Have you been searching high and low for the ultimate podcast script template?

We’ve taken the time to produce the ultimate podcast script template for your production team to utilize. When it comes to getting those creative juices flowing and finding inspiration, a template can help to kickstart the creative process, enabling you to build the foundations for an episode.

If you’re serious about producing a podcast episode that provides listeners with value, you should be using outlines and templates to structure the content. Working from templates and outlines is the easiest way of making sure you’re offering value to your audience.

Value-driven content is meticulously and purposefully crafted. A podcast script template will give you the building blocks to develop a well-rounded episode that fires on all cylinders.

Without wasting any time, let’s break down the ultimate podcast script template for business owners looking to develop high-value audio content.

The Ultimate Podcast Script Template

The best podcast script templates give you freedom and flexibility within the constraints of the structure. Producing a podcast episode with a clear sense of structure is important because it helps you to stay focused on providing the audience with as much value as possible.

If you’re a business owner that’s looking to launch a podcast, you should create episodes on common questions that your target market wants to be answered. This is a great way to offer value to your target market.

[Sponsor message]

Opening music jingle and sound effects

Intro: Set the stage for your podcast episode. You should tell the listeners about the episode’s theme and what will be covered. You should clearly state the podcast name and tell the listeners about the purpose of your podcast.

Main Topic:

  1. Address your main point 
  2. Offer a supporting point
  3. Provide supporting data
  4. Seek guest contribution

Segue. This could be a sound effect, short musical clip, or even a phrase.

Sub-Topic 1:

  1. Address your main point 
  2. Offer a supporting point
  3. Provide supporting data
  4. Seek guest contribution

[Sponsor message]

Sub-Topic 2:

  1. Address your main point 
  2. Offer a supporting point
  3. Provide supporting data
  4. Seek guest contribution

Recap what has been covered and offer some closing remarks.

[Sponsor message]

[Closing music jingle/sound effect]

The main topic should be about answering a specific question that your target market wants to be answered. The sub-topics can explore elements of the question in more detail.

When you break down the structure of your podcast episodes, this can help to keep your content focused on providing the listeners with value. There’s often an assumption that structure can stifle creativity – but this isn’t the case with podcast content.

The above podcast episode template isn’t restrictive and offers those behind the microphones plenty of freedom to add their creative twist to a well-defined structure. It’s all about having the foundational building blocks in place to create exceptional podcast content.

How do you layout a podcast script?

Don’t try to cram everything on a single page. When podcast hosts are trying to read from a script, there’s nothing worse than having to navigate through documents that have been crammed and condensed for efficiency.

Break the podcast script up with adequate spacing throughout the document – making it easier for podcast hosts to read from. Basic changes to the layout of a podcast script can improve the delivery of value.

How do you write content for a podcast?

The key to writing content for a podcast is to not overwrite. There’s nothing worse than listening to a podcast host reading off a tight script that allows little room for riffing.

If you’re looking for ideas, here’s an example of how you can write content for a podcast.

Podcast Introduction

Hello and welcome to [Show Name]. This is the show that [Explain Show Purpose].

I’m your host, [Name], and today we’re going to talk about [Central Question] with [Guest Name]. 

We’ll be discussing everything you need to know about [Central Question] and offer listeners a surprise at the very end; so be sure to listen all the way through!

Our guest for this episode is [Guest Name]. He/She/They is a [Role/Experience] with a key interest in [Central Topic]. [Guest Name] will be offering insights on [Central Topic]. Hey, [Guest First Name], thanks for joining us today!

Sponsored Message

[Show Name] is sponsored by [Brand Name]. [Sponsor] is a company that [Explain Problem They Solve For Listeners].

Closing Statements

In the next episode, we’ll be [Answering A Specific Question]. We know that listeners want to know the answer to this question and we’ll be diving into this in detail with [Guest Name].

Want a specific question answered on a future episode of [Show Name]? You can submit a question by [Contact Details.]

How do you make a podcast outline?

To make an effective podcast outline for your business, you should focus on thoroughly answering a single question that your target market cares about. If you can provide listeners with value, you will end up with an engaged audience that hangs on your every word.

The podcast outline should break down key talking points and add some structure around the content. When you’re recording high-value audio content, you need to go in with a plan.

Trying to “wing it” with a freeform approach rarely works. If you’re committed to delivering as much value as possible to your audience, creating a clear episode outline is vital.

Are you trying to create the perfect script for your first podcast episode? At Cashflow Podcasting, we offer end-to-end podcast production services for business owners.

If you want to build an engaged niche audience through high-value audio content, book a call with our team today.

Ben Krueger
Written by Ben Krueger

Ben Krueger is the founder of Cashflow Podcasting and he specializes in helping thought leaders entrepreneurs amplify their impact through podcasting.  He’s a world traveller, outdoor sports junkie and future enthusiast!