I’ve been many things in my life.
An academic, a lumberjack, a farmer, a carpenter, a musician - so how did country boy become a Hollywood podcast producer?
Well, let me tell you my story...in narrative podcast format with scripting, music, and sound effects!
Steve shares his story of how he got out of consumer debt and into financial blogging, and why that led to him quitting his own consulting business to pursue podcast production full-time.
We dive deep into how being active in his niche's community has been the key to his success, and why podcast production is his mission.
He’s also leading the charge on the first Podcast Editors Conference coming this Spring, you don’t want to miss this episode!
In the past, recording podcasts remotely has been an over-complicated & anxiety-ridden experience...and that’s putting it politely.
That’s where SquadCast comes in.
We talk about some of the common methods of recording remotely, what the best practices are, and how to avoid some of the common issues like audio drift.
Podcasting is huge, but the budget for a professional setup doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to build a fully-functional podcast studio with less than $500 that you can use for your own show or even rent out to clients to recoup your investment!
First things first, you’re going to need something to talk into and a way to hold it up.
For that I recommend the Audio Technica ATR2100-USB USB/XLR Microphone with Knox Studio Stand and Pop Filter on Amazon
It’s $89 and you get the ATR2100, USB cable, XLR cable, Pop Filter, and Scissor Stand all for less than $100.
There’s many mic/stand bundles floating around the internet and a lot of misinformation around what kinds of microphones are actually good for podcasting (Blue Yetis suck!) so I’ll do a full product review on the ATR2100 in the future but for now here’s the short story of why it’s the best value per dollar microphone in podcasting:
This is incredible because...
In today’s episode: a renegade Roomba terrorizes the studio, we get a visit from a gentle giant (Queenie), and we get down and dirty on the ins-and-outs of podcast monetization.
I’m joined with Colin Thomson, CEO of Kast Media. He shares his story from being the host of a small niche show to founding one of the most influential up and coming networks in the podcast industry.
This conversation is full of actionable tips to help you start making money from your podcast right now. Enjoy!
To headphones, or not to headphones...that is the question...
Here’s 3 reasons why you should at least consider wearing headphones during your podcast.
1 - Technique
This first reason is more for your guests than it is for you, but I’ve seen hosts struggle with this too. Most podcasts are an hour long and so it’s hard to sit still for that long.
A few minutes in, what usually ends up happening is people begin fidgeting around in their chairs or sit back to get comfortable. Next thing you know they’re a foot away from the microphone!
Wearing headphones helps you monitor yourself (or guests!) to gauge whether or not you’re getting too close or too far away from the mic.
2 - Troubleshooting
The last thing you want to do is record a 3hr long podcast extravaganza session only to realize in post-production that you had your desk fan pointed directly into your microphone and there was a really loud buzzing sound you didn’t know about.
Courtland and I talk about how we first started working together, what outsourcing production has done to help him build his business & community, and why consistency is the key to growing your podcast (and not just in the way you’d expect)
Grab your FREE copy of the Podcast Production Blueprint, so you can get a step-by-step checklist of each phase of the podcast production process & learn about the 4 P's of Podcasting:
Preparation, Production, Post-Production, and Promotion
Until next time, happy podcasting! :)