Author: Guest Podcaster

Why You Should Be Using Transcriptions for Your Podcast | By Reportex

This post is sponsored by Reportex – a web and app based tool for both transcribing and editing recorded speech, made to simplify work and life for podcasters, journalists and others who work with audio recordings. Here, we asked Reportex why they feel you should be using transcriptions for your podcast. Here are their compelling reasons… Using Transcriptions for Your Podcast As a podcaster, you are naturally dedicated to audio. You love conveying the message with audio, it’s just that simple. Other means of communication, video or text for instance, are firmly placed in the backseat. But there are some...

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How To Deal With Criticism

If you’re behind a microphone, in whatever capacity in whatever particular field of broadcasting, then there are two things you will not be able to escape. The first of these is that your voice will not sound the same when you listen back to your work. This can make you cringe and a little self-conscious. But you’ll get used to it. It’s actually helpful to hear back what you’ve recorded. The other thing you’ll face, is criticism. The Pips Gav from The Pips drops by to talk to us about how to deal with criticism and let it help...

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23 Fiction Podcasts To Tune Into Right Now | By RadioPublic

By Ma’ayan Plaut This post is sponsored by RadioPublic, an easy-to-use free podcast app that makes listening to podcasts simple – on the web, iPhone, and Android. RadioPublic’s mission is to help listeners discover, engage with, and reward podcasters, and their new Paid Listens program emphasises the reward piece of this: podcasters can make money every time their episodes are heard. As RadioPublic specialises in podcast curation – with their dedicated team of Podcast Librarians – we thought it would be a good idea for them to run through some shows they’re currently tuning into. Today, they highlight fiction podcasts,...

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Keyword SEO for Podcasters: How to Help More Listeners Find your Show

If you want to build an audience (and who doesn’t?!) one of the most underrated tools out there is a well crafted page of show notes. It’s there, right on the episode page, that you can include those mythical beasts that are Keywords – the magic ingredient that helps your audience to find you. I know – you’re creating a podcast not a blog. Luckily, these notes don’t need to be long and there’s plenty of tools out there to help you figure out what to write. That’s why, today, we’re going to go deep on how to do...

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Shure’s MOTIV MV88 iOS Microphone Review

The world is progressively going mobile! The freedom to do our best work from wherever is quickly becoming more feasible for people. As such, new tools continue to pop up to allow professionals to do their best work in less traditional ways. Shure is one of those companies giving us new ways to capture sound from anywhere. But can a small mic stuck on the end of your iPhone come close to the quality of the *oh so sexy* Shure SM7B, or can it match the build quality of an indestructible Shure SM58? In short, the question is, does it...

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5 Foolproof Ways to Secure Big Name Guests for Your Podcast

By Jay Connor If you run an interview-based podcast, the single biggest challenge you’ll face is securing guests for your show, especially during its infancy. Since it’s a process that can be equally stressful and arduous, it’s important to be as consistent as you are strategic in how you go about securing your guests. As such, here are 5 foolproof methods to secure the big name guests your audience craves: 1. The Hunt Begins with Your Immediate Network At the outset of your podcast, the prospect of corralling guests can be daunting. However, the first place you should explore...

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From The Studio to The Stage: Taking Your Live Podcast to The Next Level

By Jay Connor On Oscar night, “Moonlight” wasn’t the only big winner. As I bore witness to the cast of “La La Land” fumbling through their ill-fated acceptance speeches for “Best Picture”, from behind my laptop I noticed a pop-up notification for a new email. To my surprise, it was an invitation from South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual conglomerate of music, film, and interactive media festivals and conferences, to fly out to Austin, Texas, and record an episode of our show, The Extraordinary Negroes, in front of a live audience on their newly unveiled Live Podcast Stage. Knowing...

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5 Tips to Hold a Successful Podcast Interview

By Melissa Brinks Interviews are my favorite part of podcasting, but they’re also some of the hardest to organize. Between scheduling issues, hardware malfunctions, and post-production problems, interviews can be a real nightmare for a podcast producer. Organization and preparation are the key to a good interview, but knowing what to organize is the hard part. It’s difficult to imagine every conceivable problem you might have before you hit the record button, but you can eliminate a fair few by planning ahead. Test Your Setup, Then Test It Again One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in recording podcast...

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Five Things to Learn From Your Favorite Podcast (and One to Avoid)

By Melissa Brinks The beauty of podcasting is that, theoretically, anybody can do it. The downside is that the podcasts that inspire us to try our hand at it typically have more staff, better equipment, and more funding than we can hope to achieve at an early stage. When it comes to drawing inspiration from our favorite shows, there’s certain things that can help us shape our own work, without setting ourselves up for failure with unrealistic expectations. With that in mind, here’s a list of five things to take away from your favourite podcast…and one thing to avoid! Do:...

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Getting Kids into Podcasting

By Eileen Anipare The children in Year 5 at St Mark’s Primary School in Mitcham love podcasting! It all started when the school invited an award-winning, non-profit, social enterprise called Enabling Enterprise to visit. The whole school had a week of various projects assigned to appropriate age groups with the aim to equip the children with the skills, experiences and aspirations needed to succeed in life. Year 5 chose podcasting. We downloaded Audacity and used the built-in laptop microphones to record and produce our very first podcast. Catching the ‘Podcasting Bug’ Technically, it left a lot to be desire but...

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