How to Write the Best Podcast Schedule and Stay Consistent

Creating a Podcast Schedule You Can Stick To

The first problem most people face when it comes to creating consistent content is they’re not realistic about what’s possible for their unique schedule and commitments.

Your Current Commitments

Sit down and spend 10 minutes writing out all the tasks, projects, and 1-time to-do’s you are currently responsible for business-wise.

Determining How Your Podcast Fits

Now that you have a realistic and edited list of your current commitments (ones that are actually helping you get one step closer to accomplishing your goals in business and in life), you should have a much clearer picture of how your podcast fits.

Creating Your Podcast Schedule

Let’s say after evaluating your current commitments and determining how your podcast fits into your overall business, you realize that you have 3 hours per week to dedicate to producing your podcast.

Example Podcast Schedule

Let’s look at this in practice.

  1. Research potential guests and reach out to invite them on the podcast
  2. Book guests for podcast
  3. Create interview outline
  4. Pre-interview checklist
  5. Hit record
  6. Post-interview checklist
  7. Edit episode
  8. Upload, tag, and schedule episode

Every Podcast Schedule Looks Different

Every podcast schedule will be different depending on the amount of time you have to dedicate to it. If you’re producing a daily podcast, a topic-based podcast, or you’re producing a podcast with a co-host, each of your steps will look a bit different.

Why Consistency is Key and Staying Consistent

The benefits of creating a podcast schedule that works for you are many, and one of the most important is the consistency it creates in your publishing schedule.

Be Committed to Your Podcast Schedule

This is why it’s critical to choose the day(s) and time(s) each week you’ll work through your podcast schedule. And put it in your calendar. Block the time off. Be committed.



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Kate Erickson

Kate Erickson


Kate is the engine at Entrepreneurs On Fire, the host of the podcast Ditch Busy, & co-author of The Podcast Journal: Idea to Launch in 50 Days.