How To Write A Podcast Script [Templates + Examples]

By Jeff Cobb.  Last Updated on August 25, 2023

If you think your favorite podcasters speak fluently, say the best punchlines, and have the most relevant data at their fingertips because they’re naturally gifted, let me tell you a secret – they use podcast scripts. In fact, we use them ourselves for the Leading Learning Podcast, which Learning Revolution founder Jeff Cobb co-hosts (and now has close to 400 episodes!).

But they don’t sound scripted, right? Because that’s what a well-written podcast script does. It makes your podcast flawless, free of hmms and umms, and structures it perfectly to cover everything your audience wants to know.

Don’t worry if you have no idea how scripting works.

In this detailed article, we’ll show you how to write a podcast script and share examples and templates for different script types.

Let’s dive in.

What Is A Podcast Script?

A podcast script is an outline or a broad sketch of your podcast content. It gives direction to your podcast, keeps it on track, and ensures that you cover all the important points on a topic.

Does using a script make your podcast sound robotic or monotonous? Not at all.

Podcast scripts are not like the scripts used in movies or theaters. They won’t stop you from doing natural, free-flowing, and engaging podcasts because you don’t have to follow a script word by word most of the time.

Instead, you only use podcast scripts to ensure you don’t forget anything important during your show, don’t go off-track, and speak fluently without awkward pauses.

This is why even the best podcasters use some form of script for their shows.

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Coming soon to a podcast player near you.:)

So what does a podcast script look like?

For most podcasters, it is a bulleted list of the core points they want to cover in an episode, divided into broad segments.

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Full Circle: More of an outline of topics broken into segments.

However, not all podcasts are equal.

Some need scripts more than others.

For example, it’s better to use a script for a technical or history-related podcast where you describe things in detail. But a podcast where two video enthusiasts talk about their favorite moves or characters might only need an introduction script, after which things can flow naturally.

Here’s a sample script for an interview podcast (just an example to show you how it works.)

[Intro Music]

Host: “Welcome to ‘The Mindful Journey,’ the podcast that explores the transformative power of mindfulness and its impact on our lives. I’m your host, Sarah Thompson, and in today’s episode, we’re diving deep into mindfulness and how it can help us find peace and clarity in a chaotic world.”

[Background music fades]

Host: “Before we begin, I’d like to take a moment to thank our sponsor, Zenful Living. With their range of mindfulness resources and guided meditations, Zenful Living is committed to supporting individuals on their journey to inner calm and self-discovery. Visit their website at for more information.”

[Music fades]

Host: “Now, let’s get started. Mindfulness is the art of being fully present in the moment, aware of our thoughts, emotions, and sensations without judgment. It offers us a powerful tool to cultivate a sense of calm, reduce stress, and enhance our overall well-being.”

Guest Intro:

Host: “Joining me today is Dr. Rebecca Davis, a renowned mindfulness expert and author of the bestselling book, ‘The Mindful Path to Inner Peace.’ Dr. Davis has dedicated her life to teaching mindfulness practices to individuals and organizations around the world. Welcome, Dr. Davis!”

Dr. Davis: “Thank you, Sarah. It’s a pleasure to be here.”

Host: “Dr. Davis, could you share with our listeners a brief overview of what mindfulness is and why it has gained so much popularity in recent years?”

Dr. Davis:  [Answer]

Host: “That’s fascinating. Now, let’s explore some practical techniques that our listeners can incorporate into their daily lives. Dr. Davis, could you guide us through a simple mindfulness exercise?”

Dr. Davis: [Answer]

[Pause for mindfulness exercise]

Host: “Thank you, Dr. Davis. That was a beautiful practice. Now, as we wrap up, what are some practical tips you can offer our listeners to incorporate mindfulness into their daily routines?”

Dr. Davis: [Answer]

Host: “Thank you, Dr. Davis, for sharing your expertise and insights. It’s been truly enlightening.”

[Outro Music]

Host: “And that brings us to the end of today’s episode. I hope you found this exploration of mindfulness valuable and inspiring. Remember, by embracing mindfulness, we can cultivate a greater sense of well-being and live more fully in each moment.”

Host: “Be sure to subscribe to ‘The Mindful Journey’ for future episodes, where we’ll continue to explore different aspects of mindfulness and its transformative effects. Until then, take a moment to breathe, be present, and embrace the beauty of the present moment.”

[Music fades out]

Most of the leading podcast hosting tools let you add your script at the backend so that you can read from it during the show.

The Benefits Of Following A Podcast Script Format

Keeps You On-Track

When you write down everything you need to cover in a podcast, you know exactly how much time to spend on each topic. It improves your content flow and allows you to focus on the most important questions of your listeners.

Improves Content Quality

Scripting your podcasts allows you to use proven messaging frameworks to craft engaging content for your audience. You can carefully design your introductions and use hooks to keep your audience engaged. It also allows you to speak with more clarity and minimize ramblings.

Reduces Anxiety

If you’re new to podcasting, the thought of interviewing someone or speaking non-stop for 15-20 minutes can make you nervous. Scripting your podcast is an easy way to avoid this. Knowing that you’ve written your key talking points relaxes your mind and allows you to enjoy the process.

Simplifies Editing

Using a script means fewer mistakes, pauses, and ramblings in your podcast, making it easier to edit and saving you hours.

Develops Your Style

With a written script, you can carefully craft your intro and outro themes and gradually develop your unique style that resonates with your audience.

The Core Elements Of A Podcast Script

Every podcast script is different depending on your show’s format. But here are the core sections you’ll find in every podcast.


Remember the iconic Game Of Thrones (GOT) opening song? Your podcast opening doesn’t need to be as dramatic. But it can still make an impact on your audience and become a recognizable part of your brand identity. Podcast openings are usually 20-30 seconds long with background music, a welcome message, and sometimes a few quick highlights of what’s to come in your episode.

For example, “Welcome to SEO Chronicles, a podcast where we uncover the secret strategies working for the best SEO minds.”


Next comes your podcast episode’s introduction. This is where you introduce yourself and the main topics you’ll discuss. If you do an interview podcast, this part will also include your guest’s introduction.

For example, “Hello, I’m your host Gerant Jones, and I welcome you to today’s episode. Most creators dream of earning a passive income from digital assets and enjoying the nomad lifestyle. I know I do. My guest today is living that dream. He has built a two-million-dollar affiliate marketing business while hopping islands in the Caribbean with his girlfriend. He works a couple of hours every day and manages his business with a remote team he’s never even seen.”

Main Segment

This is the core of your podcast, where you discuss everything about your topic. And this is where most of your scripting skills will come into play. Depending on your podcast format, you can divide this segment into multiple sub-segments. For example, if you’re interviewing a weight loss expert, you can divide the main content into parts like

  • Why lose weight (the expert shares stories of his clients and how weight loss transformed their lives)
  • How to start losing weight (step by step)
  • Weight loss mistakes & misconceptions

You can cover each segment by asking 3-4 targeted questions, giving the guest time to respond in detail. For a solo podcast, this main segment script can include all the key data, examples, and tips for each sub-section.

Transitions and Breaks

Transitions are short statements that help you move from one segment of your podcast to another. It can summarize what you’ve discussed and what’s next. You don’t need an extensive script for transitions but should have a few typical transition styles that resonate with your audience.

For example, “Okay, we’ve talked about content quality and on-page SEO a lot, but can you rank a site without authority backlinks? In the next segment, we’ll pick Andy’s brains about his thoughts on link building and the strategies he uses to quickly rank his sites in the most competitive niches.”

Sponsored Message

You won’t have many sponsors when you first start podcasting. But as your audience grows, brands will pay you to mention them in your podcast. Sponsorships are pretty standard in the podcast industry, so you don’t need to be apologetic about them. But don’t be overly promotional, either. Instead, a balanced message somewhere in the middle of your podcast is enough.

“Before we move to the next segment, a quick shoutout to [Brand], who’ve sponsored today’s episode. I’ve used their [product] and loved the [quality 1 & 2]. You can check them out on [website]


This is where you close your podcast, thank your guest & audience, and create anticipation for your next episode. I’ve seen podcasters waste this space by not having a proper script. If a listener has stayed till the end, they’re fully engaged and ready to take action. So, use this part to promote something like a course or a simple request to subscribe and share.

Common Podcast Script Examples

Let’s take a look at some real-life examples of podcast scripts from some of the most popular shows in the US.

Podcast Intro Script Example

Speak Better English is a leading podcast teaching various aspects of spoken English. It has an identical  50-second introduction sequence for all its episodes.

“Hey there! This is Harry, and welcome to advanced English lessons with Harry, where I help you get a better understanding of the English language to enhance your conversational skills, business language skills, interview skills, or whatever your goals are for improving your English. If you need new lessons, just type www.[website].com to apply for a free lesson. Okay, let’s start today’s episode where I’ll show you how to use business English to be polite when criticizing someone.”

Podcast Outro Script Example

Tim Ferris has one of the most popular business podcasts in the world. He has a similar outro pattern in which he thanks his guests and asks them to share their social profiles, and any other useful resources listeners can use to connect with them.

Here’s an example from one of his recent episodes.

“Eric, I’m so thankful you came here and shared so much with us. If you want to stay connected with Eric, you can visit his website, Instagram, and Twitter profiles. Thanks”

In addition, Tim has a recorded closing sequence at the end of every podcast, similar to the welcome message. This is usually a CTA to join his email list or one of his upcoming training programs.

7 Podcast Scripting Tips For Beginners

So, how do you write an engaging podcast script? Here are a few tips to help you.

1. Understand Your Podcast Type

The length and detail of your podcast script mainly depend on your podcast type. Irrespective of your industry or topic, your podcast would likely fall into one of the following types.

Interview Podcasts

This is among the most popular podcast types where you interview one or more guests. Deep Dive With Ali Abdaal is a classic example.

Screenshot of YouTube video of Ali Abdaal sitting across from Daniel Priestley for a podcast interview segment

Solo Podcasts

This is another popular podcast format where the host speaks directly to the viewers. Solo podcasts can be informational/educational, comedy shows, industry news, or opinions.

Pat Flynn’s SPI podcast is a good example.

YouTube screenshot of Pat Flynn talking into mic on his podcast

Storytelling Podcasts

In these podcasts, the host narrates true or fictional stories that captivate the listeners using voice tone, background music, sound effects, and other storytelling techniques.

The Moth is a great example of a storytelling podcast.

Grown Episode 2: Search and Rescue Feeling Lost and getting found

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Storyteller Esther Messe

Panel Discussion

Panel discussions or round-up podcasts have multiple participants, with one moderator who controls the show. It’s a great format to give your audience different perspectives on a topic.

Here’s a good example.

YouTube Screen Shot of 5 men sitting around a coffee table with mics on the Topic of Discussion podcast

Some of these podcast formats require detailed scripts, while others can be managed with just an outline.

So, what’s your podcast format?

2. Choose Your Podcast Script Type

Not all podcast scripts are equal.

Depending on your experience, confidence, familiarity with the topic, and podcast type, here are the main podcast script types you can use.

Word-for-Word Scripts

As the name suggests, these scripts are extremely detailed and write down every word of your show. They take more time to create but are perfect for beginners, especially if they’re doing solo informational or storytelling podcasts where the host has to do all the talking. However, if not done correctly, word-for-word scripts can make your podcast sound less engaging.

Outline Scripts

These scripts list the main segments of your podcast with their key discussion points like stats, examples, information, or questions. Most podcasters prefer this script type because it is flexible yet keeps you on track. But you must be confident about your topic to use it.

Outline scripts work great for experienced and new podcasters doing solo shows or panel discussions.

Outline Script Template

Welcome Message [Duration] [Music]   Introduction [Duration] Notes   Segment 1: [Topic] [Duration] Notes Point 1 [Data, Examples]Point 2Point 3     Segment 2: [Topic] [Duration] Notes Point 1 [Data, Case Study]Point 2Point 3   Segment 3: [Topic] [Duration] Notes Point 1  [News, Incident]Point 2Point 3   Sponsored Message [Duration]   Outro [Duration]  

Interview Scripts

These detailed podcast scripts include your welcome message, the guest’s introduction, and all the questions you plan to ask in your interview. Plus, it lists the key information about your guest to reference during the show.

The complexity of these scripts depends on your experience and confidence. However, most podcasters use detailed scripts for their guest’s introductions and the main questions of their interview.

Interview Script Template

Welcome Message [Duration] [Music]   Introduction [Duration] Introduce yourself, your show, and what it covers.   CTA Ask the listeners to subscribe, share, and check out your website [or any other resource you want to promote]   Guest Introduction [Duration] Hype up the guest, tell listeners why they should care, introduce the guest, share their achievements and what the listeners will learn from them today.   Segment 1: [Topic] [Duration]   Notes: the main points you’ll cover.   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Segment 2: [Topic] [Duration]   Notes: the main points you’ll cover.   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Sponsored Message [Duration]   Segment 3: [Topic] [Duration]   Notes: the main points you’ll cover.   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Question: [_________] Answer: [_________]   Outro [Duration]

Minimalist Scripts

This script simply lists the talking points of your show plus any important information you want to cover in an episode. It’s perfect for experienced interview podcasters.

Minimalist Script Template

Welcome Message [Duration]   Introduction [Duration] Notes   Segment 1: [Topic] [Duration] Notes   Segment 2: [Topic] [Duration] Notes   Segment 3: [Topic] [Duration] Notes   Sponsored Message [Duration]   Outro [Duration]

Starting with an approximate podcast duration helps you cover all the key segments appropriately. To make it more practical, timestamp each segment to mention exactly when you plan to start it. This helps you stay focused and spend your time covering the most critical information in your episode.

3. Research Valuable Information

Irrespective of your podcast type, you must thoroughly research your topic before writing a script. Think from your listener’s perspective and list what they expect to learn from your show.

If you’re doing an educational podcast, make sure it’s not based entirely on your opinions. Instead, find relevant stats, examples, case studies, or authentic expert quotes to back your claims.

Similarly, use your audience’s language in your script and make their terminologies a part of your conversation.

If you’re doing an interview podcast, try learning everything about your guest. For example, their age, birth year and place, academic background, professional background, achievements, controversies, scandals, recent activities, and anything relevant to your audience.

Research shines through in your podcast content, and listeners can immediately tell if you’re saying things from the top of your head or sharing credible information.

4. Organize The Information

You don’t want to throw all the information you’ve gathered at your listeners in the first few minutes.

So, organize your research and carefully use it in the different segments of your podcast script. Keep the most valuable and relevant information in your script and remove the unimportant facts.

If possible, use at least one stat, one example, and one expert quote for every segment.

5. Annotate Your Script

Annotations add context to your podcast script and remind you how to deliver your content when you read it. For example, you can use annotations to mark the parts of your script where you want to emphasize a point or change your tone.

Similarly, you can highlight the parts where you want to pause to add curiosity or add arrows to indicate the pace of your speech.

Annotations are handy for beginners, especially when using word-for-word solo podcast scripts. And even if you’re an experienced podcaster, marking different parts of your script helps you deliver your content perfectly.

6. Be Conversational

Whether you’re writing a podcast script for a solo show or an interview, it should always sound like you’re talking naturally. A conversational podcast script uses everyday language and is easy for the average listener to understand.

So, don’t use long or complex sentences in your podcast script that people don’t usually use while talking.

7. Do A Dry Run

If you’re new to podcasting, never use a script without rehearsing it first. This is critical because when you read a script aloud, you’ll always find words or sentences that don’t sound right or feel misplaced.

So, once you finish your podcast script, practice and make any necessary corrections before finalizing it.

Podcast Script Sample Templates

Now that we’ve discussed the tips and tricks of podcast scripting, here are a few templates you can use to write the different sections of your podcast.

Podcast Introduction Script Template

Interview Podcast Introduction Template

Part 1: Podcast Introduction

Host: Hey there, welcome to [Podcast Name], the place where incredible stories come to life! I’m your host, [Your Name], and I couldn’t be more excited to have you here with us today.

[Optional: Add a playful or catchy tagline that reflects the vibe of your podcast.]

Host: Each week, we dive into captivating conversations with extraordinary people who are rocking their industries and making waves. We’re all about bringing you inspiring stories, fresh perspectives, and actionable insights that will leave you feeling motivated and ready to conquer the world.

[Optional: Share a fun anecdote or personal connection to the podcast’s theme or purpose.]

Host: Our mission is simple: to entertain, educate, and empower you through authentic and down-to-earth discussions. We believe that everyone has a unique story worth sharing, and we can’t wait to introduce you to our incredible guest today.

Part 2: Guest Introduction

Host: Now, let’s turn the spotlight to our amazing guest, [Guest Name]. Get ready to be blown away by their incredible journey and the wisdom they’re about to drop on us.

[Optional: Create intrigue by mentioning a fascinating fact or a standout achievement of the guest.]

Host: [Guest Name] is a true rockstar in their field, known for [optional: their impressive skills/achievements]. From [optional: overcoming challenges/creating groundbreaking work], they’ve carved out a remarkable path that has inspired countless others.

[Optional: Mention a relatable aspect or something interesting about the guest’s background that resonates with your audience.]

Host: We’re beyond lucky to have [Guest Name] join us today and share their expertise and insights. Trust me, you won’t want to miss a second of this conversation!

[Optional: Tease some of the intriguing topics or key takeaways that the interview will cover to build anticipation.]

Host: So, let’s dive right in and unleash the magic as we welcome the one and only [Guest Name] to the show!

Solo Podcast Introduction

Host: Hey there, fabulous folks! Welcome back to another episode of [Podcast Name], your weekly dose of inspiration and knowledge. I’m your host, [Your Name], and I’m stoked to have you here with me today.

Host: In this episode, we’re diving deep into the vibrant lifestyle of veganism! Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just curious about adding more plant-based pizzazz to your life, you’re in for a treat.

Host: Get ready to uncover the secrets behind delicious plant-based foods, explore the juicy health benefits, and discover practical tips to make your journey to the veg-side smoother than ever.

Host: We’ll be whipping up mouthwatering plant-based recipes, exploring trendy vegan spots, and tackling those common questions about protein and nutrition.

Host: So, grab your favorite cozy spot, maybe a refreshing green juice, and let’s embark on this incredible journey into the world of veganism. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a pocketful of knowledge and a belly full of excitement to fuel your own plant-powered adventures.

Host: Ready to dive in? Let’s jump right into this fun-filled episode on veganism and unlock the incredible power of living consciously and compassionately.

Podcast Outro Script Template

[Closing Segment Music/Transition] Host: [Express gratitude and wrap up the episode]


  • Summarize the main points discussed in the episode
  • Highlight the key takeaways or insights shared by the guest

Call to Action:

  • Encourage listeners to take action based on the episode content
  • Examples: Subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, share with friends, join a community, visit a website, follow on social media, etc.

Teaser for Next Episode:

  • Give a sneak peek or hint about the topic or guest of the next episode
  • Generate anticipation and interest among your listeners

Closing Words:

  • Thank the guest for their time and valuable contribution
  • Express gratitude to the audience for listening and supporting the podcast
  • Share any final thoughts, reflections, or messages related to the episode or the podcast in general

[Closing Music/Fade-out]

Podcast Interview Script Template

[Opening Music/Intro] Host: [Warm greeting and introduction to the podcast] Guest Introduction:

  • Host introduces the guest with their name and relevant background information
  • Highlight the expertise and accomplishments of the guest
  • Mention any notable achievements or contributions

Icebreaker Question:

  • Ask a light-hearted or intriguing question to kick off the conversation and create a comfortable atmosphere

Main Discussion:

  • Topic 1: [Provide a brief overview of the first topic to be discussed]
  • Question 1: [Pose a question related to the topic]
    • Guest Response 1: [Allow the guest to share their insights or experiences]
    • Follow-up Questions: [Ask additional questions to dive deeper into the topic]
    • Guest Response 2: [Continue the conversation based on the guest’s response]
    • Repeat the structure for subsequent questions and responses


  • Provide a smooth transition to the next topic or segment
  • Use a brief statement or question to guide the flow of the conversation

Topic 2: [Introduce the second topic for discussion]

  • Question 1: [Pose a question related to the topic]
  • Guest Response 1: [Allow the guest to share their insights or experiences]
  • Follow-up Questions: [Ask additional questions to explore different angles]
  • Guest Response 2: [Continue the conversation based on the guest’s response]
  • Repeat the structure for subsequent questions and responses

Additional Segments (Optional):

  • Include any additional segments like audience questions, rapid-fire round, or fun games
  • Customize this section based on the specific format and style of your podcast


  • Express gratitude to the guest for their valuable input and participation
  • Recap the key takeaways or highlights from the conversation
  • Promote upcoming episodes, events, or initiatives
  • Thank the listeners for tuning in and encourage them to subscribe, leave reviews, or share the podcast

[Closing Music/Outro]

Podcast Sponsored Message Script Template

[Opening Transition/Music] Host: “Now, let’s take a moment to thank our amazing sponsor.”

[Sponsored Message] Host: “This episode is made possible by our awesome friends at [Sponsor Name]. They’re all about [include key information about the sponsor in a conversational tone].”

Why We Love Them:

  • Share your genuine excitement and enthusiasm for the sponsor’s product or service
  • Explain why you personally believe in what they offer and how it can benefit the listeners

Try It Out:

  • Encourage listeners to give the sponsor’s offering a try
  • Mention any special deals, discounts, or free trials they can take advantage of

How They Make a Difference:

  • Highlight the positive impact the sponsor’s product or service can have on people’s lives
  • Share a short anecdote or example of how it has made a difference for you or someone else

Supporting Our Podcast:

  • Express gratitude to the sponsor for their support and making the podcast possible
  • Thank the listeners for considering the sponsor’s products or services and supporting the show

[Closing Transition/Music]

How To Use ChatGPT To Write A Podcast Script

If you’re struggling to write a podcast script, ChatGPT can make your job easier by giving you excellent first drafts. Its scripts aren’t perfect, but they give you a great starting point. You can customize its scripts or use them as inspiration to come up with an entirely new script for your podcast.

Here’s how you can use ChatGPT to create podcast scripts.

Step 1: Go to the ChatGPT website and log in to your account.

Step 2: Use the following prompt “I want you to be a podcast script writer for my next podcast episode.”

ChatGPT answer: I'd be happy to assist you as a podcast script writer. Asks for info about the topic and ideas and points

Step 3: Now tell ChatGPT a bit about your guest and ask for an introduction template. Let’s say our guest is Tom Cruise. ChatGPT will provide information on how I should introduce him.

Step 4: Give ChatGPT additional information about your guest to get better interview questions.

ChatGPT conversation about Tom Cruise

Step 5: Copy/paste any published articles or information about your guest (including recent news) in ChatGPT one by one and ask it to suggest interview questions for your podcast.

Wikipedia, your guest’s website, and Google News are excellent sources for such information.

ChatGPT response after you provided information about Tom Cruise

Step 6: Once you provide all the necessary information, ask ChatGPT to give you 20 interview questions using the data you’ve provided.

ChatGBT screenshot of a list of 8 questions to ask Tom Cruise

Here’s the final interview script I got from ChatGPT based on all the data I gave it.

[Intro Music]

Host: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another exciting episode of “Behind the Scenes.” I’m your host [Your Name], and today we have a very special guest joining us – the legendary actor, Tom Cruise! Tom, welcome to the show!

Tom Cruise: Thank you, [Your Name], great to be here!

Host: Tom, your career in Hollywood has been nothing short of remarkable. Looking back, what was the most defining moment that shaped your decision to pursue acting as a profession?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Your dedication to your craft is truly admirable, and it shows in the diverse roles you’ve taken on. Can you share a bit about your approach to character preparation and how you ensure each performance feels unique?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Throughout your career, you’ve had the opportunity to work with some legendary actors. Is there a particular co-star or director who had a profound impact on your growth as an actor?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Speaking of collaborations, your recent film “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” was a major success both critically and commercially. What was it like working on such an intense and action-packed project?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: You’ve been known for doing many of your own stunts in the “Mission: Impossible” series. Can you tell us about the most challenging stunt you’ve performed and the satisfaction you derive from pushing yourself physically?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Over the years, you’ve become synonymous with the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. How do you approach keeping the series fresh and exciting for both yourself and the audience?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Transitioning to a slightly different topic, your involvement with the Church of Scientology has often been a subject of discussion. How do you handle public scrutiny regarding your personal beliefs and stay focused on your career?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Let’s shift gears and talk about your recent film, “Top Gun: Maverick.” What motivated you to revisit the iconic character of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell after all these years?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: “Top Gun: Maverick” also reunites you with Val Kilmer. Can you share any memorable experiences from working together again and how your dynamic has evolved since the original “Top Gun”?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Your performances have garnered numerous accolades and critical acclaim. Is there a role or film that you feel didn’t receive the recognition it deserved?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Looking forward, are there any particular genres or types of characters you haven’t explored yet but would love to take on in the future?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: The film industry has undergone significant changes in recent years, particularly with the rise of streaming platforms. How do you see this affecting the future of filmmaking, and how do you adapt to these evolving trends?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: As an actor and producer, you’ve been involved in the development of many successful films. How do you balance your creative instincts with commercial considerations when choosing projects?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Your philanthropic efforts, such as your involvement with children’s hospitals, are highly commendable. Can you tell us about the importance of giving back and the impact it has on both you and the recipients of your support?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: On a lighter note, you’ve been known for your charming and charismatic on-screen presence. How do you maintain that energy and enthusiasm throughout your career?

Tom Cruise: [Response]

Host: Let’s delve into one of your recent projects, “Edge of Tomorrow.” The film received widespread praise for its unique concept. What drew you to the story,

It isn’t perfect, but it can save you hours by suggesting relevant questions and framing them the right way. Plus, notice how it already includes transitions between segments to make your job easier.

You can also use prompts to add sponsored messages to your script and change its tone according to your relationship with the guest.

This is just one podcast script example.

Once you understand the core elements of a script, you can use this approach for any kind of podcast.

Are You Ready To Write Your Next Podcast Script?

As you’ve seen in this post, podcast scripts only provide you with directions to run your podcasts. Unless you’re doing a solo podcast, you won’t need a word-for-word script. But by researching your topic, organizing the key information in an outline, and organizing it in different segments, you can drastically improve your podcast’s quality and information flow, making it much more valuable for your listeners.

And of course, a script is only part of the equation. You’ll want to make sure you have a good podcasting platform to host your podcast on.  As a highly experienced podcast host, make sure to check out my top picks for the best podcast hosting services.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

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Jeff Cobb is an expert in online education and the business of adult lifelong learning. Over the past 20+ years he has built a thriving career based on that expertise – as an entrepreneur, a consultant, an author, and a speaker. Learning Revolution is a place where Jeff curates tips, insights, and resources to help you build a thriving expertise-based business. Learn more about Jeff Cobb here.

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