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How to Use ChatGPT as a Podcaster (+ 4 Prompts To Help You Make the Most Out of It)

July 11, 2024 Deciphr AI
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Welcome to the 21st century — an era where our smartphones are often smarter than we are, cars can drive themselves without the constant urge to road rage, and artificial intelligence (AI) is more than just a nerdy term in a Michael Crichton novel. 

Over the years, AI’s taken a leap from the pages of fiction and has neatly woven itself into the fabric of nearly every industry we know. From healthcare to finance to content creation, AI is lending a helping hand—and podcasting is no exception.

Podcasting is fraught with challenges. With constant ideation, laborious editing, and tireless promoting, podcasting can feel like an endless uphill climb. Good news: there are a few common pain points that podcasters face—that ChatGPT can solve in a few clicks.

  • Content Ideation
  • Script Writing
  • Editing
  • Marketing & Promotion

Stick around until the very end ‘cause we’ve got expertly-crafted prompts to help you out, too.


What is ChatGPT—and How Can Podcasters Start Using It?

ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI, can generate human-like text based on a given input. It's not just a tool, but an intelligent assistant that can help in a variety of ways—especially when it comes to solving every podcaster’s most persistent pain points:

Pain Point 1: Content Ideation

The Problem: Fresh, original content ideas can sometimes be elusive, especially when you need them in abundance.

The Solution: ChatGPT can help here by acting as a brainstorming partner.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how you can use ChatGPT to solve your content ideation woes:

  1. Start a new conversation with ChatGPT, stating your need for podcast content ideas.
  2. Define the parameters of your podcast's theme or subject matter to receive tailored, on-point suggestions.
  3. Sit back, enjoy a latte (or a strong espresso if it's been a long day), and watch as ChatGPT stirs the creative pot and serves up a feast of unique ideas for your upcoming podcast episode.

If you’re looking for a baseline to work with, feel free to try this prompt out: 

Protip: Discontent with the bot’s reply? Keep prompting. Take it as a brainstorming partner you’re having an actual conversation with.

Give it a follow-up prompt like “Can you make [topic] more specific? Give me 5 more granular angles.” or “What unique spin can I give to this topic: [topic it provided]?”

Pain Point 2: Script Writing

The Problem: Writing an engaging script can be an uphill task, requiring both creative flair and linguistic prowess.

The Solution: ChatGPT can generate whole sections of a script or provide a starting point when you're facing writer's block.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how you can use ChatGPT to solve the biggest roadblocks in your script writing process:

  1. Feed ChatGPT a brief of the episode's subject and the kind of narrative style you're aiming for.
  2. Review the draft generated by ChatGPT and make any necessary adjustments to tailor it to your needs.

If you’re looking for a baseline to work with, feel free to try this sample prompt out:

With this ultra-specific prompt, you’re giving ChatGPT the information it needs to give you the script that you want, deliver an output that’s as long as you need it to be, and do it in whatever tone you’re looking for.

Pain Point 3: Editing

The Problem: Editing can be a challenging task, often taking hours to perfect a single episode.

The Solution: While ChatGPT cannot directly edit audio, it can help by transcribing your podcast, allowing you to easily identify areas that need attention.

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how you can use ChatGPT to solve your content editing hurdles:

  1. Provide ChatGPT with a copy of the transcript of the podcast episode you need to edit.
  2. Ask ChatGPT to review the transcription and generate an edited and improved version of your transcript.

If you’re looking for a baseline to work with, feel free to try this prompt:

While it might be the shortest one on this list, this prompt can take hours of transcript cleanup work off your plate.

Word for the wise: be careful with length. ChatGPT tends to hallucinate and decline in quality if you feed it a longer prompt. Keep it under 1000 words.

What if you want your entire transcript cleaned up? You can try Deciphr’s automated transcription feature for free—it’s one of the most accurate AI-powered software in the transcription space.

Pain Point 4: Marketing & Promotion

The Problem: Ah, the challenge of marketing. Crafting engaging promotional content for each episode can feel like spinning straw into gold—quite the daunting task if you're not Rumpelstiltskin.

The Solution: Delegate this task to Deciphr AI and ChatGPT—watch these two powerful AI tools take your transcripts and get the most mileage out of them. They can draft promotional texts that don't just read well, but also entice your audience to click that 'Play' button every single time. 

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how you can use ChatGPT to solve your marketing and promotion challenges:

  1. Upload your transcript on Deciphr AI and watch it generate summaries, transcripts, and timestamps for your podcast episode or segment.
  2. Once Deciphr’s done generating your text content, download or copy them.
  3. Open the ChatGPT interface and paste the text content. Use a clear, detailed prompt to guide ChatGPT towards repurposing the pasted text into a social media caption, a blog, or even a script for a viral reel.
  4. Review and tweak ChatGPT’s output so it aligns with the preferences of your audience and the nuances of your preferred marketing channels. Don’t forget to include critical details about the episode, like key points, guest names, and scroll-stopping hooks.

If you’re looking for a baseline to work with, feel free to try this sample prompt out: 

Here’s what it generated using the sample above:

With ChatGPT by your side (and Deciphr AI in your toolkit), creating engaging podcast add-ons will be a breeze. 

Wrapping Up

AI is reshaping the landscape of podcasting by offering solutions to common challenges. 

With an intelligent tool like ChatGPT at your disposal, you're not just adopting a novel technology but inviting a co-creator to your podcasting journey. It's like having a 24/7 creative assistant who's always ready to help with ideation, scripting, editing, and promoting.

Streamline your podcasting process and leave with more time to focus on what truly matters: telling compelling stories that resonate with your audience.


Want to learn more about how you can start using AI tools like ChatGPT to make light work of podcasting’s biggest pain points? 

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