While radio broadcasters are routinely critiqued and coached by their program directors in aircheck sessions, podcasters usually don't have the same opportunity to get feedback from professionals. In this blog series, we invite a panel […]
I had a podcast that I loved creating, but I felt like I needed to quit. Between kids and my regular job, the 10 to 20-hour production time per episode was severely weighing on me. I realized that I needed to study my category and audience to help guide me toward choosing an appropriate [narrative] pattern. By visualizing the data that I collected, I could actually see what was going on at a higher level. I’ve cut my production time in half because now I have clarity around the structure of my story and I’m not stressing about it.
With the abundance of podcasts in the market and no regulation regarding audio deliverables such as the CALM Act regulating volume in the broadcast world, it’s incredibly important to teach those editing podcasts technically correct ways to achieve a better edit so their content is not shadowed by poor audio quality, distracting edits, or inconsistencies in processing and volume.
The number #1 question I receive from my podcasting peers is “What do you use to record an in-person, traveling podcast?” Selecting the right recording equipment is one of the primary challenges faced by new podcasters. For mobile equipment specifically, even experienced podcasters that are considering taking their show on the road face the same issue.