How To Start A Podcast with Ahmad Saleem [Podcast]

Podcasts provide a unique opportunity to communicate by sharing stories on just about any topic but knowing how to start a podcast can be intimidating. As a scientist, you might think Ahmad Saleem is more comfortable with written communication. However, as the Co Host and Producer of Exploration Radio, he believes that podcasting is the ideal medium for exploratory conversations.
Ahmad describes himself as an Explorer, Economist and Podcaster. But he’s also an avid traveller. Born in Pakistan, brought up in Canada, he now lives in Australia. As a trained geologist, he’s worked in places as far away as Mongolia and Greenland.
In episode 180 of Be The Drop, Ahmad reflects on his podcasting journey. He provides tips on how to start a podcast and discusses some of the challenges and lessons he’s discovered along the way, to help you avoid his mistakes!

Starting A Podcast with Ahmad Saleem

“Most human beings want to have conversations. The strength of podcasts is they allow these complex, nuanced conversations to unfold.”

In this episode on how to start a podcast, you will learn:

  • How to start a podcast by learning from Ahmad’s story 
  • The biggest challenge in setting up a podcast
  • Technical elements of podcasting with which it’s valuable to experiment
  • The kind of equipment and software required for podcasting
  • The pros and cons of scripted vs unscripted podcast interviews
  • Tips for creating a podcast that engages your audience with storytelling
  • How to successfully approach prospective guests
  • The evolution of the podcasting medium from then ’til now

“How to start a podcast? Come up with 10 ideas and just start. Put it out there and see what works.


Are you an Australian entrepreneur who is considering starting your own podcast? At Narrative Marketing, we deliver a full range of podcast production services. Or if you’d like help getting started to produce your own content, I also deliver podcast training programs.

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