Author: Colin Gray

Blue Yeti Microphone Accessory Guide: How to Upgrade Your Yeti

The Blue Yeti Microphone remains one of the most popular mics out there, and for good reason. Sure, there are better quality microphones out there (check out our best microphones roundup which features the Yeti). They might tote better sound and higher tech specs. But, the thing is, the Blue Yeti wins hands down on ease of use and versatility. The simple plug-and-play USB interface combined with a great in-built stand mean you can be up and running in minutes. Not the hours it takes to hone your usual Condenser mic setup. And the Yeti is no slouch on...

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The Best Podcast Mixers: Pros, Cons & the Ones to Buy

Article Index: Why Get a Mixer? | What to Look For | Budget Mixers | Mid-Level Mixers | Pro Mixers | Recommendations Ok, I’ll get the question out of the way right now: Do you NEED a mixer for podcasting? No, definitely not. Do you WANT a Podcast mixer? Yes, almost certainly. Confused? Well, read on. The Desire to Upgrade It never takes long. It can be mere months into your broadcasting journey before the thought of a mixer starts to play on your mind. You might not even have a reliable audience yet, but you’re getting some great feedback, you’re enjoying the recording, the equipment, the...

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Recording Skype Calls for a Podcast: The Definitive Guide

The world is flat, so we’re told. Flat? I thought we’d figured out it was round quite a few decades ago… Well, I’m assured that this is just a slightly cryptic way of saying, it’s not that big after all. Now, that I can agree with. One of the many reasons that our world is shrinking in relative terms is the proliferation of free, high quality communication systems. There’s no excuse not to stay in touch now! But, not only can we stay in touch, we can collaborate, we can create, we can Podcast! Skype is one such tool,...

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Free-Form Audio Drama with The Family Tree | Podcaster Showcase

In our Podcaster Showcase series, we interview a podcaster who’s finding success with their show. We delve into how they started, how they’ve grown an audience and what they do to get a return on their efforts. The aim is to share experience and learn from anyone that’s making it work! This week, we’re talking to J Adamthwaite and Dave Pickering from The Family Tree. Give us a written trailer for your show. Why should we listen? The Family Tree is a magical realist drama about family, belonging, change and identity. When podcast producer Dave Pickering is approached by...

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Podcasting to Learn More About Yourself: Dave Pickering from Getting Better Acquainted

In our Podcaster Showcase series, we interview a podcaster who’s finding success with their show. We delve into how they started, how they’ve grown an audience and what they do to get a return on their efforts. The aim is to share experience and learn from anyone that’s making it work! This week, we’re talking to Dave Pickering from Getting Better Acquainted. Give us a written trailer for your show. Why should we listen? Join Dave Pickering on his journey to get better acquainted with the people he knows. Part interview show, part oral history project and part autobiography...

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Popup Optin Results & Content Calendar Tools | #009

Welcome back to another episode of The Numbers Game! Last week, our discussions focused around the income here at The Podcast Host, with our story, data and lessons sections. Now, for the second part, it’s the turn of our experiment section and, of course, your homework! In our experiment, we’re continuing to look at popups! We’re looking at the optin rates from having a generic popup on the site Vs. not having one at all…and the figures are pretty interesting! Then, your task. You’ve created a content calendar, but now we want you to do it with a tool...

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CMALive17: A Review & the Big Takeaways

Hey, so I wanted to do a quick review of CMA Live 2017, which I’ve just come back from. Feeling exhausted from it, to be honest because there was so much learning to be done, so much, just, value got from that event. Of course, also catching up with lots of friends, making new friends. Just tonnes of great people, great things to do. I’ll just go through the event. It was just two days, one track, so you didn’t have to choose between the talks, which I love. It always stresses me out when you go to an...

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All About the Money: Income Stats & Diversifying Affiliate Earnings | #008

Hey, welcome back to another episode of The Numbers Game…but this week, there’s a twist. We’ve decided to change things up a bit. Rather than have one long episode (usually around 40-50 minutes), we’re splitting it in two. For Part A, we’ll bring you the story, data and lessons sections. Then, the following week, it’ll be Part B (Episode 9) – the experiments section and your homework! We’re also looking to try and include some listener question at this point too. But, let us know how you feel about it! Whether you like it or dislike it, get in...

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Brett McKay from Art of Manliness on Growing a 1M+ Podcast | Podcraft S8E03

On this episode of Podcraft, I’m talking to Brett McKay, who is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Art of Manliness.  The Art of Manliness is a site I’ve been following for years, and Brett’s turned it into one of the biggest men’s destinations on the web with over 10 million views every month. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS But it’s not just the blog, the brand feels like its everywhere, with a huge podcast – over 300 episodes –  a YouTube channel with close to a million subscribers, published books and a great range...

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A Gazillion (& Growing!) Great Podcasting Resources

The Complete Podcast Pointers List I’m a relentlessly researching geek when it comes to tools, tips, gear and resources. I get unfeasibly excited when I find a little gadget that makes my podcasting life just a little easier, or a checklist that saves me a few minutes every time I record an episode. I swoon just a little bit when I discover a new show about storytelling or a blog about why people get fanatical about this or that. Well, that that is why this epic (and growing more epic by the week…) post exists. I’ve been writing about my favourite...

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