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This episode is for those of you who are thinking about starting a podcast. You’re tossing around ideas in your head. You’re wondering, “What kind of format should my podcast be? Solo, co-host, interviews, or something else?”

I want to start by saying that there is no rule that says you have to choose a single format and stick with it. You can switch it up once in awhile if you want. It’s pretty common for someone to deliver a short monologue before interviewing someone. Marc Maron does this every single week. The guys on the Shoptalk Show usually do interviews, but sometimes they do what they call a Rapidfire episode, where instead of doing an interview, they just answer listener questions.

The right format for your show will depend on your goals and what you enjoy. Each format comes with it’s own set of challenges, so that’s what I’m going to talk about in this episode—the Pros and Cons of the different podcast formats.

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