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#32: Jim Harold – The Paranormal Podcast

Posted: September 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: microphones, post production, recording, videocasting | Comments Off on #32: Jim Harold – The Paranormal Podcast

As many of you know – I’m a sucker for the paranormal and conspiracy theories – so it was a tremendous pleasure to have Jim Harold on the show. Jim has a number of podcasts, all based around the paranormal, ghosts, spooky stories and things that go bump in the night:

Jim says that podcasting changed his life. Jim started out in the media side of radio, then discovered podcasting – being inspired by Adam Curry and Leo Laport. Always being passionate about the paranormal, Jim decided to do a show where he interviewed experts in the field (a great strategy). Later, Jim teamed up with Clayton Morris to do the Paranormal Report and Kate Botello (who used to co-host with Leo Laporte on The Screen Savers) on Weird News Radio, his latest show.
In this interview, Jim gives some great insights into the way podcasting can open doors. He also gives us some great podcasting quotes. Jim uses Vodburner to produce his Paranormal Report videocast – this allows you to record two video and two audio streams simultaneously – great fro recording a Skype video interview – check it out.
Jim also has a new book out – Jim Harold’s Campfire – True Ghost Stories.

#31: Dr Chris Smith – The Naked Scientists Podcast

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: creating content, interaction, microphones, post production, videocasting | Comments Off on #31: Dr Chris Smith – The Naked Scientists Podcast

In today’s episode I talked to Dr Chris Smith who has been podcasting since 2001 (predating even the mighty Adam Curry)! Now that’s early. Chris produces and presents the Naked Scientists Podcast – which started as a radio show. Chris tells how he put the show on the Internet for people to download and how the podcast audience exploded in 2005 as iTunes opened its Podcast Directory.

Chris gives some interesting insights into content creation and getting feedback from your listeners – including setting up core samples of your audience as focus groups. He also covers how great content can carry your content even if you’re not a big name brand.

On another note – I’m running the Brighton Marathon in the Spring – please sponsor my Brighton Marathon run for The Martlets Hospice 😉