak up! Miscommunications happen but it’s important to always communicate.


Tip 4: Don’t avoid discussing bad scenarios

Sometimes partnerships don’t work out and it’s important to have separation and buyout clauses in your contract that protect both parties can corral chaos into order and it ensures, as much as possible, that the failed business doesn’t ruin your relationship as well.

Lastly, remember some of the most powerful businesses ever established were founded by friends and many more have failed miserably and left ruined friendships in their wake. So with that, may the forth be with you!




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