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.
See exactly what to get, how to set it up, and best practices for looking & sounding like a pro in your new podcast studio