How to Transcribe Your Podcast

Transcribing audio from your podcast makes it easy to repurpose. Learn how to use the closed caption feature in YouTube to create a transcript for your show.

I’ve included the transcript that was created from this tutorial video that shows you exactly how to do it.

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Hey! It’s Jen, the Head Broad in Charge at
The Brassy Broadcasting Company with

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another quick podcasting tutorial, and
this one is all about how to create a

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podcast transcript using the YouTube
closed captioning feature. This is just

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another reason that you should be
sharing your podcast on YouTube, because

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now you can easily create a transcript
for it that you can turn into show notes

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or a blog post. Yes, you will still have
to do some editing to it because it’s

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far from perfect, but this is a fast way
to get a transcript of your podcast.

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let’s jump into this. I’m going to show
you how to do it. You can see I’ve got

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my creator studio open on my YouTube
channel and I recently recorded a

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podcast episode called “How to record a
podcast on your iPhone with Boss Jock

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Studio App. So let’s open up that video
and I’m going to go up to the top, to

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subtitles CC and YouTube’s going to ask
me to select a language. I’m going to

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select English and set language. Then
we’re going to give it a minute and

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YouTube’s telling me the transcript is
published.I’m going to open that up

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and as you can see on the left hand side,
there is text from this episode and you

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can also see it under the screen so as
we play along you can follow along with

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the text. Hey it’s Jen, the Head Broad in
Charge at the Brassy Broadcasting Company

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with a podcasting tutorial that I
promised. As you can see, you’re going to

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have a little bit of work to do because
you need to go in and correct all the

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grammar and punctuation, but this is a
great place to start. Now, what we need to

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do is get this transcript into a text
file into a text editor so we can

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actually do the editing. Let’s go to
actions and we’re going to download that

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as an SBV file
that I’m going to open up my downloads

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folder, and I’m going to change that
because I don’t have a way to open up

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that SBV file. I can change that to
dot txt, so that will now be a

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text file. It’s going to ask me if I want to
change it. Yes, I certainly do. I can

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double click that, open it up, and you can
see we’ve got a text file with

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timestamps, which is pretty groovy. Now
this is not where I’m going to go ahead

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and do the editing of this text file. I
use an app called Bear, so I’m going to

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open that up and I’m going to go to file
and I’m going to import notes. I’m

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going to import that text file, click on
it, and then here is where I will do all

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of my editing. When I’m done
with the editing I will just export that

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as a PDF or a word doc or whatever
format I need. That’s it. That’s is

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how you use the closed captioning
feature in YouTube to create a

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transcript for your podcast episode that
you can then repurpose into show notes

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or a blog, or whatever your little
podcasting heart desires. If you found

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this video helpful, please subscribe to
my youtube channel. For more

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podcasting goodness, you can visit brassybroad.com to get my free podcasting

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course. If you need a little help
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consultation call. You’re also going to
get the podcasters tool kit which

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contains the 30 days of brasstacks
podcasting wisdom along with full

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episode transcripts with links to all of
the resources and templates that will be

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helpful in your podcast production.
Thanks for watching.

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Now get out in the world and do some
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