The Podcast Obstacle Course

This course introduces the novice podcaster and new-at-the-mike, an opportunity to learn podcasting from the ground up. Each module is dedicated to different facets making up the podcast journey from inception, topics, podcast titles, the 7 C’s of Communication, interviewing, mastering interpersonal (people) skills, research, copyright, hardware, software, and all the little tid-bits that tie in and secure each episode of your podcast presentation.



Explore the course

Every week, we delve into various topics, exploring how to overcome the challenges of podcasting and empower your voice. Whether you’re a potential host, a podcasting novice, or an experienced podcaster, we’re here to guide you on your journey. Our goal? To ensure that no obstacle stands in your way as you connect with your audience, gain fans, and even make guest appearances on other podcasts.

Course Highlights

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll receive a certificate recognizing your achievement.

Podcast Airtime

Showcase your skills by airing three finished podcasts on the Passionate World Talk Radio Network’s platform for three consecutive weeks.

Internship Opportunity

Gain hands-on experience by working at our internet radio station for three months as an intern.

Path to Permanent Hosting

If you’re committed and passionate, you may be invited to become a permanent host on Passionate Talk Radio Network.

Your host, Lillian Cauldwell, is founder of Passionate World Talk Radio Network, a seasoned podcaster, author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books, and co-author with Viki Esther Chang of Gold Nuggets: Digital Strategies for a Digital Age.

Passionate World Talk Radio Network, a subsidiary of Global Media Network LLC. has garnered over the past 17 years an audience of over 7 million listeners, with four million gained in just two years through daily, weekly, and monthly retweets of all PWTR Network’s shows.

With the belief that lesser-known authors have important stories to share, Lillian has been dedicated to providing them with a platform. She assists individuals, interviewers, talk show hosts, and podcasters in honing their presentation and interviewing skills through coaching, webinars, and personalized training.

Who is this course for?

This course caters to:

  • Middle school and high school students
  • College and university students
  • Aspiring, intermediate, and expert podcasters

Whether you’re learning how to podcast or aiming to enhance your existing skills, this course is designed for you.

Interactive learning

Live Q&A Sessions: At the end of each training session, engage in live Q&A sessions where you can ask questions and seek clarification.

The Obstacles of Podcasting

  • Workbook: Each section comes with a downloadable PDF workbook. Use it to jot down your answers and reinforce your learning.
  • Chat Interaction: Students are encouraged to ask questions via chat during Zoom or StreamYard sessions.

Why choose the Podcast Obstacle course?

1. Live Interactive Training: Engage directly with the trainer during live sessions.
2. Firsthand Training: Practical experience to enhance your skills.
3. Personal Coaching: Receive personalized guidance.
4. Certificate: Validate your achievement.
5. Internship: Gain real-world experience.
6. Interactive Learning: Learn at your own pace.
7. Practice Sessions: Hone your skills.
8. Avoid Mistakes: Learn from experienced podcasters.
9. Establish Reputation: Become a recognized expert.
10. Build Trust and Loyalty: Connect authentically with your audience.
11. Effective Communication: Master writing, speaking, and body language.
12. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Sharpen your abilities.
13. Confidence and Presentation Skills: Present with impact.

The Modules

More Than a Microphone

  • What is a podcast?
  • Motivations for podcasting
  • Podcast title
  • Episode titles
  • Copyright issues
  • Conducting research

The 7 C's of Communication

The 7 C’s of communication are your guiding stars.

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Completeness
  • Concreteness
  • Coherence

The Interview

  • Conducting an interview
  • Being interviewed
  • Featuring the guest
  • The 5 W’s:
    Who, What, Where, When, and Why

Podcast Preparation

  • In-depth research
  • Utilizing Google, libraries, books, magaines
  • Identifying keywords
  • Crafting key phrases
  • Narrowing down the niche topic

Studio and Equipment

  • Setting up lighting
  • Soundproofing
  • Choosing equipment: laptop, cell phone
  • Selecting software
  • Editing techniques
  • Audio management
  • Video production

Platforms and Promotion

  • Marketing strategies
  • Leveraging social media
  • Choosing podcast platforms
  • Exploring internet talk radio stations
  • Utilizing email

Contracts & Documents

  • Drafting a sponsorship contract
  • Developing a business plan
  • Creating a media kit
  • Planning a budget
  • Managing payments
  • Composing a welcome guest letter


  • Integrating commercials
  • Placing advertisements
  • Securing sponsorships
  • Selling physical products
  • Joining affiliate programs

Course Details

Course Duration:

8 weeks of daily classes (Monday – Friday). Each session will last approximately 45 minutes. The first half of each session is dedicated to content and information, with the remaning time for practical, hands-on experience. Each class will be held twice per day to accommodate as many time zones as possible – 11 AM EST and 7 PM EST.

Payment Options:

Payments can be made via QR code or PayPal

One-on-One Coaching:

Personal coaching is available, although practicing with a partner is recommended.


How to Enroll

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