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#33: Getting Interviews and using Skype Out

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: creating content, interviews, recording | Comments Off on #33: Getting Interviews and using Skype Out

Telephone operators, 1952

Today I answer a listener question about the best way to get interviews PLUS the ins and outs of Skype Out.

Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives


#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.

#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.


#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:


#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.


#14: From a career in insurance to full time podcaster – an interview with Cliff Ravenscraft

Posted: September 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: interviews, microphones, post production, recording | 5 Comments »


In today’s show I chat with Cliff Ravenscraft, of PodcastAnswerMan.com.

Cliff shares his story of how he took a leap of faith and went from a career in insurance to a full time podcaster and then podcasting coach. A great interview and some terrific tips from Cliff.

Also:

Listener Joe Dale pointed me to the Audacity to Podcast show with Daniel Lewis, and The Podcasting Emporium with James Williams and Dave Gray.

Submitting podcasts to the new Blackberry Podcast Catalogue – here is where to go – http://rimpodcast.quickplay.ca/rimpodcasting – you’ll need to sign up first (pretty painless).


#13: Adding music to your podcast

Posted: August 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: post production, recording | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Today I delve into the whole area of tracks in audio podcast production and where to find music.

Some places to find music for your podcast:


#10: Portable recording

Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: recording | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

In today’s show I talk about a few portable audio recorders I’m familiar with. I was introduced to a new web based podcasting platform yesterday – ipadio.com. Only had a quick look but it looks very interesting and I’ll cover it in a later show.

There’s a question from Paul who’s band is Jimmy Yucca and his amazing band, about recording on the iPhone.

iTalk Lite – a nice recording app for the iPhone – http://www.italksync.com

Blue Mikey – an external stereo microphone for the iPhone and iPods – nice review here – http://applereviews.com/blue-mikey-review

iPhone App – Blue FiRe that goes with the Mikey – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blue-fire/id336713577

The Zoom H4n – what you get these days in place of the H4.

A nice page about the new Zoom H1 – http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2053

Thanks to Julia Armstrong for the amusing interview about the Edirol R-09 – she’s at http://www.juliaarmstrong.com