Whether you’re just launching your first podcast or you’re an experienced podcast host, almost everyone can benefit from creating some type of podcast script beforehand. Although the word “script” might sound intimidating or confining, podcast scripts exist on a spectrum and they can be as casual or as structured as the host desires.
In This Lesson
Creating a Podcast Script
- Deciding on a script style
- The bullet point approach
- The detailed episode outline
- The word-for-word script
- Marking up a script for recording
Draft a Detailed Episode Outline
Detailed episode outlines offer a great in-between option for podcast hosts who need more structure than bullet points, but don’t have the time or need to craft a verbatim script. This structure works especially well for student journalists as it encourages students to think through the structural elements needed for an episode, without becoming too overwhelming.
Students can use the following worksheet to create a preliminary detailed episode outline for a podcast episode that they plan to produce.