Productivity Hacks

How to Transcribe a Podcast

Podcasting has exploded in popularity over the last few years. According to Edison Research, there are now over 100 million monthly podcast listeners in the U.S. alone. With this surge in listenership, more and more people are looking to start their own podcasts.

But producing a podcast involves more than just recording and publishing episodes. You also need to have transcripts available for each episode. Transcripts make your content more accessible, help with SEO, and give listeners another way to engage with your show.

Manually transcribing podcast episodes is tedious and time-consuming. That's where AI-powered transcription services like Supernormal come in. Supernormal uses cutting-edge speech recognition technology to automatically transcribe podcast audio with incredible speed and accuracy.

In this post, I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of using Supernormal to transcribe your podcast. By the end, you'll know exactly how to get accurate transcripts for your show quickly and easily.

Choose Your Supernormal Plan

Supernormal offers two tiers of subscription service. The Starter plan is free and includes notes and transcripts for up to  20 Google Meet meetings per month. The Pro plan is priced by number of minutes and includes additional features like transcribing imported meetings and supporting meetings on Zoom and Teams.

If you’re going to record your podcast and import it to Supernormal for transcription, your best bet is signing up for a Pro account which start at $22/month for 1000 minutes. You can learn more about Supernormal’s plans and pricing on the Supernormal Pricing Page.

Upload Your Audio

With your account created, it's time to add audio files for transcription. Supernormal accepts Webm and MP4 files up to 100MB. When uploading, be sure the audio quality is clear and consistent. This will ensure maximum accuracy. For best results:

  • Record in a quiet space without background noise
  • Use consistent volume levels throughout
  • Avoid overlapped speech between hosts

Supernormal's audio processing will clean up minor quality issues. But cleaner audio going in means better transcripts coming out.

Review Your Transcript

Once your audio finishes processing, the transcript will be available in your Supernormal dashboard. The first thing to do is preview the transcript and review it for accuracy:

  • Are the speakers identified correctly? Supernormal will automatically separate and identify different speakers.
  • How is the punctuation? Check that pauses are marked by periods, commas, etc.
  • Any obvious errors? Make sure words aren't incorrectly transcribed.

Edit and Refine the Transcript

To improve accuracy, you can edit the transcript by copying/pasting into a Google Doc or Word file.

Here are some tips for optimizing the transcript:

  • Correct any obvious transcription errors like wrong words, misspellings, etc.
  • Break text into paragraphs to improve readability. Add line breaks between topic changes.
  • Add punctuation for clarity. Periods, commas, question marks, etc.
  • Remove filler words like "um" and "uh" for conciseness.

Export the Completed Transcript

Once the transcript looks good, export it to your desired format. Then you're ready to use the transcript however you like - sync it to your audio, post it online, or even generate an interactive podcast player.

And that's it! Just repeat the process for each new episode. In no time, you'll have a professional transcription workflow that saves tons of time and headache.

Transcribing Your Podcast with Supernormal is a Gamechanger

Transcribing episodes is a must for any podcast, but doing it manually sucks up time you could spend creating great content. With Supernormal, you get fast, accurate automated transcripts powered by leading AI technology. Simply upload your audio and let the algorithms work their magic.

Whether you're a solo podcaster or a full production team, Supernormal makes transcribing your podcast effortless. Simplify your workflow and engage more listeners with AI-generated transcripts.

Give Supernormal a try today and take your show to the next level!

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