Being a podcaster can be both expensive and time-consuming, especially if you want things to look and sound professional. As a result, it is vital that you save both time and money wherever possible.

Thankfully AI and automation have reached a point where they can save you $1000s and hours of your time.

There are 3 automation tools that make my life as a podcaster infinitely easier.

  1. Cast-Magic
  2. Opus
  3. Zapier

So let me walk you through each of them…

Cast-Magic

The challenge of converting extensive audio content into various formats for broader distribution has plagued podcasters for years. While larger production companies may have the resources to employ freelancers or internal staff for repurposing, individual podcasters often lack the time and financial means to do so effectively.

The advent of Chat GPT and content automation has sparked interest among podcasters seeking to automate parts of their production process. However, the limitations of AI automation, particularly with handling large audio files and generating accurate summaries and quotes, have posed significant challenges.

That is, until now. Cast-Magic is a groundbreaking tool revolutionizing podcasting by offering automated content repurposing. With Cast-Magic, podcasters can effortlessly transform their audio content into diverse formats such as emails, blog posts, social media updates, and more, all with the click of a button.

Click here to see how Cast Magic allowed me to create the following with a single click:

  • 🔖 Titles – Generate up to 10 title variations. Each title should be 15 words maximum.
  • 💡 Speaker bios – Write a short bio for a speaker in summarised story format.
  • ℹ️ Introduction – Summarize this text like you are writing the introduction to a podcast episode.
  • 📚 Timestamped overview – Create an overview for this episode.
  • ❇️ Key topics and bullets – Write a comprehensive sequence of topics covered in this text, with sub-topic bullets below each primary topic.
  • 🎞️ Clip finder: Quotes, hooks, and timestamps – Write a viral topic title and quote for a podcast episode.
  • 🎬 Reel script- Pretend you’re an entrepreneur business influencer and you want to make a 30 second voiceover summarizing the audio session you just hosted. Write the script that I could use to make the video. Do not include cues or scene notes.
  • 👩‍💻 LinkedIn post – Use the information provided to write a LinkedIn post, include bullets for 3 key takeaways for the reader.
  • 🗞️ Newsletter – Write the content for an email newsletter.
  • 🪡 Twitter – You are a thought leader in culture. Write 5 short posts about this content for Twitter. Use 400 characters max each post.
  • ❓ Questions – Write 10 discussion questions based on this episode.

For podcasters looking to expand their brand across multiple channels on a limited budget, Cast-Magic provides a cost-effective solution to automate content repurposing and streamline their production workflow.

Opus

Opus is a generative AI video repurposing tool that turns your long videos into viral short videos.

It first understands the entire video, segments it into chapters, and then selects the most interesting or informative parts to create clips with viral potential. Their analysis revealed that their AI produced 63% more sharable clips! But why turn your content into clips? Won’t all your written work produced by Cast Magic be enough?

Your message will be better received with users retaining 95% of a message watched on video as opposed to only 10% read in text. You’re also more likely to convert these views to sales or sign-ups for your product or podcast. Fifty percent of Instagram users have visited a website to buy a product/service after seeing it in Stories.

Lastly, it gives you much more chance to go viral! Platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube have massive user bases, providing content creators with the opportunity to reach millions of viewers around the world. Nearly a third (30%) of all short-form videos are watched 81% of the way through.

Zapier

Zapier is a powerful tool that allows you to automate various tasks and workflows across different apps and services. As a Podcaster or YouTuber, you can use Zapier to streamline your workflow, save time, and increase productivity. Here are some examples of Zapier automations that you can set up for your YouTube channel:

  • New video upload to YouTube triggers a tweet: Use Zapier to automatically tweet about your new video upload as soon as it’s published on YouTube. This can help increase your video’s visibility and drive more traffic to your channel.
  • Upload new Dropbox files as videos on YouTube: This workflow lets you set it up so that when you drop files into Dropbox that are recognized as videos, they are automatically uploaded and published to your YouTube channel accordingly. It’s going to save you the step and free up more of your time and ensure that you never forget to share a video again, even if you get distracted or busy. 
  • New video upload to YouTube triggers a Facebook post: Similar to the previous example, you can use Zapier to automatically post about your new video on your Facebook page. This can help you reach a broader audience and drive more engagement.
  • New video upload to YouTube triggers a Slack notification: If you’re part of a team or collaborate with others, you can use Zapier to send a notification to your Slack channel whenever you publish a new video. This can help keep your team informed and up-to-date with your latest content.
  • New subscriber to YouTube triggers a welcome email: Use Zapier to automatically send a welcome email to new subscribers, thanking them for subscribing and providing them with valuable resources or information.
  • New comment on YouTube triggers a notification: You can use Zapier to set up a notification system that alerts you whenever someone comments on your video. This can help you stay engaged with your audience and respond to comments in a timely manner.
  • New video view on YouTube triggers a Google Analytics event: Use Zapier to track video views and engagement metrics in Google Analytics. This can help you gain insights into your audience’s behavior and optimize your content for better performance.

Conclusion

That’s my guide to podcast automation. If you want more you can download my eBook on automating your way to podcast bliss by clicking here!