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The Best Mobile Podcast Setup

I will go toe-to-toe with anyone in defense of what I am about to say: if your goal is to travel as light a possible while still capturing excellent sound regardless of the environment*, there is no better mobile setup than the one I’m about to share with you. None. https://gph.is/2g7bz4F First, an example A few months ago I drove up to Sullivan Maine to interview a fellow creative, her name was/is Kyle Lamont. Kyle lives in an absolutely gorgeous setting but it is very remote, like obnoxiously remote to people who don’t live in places like that all the time. Her back porch is right against the rocky…

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Inviting Celebrity Guests to Your Podcast (Email Template)

Reading email, for busy people, is regarded in the same way everyone on Earth regards ever having to send a fax: whenever you’re doing it, it is both obnoxious and necessary. I’m a busy person, though certainly not on the level of a Hollywood Producer or big corporate CEO, and let me tell you what I do with emails longer than ~200 words which are not from people I know or existing clients… It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I do not have time to get dragged into a 10 minute read and possible subsequent conversation about something that does not provide immediate (or even long-term)…

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10 Tools Every Podcaster Needs

For listeners, podcasts take no time at all — they just hit the play button and enjoy some free entertainment for 45-minutes (on average). It’s effortless. For podcast creators however, its not so easy. Take one of our internal podcasts for example: The Portland Speaks Podcast. Portland Speaks only runs for 30–40 minutes but takes us just under 12-hours to produce, start to finish. That’s, technically, 20% of our available studio hours (which is why we only work on it outside of normal business hours) and entails the following: Meeting prospective interview guests to vet them (1.5hrs) Meeting with vetted interview guests to interview them (1.5hrs) Writing a narrative around…

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The Secret to Choosing A Good Podcast Theme

Next to choosing “the right” podcast name, this is the most frantic concern of new podcasters who seek us out when creating their first podcast. These podcast hopefuls want to make sure that the theme or topic they choose for their podcast is the sort of theme that will be liked by as many people as possible so that their podcast can become popular and make them a lot of money. This is the wrong way to go about choosing a podcast theme and in this article I’m going to share with you what I share with my consulting clients: the secret to choosing a good podcast theme.…

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