This is one of the most popular mid-range microphones. It is reasonably priced and provides very good audio quality.

Acuity Scheduling

An online platform that helps streamline the process of scheduling and getting pertinent info from your potential guests. It is also great for automating scheduling and meeting/appointment reminders for your business overall. Acuity can cut back on your guest communication time by 90% and is highly recommended.

Batch recording

Purposefully scheduling multiple interviews or episode recordings in a row or on the same day. For instance if you schedule 3 interview in one day and record a solo episode before or after, that creates a month’s worth of content in just a few hours.

Blue Yeti

The Blue is the most popular high-end microphone used for podcasting, manufactured by Yeti. It provides excellent audio quality.

Companion Course

We’ve created an online course that accompanies the Concept to Launch or Ready Aim Fire packages that Turnkey offers. If you have one of these packages but have not received your login credentials please put in a support ticket and we will set you up with some or resent your initial invite.

Episode art

This is the square image that may accompany your individual episodes. Episode art is optional and must be at least 1400×1400 for iTunes and some other podcast platforms to utilize the image. If the image is too small or the podcaster simply chooses not to use episode art then your show art will accompany each episode instead. Info often seen on episode art include the guest’s name, the episode title and number, or even a quote or headshot of the guest.

Guest intake form

This is the form you send to your guest once they have agreed to be on the show. This form will gather all info the host might need during the interview (like the guest bio) as well as everything needed to write the show notes (like the guest’s social media links).

Intro/Outro (AKA Open/Close)

This is the audio “bumper” or clip that goes at the beginning and end of each episode. When we create your intro and outro we record your intro/outro using the script that you’ve written and lay that over the music of your choice.


iTunes is still the biggest player in the podcasting space. As the saying goes, if you aren’t on iTunes, you don’t have a podcast. Once we receive all your launch files and get your show set up we will submit to iTunes and the other big platforms and we will send you those links as soon as your show is approved.

Podcast Host (AKA ‘hosting service’)

The service you pay to store your podcast data. Your host issues your RSS Feed.

Podcast Host (this is you, the show host!)

The person that is conducting the interview or is recording solo episodes for the show

Podcast Platforms

A site or service that allows you to search and listen to many different podcasts. The big 4 include iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify and they account for over 80% of all downloads of podcasts worldwide but there are many dozen platforms out there.

Pre-interview checklist

These checklists are to ensure that everything goes smoothly during your interview. The checklist includes things like turn off your computer and phone notifications and check to make sure you are using the correct microphone. We have a checklist for both the host and the guest and all hosts should be walking their guest through the checklist before pressing record for their interviews to ensure the best audio quality.

RSS feed

Your feed is a set of code that makes up your podcast. It includes your show logo, episode audio files, and other basic text information like descriptions author’s name, show website, etc. The RSS feed must be set up with your host before you can start publishing episodes. Once your feed is live and validated you can submit to iTunes.

Shared Google Folder

Each podcast has its own Google Folder where the podcast client and Turnkey team can exchange and store files and other information. The primary function of the folder is to give you a place to upload your recorded audio. If you don’t know where your Google Folder is or you are having trouble accessing it, let us know and we will assist you.

Show Notes or Show Notes Template

Show notes are the text that gets attached to your episode when it is published. Show notes often include a summary of the episode, social media or website links as well as Calls to Action that were mentioned in the episode. We have a template which has been tested over thousands of episodes and then we tailor it to your show specifically.

Show art or Show logo

This is the logo for your show. All platforms have upload requirements but most conform to the iTunes size requirements which is a square logo between 1400×1400 and 3000×3000 pixels.

Show Sheet

The Show Sheet is specific to Turnkey podcast and is not an industry term. This is where you will keep track of your episodes. The columns include episode number, date of release, show guest name or title and notes. It is your responsibility to keep this up to date by adding the guest name or title ONLY so that we know what order you would like your shows released in. Do not rearrange items in the other columns.

Tascam Recorder

This is a very high quality compact audio recorder that allows you to record on the go without a computer. It connects to your ATR-2100s easily and is the best way for you to record your show on the go without a computer.

Welcome Episode or Episode 001

This is your first episode and your chance to introduce yourself to your audience. It helps potential listeners know if a show is of interest to them and lets them know what to expect from your show. Use this episode to explain who you are, what the show is about, how often you will publish and the format of the show, to name a few.

Zap or Zapier

Zapier is a service we use to automate some of our backend processes. We create a Zap that allows us to automatically receive a copy of your guest intake forms so you don’t have to send them to us. You can use it to automate your business as well.

Zoom Meetings or

This meeting platform, typically used by business owners for meetings and webinars is by far the best podcast recording tool we have found. It is easy to use for both hosts and guests, allows recording on separate tracks regardless of the number of people on the call and has very reliable service and audio quality.

Zoom Recorder

This is a handheld audio recorder that is best used for recording podcasts on the go and without a computer. The Zoom recorder connects to two ATR-2100 mics for a lightweight, simple way to record high quality remote recordings