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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 😉


#30: Ted Forbes – The Art of Photography Videocast

Posted: August 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: interviews, post production, recording, videocasting | Comments Off on #30: Ted Forbes – The Art of Photography Videocast

Ted ForbesIn today’s show I speak with Ted Forbes, photographer, film maker, teacher and podcaster about his videocast, The Art of Photography. Ted is from Dallas, Texas in the US of A.


#28: Questions and Answers

Posted: June 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: post production, RSS | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

In today’s show I cover questions about:

  • Premium feeds
  • Low levels from a Rhode Procaster
  • Missing artwork

Plus an improptu interview with a proud owner of the Zoom H1.


#27: Enhanced Podcasts

Posted: June 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: post production | Tags: | Comments Off on #27: Enhanced Podcasts

I got a question recently about enhanced podcast – in this short show I give my thoughts on what I believe to be a better, more widely compatible alternative.


#26: Podcasts in education – Jonathan Ahlbrand

Posted: May 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: microphones, post production, recording | Comments Off on #26: Podcasts in education – Jonathan Ahlbrand

Johnathan Ahlbrand

I chatted to Jonathan Ahlbrand who uses podcasts in an education way. Jonathan gives us an insight into Mixcraft, a Windows alternative to Apple’s Garageband and Logic Express. And, true to form, I asked Jonathan all about his latest acquisition – a Blue Yeti microphone.

Other links:


#25: Interview with Daniel Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast

Posted: April 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: interviews, microphones, post production | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on #25: Interview with Daniel Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast

Daniel Lewis

I thoroughly enjoyed my midnight chat with Daniel Lewis. Daniel produces three podcasts, The Audacity to Podcast, Are you just Watching and The Ramen Noodle. Listen out for some great tips on Audacity and podcasting in general.

Daniel’s details:


#24: Interviewing techniques from Alastair McKenzie

Posted: April 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: interviews, microphones, post production, recording | 4 Comments »

Alastair McKenzie

I met Alastair McKenzie at the Travel Bloggers Unite 2011 event in Mancherster a couple of weeks back. Alastair is an x-radio journalist/editor, now turned to the Internet. In this interview he gives us some killer tips on interviewing and post production with particular reference to using atmospheric backgrounds – great stuff!


#22: Ciaran Rogers – Consuming podcasts on Android

Posted: November 16th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: interviews, post production, recording | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Last night I had a chat with Ciaran Rogers who co-hosts the Digital Marketing Podcast. We mention:

  • Marketing your podcast
  • Consuming podcasts in the Android operating system
  • The Blue Mikey
  • Google listen for Android
  • Doubletwist
  • Fine editing in Garageband

#21: Your first Garageband project

Posted: October 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: post production, recording | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on #21: Your first Garageband project

In today’s show I help you to create your first podcast in Garageband on the Mac.

I show you how to record, edit, mix and encode in Garageband, then tag in iTunes.