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#9: RSS is like popcorn – interview with Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting

Posted: July 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: interviews | 1 Comment »

I was delighted to spend some time yesterday morning talking with Dave Jackson of the School of Podcasting. Dave gave some interesting stories and insights into podcasting:

  • A simple way of explaining what a podcast is;
  • How podcasting can help you get a job;
  • How podcasting doesn’t have to be about making money;
  • How to evaluate the best content for a podcast;
  • What made Dave start podcasting;
  • A simple explanation of RSS using a popcorn analogy;
  • The steps forward for those hesitating with podcasting;
  • Top tips when starting a podcast.

Equipment and software mentioned:

#8: Recording with Audacity

Posted: July 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: recording | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Audacity is a free, open source program that allows you to record, edit, process and mix audio. In today’s show I go over the basics of what it is, how to install the LAME MP3 encoder, how to record, and how to save and export an MP3 file.

#7: Skype recording software

Posted: July 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: creating content | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

After a rough, sleepless, windy night, followed by an afternoon power nap, I discuss the oft-asked topic of recording conversations from Skype. We start the show with a voice question from Kathryn Colas of Simply Hormones – she’s starting the Simply Hormones Podcast.

Software mentioned:

#6: Popping

Posted: July 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: microphones | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

How to stop that annoying popping sound on your spoken audio.

Links to YouTube videos where I review some mics:

You can get pop filters at many electronics and music outlets – for online options look at Dolphin Music (UK), (USA). This pop filter by Rode from Dolphin Music (UK) has a small clamp which should be well suited to the Blue Snowball <— AFFILIATE LINKS 🙂

Photo by respres – respects!

#5: How to talk from the heart

Posted: July 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: creating content | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Podcasting is all about honesty and authenticity. it’s important to be able to speak from the heart. But this is not always as easy as it sounds. Here are 5 easy tips to get you on your way to speaking with conviction, authenticity and passion.

Thanks to for the excellent photo of Mr Luther King.