When you are recording an episode in Studio, you record using different chapters, or individual audio sections. Some of your chapters can be set to be reusable across different episodes. See Create Reusable Chapters in Studio.
By default, each episode has the following chapters:
|Teaser||The goal of a teaser is to intrigue your listeners with a preview of this episode. A teaser is a quick statement or question (dangler) designed to draw the listener in either directly before the episode airs or as advertising for an upcoming show. It should be compelling and make the listener want to tune in to learn more. We recommend you plan and record this chapter last even though it will be heard in the beginning, so you can accurately recap everything you discuss during your show.|
Your reusable intro will be included at the beginning of each of your episodes to provide consistency to your listeners and help you create a stronger brand for your podcast.
The intro to your show should be brief. The intro sets the scene for your listeners and represents your show as a whole, not just one episode. Sort of like the opening credits of a TV show. Within your intro, you should include: podcast name, the host's names and a quick explanation of your podcast
The opener is what welcomes listeners to a particular episode. While your intro is for your show as a whole, the opener is geared toward the individual episode. Within the opener, it’s good to re-introduce yourself and the show. Perhaps give the episode name and number for context and then give a brief overview of what’s to come during that episode. This allows the listener to know what to expect over the next several minutes and gauge if it will be worth their time. It’s important that your opener is compelling and exciting so that people will continue to listen.
|Main Chapter||This is the main chapter of your episode. You want to write how you speak, so if you are reading, it comes across as natural. If you don't want to read a script, you can also write chapter notes about what you want to cover and create a loose structure for this chapter so you don't forget to talk about anything. Having a good format to follow will make creating your ideal episode easier. Create an outline with headings and subheadings and highlight things that must be accurate, such as quotes, statistics, etc. See How To Start a Podcast with Studio.|
Your reusable Call-To-Action will be included at the end of each of your episodes to provide consistency to your listeners and help you create a stronger brand for your podcast. This is your opportunity to ask your listeners to take some action. You should ideally only do one call-to-action per episode. If you ask for too much, the chances are they won't do any of it, so be clear about it what you are asking for and why. Some CTA examples could be: An advertisement for your sponsor, sign up for your workshops, join your email list, download your ebook, or donate to a crowdfunding project.
The closer is episode-specific. This is the time to wrap up the episode, to give those last valuable points and leave something for the listeners to take away. It’s the time to share the moral of that story, or bring it to a close. You could thank your guest for being on the show and plug their podcast, company, website, etc. Here is where you leave a lasting impression that makes listeners want to come back. During your closer, you can also remind listeners where to find that episode's notes and links.
Your reusable outro will be included at the end of each of your episodes to provide consistency to your listeners and help you create a stronger brand for your podcast. The job of the outro is essentially to thank the listener for listening. This is a good chance to remind your listeners to subscribe to your podcast, to direct them to the episode notes and to ask for feedback.
Hover over the chapter title to reveal the icons you can use to perform the following actions:
Click the icon to drag a chapter to rearrange the order.
Click the icon to edit the name of the chapter. Click Rename to save. (You cannot rename reusable chapters. See Create Reusable Chapters in Studio.)
|Remove||Click the icon to remove a chapter. Click Yes, Remove to confirm.|
You can also click Add Chapter to add a new chapter.
Each chapter includes a Notes area, where you can type the script for what you want to say.
When you have finished setting up your chapters, you can record them. See Recording an Episode with Studio.