• Make Noise

  •  A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling
  • By: Eric Nuzum
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Podcasting is the fastest-growing media platform in the world, with currently 650,000 podcasts out there, in 100 languages, and offering over 20 million episodes. And we’re only at the beginning. More and more podcasts appear every day, and more and more entrepreneurs, businesses, individuals, and distributors, like Spotify, are getting into this world. One person many people turn to for help launching their podcasts is Eric Nuzum, a veteran of NPR and Audible who’s had a hand in creating and launching over 130 podcasts. And the reason is that Nuzum understands the essentials of what makes a podcast work and knows how to help creators shepherd their vision from rough idea to finished product. 

Make Noise brings all the wisdom, advice, practical information, and big-picture thinking that any individual or business needs to make a successful podcast. He identifies core principles - such as create empathetically, i.e., think like the audience listens, and stay focused on what’s unique to you and what you have to say. He helps listeners come up with a “Ten Word Description” that will guide them throughout the creative process and then gets into how-tos - how to develop character, story, voice; how to conduct an effective interview; how to be mindful of the limitations of audio (be more like Hemingway than Faulkner). He provides the rules of storytelling, advice on how to test-drive an idea, and, when it’s all ready, how to develop your audience.

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It’s not breaking news that podcasts are hot. Both listening and production have skyrocketed over the past decade, with an estimated 104 million monthly podcast fans regularly tuning into their favorite shows in the United States alone. Why the big boom? When compared to mediums like television and music production, podcasting is a more democratized media format. Podcasting has a relatively low barrier to entry, requires little equipment, has low startup costs, and can be a fun way to get your voice, stories, and ideas out into the world. Consider this guide your personal podcasting roadmap!

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Excellent, thought provoking.

I’ll be quite honest I did not have a lot of knowledge of podcasting although I had read a couple other books. I found that the information in the way it was expressed to be easy to understand thought-provoking interesting and a great overview of podcasting and how to work out titles as it pertains to descriptions. As an audible selection I have listened to this book no less than three times some chapters three or four times and each time that I listen to another chapter I feel that I pick up on another detail which I did not fully understand. So much in fact, have ordered the written book as well.

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Great tips from veteran of podcasting

Learned much about podcasting from this book. I've read 4 books on podcasting and this was the most helpful overall.

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Motivating as heck

Made me record and publish my very first podcast episode so it worked like a charm for me, even though I didn't even want to make a podcast when I bough it!

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Important read for all newbie podcasters

If you want to start a podcast this book clearly details every aspect for how to start creating one. At times overwhelmed by all the information, in the end there was so many “best advice” tips to help get stared! I eventually relaxed into it. My favorite tips were: write strategic mantra, a 10 word description, and simply put GO FOR IT! I especially appreciated his make mistake advice! Actually there are so many pearls of wisdom that if you’re an entrepreneur this book is a must! Thank you Eric! Peggy Curry Girls Kitchen:) your advice and guidance was tremendous. 🙏💝

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Brilliant

Starting my first recording this week and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book!! Super helpful, practical and exactly what I needed as I start out on my new podcasting journey🙏👍

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Invaluable resource

If you have ever thought of starting a podcast, or are currently a podcaster, and haven't read this book - you're missing out on some great information. And the Eric is easy to listen to as well. Tremendous.

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Muy bien libro

Tiene mucha información práctica para empezar tu programa de Podcast, además incluye información en general acerca de liderazgo, marketing, story telling y marketing

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One of the better reads

This was one of the best audio books. The author has high credibility and delivers a great read.

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Such a great book!

I enjoyed listening to this one! All that you need to know is here.

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Masterclass material

This is expert material all packaged in a consise sequence. Eric does a wonderful job of delivering details with plenty of examples and stories. I learned much more here than only podcasts. also storytelling and teamwork. He makes it sound as though we are in my living room not in a classrom.

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  • 04-24-21

must read

if you're thinking about starting a podcast, this is a must read.
it takes the professional approach and Eric's CV and corporate experience shines through. but interestingly, it is applicable to everyone!

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Awesome

Podcast gold. Hard to think of a better treatment of podcasting. Passionate, perceptive, to the point.