As podcasting gains even more popularity among creators and businesses, the rise of AI tools for podcasting has grown significantly. But what tools are available? How good are they really? We had to put them to the test.
As real podcasters since 2014, we are curious how these AI tools are actually going to transform the way we ideate, create, edit, publish, and market our podcasts – or are they just there for the hype of AI?
Unlike most listicles about AI tools for podcasting and creative businesses, this is one of a series of mega posts for AI that is grounded in everyday practice. We have included many of our more detailed review posts inline with the tools as well.
Our Thinking Behind “Best AI Tools for Podcasting”
We believe it’s important to break down the workflow of podcasting and see how AI tools can fit into our process to be most helpful. AI tools should not exist completely ourside of our process. Ideally, they should be integrated, tested and reiterated as part of how we create.
Please note: if this is the first time to explore AI tools for podcasting, you should know that some tools may have many key features that cover more than one category of our workflow, such as creating show notes, social posts, and transcripts. And some other tools may only do one thing but it does it really well such as automating the editing process. As much as we want a perfect, stellar all-in-one solution, reality may push us to try multiple tools and see what works best for us.
Where AI tools fit in the podcasting workflow
Podcasting is a labor of love. The launch of a podcast and consistent publishing of new episodes require a efficient and effective workflow. Every show may have a slightly different process and that’s ok. Please start with areas that are your pain points to explore how AI tools can assist.
- Design (podcast cover, episode artwork, etc.)
- Preparation & Research
- Audio Editing (auto-editing, voice enhancement, etc.)
- Video Editing
- Show notes
- Social posts
- Content Repurposing
Recommended AI Tools for Podcasting (by Workflow)
Use this table below to find what you need in seconds:
|Recommended AI Tools
|Canva AI for podcast logo and thumbnail designs
Also check out Best AI Logo Generators: Top 5 Options (2023)
|Prep and Research
|chatGPT for podcast research (podcast guest background, question brainstorm, etc.)
|Video and Audio Recording
|Podcastle (recommended for audio only)
Riverside (recommended for video recording)
Zencastr (recommended for video and audio recording)
|Audio Editing & Enhancement
Also check out Podcastle and Riverside
Also, check out Podcastle and Riverside which offer recording and built-in audio and video editing features
|Podcast Titles, Summaries, Show Notes, Articles, and Social Posts
|Swell – read our review post
Castmagic – read our review post
|Podcast clip generator for social media
|Munch – here’s our review
PodIntelligence – here’s our review
Riverside Magic Clips – here’s our review
|Krisp – here’s our review
|Content repurposing and publishing
|Repurpose – here’s our review
|NightBot – for stream chat
Ready to dive into each tool one by one?
Canva AI (Design)
Canva is one of the most popular online design tools worldwide. We have been using Canva on a daily basis here at Feisworld HQ. In addition to Canva’s extensive podcast cover templates, you can now transform words and phases into images with Text to Image. Instead of worrying out copyright issues and limitations with online images, Canva AI helps you create unique images for your podcast. Perhaps it’s your entire podcast cover, thumbnails for an epsiode, Canva AI helps you move away from a blank canvas and start with someothing you can work from, in minutes.
Be sure to check out Best AI Logo Generators: Top 5 Options (2023) for logo and brand designs using our AI tools.
ChatGPT for Podcasters? With all the noise about ChatGPT, there are hundreds of use cases popping up every day, but if you are a podcaster, have you thought of leveraging ChatGPT to help with your podcast production? There are many areas where the tool can help you right now, and with the introduction of v4 in 2023, I’m sure we’ll see more and more. In this detailed post, we cover 5 fundamental things that ChatGPT can help podcasters with.
Podcastle AI (Recording, Voice Cloning, Editing, Publishing)
We are no strangers to Podcastle and written extensively about it on this blog. If you are new to Podcastle, be sure to check out a very short post and starter tutorial on why podcaster needs Podcastle: A Promising AI Studio Solution for Podcasters. It’s also important to call out the AI features unique to Podcastle such as Podcastle Revoice: Clone Your Voice With AI and Magic Dust, a feature that allows you to clean up and optimize your audio quality with just one click. Because Podcastle is an all-in-one tool for any podcaster, it makes editing quick and easy.
If you’d like to dive into voice cloning deeper, check out Best AI Voice Generators: Top 3 options (2023)
Riverside (Recording, Editing, Repurposing for Social Media)
One of Podcastle’s competitives is Riverside, who has been leading podcast recording among more established creators. In the summer of 2023, Riverside released a new AI feature called Magic Clips to allow podcasters immediately repurpose their long-form content into sharable clips. Another powerful feature inside Riverside is the ability to edit video easily, but it does require you to record the video content first using Riverside.
Zencastr (Recording and AI Advertising)
Similar to Podcastle and Riverside, Zencastr can also record quality audio and video up to 4K to give you the picture-perfect quality. Zencastr was one of the first companies that could do this and do it well. However, most of you might not know about Zencastr’s AI that matches you to advertisers and opportunities that align with your story. You can manage all offers directly from your dashboard, so that you can focus on content creation and let our sales team find the best partnerships for your show.
Cleanvoice (Editing Automation)
Cleanvoice is an artificial intelligence which removes filler sounds, stuttering and mouth sounds from your podcast or audio recording. It has multilanguage support for German, French and new languages are adding regularly. Their algorithm can also work with accents from other countries, such as Australian or Irish English. Cleanvoice AI goes beyond the basic features you may already be familiar with but they also offer:
- Stutter Remover
- Silence Remover
- Mouth Sound Remover
- Integration (of different edits and making exports seamless)
- Podcast mixing (normalization, and level balancing all done automatically for you)
- Podcast transcription is also part of Cleanvoice
Adobe Podcast (Audio recording and editing)
Adoble Podcast allows you to manage AI-powered audio recording and editing, all on the web. As the writing of this article, Adoble Podcast is in beta and free for all. Here are some key features:
- Powered by Adobe Premiere Pro’s speech-to-text technology, Adobe Podcast lets you easily edit audio using a transcript.
- Recording with others is as easy as sharing a link. Everyone’s audio is recorded in high quality locally, then Adobe Podcast syncs it back together in the cloud automatically.
- Enhance Speech increases clarity by removing background noise and sharpening your voice’s frequencies. It makes it sound as if everything was recorded in a professional studio.
While Podcastle, Riverside, Zencastr also offer quality recordings, Adoble Podcast seems to really focus on audio content for the time-being. If you are an audio-only podcaster, Adoble Podcast is definitely worth checking out, for sure.
Prefer better audio during recording?
Instead of removing background noise and other artifacts after the fact using apps mentioned above, you can record cleaner audio with a simple plugin that works for nearly any app and microphone – click anywhere in this box to check out Krisp.ai
Wondershare Filmora (AI Video Editing for Podcasts)
Wondershare’s Filmora is a friendly video editor for podcasters and creators without any editing experience. Filmora is easy to pickup and the app comes with many helpful tutorials. Since the boom of AI, Filmora also added a suite of AI features such as:
- AI Smart Cutout – Paint on people, background, or any imperfections to make your videos flawless.
- AI Audio Stretch – Your every song is the right song to fit any length of clip with AI Audio Stretch.
- AI Audio Denoise – No more wind noise, crowd noise, or any annoying sound. Enjoy the peace that Filmora brings.
- Auto Reframe – Resize a row of videos automatically in minutes. No editing skills are required. Check out our review for Filmora Auto Reframe
- Silence Detection – Create a non-stop video full of highlights by cutting all needless pauses smartly.
On top of these AI video editing features, Filmora comes packed with templates and smart features that help create professional-looking long or short-form videos, in every orientation for every social platforms.
CapCut (AI Video Editing – and it’s free)
CapCut, a free online video editor, has AI-powered editing tools. CapCut’s AI functions include removing video backgrounds, automatic subtitles, speech to text, and more. CapCut also has a plugin for ChatGPT users that uses generative AI to create content for social channels like TikTok. CapCut is available for both Android and iOS smartphones and creators seem to like using it a lot both on desktop and mobile phones.
Descript (Recording, Transcription, Editing, Collaboration and Share)
Descript is an AI-powered editor that automatically transcribes your audio and video recordings so that you can edit them just like text. It also uses AI to remove background noise and improve recording quality with a click (via Studio Sound), detect filler words like “um” and “uh,” and can insert AI voices — even correct misspoken words with a synthesized version of your own voice, if you want — via its Overdub feature. The free version enables 1 hour of transcription and 10 minutes of Studio Sound per month.
Otter AI (Transcription and AI Summaries)
Otter.ai uses AI to write automatic meeting notes with real-time transcription, recorded audio, automated slide capture, and automated meeting summaries. While it’s very popular for online meeting such as those held on Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Otter has also become very popular among creators, and particularly around podcasters because of its transcription features.
Otter’s new and less-known AI feature is called Otter Chat, which can generate copy or recall information specific to the meetings it attends with you. Imagine as a podcaster, you have spent hours interviewing guests on planned and unplanned questions, Otter Chat can do wonders help you recall and summarize the information from these recordings.
Swell AI is an AI-powered tool that helps podcasters and YouTubers convert their audio and video content into written articles. It does this by using a combination of natural language processing and machine learning to transcribe the audio, identify key talking points, and generate text that is both informative and engaging. Read our detailed review here.
Castmagic is an AI-powered podcasting tool that helps you create show notes, transcripts, and other content from your audio recordings. It is a cloud-based platform that is easy to use and can be accessed from anywhere. Castmagic is a great way to save time and improve the quality of your podcast. Read our detailed review here.
Munch (Create Sharable Clips with AI from Podcasts)
- All-in-one platform: Automatic editing, auto-caption generating, post content and publishing – all in one convenient, intuitive tool.
- AI-Driven Editing: Munch is centered around extensive machine learning capabilities, designed to keep what’s important at the center of each video
- AI Trend analysis: You will get clips with the highest potential to trend on social media, based on marketing insights and trending analysis
Clips automatically generated from Munch look good and are engaging. The burn-in caption feature is a plus to help avoid opening another app.
PodIntelligence (AI-driven Content Discovery Tool Made to Assist and Empower Creators)
There are a lot of AI clip makers on the market including Munch, Vidyo, Opus where AI makes many if not most of the calls to give you the clips ranked by SEO and quality (determined by AI). PodIntelligence is different. Instead of deciding for creators, PodIntelligence walks alongside the podcaster to give you more control, and allows you to make more and better decisions. PodIntelligence is also designed to work with a large amount of assets (think dozens and hundreds of episodes) from a single or multiple podcasters, and be able to distill and organize them by keywords and topics, even free-text search! These features are incredible powerful to help you, as the podcaster, get to precisely what you recall. In cases where you aren’t sure what has been discussed from an aged episode, PodIntelligence helps shed new light and rediscover what might be the hidden gem, instead of letting AI make all the decisions for you. Check out detailed review: The Ultimate Guide to Repurposing Content for Podcasters (2023)
Repurpose (Automate Content Workflow)
Repurpose.io isn’t just a podcast repurposing tool, instead it helps build your digital presence by repurpsing your content directly from TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Zoom, Google Drive, DropBox, Audio Podcast into many pieces of content, optmized for each platform. With Repurpose, you can publish or schedule directly to YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter (now X) to grow your audience across multiple channels. Repurpose has extensive AI features that helps reduce stress and be more product as a podcaster, check out our Repurpose.io Review.
NightBot & Others (AI for Stream Chat)
If you are like us who livestream most if not all your podcast episodes, you might want to know a few tools related to podcast livestream.
- Nightbot is a chatbot that allows you to automate your livestream’s chat with moderation and new features. StreamElements. StreamElements is an all-in-one toolset for streamers.
- LiveReacting is anAI platform that provides a virtual host to automate live shows
- AxinomAI for content protection and user experience, such as extracting digital watermarks of pirated content and blocking users who are abusing the service
- Pixellot is an AI sports camera that can automatically live-stream games from a venue to fans, families, and coaches
What do you think of this list of AI tools for podcast? Are you intrigued? Overwhelmed? Skepitcal? Let me know in the comments below.
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