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How to Transcribe Podcast Episodes (Automatically)

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Luke Seavers
How to Transcribe Podcast Episodes (Automatically)

Turning your podcast episodes into text can be beneficial for many reasons. If you create a transcription of your podcast, it can be used in show notes, social media content, blog posts, and more. Fortunately, thanks to voice detection technology, you don't have to do this manually yourself! So, if you're looking for an easy way to transcribe podcast episodes, look no further!

How to Transcribe Podcast Episodes in Minutes

Duplikit is a content repurposing software for podcasters and other content creators. It's free to get started with Duplikit's Podcast to Blog feature, which automatically generates a transcription of your podcast episode in just minutes! Here's how it works:

Step 1: Upload Your Podcast Audio

Click the Create New button, and either drag in your podcast audio file, or select it from your computer.

Step 2: Generate Your Transcript

The upload and transcription process can take a few minutes to process. (Tip: Be sure and refresh the page if it seems to take some time to buffer.)

Once done, click View to open up your text transcript. You will find that your entire episode has been transcribed automatically and is formatted with paragraph breaks.

Step 3: Clean Up Your Transcript

While we believe you'll find that our transcription technology is very accurate, it is not perfect. Fortunately, we've built Duplikit with some easy tools to help you fix any mistakes in spelling or grammar.

First, we recommend downloading the Grammarly browser extension, which is fully compatible with Duplikit. We love this tool and find that it can really speed up the process of finding potential errors and suggesting fixes to spelling and grammar

Another tool we've build right into Duplikit is a Find & Replace function, located in the left toolbar. This can be incredibly useful for finding niche-specific words and proper nouns that the transcription did not get quite right. Use this to find these words, and replace them with the proper spelling and capitalization.

If you want Duplikit to make these changes automatically the next time you transcribe a podcast episode, you can use the Text Replacement section to save the Find & Replace query for next time. This is essentially like adding that word or proper noun to your personal "dictionary" so that Duplikit can save you time in the future.

The Find & Replace tool can also be useful for filtering out "filler words." You'll find that Duplikit actually does a pretty great job at filtering out common filler words like "um" and "uh." However, for less common filler words that some of use tend to use – such as "like," "basically," "you know," etc. – this tool can help you find them fast. Then simply leave the Replace text box blank, and click the Replace button to eliminate these words from the transcript.

Step 4: Format for Your Blog (optional)

If you decide to format your podcast transcription as a blog post, Duplikit provides some easy tools to help you do that.

You can insert new paragraphs, write additional sections, add numbered lists, include headline tags, and more! In the left column, you can also quickly insert royalty-free images from Unsplash.com.

Step 5: Export Transcription

Once you're satisfied with your text transcript, click the Export tab in the left column. You'll have the option to simply copy your text to the clipboard, or export as HTML. (Hint: If you are wanting to post your text in a Wordpress draft, "Copy to Clipboard" will do the trick!)

Start Now for Free!

Sign-up for Duplikit today, and transcribe your first podcast episode for free. And check out our pricing here if you have more podcast episodes to transcribe!