To start an account and create your podcast on TalkShoe, you simply need an email address to register your TalkShoe account and an Internet connected computer, smart phone, or tablet to connect to the TalkShoe website to create the account.
Once you have your account created and podcast set up, you can simply use your phone or cellphone to call in to the online studio to record live episodes, using one of the world-wide dial-in phone numbers, entering the show ID of your podcast, and your account’s PIN. Using special key-entry phone commands, you can start and pause your recording, end the show, and have limited moderator controls. If you set up your TalkShoe account with the “on demand” setting, you can even record live “on-demand” episodes without needing to schedule them in advance by only calling in to your online studio on the phone.
For greater control over the podcast platform, you can use a computer device such as a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC, or an Android or Apple smartphone or tablet, to connect via the TalkShoe website over the Internet. Use any modern browser such Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. In addition, have a microphone connected to your device to record your voice with. Ideally also have audio played back through headphones, earbuds, or a headset to help prevent echo on your live call. With the Internet connection, you will be able to include video elements such as webcams, shared documents, and shared desktops, plus communicate with guests in the text chat. The connection through the Internet will also allow you, and any moderators that you assign, to easily moderate the call, controlling who can use the video and text elements of the episode.
For uploaded recordings, all you need is an Internet connection, a microphone, and a computing device such a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, or an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. You can record your episodes using audio recording software, such as the free Audacity application available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Record your episode, edit it, and upload it to your show as an uploaded episode!