Podcast Transcript Generator

Easily generate transcripts for every podcast episode you produce and publish with an AI-powered podcast transcript generator. Descript transcribes podcast audio in seconds with time codes, speaker labels, and even chapters.

How to auto-generate podcast transcripts and save hours

Step 1

Upload your podcast episode

In a new Descript project, drag and drop your podcast audio file to upload it. Your podcast can be in any standard audio or video format, like MP3, WAV, or MP4 and you can transcribe multiple files in a single project.

Step 2

Designate speakers and generate transcript

Once your files finish uploading, Descript will prompt you to generate a transcript. You can select how many speakers were in the podcast episode, name and identify their voices, and let Descript’s speaker detective do the work of matching them to the audio.

Step 3

Edit your newly transcribed podcast

With your podcast episode fully transcribed, you’ll likely want to right click and Remove filler words to eliminate filler words like “um”. With Descript, you can remove words from just the transcript or the audio or video itself by simply deleting it in the text editor. When you’re happy with your transcript, go to Publish > Export to download your transcript.

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Podcast Transcript Generator

Easily generate transcripts for every podcast episode you produce and publish with an AI-powered podcast transcript generator. Descript transcribes podcast audio in seconds with time codes, speaker labels, and even chapters.

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How to auto-generate podcast transcripts and save hours
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Step 1
Upload your podcast episode

In a new Descript project, drag and drop your podcast audio file to upload it. Your podcast can be in any standard audio or video format, like MP3, WAV, or MP4 and you can transcribe multiple files in a single project.

Step 2
Designate speakers and generate transcript

Once your files finish uploading, Descript will prompt you to generate a transcript. You can select how many speakers were in the podcast episode, name and identify their voices, and let Descript’s speaker detective do the work of matching them to the audio.

Step 3
Edit your newly transcribed podcast

With your podcast episode fully transcribed, you’ll likely want to right click and Remove filler words to eliminate filler words like “um”. With Descript, you can remove words from just the transcript or the audio or video itself by simply deleting it in the text editor. When you’re happy with your transcript, go to Publish > Export to download your transcript.

Create high-quality podcast transcripts with AI
Up to 95% accurate AI transcription
Thanks to Descript's advanced speech-to-text technology, your podcast episodes will be automatically transcribed within the editor with up to 95% accuracy. The transcription is time-coded and speaker-separated, too, so you can easily edit the text to correct errors. This saves you hours of manual transcription work.
Filler word removal, speaker detection, time codes & more
Descript's AI goes beyond basic speech-to-text, automatically separating speakers and generating timecodes for each bit of dialogue. The transcription engine removes filler words like "um" and "uh" from the text, ensuring your episodes are clean and tight for repurposing. With Descript, podcast transcription is accurate and automated to maximize your time savings.
Repurpose transcripts with AI Actions
The real magic happens after your podcast is transcribed. With just a few clicks, Descript's AI actions can turn your transcript into polished show notes, chapters, social captions, blog posts, and more. Repurpose podcast content into any format you need to maximize its reach. Descript saves creators hours of manual repurposing work with its AI-powered editing tools.
Questions? We have answers
How much audio can I transcribe with Descript for free?

With the free Descript plan, you can transcribe up to 60 minutes of audio per month. Paid plans unlock much higher limits, plus access to premium features like higher-resolution video exports.

How does AI transcription work?

Descript uses advanced speech-to-text algorithms to analyze audio waveforms and identify spoken words, filtering out background noise. The AI separates speakers and adds timestamps, delivering an automated, searchable transcript without any tedious manual work.

What languages can I transcribe in Descript?

Descript currently supports transcription in 23+ languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian. It can understand a variety of accents and speaking styles thanks to continual training of its speech recognition models.

Can Descript turn my podcast transcription into show notes and blog posts?

Yes, Descript has AI-powered actions that can turn a podcast transcript into polished show notes, chapters, captions, and blog posts in just a few clicks. The automation saves creators hours of manual repurposing work.

How can I ensure the most accurate transcription in Descript?

Upload a high-quality recording without background noise using a close microphone for best results. Speak clearly and avoid mumbling. Once the AI draft is complete, You can manually correct any transcription errors. Descript's algorithms will continue learning to improve accuracy.

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