The Podcasters' Survival Guide
"Complete Protection from the Podcasting Gurus." A show all about the creative side of making audio Podcasts.

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In this episode Josh brings on the mighty Ray Ortega [ aka @PodcastHelper ] from The Podcasters' Studio and The Podcasters' Roundtable. We discuss the following (Ray is total champ of a bloke, btw!!)

JOSH & RAY 'RAY': 
• Providing Podcasting advice for the community first, and not to feed some slimy marketing agenda.
• Spend less time developing your audience avatar, and more working on making a great show that people will enjoy listening to.
• Podcast microphone myths and misconceptions.
• Podcast music pacing and encoding.

Say G'day to "The" Dave Jackson here:

• @podcasthelper
• rayortega.com/podcasts/
podcastersstudio.com/

Say Hello (or even G’day) to Josh:

• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston

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In this episode Josh brings on "podcasting teacher, not marketer" David Jackson from the School of Podcasting - we dig into the following:

  • Is Podcasting still a place to voice your honest feelings, thoughts and opinions?
  • Where do actually find your audience? ..and how in practice, does a new Podcaster find people who might want to hear your Pod. 
  • Getting called out by a contemporary online.
  • People freaking out about movements in their podcasting stats.
  • The connections between a history in music and a future in podcasting.

 

Say G'day to "The" Dave Jackson here :D 
twitter.com/DaveJackson
schoolofpodcasting.com/

Say Hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston

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In this episode Josh brings on the mighty Rob Greenlee and the guys go deep on the following:
• Podcasting, just for the fun of it.
• Ignoring bad podcasting advice.
• Radio consultants and their many agendas.
• The usefulness of podcast survey data in May of 2017

We also explore two different ideas that Rob is known for in Podcasting circles:
1) Why Rob is worried that the number of new Podcasters and the number of new Podcasts is outpacing the growth of listenership and audience.
2) What are the reasons that CPM's will most likely fall along with the growth of Dynamic Ad Insertion and Programmatic Ad Buying?

Say Hello to Rob Greenlee:
• @RobGreenlee
rob@spreaker.com

Say Hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston

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In this episode Josh apologises for being a total DB in Ep.16, plus he shares a more positive way to view times where you get behind on your podcast release schedule.

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• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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In this episode Josh takes on the letter F. F-for-Freedom. And he's not talking about some scam internet marketing type freedom, he's talking about creative freedom in the audio space. 

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• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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The Podcasters' Anti-Glossary - E-for-Excessive. In this episode Josh takes us through how-to spot "Clever Spam" in Facebook groups

 

Clue #1: If the user prefaces their question with "I know I could have searched for the answer but I thought I'd ask anyway" or "I know this has been asked before but I wanted to see if things have changed."

Clue #2: If the user comments and sub-comments in group threads aggressively over a short period of time and then is nowhere to be found either for follow-up or to answer criticism of their ideas/comments.

Sub-commenting in bursts is the No.1 way I spot potential Spammers inside the Australian Podcasters' Group on Facebook (which I founded in 2013 and am still an admin for - we try to beat spammers to the punch wherever possible).

 

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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Podcasters' Anti-Glossary - D-for-Disparity.

Today Josh is wondering: Why podcasting Gurus seem to be so Anti-Ads in podcasting, but they're not against producing (and teaching others to produce) programs that are front-to-back marketing devices for themselves and whatever Snake-Oil they happen to be peddling that week.

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

Direct download: TPSguide_014.mp3
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Podcasters' Anti-Glossary - C-for-Criticism.

Today Josh is wondering: Why are we not encouraged to critique or question the podcasting advice we're hearing from many corners of the Radio and Business world?"

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• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

 

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Podcasters' Anti-Glossary - B-for-Bigger.

Today Josh is wondering: Why does Podcasting have to get BIG? And what are the Radio Consultants really getting at when they ask "Why is Podcasting not Bigger?"

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

 

Direct download: TPSguide_012.mp3
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In this episode Josh introduces the PODCASTERS' ANTI-GLOSSARY - todays letter is A for AVATAR

Some reasons discussed in this episode for why it might be time to challenge the Radio-Gurus about the value Audience Avatars in podcasting:

  • If Audience Avatars are so essential, why is radio in a long and eventual decline? 
  • Radio style Audience Avatars may be victimised by Path Dependency. 
  • The evaluation of any show (podcast or radio) using a super defined Avatar(s) is open to both confirmation bias and what Josh refers to as "ex-post facto attribution error."

 

Josh's Alternative to an Audience Avatar - "An obsessive focus on producing the very best show you can, firstly for you the producer, and then for the core group of initial listeners you gain." Forgetting about their age, sex, life stage, income level, etc - and keeping in mind that those things may in fact have no impact on why that person chose to listen to your show! ..maybe your show is just really good, and they enjoy it because they can't help but to enjoy it."

 

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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In this episode Josh announced the winner of our first ever fan competition:

THE WINNER IS DAVE HALDANE - find Dave's show here. itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/fires…d1073508255?mt=2)

Congrats mate :D

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ENTER THE TPSGUIDE.ORG MIC COMPETITION HERE :)

In this episode we look at six ideas for cutting the dollar-costs of Podcasting - either now or into the future: 

  1. Look at the amount of media hosting you're currently paying for - if it's much more than you ever seem to use, then consider downgrading to a lower MB plan.  
  2. Give some thought to cancelling any premium stats packages you're currently paying for, over and above reliable download numbers.  
  3. Don't let the info-gurus convince you that you need a Wordpress site, Premium Themes, .coms. .nets .orgs. infos. .bankruptcies .etc, fancy email providers and myriad other website tools - let you website grow as your show grows.  
  4. Don't move away from free DAW's (like Audacity and GarageBand) until you've plumbed all that they have to offer - YouTube is your friend!  
  5. Don't let the guru's convince you that you're show isn't legit unless you're prepared to pay top dollar for their coaching, consulting and tools - art rarely thrives in the reductionist-mind.
  6. STOP buying new gear until you've really spent time with your current set-up.

 

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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In this episode Josh discusses some essential questions to ask yourself before you launch another Podcast. 

  1. Is there something about your current podcast itself that makes you want to start another show? 
  2. What things would I like to get Right this time around? 
  3. Am I actually OK with the potential of my current show suffering due to my new show? (This extends to current co-hosts, advertisers, etc). 

"Should I start another Podcast? ~ Josh says Hell Yes, if you really want to, then DO IT."

 

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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A question from Dave Haldane (check his show out here on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/fireside/id1073508255?mt=2)

"What do you look for in a Podcast Media Host, and are the paid services really worth it?"

 

What Josh L DOES care about when it comes to Podcast Media Hosting:

  1. RSS Feed Integrity
  2. Australian download speeds, and reliability of delivery into Australia
  3. My host of choice doesn't alter my uploaded file in any way
  4. Quality FAQ's and support, plus the quality of shows the companies employees themselves create. 
  5. A nice embedded audio player is a bonus
  6. The company has a solid financial roadmap

 

WHAT ABOUT MEDIA STATS? As Josh mentions in the episode he believes that super high quality Stats are already on offer from Libsyn, Blubrry, Spreaker and more, and in 2016, are really just the price of getting in the game!

 

What Josh L DOESN'T care so much about when it comes to Podcast Media Hosting:

  1. Hosting company branding in or on the tools provided (RSS Feeds, Audio Players, etc) a good set of tools can in fact send a positive message to your audience that you take yourself and your show's longevity seriously. 
  2. Automatic ID3 tagging of .mp3 files
  3. The specs of the audio player, if the player is too slow to be functional it doesn't really matter how many cool things it can do!

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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Microphone Competition (click here for entry details plus T&C's)

TPSguide.org's Cardinal Sins of Podcasting s01e01 "Don't change the heart of a listener question to suit yourself!" 

In today's episode Josh tackles a listener question from Josh Armour - "What are the Straight-Up-Don'ts of promoting an audio Podcast on Social media?"

Josh L has 3 BIG DON'TS for promoting your show on Social. 

  1. Don't use your personal profiles as a SPAM ENGINE!
  2. Don't start posting in Social groups (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) without first reading the group rules (if the group doesn't have them posted then reach out to the admins to see if the group has rules and/or display some patience and watch the way other group members use the group). 
  3. Don't hi-jack the threads of more popular shows or your direct competition with links to your own episodes or audio samples. 

 

Listen to the Wrestle Radio Australia podcast here. 

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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MICROPHONE COMP :D

In this episode Josh L answers a question from Wrestle Radio Australia host "Josh Armour" - his question was:

"Do you know of any Podcasts/shows that changed their show and lost audience numbers yet became more happy about podcasting?"

  1. The Deadly Arnold (note this Josh L's own show - thanks for the Softball Josh A) :)
  2.  Back to Work - with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin
  3. The Scathing Atheist 

 

Listen to the Wrestle Radio Australia podcast here. 

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

 

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Ask a podcasting Question in audio and go in the running to Win some sweet microphones from JCALdigital.org and The Podcasters' Survival Guide. Click Here :)

In this episode Josh shares his thoughts on a great question that Dave Gertler (@podcastdave on Twitter) asked inside of the Australian Podcasters Facebook Group. 

His Q: "What one tool do you use to make your podcast better?" 

Many members of the group jumped straight on this particular question with answers ranging from Audio Hijack to Beer/Coffee, but what also came up was the Auphonic Desktop App for Mac and Windows. This tool is also Josh's "Favourite and most Important Podcasting Tool" (as of August 2016). 

 

A Few Common Reasons Josh L. (and many others) Love Auphonic. 

  1. The Noise & Hum Reduction tool is so smart it's kinda creepy!
  2. Auphonic is so good at processing entire files (regardless of dynamic range and noise floor) that it can be used both before and after content editing. Josh in fact uses Auphonic to pre-process a lot of his monologue audio segments before he even touches them for editing - which leads to a faster and more enjoyable editing runs, as he doesn't have to focus energy on fixing low end rumbles, soft plosives and inconsistent levels between segments of speech (magic!)
  3. If for some reason you need and/or decide to REC your vocal parts at a slightly lower than suggested level (just say your guest is openly challenging Darth Vader for the Galaxies heaviest breather like Josh himself has been known to do) what Auphonic allows producers to do is to increase spoken word levels without bringing up a whole heap of the noise floor. So you can get louder without bringing up heaps of rubbish sounds at the same time. (the force!)

 

If Sauron was a Podcaster he'd probably say this about Auphonic (translated from the Black Speech or Mordor of course)

"One Tool to Level Them, One Tool to Filter Them, And in the Noise Reduction Bind Them." 

 

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As your host Josh is smack bang in the middle of his very own Podcasters' Survival Story this weekend (trying to rescue a hacked website and WP Podcast RSS Feed) he is offering up some cool prizes for TPSguide listeners - because you're all awesome, and possibly to make himself feel better! SEE BELOW. 

Drawn: Episode 10 of TPSguide

AUS Prize: A used RØDE Procaster (PC) and matching (used) RØDE Shockmount (EC) (Australia only)

O.S. Prize: A new Shure SM58 from Amazon or the best deal provider at the time of the prize draw. 

How-to Enter: Email your Podcasting Question (in audio form only and in .wav or highest quality .mp3 or AAC) to joshuacliston@gmail.com (please note: your question will most likely be used in its raw, or close to it's raw form on future episodes of TPSguide - but there are no promises your audio will be played. You will be entered into the comp regardless of audio playback). 

Email Subject Line: TPSguide Competition Entry

Competition Rules: One entry per Person only regardless of number of questions entered, and please note: the RØDE Procaster comes with no support or product warranty from Josh Liston or the JCALdigital.org team. 

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In this episode Josh (@joshuacliston on Twitter) discusses his experiences as an owner and user of several ATR2100 and AT2005 Podcasting microphones.

Episode Question: "Is the ATR2100 microphone overrated for Podcasting?"
Short Answer: "The microphone is a fantastic sounding microphone for the money, and if you're planning to mostly produce your Podcast in-studio, I can 100% recommend the ATR2100 and also the AT2005 (the at2005 is a more externally robust microphone with the same internal specs as the ATR2100)."

 

Josh brings up a few issues he has with both the ATR2100 and AT2005:
• The USB socket on on both models is a little fragile for use outside of the studio or in handheld situations.
• The monitoring/headphone volume dial on the ATR2100/AT2005 is rubbish!
• The handling noise of the ATR2100 is not up to industry standards (Josh considers the SM58 as the everyman's ind. std. for a handheld microphones).

 

Thought Technology Takeaway: "Always consider the reasons why a particular podcasting "GURU" thinks a certain way about Podcasting - it's rarely because it's the best thing for you and your show!"

 

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston
• Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/399554…-joshua-c-liston

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What the FRAK is the The Podcasters' Survival Guide? ..you might be asking.
Well, in this inaugural episode of the show your host (and resident anti-Guru) Josh Liston lays it all out.

In short, TPSguide is both a Q&A show for content focussed Podcasters, but it's also a reaction to most of the marketeers, coaches, consultants and former-radio "experts" who are trying to extract as much money from Podcasters as they can, as quickly as they can.

Remember: "The only thing the Zombie of a Podcasting Consultant wants more than your brains, is the money in your wallet.." 

 

Get Your Podcasting Question(s) on TPSguide.

• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
• Instagram: instagram.com/joshuacliston
• Facebook: facebook.com/joshuacliston

 

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Thanks for listening to Social Audio Think Tank - it means a lot to us that you have given #SATT portions of your lives in the form of listening to, considering, and even acting upon our ideas, rants, raves and feelings on podcasting. 

Best of luck with your Podcasting, and any other creative endeavour that bought you to our little show, we'd love to hear about what you're up to - contacts are below.

Thanks again, and keep podcasting the good fight.

 

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In this episode Josh L and Josh A from the Australian Podcasters Group on Facebook take on one heck of a BIG Podcasting Question. 

"What is the best thing about being a Podcaster and having your own Podcast?"

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Heil PR40 > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod (Orange premium XLR cables are also in the mix)
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

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Thanks a whole heap for spending some of your time with us, we hope it was fun! 

 

Direct download: SATT_057.mp3
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In Part 1 of this 2 part episode Josh A and Josh L tackle some of the most common questions that get asked in the Australian Podcasters Group on Facebook. 

 

The Questions & The Dribble Parading As Answers.

  1. Levelator vs Auphonic vs Other - what's the best tool out there for getting the volume levels right in your show?
  2. Would you ever go to Podcast Movement in the USA?
  3. What mobile Podcasting rig do your hosts use, and why?
  4. What in studio microphone do your hosts use, and why?

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Heil PR40 > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

Contact #SATT

 

Thanks a whole heap for spending some of your time with us, we hope it was fun! 

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Josh A and Josh L discuss their podcasting experiences from 2015, and share their predictions for podcasting in 2016. 

What gets yapped about:

  • Favourite new Podcast of 2015
  • Best new Podcasting knowledge of 2015
  • Most overlooked Podcast by the media in 2015
  • Favourite Podcasting music moment of 2015
  • Most upsetting Pod-fade of 2015
  • Worst Podcasting idea(s) of 2015
  • Podcasting in 2016 - predictions, bad bad predictions.  

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Heil PR40 > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

Contact #SATT

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Josh L and Josh A talk podcast background noise, bad recording quality, and being a better podcast guest and/or co-host by having superior sound quality. 

Josh L also introduces his new USB interface the Scarlett 2i4 powering his CL-1 Cloudlifter and Heil PR40 Microphone - the results were pretty handy, and Josh A said Josh L sounded great coming through Skype. The Scarlett 2i4 was incredibly easy to set up (on a iMac in this case), has smooth controls, clean gain, and great build quality.

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Heil PR40 > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

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Josh L busts out the Heil PR40 for the first and possibly last time on #SATT (as he was thinking of selling the microphone) but the results were much better than expected. And now that Josh L is 400+ podcast episodes into Podcasting journey, his "improved Podcasting voice" (slightly people slightly) makes the Heil PR40 a different microphone. 

 

How do you think Josh L sounded on the Heil PR40? 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Heil PR40 > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Zoom H5 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

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Josh L tells Josh A about how he traded in his AT2005 microphones for a pair of Shure SM58's for handheld podcast interviews. Below are just some of the reasons the SM58's truned out to be the better microphones for podcast interviews - where the microphones were handheld and/or passed around.

 

The SM58 was simply better for handheld applications. 

  • The SM58 has far less handling-noise than the AT2005 (Josh A says the ATR2100 is also pretty noisey when handled).
  • The SM58 is a tougher build, and is much more likely to take a drop, bump, spill or tug.
  • The SM58 has a much nicer XLR connector and is more resistent to Plosive P's. 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

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Direct download: Handhold-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:32am EDT
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In this episode Josh Liston and Josh Armour discuss how Josh L was lacking information for one of his Podcast topics (the guys refer to that information as Podcast Source Material) and they talk about what he should have done about the lack of source-material. Josh A shares another story about having more than enough raw podcasting information but having certain essential parts of that source-material lacking, and having to run with it (until the last second anyway).  

 

Episode Idea: If your Podcasting plan is to draw the majority of your source-material from existing online outlets, incl. podcasts, articles, blog posts, YouTube videos and more, do take the extra time to make sure the information-well isn't likely to run dry.  

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Google Hangouts > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Google Hangouts > Audition for post-prod. 

 

Contact #SATT

 

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Butts In Seats - Top 20 WCW Themes - The Rip-Offs: http://buttsinseats.libsyn.com/bis-top20-wcw-themes-the-rip-offs

Direct download: ShortFall-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:55am EDT
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In this episode Josh L and Josh A discuss the frustrations they have been having of late around shows they both enjoy that aren't double checking that their .mp3's/episodes are working correctly before promoting/marketing those episodes. 

 

Episode Idea: Make sure the last step in your Podcasting work-flow is to check that your episodes are working correctly - both at source (like Libsyn for example) and in the major apps (like iTunes on the desktop and/or the iTunes Podcasts App for iOS). 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Google Hangouts > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Google Hangouts > Audition for post-prod. 

 

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Direct download: Check-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT
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In this episode Josh A tests out his new Podcast interview rig with Josh L, and the guys highlight the importance of cultivating a reliable Podcaster-Friend or two that you can work with when you need to test out changes to your podcasting equipment and/or workflow. 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Ringr > Audacity and Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100/HTC Smartphone > Audacity/Ringr > Audacoty and Audition for post-prod. 

 

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Direct download: Friend-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT
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Josh Armour from the Wrestle Radio Australia Podcast shares his Podcasting workflow. Incl. his microphone, DAW, post-production, and .mp3 encoding techniques. 

THE Wrestle Radio Australia episode - WRA Join The Force.

To get Josh A's full Step-By-Step Podcasting workflow here: http://socialaudiothinktank.com/workflow2

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

Contact #SATT

 

To subscribe, rate & review the Podcast here: http://socialaudiothinktank.com/itunes 

 

Enjoy all that gooey gooey Podcasting.

Direct download: SATT__Workflow-isode2.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT
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Josh L and Josh A share their final thoughts on the recent updates to the Ringr App for iOS and Android (for June 2015 at least, ha). 

 

What is better in Ringr:

  • The in-call experience was much clearer (higher fidelity), much quiter (less slap-backs, noises, crackles and pops), and more balanced (volume wise)
  • The Android version 5.1 of Ringr now allows for better volume control, and solid interface tweaks.
  • The iOS update featured some nice tweaks to the interface incl. a clearer transition from call to upload sequence. 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Apple Earbuds > iPhone 6+ > Ringr for iOS (from the Corolla)
  • Josh A: HTC earbuds > HTC Desire > Ringr for Android.

 

Contact #SATT

 

Thanks so so much for listening. Now go get after it!

 

 

Direct download: SATT__Ringr-isode3.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:29am EDT
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@SATTpodcast has a unique production workflow. And in this episode of Social Audio Think Tank we take you through a step-by-step guide to how we produce the show currently, and why we believe that if you invest in process and order, you can move beyond production worries and let the content shine! So feel free to cheery-pick what you think will work for your Podcast workflow, and leave out what you think won't - send your questions to the contacts below and enjoy the flow.

OK let's do this. 

 

The Step-by-Step of SATT's podcast production workflow.

 

  1. Josh L (MXL USB.009 mic > REC in Audacity) and Josh A (ATR2100 USB mic > REC in Audacity). We record a Double-Ender in .wav (we aim for a recording level between -20 and -12 in Audacity).
  2. Josh A then uploads his side of our show to wetransfer .com in .wav and Josh L downloads that .wav file within 24hours generally.
  3. Josh L then puts both individual .wavs through the desktop version of the Auphonic App. (See below for the settings Josh L is currently using). We then output to .wav
  4. From Auphonic both processed .wav files go back into Audacity for basic content edits incl. aligning the Double-Ender, removing coughs, sniffles and keyboard strokes, and finally we hard EQ (a bass cut at 180db and below) any Plosives in the file. We then output to .wav as a finished voice edit.
  5. The voice edit .wav then goes into Audition for further post-production - firstly we apply the male-voice DeEsser pre-set (to remove ssSibilant sounds) and then we run a track-wide 80db and below bass cut. (See the exact 20 band Graphic EQ Josh L uses below).
  6. Music is then added to  the fully processed track and then outputted as a .wav file.
  7. That final .wav file is then converted to a 128kbs .mp3 in iTunes, and the iD3 tags (.mp3 meta-data) is added and the .mp3 file is drag and dropped onto the desktop.
  8. The final step in the process is to take the finished .mp3 file and upload it to Libsyn - #SATT uses Libsyn as the shows primary RSS Feed so episode titles and full show-notes and links etc are added to the Libsyn backend.
  9. Once the show is published Josh L listens to the whole show in Castro for iOS, and then checks that the Podcast is syndicating properly to iTunes Podcasts, Overcast, Stitcher and Pocketcasts.
  10. The final step in the process is for Josh L to manually upload the finished .mp3 file to Soundcloud and Spreaker - copy and paste is a savior here for show notes and meta-data. The Soundcloud player for that latest episode is then embeded into the episode post on the #satt wesbite - with the text content of the post coming from Soundcloud also. Note: copy/paste might not be great SEO here, but it's definitely great for JOSH L's Pod-sanity!

 

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Thanks so so much for listening. Now go get after it!

Direct download: SATT__WorkFlow-isode_1.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:22am EDT
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In this episode Josh L and Josh A share some more thoughts on the Podcast recording app Ringr Mobile Website. (Josh L on iOS and Josh A on Android) 

 

What Josh L did in post to the previous episode, and to the episode you're currently listening to:

  1. Opened the interviewer and interviewee files in Audacity and cleaned up some coughs, bumps and sniffles - exported as .wav1
  2. .wav was run through Auphonic for levelling and slight noise reduction - exported as .wav2
  3. .wav2 into Audition for EQ and Desser - exported as .wav3
  4. .wav3 into iTunes for .mp3 encoding
  5. .mp3 into Libsyn Upload.

 

The guys and their happiness with Ringr's App-iness:

  • Q) What was Ringr Mobile like to use? A) The App is generally very easy to use, and once you get your head around the Invite System (as the interviewer) and the Invite Codes (as the interviewee) the rest is butter. 
  • Q) What was the in-call experience like as a user? A) This needs work, as the quality is low and on Josh A's side of the call (the Android side) he found the lack of volume controls to be bothersome. 
  • Q) What is the quality like? IT'S REALLY REALLY GOOD considering how easy Ringr is to use. :)

 

The quality of Ringr's final product:

Overall it sounded great, was super fast to get back to us, was easy to access, and had a great natural vibe (like a phone call with a mate, without the rubbish sound of a traditional phone or mobile call). 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Apple Earbuds > iPhone 6+ > Ringr for iOS (from the Corolla)
  • Josh A: HTC earbuds > HTC Desire > Ringr for Android.

 

Contact #SATT

 

Thanks so so much for listening. Now go get after it!

Direct download: SATT__Ringr-isode_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EDT
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Josh L and Josh A try out the Podcast Recording App "Ringr." This is the first time either of the guys have ever used Ringr, so expect some initial feelings and thoughts - that will most likely change going forward.

 

 

***This post will be updated as time goes by with new thoughts, ideas and information around the Ringr App.***

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: Apple Earbuds > iPhone 6+ > Ringr for iOS.
  • Josh A: HTC earbuds > HTC smartphone > Ringr for Android.

 

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Direct download: SATT__Ringr-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:08am EDT
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Josh L and Josh A chat about the idea of "Goodbye Episodes" and if Podcasters should really say goodbye. Josh L recently finished up his first Podcast DIY Music Movement after 3 years of learning, creating and well yeah, Podcasting.

 

Question of the Episode: "Would you create an official Goodbye Episode for your show, and why would you do it?"

 

Links in this episode:

 

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

Contact #SATT

 

Thanks heaps for listening all. 

 

 

 

Direct download: SATT__Goodbye-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:24am EDT
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In this episode Josh L and Josh A talk about interviewing Australian comedy and TV powerhouse Rove McManus. The guys discuss how Josh A first landed Rove as a premier guest for his Podcast Wrestle Radio AU, how the process worked for getting Rove on the line, and also what they talked about within the interview itself. 

 

Links mentioned in this episode of #SATT 

 

Contact #SATT

 

Thanks for listening peeps, and keep Podcasting. 

Direct download: SATT__Rove-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:29am EDT
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Join Josh L and Josh A as they discuss how the plummeting Aussie Dollar is making Podcasting more and more expensive.

 Episode takeaway: "Have you thought about the costs of your Podcast if there is a negative movement>trend in applicable exchange rates?"

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

Contact #SATT

Direct download: SATT__Exchange-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:46am EDT
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In todays episode Josh and Josh discuss why Podcasts About Podcasting seem to ignore Sports-Podcasters, and do their best to relegate Sports-Podcasting to the content-gutter. 

 

Episode takeaway: "Is what you're hearing the Pod-truth, or is it just a marketing pitch disguised as research driven opinion?"

 

Podcasting gear used in this episode:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

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Direct download: SATT__Sports-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:27am EDT
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In this episode of #satt Josh and Josh discuss thr thoughts, discussions and fears that go along with joining an existing Podcast. As a new co-host of the show, Josh shares how he felt before recording this his first ep of Social Audio Think Tank. 

 

Links mentioned in the show: 

 

Podcasting gear used:

  • Josh L: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod.
  • Josh A: ATR2100 > Audacity/Skype > Audition for post-prod. 

 

Contact #SATT

 

 

Direct download: SATT__Step-in-isode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT
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In this episode Jackson joins Josh (@joshuacliston) for his last episode for a while (or possibly ever), and that is exactly what this episode is about - how to take a long-term break from Podcasting, how that can make a Podcaster feel, and why sometimes it just has to be that way. 

 

Jackson shares his thoughts on:

  • How his new job and his upcoming Art Exhibition have made Podcasting at the hobby level just too hard to commit to (March-July 2015). 
  • How Jackson's new much-shorter commute has made Podcast listening much harder than before, and how even his favourite shows are "suffering."
  • How it feels to be stepping away from something he loves so much, both as a creator and a listener. 
  • What he is going to miss most about Podcasting, and what he isn't going to miss one bit. 
  • What is most special about Podcasting (Josh and Jackson) share this idea.. You need to listen in to hear it ;)

 

Podcasting gear used:

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Audacity/FaceTime > Audition for post-prod.
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Audacity/FaceTime > Audition for post-prod. 

 

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Direct download: SATT__Break-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:48am EDT
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Josh continues his conversation with Adam Ryan (@InAllAirness) from the InAllAirness Podcast, and the guys go even deeper into working with high profile guests, and also guests that might not be all that familiar with Podcasting. 

 

The guys chat about:

  • How does Adam keep his conversations on point without making everything about MJ23 and not about his current guest?
  • What was Adam's early Podcast tech, and how has that changed? 
  • How has the ATR2100 microphone and Zoom H6 digital recorder improved the InAllAirness Podcast?
  • Editing the Podcast for content quality. 

 

The guys used on this episode: 

  • Josh (intro and outro): AT2005 > Zoom H5
  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Audacity (double ender) > Auphonic/Audition
  • Adam: ATR2100 > Zoom H6/Skype > Josh in .wav

 

To contact the show: 

 

To rate, review and share #SATT: http://socialaudiothinktank.com/itunes 

 

Direct download: SATT__InAllAir-isode_II.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT
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Josh chats with Adam Ryan from the InAllAirness Podcast (Josh's favourite Australian sports Podcast). InAllAirness is a Michael Jordan-era NBA History show, and a good one at that. 

 

What the guys discuss in part 1:

  • Why Adam started his show (clue: he started the show he thought was missing from the Podcast world, so instead of just sitting around wishing a Jordan-era NBA show existed - he just went about building one himself). 
  • Adam's intensity in researching his guests, and how that research allows him to flow more freely with his interviews (clue: the more you know about your show guests, the more easily you can go where the interview is taking you). 
  • How Adam first went about getting great guests, and how he found that getting one or two great contacts/guests early on can cascade into more and more unique/exclusive guests. 
  • How Adam is shining a light on the lesser known places in the NBA and world basketball and how that makes his show even more niche, and even BETTER - Josh's words that one ;) 

 

Podcasting gear used in this interview: 

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Skype/Audacity (Double-ender) > Audition for post-prod.
  • Adam: ATR2100 > Skype/Digital Recorder (Double-ender) > Josh > Post-prod.

 

What you will get in part 2 of the interview with Adam (out soon):

  • Adam's thoughts on Podcasting gear, and how he has a second NBA History podcast. 
  • Much more NBA Podcasting good-ness! 

 

Contact #SATT:

  • Josh: @joshuacliston on Tw, Insta and FB. 
  • Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com 
Direct download: SATT__InAllAir-isode_I.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT
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Josh and Jackson talk back-up RECording solutions and how calling someone on your mobile phone can be important in an on-the-fly world. @joshuacliston and @GxJackson give you the Pod-skinny on possible ways to record your show if your computer happens to die in the backside. 

 

The guys share their Podcasting gear and set-ups:

  • JOSH: iPhone > Jackson | Shure SM7B > CL-1 > Mackie 1220i > R-05
  • JACKSON: iPhone > Josh | AT2005 > Zoom H6

 

If you have ever had to come up with a Podcasting rig solution on-the-fly, we'd love to hear about it on Twitter, or email Josh on joshuacliston@gmail.com ;)

 

Thanks heaps for checking out the Pod, now go get after it! 

Direct download: SATT__Fly-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:29am EDT
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Josh and Jackson (@GxJackson) share their thoughts on Podcasting Apps (for listening), and what features would Josh (@joshuacliston) add to make his favourite App-Archetype CASTRO absolutely perfect. ;)

 

Some blabbering blabbers: 

  1. 115db bass cut button (or graphic EQ)
  2. Variable playback speed (slider or digital knob)
  3. A total hours listened counter (like the Audible App has for audio-books) (it would have selectable time ranges day/wk/month/yr/all time)
  4. Badges based on total listening that users can send pics of to show producers ..and show producers can use to promote as "fan contests."
  5. Auto fade-in button: so you can avoid being blown out by really LOUD show-openings

 

What features would you love to see in your DREAM PODCAST APP? Tweet us.

 

Podtastic Technical Tasticness:

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 mic > Audacity (Double-Ender) > Skype 
  • Jackson: AT2005 mic > Audacity (Double-Ender) > Skype

 

Contact the #SATT guys: 

  • Josh: @joshuacliston on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 
  • Jackson: @GxJackson on Twitter. 

 

Thanks so much for listening! now go get after it. 

Direct download: SATT__App-isode_1.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT
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Join Josh and Jackson to hear some ideas for Batch-recording your Podcast, and some tips for things NOT-TO-DO. The guys discuss a few mistakes they've made themselves while REC #SATT. 

 

Episode Topic: "Don't mention things that have happened or were said in past episodes then not release the episodes on that schedule. Also, don't edit those sections you mention out of other episodes of your show."

 

Tips within-isode: "Try to avoid mentioning previously recorded episodes, unless you're 100% sure you and your show will be releasing the episodes in that exact order."

 

Pod-techy tech tech: 

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Audacity (Double-Ender) > Skype
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Audacity (Double Ender) > Skype

 

Contact the guys:

 

Please subscribe, rate and review Social Audio Think Tank in iTunes and Stitcher. Thanks heaps! :D

Direct download: SATT__Batch-isode1.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT
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Josh and Jackson want to say MERRY Xmas to our amazing #SATT listeners. The guys then have a chat about if Christmas episodes (and other holiday episodes) have a place in Podcasting.. and if they do, what type of shows should you be thinking about producing, and maybe some that might not work around holiday time.

 

Thanks everyone, and have a happy and safe Xmas 2014 :)

 

@joshuacliston and @GxJackson  

Email the show: joshuacliston@gmail.com 

Direct download: SATT__Xmas-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT
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Josh and Jackson talk Spotify, and if Podcasting has a place within the Spotify ecosystem.

 

 

The guys also blather on about:

  • Do streaming music users (Paid and/or FREE plan users) actually want or need Podcasting within the same Apps?
  • Is there a strong cross over between Podcast listeners and streaming music users?
  • Is the move towards more and more streaming based content and delivery platforms good or bad for Podcasting? 
  • Is there potential conflicts in Podcastings future re: pre-roll ads being run against baked-in creator driven ads? 
  • Does Spotify actually care about Podcasting, or was their inclusion of Podcasting code in their latest update just a reactionary move to Deezer's acquisition of Stitcher?
  • Is Jackson moved at all by streaming music Apps embracing Podcasting? In short, the answer is NO! ha. 

 

Podcasting equipment used in this Episode:

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Audacity (REC) and Skype > Jackson
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Audacity (REC) and Skype > Josh
  • Post: Audacity (voice edits) > Auphonic (levelling) > Audition (EQ, Desser and .mp3 export)

 

Contact the lads: 

 

Thanks heaps for listening, now go get after it! 

 

 

Direct download: SATT__Spot-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:25am EDT
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Have you ever had a Podcast guest you know has great stories to tell, but just will not tell them? Yep, we all have. Today Josh and Jackson share a few field-tested ideas and tactics for making your guests feel more Pod-comfort, and even a feeling a touch loquacious

 

Tips for gifting some gab: 

  1. DO YOUR RESEARCH! Your guest/guests should never feel like you know 100% of NOTHING about them. 
  2. Set up your expectations as to what you're show is trying to achieve, and in particular the level of detail you would love to capture in the upcoming interview.
  3. Remove any technical hurdle that may impact the guests comfort and/or enjoyment during the interview - we advise taking your guest further into the technical comfort-zone instead of away from it. 
  4. If you're looking for a good way to start off an interview try the following
    • Start with a story you know the guest tells well
    • Incl. a personal note about what the guests work may mean to you (or even someone you know) without sounding like a creepy fan-person!
    • Ask your guest to share something interesting yet easy - like their earliest memory, or what they have been doing in the few hours before your chat (you can always cut these later in the final Podcast version if you feel you need to). 

 

Thanks for listening and sharing the show peeps - now go get after it! 

@joshuacliston and @GxJackson 

Direct download: SATT__Loquac-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 6:28am EDT
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Try not to do the following things, and your show should and will be better.. and you won't annoy current, future, and possible dream guests. Oh yeah, you also will be less likely to make your fans uneasy when listening to your show. 

 

REAL Dont Do's in Podcasting:

  1. Let your guests know that they can repeat themselves if and when they make a mistake, go off-track, cough, splutter, etc, and then not edit the spluttery-coughy-mess out of the Podcasts final edit. 
  2. Don't forget your gear when your Podcasting outside your normal studio, and always make sure you know the limits of not just your primary RECording solution, but also your back-up solution (and YES you probably do need a back-up solution). 

 

Thanks for listening peeps, and keep after it! 

@joshuacliston and @GxJackson 

 

Direct download: SATT__Mistake-isode_I.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
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Josh (@joshuacliston) and Jackson (@Gxjackson) talk about the hype around This American Life's hit Podcast production SERIAL (website), and what does it mean for Podcasting going forward?

 

What the guys talk about in this Ep of #SATT:

  • The amazing hype around the new Storytelling Podcast SERIAL
  • Josh shares his excitement about the show, and its story quality (Josh isn't normally an NPR-esque Podcast fan)
  • Jackson shares what he has heard about the show, and is keen to now listen to the show
  • Question 1: Is the hype around the show good or bad for Podcasting in the short, medium, and long-term?
  • Question 2: If there is a run on sub-SERIAL quality story-Podcasts in 2015 - is there a danger the genre could fizzle out early?

 

These techy gadgets may or may not have been used in this Podcast episode: 

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Heil Boom Arm > iMac > Audacity (double-ender)
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Boom Arm > Mac Book > Audacity (double-ender)
  • Post-production: Audacity for edits > Auphonic desktop app for levelling > Audiiton for EQ and .mp3 encoding

 

Contact the lads:

  • Josh: joshuacliston@gmail.com and @joshuacliston on Twitter, FB & Instagram
  • Jackson: @GxJackson on Twitter

 

Thanks heaps for listening, you rock hard!!! 

Direct download: SATT__NPR-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT
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French music streaming giant Deezer recently acquired cross-platform Podcast and Radio company Stitcher, but what does this mean for Podcasting and spoken word audio? Josh and Jackson discuss this and much more in this episode of Social Audio Think Tank.

 

Talking Deezer w/ two Aussie geezers:   

  • Does Jackson even know what Deezer is? 
  • Josh does know, but has no real idea what it might mean for Podcasting, and Podcasters. 
  • Josh for once is more optimistic than Jackson (the shock, the horror). 
  • Will Deezers global audience bring more NEW FANS to Podcasting? Josh thinks so! 
  • Jackson shares his plans for his OzPodcasts Network. 

 

Ep-Tech: 

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Skype > Double-ender (REC in Audacity)
  • Jackson: AT2005 USB > Skype > Double-ender (REC in Audacity)

 

Pod-tracks: "Warriors" by The Elliotts

 

Contact the guys:

 

Direct download: SATT__Deez-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:37am EDT
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In the Work-isode Josh and Jackson discuss where Podcasting falls in relation to employment, and how-to keep Podcasting (with passion) when your work-life ramps up. Jackson has recently increased his work hours and is not sure how much Podcasting he can realistically do (to a high standard) now that he has much less free time. 

 

The guys also chat about: 

  • How a day job can (and probably should) reduce the financial expectations you place on you podcast. 
  • What Jackson sees happening with his podcast network and podcast directory site @OzPodcasts.
  • Josh shares that he believes that money-driven podcasters may actually be missing out on many of the intrinsic benefits of podcasting. 
  • Jackson explores his evolving mind-set around what Podcasting is to him: Jackson is moving from the podcasting as J.O.B to podcasting as an Incredible Hobby. 

 

The Work-isode Tech:

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > Skype > Call REC for Mac. 
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Skype > Call REC for Mac. 

 

Contacting the lads: 

Direct download: SATT__Work-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:09am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/radio-isodeVI

In this episode Josh and Jackson talk taking an established Podcast to Radio. Jackson is currently in the early stages of taking his podcast "The Forgetting Curve (TFC)" to community radio, and it's been a crazy journey already. 

 

What get's Podcasted (we mean radio-casted) we mean talked about:

  • The process of taking a 10 minute Podcast and turning it in to a 30 minute radio show. 
  • Some of the traps of going live on the radio when you're used to podcasting - for example, pausing and leaving a gap  for editing and then repeating a line in the show. Radio = no editing! Jackson found this out the hard way in his first live TFC radio broadcast. 
  • Why Jackson wanted to expand TFC into community radio - mostly it was the audience potential. 
  • How the show feels different on radio than it does in Podcast form, and to Josh at least, it feels more awesome "not less."

 

Episode Pod-tech:

  • Josh: AT2005 > Heil Boom Arm > Orange XLR > Zoom H6
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Hand-Held > Orange XLR > Zoom H6

 

Podcast tunes: "Warriors" by The Elliotts

 

Pod-contacts:  

Direct download: SATT__Radio-isode_VI.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 4:01am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/group-isode 

In the Group-isode Josh and Jackson talk about the value of online groups for Podcasters, and how they help in creating even better Podcasts. The guys also discuss some good and not-so-good group behaviour for interacting in groups, plus how-to get a little more out of a group as both a group-founder, and a group user. 

 

Pontification may or may not have occurred around the following: 

  • How Josh ran into some trouble when he implemented stronger anti-spam rules into his Australian Podcasters Facebook Group. (Trouble being angry members complaining about how hard Josh was making it to SPAM the group, yep, we know).
  • Why Josh and Jackson both believe that more rules, as long as they're clearly stated and immutable in nature, make for the best online groups.  
  • Some validation from a much smarter person than Josh, that he wanted to share but proceeded to forget, so here it is in text just for you "don't be afraid to exclude people ~ Derek Sivers founder of CD Baby"
  • Jackson shares some just some of the reasons that he has stopped using many traditional Podcasting groups online, and how he probably won't pick up the practice again any time soon.  

 

Ep Tech: 

  • Josh: AT2005 > Heil boom arm > Orange XLR > Zoom H6
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Orange XLR > Zoom H6

 

Ep tunes: Warriors by The Elliotts. 

 

Say g'day:

 

Thanks so much for listening and please do share the show with some Podcasting mates, friendsters and family-sters.. yep that one was a real shocker :\ ha. 

 

Direct download: SATT__Group-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:24am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/radio-isodeV

In this extra-isode Jackson speaks with Podcaster, Radio producer and audio storyteller Jess O'Callaghan (@jessocallaghan) from @_allthebest Radio & @Rereaders Podcast. 

 

Jackson and Jess chat about the following:

  • What 'All the Best' radio is, and who it's for. 
  • What 'Rereaders' Podcast is, and who it's for.
  • How Jess's current shows differ in audience, production styles, and origins. With 'All the Best Radio' having it's base well and truly in the community radio world, and Rereaders being more of a traditional Podcast. 
  • Jess chats about how 'All The Best' has a solid home on community radio, and that allows her to leverage creative resources beyond just her own, to produce a truly meaningful audio program. 
  •  Jackson asks the question-of-Pod-questions: "What does Jess enjoy more - Podcasting or Radio" and yes, she loves both :)

 

This episodes gear:

  • Josh (intro) - Heil PR40 > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Zoom H5.
  • Jackson and Jess - Sennheiser MD421's > Scarlett interface > Audacity > Logic Pro (for post).

 

Contact the #SATT guys:

 

Cheers for listening, and keep podding people \m/ 

 

Direct download: SATT__Radio-isode_V.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:33am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/libsyn-isode

In this episode Josh and Jackson discuss 4 Cool Libsyn product features that no one talking about - these are all things that Josh in particular has found really amazing and feels need expanding upon. The guys also share their thoughts on where they think Libsyn might be able to improve their service (just a little bit) to really go from 9/10 to a 10/10.

This episode is not intended to persuade you to switch to using Libsyn, or even to promote Libsyn over other reputable Podcasting media hosting companies: it's only out there to promote some bonus Libsyn features that the guys have found useful day-to-day, and to raise the question of "potential places for improvement." 

 

 

Your hosts talking hosting with zero toasting:  

  • Cool Libsyn feature #1: Updates to your text posts, titles, episode names etc all propogate quickly across all the Apps and locations that Josh uses to check his shows are working. 
  • Cool Libsyn feature #2: Libsyn has decent download speeds most of the time, and episode downloads are reliable and don't bomb-out all that often.
  • Cool Libsyn feature #3: Libsyn have their own Podcast where they tackle questions in an honest and entertaining way, while still providing great and accurate information. (Jackson claims to be responsible for #theFeed Podcast)
  • Cool Libsyn feature #4: Show notes appear more transparently in iTunes/Castro etc - meaning that the show notes look exactly how I want them in all the Apps and locations I look to to check my shows are presenting properly. 

 

Josh's feelings on Libsyn (he gives them a 9/10): Libsyn need to improve their download speeds to be closer to the speeds of ESPN type servers, and Soundcloud in Australia. Otherwise they're totally awesome :)

Jackson's feels on Libsyn (he also gives them 9/10): He loves everything about Libsyn incl. #thefeed Podcast - but feels they may need to refine their marketing message and their SEO to further capture those new Podcasters are still finding Podomatic and Podbean etc before they find Libsyn. 

 

This Ep's tech stuff:

  • Josh: AT2005 > Heil Boom Arm > Orange XLR cable > Zoom H6
  • Jackson: AT2005 > Hand held > Orange XLR cable > Zoom H6

 

Podcast Music: Warriors by The Elliotts

 

Contacting the lads:

 

Direct download: SATT__Libsyn-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:41pm EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/dropbox-isode Listen in to this small-isode all about why using DropBox and RECording your Podcast on Skype (or similar) might not be such a great idea. Josh and Jackson also share some other types of programs and computer based functions that could impact your recording - in particular if you RECord your Pod over Skype or some other similar type of web-based or VOIP based call-in program. 

 

Rig Run-down:

  • Josh: AT2005 > Skype/Audacity > Jackson
  • Jackson: SM58 > Zoom H6/Audacity > Josh

 

Episode tunes: Warriors by The Elliotts from Melbourne. 

 

Contact the guys:

 

Direct download: SATT__DropBox-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:40am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/DoubleEnd-isode

In this episode Josh and Jackson discuss why you might want to consider doing a Double-Ender when RECording Podcasts over Skype. We also talk about the following thangs:

 

  • What a Double-Ender is and how-to perform a basic version using Skype and Audacity.
  • Josh shares a simple little trick for knocking down that Skype Ocean Sound by disabling the "Automatically Adjust Microphone Settings in Skype."
  • Josh and Jackson make a Podcasting mistake by talking about an upcoming episode that has actually already come out in our Podcast feed.

 

The Pod-tech used in this episode:

  • Josh: AT2005 via USB > Skype (for the call) and Audacity (for the REC).
  • Jackson: SM58 via XLR > Zoom H6 > Skype (for the call) and Audacity (for the REC ). 

 

The Pod-music: "Warriors" by The Elliotts (from Melbourne).

 

Contact the guys here:

 

 

 

 

Direct download: SATT__DoubleEnd-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/zoom-isodeH6 In this episode Josh and Jackson both use and live-review the Zoom H6 portable audio recorder. The guys discuss what they like most about the Zoom H6, and what they feel will be useful features going forward for both in-studio and field recordings. 

 

You will most likely hear a little somethin' like this:

  • The technical specs of the Zoom H6.
  • Why Jackson upgraded from the Zoom H4n recorder to its successor the Zoom H6.
  • Josh notices the pre-amps are cleaner on the Zoom H6 than the H4n, and the unit is much more fully featured than his Roland R-05 recorder. The Zoom H6 features multiple XLR/TRS inputs, switchable microphone modules, a deep selection of Phantom power options and encoding options, plus it has a wonderful display for monitoring RECording levels.  
  • Jackson shares his first week with the unit, and his discoveries so far. 
  • Josh's quick run-down on why he feels the AT2005 microphone is actually much better than the ATR2100 from a build quality point of view (they sound the same).
  • Where and when Jackson will be using the H6 in the future, and what gear he is planning on replacing now that he has a new more robust portable audio RECorder.

 

The gear used in this episode:

  • Josh: AT2005 mic > Heil boom arm > Orange premium XLR cable > Zoom H6
  • Jackson: Hand held AT2005 > Orange premium XLR cable > Zoom H6

 

The tunes is your ear-balls: Warriors by The Elliotts.

 

Contacting the #SATT guys:

 

Cheers and keep after it :)

 

Direct download: SATT__Zoom-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:27am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/hookturn-isode In this bonus episode of #SATT Jackson speaks with the guys from Hookturn Media - a Melbourne based Podcasting and design company. Josh and Ross from @Hookturnmedia take us through their respective pasts in broadcasting, their desire from an editorial voice in their shows, and their feelings about Podcast monetisation. 

 

This kinda stuff was flying about: 

  • Josh's past Podcasting adventures and the gruelling schedule a weekly show can present - Josh did a weekly show for 8+years and said it was tough at times to keep fronting up and producing at that level.
  • Ross and Josh's feelings that Seasonal Podcast release schedules and/or bi-weekly release schedules might be more than enough for the serious hobbyist and/or pure hobbyist - Avoid That POD-burnout People
  • Jackson shares some thoughts around radio syndication for Podcasting, and proposes a possible new monetisation model for serious hobbyists and professional Podcasters alike.
  • Ross and Josh share their own thoughts on Podcast advertising, and Podcast monetisation, and whether the non-US Podcast market is large enough and engaged enough, to support an advertising model. 

 

Contact SATT and Hookturn:

 

Tech used in this Ep:

  • Zoom H6 
  • SM58's handheld 

 

Music by "The Elliotts" and their track Warriors.

Thanks for listening to Social Audio Think Tank (#SATT) :)

 

Direct download: SATT__Hookturn-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:59am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/technoram-isode Jackson takes through 3 BIG takeaways from his recent trip to The Technorama Community Radio Conference held in Melbourne, Australia. Jackson mentions that some of his sessions were incredibly technical and radio-centric, but much of the more App-centric and Content-centric sessions can be applied to Podcasting, and that's exciting for all of us.

 

What the lads throw about (with their man-voices):

  • Jackson goes a little giddy over the new Auria App from WaveMachineLabs (click here to see the Auria App)
  • Clocks, and if they have a solid place in Podcasting like they do in community radio/commercial radio. Josh shares his thoughts (which is Clocks are suckie for the Pod) but Jackson talks him around a little on the idea. The guys then discuss Podcast length and the benefits of sticking to your own rough time limits. 
  • Meeting other community radio techy-peeps made Jackson feel much less alone in his solo-role at Southern FM; knowing that other techies out there are facing the same issues, and dealing with the same problems.
  • Josh reminds us all to keep thanking our Podcast co-hosts (it makes for a better Podcasting experience for all involved). 

 

The Techy Techness: 

  • Josh - AT2005 (via USB) > PC Laptop > Skype/Audacity (Double Ender)
  • Jackson - SM58 (via XLR) > Zoom H6 > Skype/Audacity (Double Ender)

 

Episode Tunes:

  • "Warriors" by The Elliotts. 

 

Contact the lads:

 

 

Direct download: SATT__Technoram-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:18am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/promo-isode

In the Promo-isode Josh and Jackson debate the value of Podcast promos, and whether you should be considering running promos for other Podcasts in your show. They guys duke-it-out around what type of promos could work, and what type of promo certainly don't seem to work. The lads then riff on a concept that may end up being used going forward by both of the guys to promote other Podcasts without using tradtional RECorded Podcast Promos. 

 

What we discuss: 

  • Josh defines what he feels is and is not a Podcast promo. He makes the distinction between Podcast promos and network stingers and bumpers. 
  • Jackson enjoys the idea of promos as a network founder, and Josh really doesn't like them.
  • Jackson and Josh find some middle ground around what would "make a great sounding promo." 
  • Jackson shares his thoughts on why some Podcasters and Podcast producers may not see exactly why a network founder/creator (such as Jackson) sees Promos as potentially important and useful. 

 

Good promos seem to have these features:

  • A strong clear voice, and a good even volume.
  • A quality music bed.
  • Tip: Keep it short and speak the words clearly.
  • Tip: Don't just put them up on a promo-swapping site and expect people to play them, go out and introduce yourself to other Podcasters who clearly have an audience that might enjoy your show - meaning don't just SPAM your promo in the direction of any producer that crosses your Pod-path.

 

Tech time: 

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 + MDR 7506's > Skype > Jackson > Logic Pro (REC)
  • Jackson: AT2020 > Skype/Logic Pro (REC) > Logic Pro (Post)

 

Music in this episode: 

  • "Warriors" by The Elliotts 

 

Contact the guys:

 

Cheers for listening, and keep after it! 

 

Direct download: SATT__Promo-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:38am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/fidel-isode Does audio quality really matter in Podcasting, and how much compression is too much? Join Josh and Jackson as they debate the importance of audio quality Vs content quality - plus the guys share their feelings about using heavy compression in your Podcast episodes. 

What the guys speak of:

  1. Is audio quality or content quality the most important thing to a great Podcast?
  2. When a popular Podcast gets it wrong, what does that prove?
  3. Josh shares his feelings on heavy multi-band compression, and the fatigue it causes him.
  4. Jackson shares some thoughts on how he may have been too reliant on compression and many other post-production techniques in past Podcasts.
  5. How Josh's voice and the Sennheiser MD421 went to war with each other, and how Jackson was left to clean up the mess.

 

Tech used in this episode:

  • Josh: MXL USB.009 > iMac > Skype > Jackson > Logic
  • Jackson: AT2020 > Macbook > Skype > Logic

 

Music in this episode:

  • "Warriors" by The Elliotts

 

To support the network and say g'day:

Direct download: Fidel-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 4:16am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/radio-isode

Jackson is joined by Radio presenter, Podcaster, and public broadcaster Philippe Perez. The guys talk about Philippe's history in Australian community radio, and the his feelings around the current state of Podcasting and radio. Philippe talks about his transition from Sydney to Melbourne based community radio, his work with public broadcaster SBS, and his own Podcast/Podcasts. 

The guys also discuss the following: 

  • Is "Welcome to Night Vale" a throw-back to an old-school radio drama?
  • Is community radio broader than Podcasting?
  • The art of radio, and the art of Podcasting.
  • The purpose and structure of SBS Vs those same elements at community radio and Podcasting.
  • How would Podcasting be impacted by movements in community radio.
  • Niched down, and regionalized (localized) Podcasts.
  • Does a really regionalized Podcast make you feel alienated? 
  • Is there a cross-over between Philippe's current adventures in public broadcasting, community radio, and Podcasting.
  • Radio documentary Podcasts incl. All The Best. 
  • Does Phillpe like Podcasting, Broadcasting, or Radio the best? ;)

Two minutes of tech:

  • Intro: Røde ProCaster > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Yamaha MG102c > Roland R-05
  • Interview: Sennheiser MD421's > M-audio Fast Track Pro > Logic Pro
  • Outro: Heil PR40 > CL-1 Cloudlifter > Yamaha MG102c > Roland R-05

This episodes music: 

  • Main theme: "The Warriors" by The Elliotts
  • Section break: "End of the World" by Bella Maris

Say g'day here:

Support the show and the OzPodcasts Network on Patreon: http://patreon.com/ozpodcasts 

 

Direct download: Radio-isode_Part_IV.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:46am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/iseo-isode 

In this episode we take a look at iSEO (or iTunes Search Engine Optimization), and our thoughts on non-business related shows modelling their iSEO on business shows.

Josh has recently changed the name of one of his shows from "Braver By The Day: A Podcast about habit change, persistence, and grit." to "Braver By The Day with Joshua C Liston" and he feels that even if his keyword related downloads/streams/etc fall, his current and future audience may appreciate the less "desperate - me me me" show title, haha. 

So, if you have a new Podcast coming out soon, a second/third/fourth Podcast about to launch, or you simply want to change up your shows titles and show meta-data you might find todays episode helpful.

We take a look at what we feel works with:

  • iSEO for show titles, sub-titles, author fields, and episode titles
  • Which shows have good amounts of keywords (searchable words) in their show titles, and where we think non-business Podcasts might be going wrong
  • Podcast taglines Vs Keyword over-Loading ;)
  • iTunes sub-titles and DO THEY MATTER?
  • Does keyword loading your show title and author fields lock you in to more narrow range of subject matter than you as a producer might ideally want for your Pod? 

Two minutes of tech (via Skype call):

  • Microphone (Josh) - MXL USB.009
  • Microphone (Jackson) - AT2020
  • REC Software - Logic
  • Call via Skype audio

Episode music from:

 

  • Theme song – The Elliotts with their track ‘Warriors’

The SATT guys:

@joshuacliston on Twitter
@OzPodcasts on Twitter

Support the @OzPodcasts Network 

 

 

Direct download: iSEO-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT
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Josh and Jackson discuss when and how to change your show for the better, and when it might be time to put your Podcast to rest. If you have ever wanted to change your show, re-launch your show, or even STOP your show altogether, this episode is for you. 

Get part one of this topic "the implode-isode" here: http://socialaudiothinktank.com/implode-isode 

Explode-isode Topics and Questions:

  • Ways to end your Podcast or audio show - the right way. and some ways the guys have seen it done in the past.
  • Whether or not you should keep a show going just because your audience wants the show to continue
  • Is it wrong to keep doing a Podcast if you happen to be over it
  • Do you need a goodbye Podcast episode?
  • Josh and Jackson's take on their own shows and if they will be putting some of their own Podcasts to bed.  

Two minutes of tech (Studio 1, 88.3 Southern FM):
- Microphones – Sennheiser MD421′s
- Desk – Soundcraft EFX12
- Interface – M-Audio Fast Track Pro
- Software REC – Logic Pro for Mac
- Post Production – Logic Pro for Mac

Episode music from:
Theme song – The Elliotts with their track ‘Warriors’

The SATT guys:
@joshuacliston on Twitter
@OzPodcasts on Twitter

Direct download: Explode-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:30am EDT
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http://socialaudiothinktank.com/ - Have you ever been faced with truly undesirable Podcasting conditions, and what did you do? Everything from sickness to equipment failure; to echoes and bulldozers can make Podcasting and recording a great sounding Podcast tough. But does it really matter, and what do you do if you just can't avoid the conditions you're faced with as a Podcaster?

What Josh and Jackson talk about:

  1. Josh was faced with illness and a terrible sounding room when REC episodes of his show Braver By The Day Podcast.
  2. Jackson was faced with a live game of tennis while REC an episode of The Forgetting Curve Podcast.
  3. Should you Not Podcast, or should you power through? and aim for a content-first-mindset?
  4. If you're covering an advancing field, you need to always be improving your own production (movies, comics, TV shows, bands etc, they're all improving their own production year-on-year).
  5. Have Josh and Jackson created less-than-desirable conditions for their own Podcasts?

Two minutes of tech (Studio 1, 88.3 Southern FM):
- Microphones – Sennheiser MD421′s
- Desk – Soundcraft EFX12
- Interface – M-Audio Fast Track Pro
- Software REC – Logic Pro for Mac
- Post Production – Logic Pro for Mac

Episode music from:
Theme song – The Elliotts with their track ‘Warriors’

The SATT guys:
@joshuacliston on Twitter
@OzPodcasts on Twitter

Direct download: Implode-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:11am EDT
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Do you enjoy using profanity in your Podcast? Yes? We say good on you! 

In this episode of "Social Audio Think Tank" Josh and Jackson share their thoughts on Profanity in Podcasting. This is one of those sticking points for many Podcasters, and the prevailing advice out there in the Podcasts about Podcasting space is that profanity will most likely limit your potential audience size. The SATT guys don't believe that one bit, and below are some reasons why. 

Note: We're not saying the using Profanity has a place in every show or every genre, or even that it makes a Podcast better: we're just putting it out there, that Podcasters who overly-censor themselves are doing themselves and their fans a disservice. BE YOURSELF!

Profanity definitely has a place in Podcasting:

  1. If you use profanity day-to-day and are likely to use it when meeting people face-to-face, then it might confuse fans and listeners if you had zero profanity in your show. 
  2. If a genre is predicated on outrageous statements and entertainment value (like comedy or Pop Culture) then over-censoring your show may seem a little rubbish to the average fan. (Speak how your audience speaks!)
  3. Is appealing to people that don't enjoy Profanity really that important to your non-business Podcast, compared to being yourself? 
  4. If you're hosting a show that includes guests and co-hosts and you try to censor their speech too much, they might not share it the show with as much enthusiasm. (Keep in mind that when your show is new and you're having regular special guests, that the listeners are most likely fans of the guest, not fans of your show. 
  5.  Be Yourself. Whatever that means to you ;)

Two minutes of tech (Studio 1, 88.3 Southern FM):
- Microphones – Sennheiser MD421′s
- Desk – Soundcraft EFX12
- Interface – M-Audio Fast Track Pro
- Software REC – Logic Pro for Mac
- Post Production – Logic Pro for Mac

Episode music from:
Theme song – The Elliotts with their track ‘Warriors’

The SATT guys:
@joshuacliston on Twitter
@OzPodcasts on Twitter

Direct download: Profan-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:56am EDT
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In this episode Josh and Jackson discuss how a Warhammer Podcast is planning a live event, and how it's likely to kick some butt. 

In the previous episode of Social Audio Think Tank the guys broke down what worked and what didn't work at their most recent live event, and Josh in particular wasn't exactly convinced that Podcasting live events is worth it. Jackson was a little more positive about Live Event Podcasting, and mentioned in passing that some friends of his were planning an exclusive ticketed event for Warhammer fans. This inspired the "Warhamm-isode" and the guys talk about the following:

  1. A super niche subject might be better for a live event
  2. If you want to set a ticker price go high before you go low
  3. If your community is regularly coming together anyway, a live event might be more worthwhile
  4. Josh was most likely wrong about Podcasting live events. 

Two minutes of tech (Studio 1, 88.3 Southern FM):
- Microphones – Sennheiser MD421′s
- Desk – Soundcraft EFX12
- Interface – M-Audio Fast Track Pro
- Software REC – Logic Pro for Mac
- Post Production – Logic Pro for Mac

Episode music from:

Theme song – The Elliotts with their track ‘Warriors’

The SATT guys:

@joshuacliston on Twitter

@OzPodcasts on Twitter

Direct download: Warhammersode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:52am EDT
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Triv-isode: Live Podcasting a trivia night, and our take aways for Podcasters planning an event

Have you ever considered running your own Live Podcasting event? Jackson and I have, and we did twice: the following are some take-aways from our second live Podcasting event. 

What was it? 

- A live trivia night based around Podcast centric topics like: Podcasting, Sport, Pop Culture, and Music.

- The event was ticketed and those tickets were free - we ended up pre-selling 15 tickets.

- The event was awesome really fun, and Jackson and I took turns on hosting rounds.

- Less than 5 people turned up. 

Our takeaways from OzPodcasts Live 2:

- Think long and hard about whether the audience for a Podcast, is going to be interested in actually coming together and hanging out in public.

- Keep the marketing and branding focussed on the Fan Experience and the FUN to be had, not the fact that you (the Podcaster) are REC the event, and using it as content.

- Don't expect that spending money on your event will equal more people, it most likely will just equal 'less money'.

- If your event is ticketed, ensure there is clear value to securing a pre-sale ticket. 

- ASK YOUR AUDIENCE IF THEY EVEN WANT TO A LIVE EVENT! ;)

Two minutes of tech (Studio 1, 88.3 Southern FM - Buzz Cuts are FREE):

- Microphones – Sennheiser MD421′s

- Desk – Soundcraft EFX12

- Interface – M-Audio Fast Track Pro

- Software REC – Logic Pro for Mac

- Post Production – Logic Pro for Mac

Podcast recommendation of the week:

- Crash Course In Awesome (Josh)

- TOFOP/FOFOP (Jackson)

Episode music from:

Theme song - The Elliotts with their track ‘Warriors’

The SATT guys:

@joshuacliston on Twitter

@OzPodcasts on Twitter

Direct download: SATT_Triv-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:46am EDT
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Have you spent some quality time really thinking about your choice of Podcast theme music? It's OK not many Podcasters have! 

In todays episode of "Social Audio Think Tank" Josh and Jackson discuss the whys, hows and who froms of Podcast theme music, and how-to get some good tracks for your show. 

Both Josh and Jackson agree that many Podcasters leave music to the last minute, and end up going with some tried and true vanilla Podcast music, and then never think to change it. But why you ask, would a Podcaster choose theme music that really doesn't represent their own musical tastes?

Here are several reasons (if you can call them that) that producers choose the music they do:

  1. The music is really really cheap (or FREE)
  2. The music sounds a lot like the music in similar shows
  3. The producer doesn't want to offend anyone (EVER!!!), and
  4. They simply got locked in with a theme song early on, and never think to change it to something more in-line with what they personally love 

Some places to get AWESOME music (please choose what's in your heart, not what's in your borrowed-from-some-other-Podcasters-brain !!!):

  1. Ask any musically talented friends, family or extended family to produce something for you
  2. Go to PremiumBeat.com
  3. Ask around your local community/college or public radio station for the names and numbers of marketing savvy and musically talented acts that might want some extra exposure 
  4. Check out Music X-Ray

Two minutes of tech (Studio 1, 88.3 Southern FM - Buzz Cuts are FREE):

- Microphones – Sennheiser MD421′s

- Desk – Soundcraft EFX12

- Interface – M-Audio Fast Track Pro

- Software REC – Logic Pro for Mac

- Post Production – Logic Pro for Mac

Episode music from:

Theme song - The Elliotts with their track ‘Warriors’

The SATT blokes:

@joshuacliston on Twitter

@OzPodcasts on Twitter

Direct download: Musicol-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:28am EDT
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Postcode-isode: Stop cutting yourself out of your Podcast or radio show - less vanilla Pods

In this episode of the show we're talking about ethnography, geography, and history, and how we think you should be doing the same. Essentially this is our reaction to much of the advice out there in the Podcasts about Podcasting space, suggesting that you shouldn't speak about specific geographical or historical information, and you should try and keep your Podcast as international friendly as possible.

Josh and Jackson have slightly different thoughts on the subject, but in the end they both agree that you shouldn't cut out the things that make you who you are, and if you want to incl. geographical or historical information from your country, DO IT! Just endeavour to explain why those things are relevant and why those places, events and experiences impact the subject at hand. 

As Australian's who listen to loads of shows from North America and the UK, we feel it would be awful to hear those shows try too hard to become the international call sign for "vanilla Pods". ;)

Two minutes of tech:

  1. Mics - Sennheiser MD421's
  2. Desk - Elan Hawk 12
  3. Interface - Scarlett
  4. REC - Audacity for PC
  5. Post-prod - Audacity for PC and Logic

Twitter

@joshuacliston for Josh

@OzPodcasts for Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: SATT-Postcode-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT
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In today's episode we debate the value and application of the Wadsworth Constant as it pertains to Podcasting and Social Audio. As you will find our in the episode itself Josh and Jackson have slightly different feelings about the matter (nothing new there, haha) but firstly we better quickly cover what exactly the Wadsworth Constant is.

According to Urban Dictionary: 

"The Wadsworth Constant is the fundamental idea that the true meaning of a video, conversation, or comment approaches importance after approximately 30% of it has been skipped over.

The place where the Wadsworth Constant has been applied most powerfully is to YouTube videos where both Josh and Jackson agree that the effect definitely has merit. But in the world of Podcasting and Social Audio the guys are less convinced. 

Josh's feelings are pretty simple: "When it comes to Podcasting the Wadsworth Constant is well, ...." 

Jackson's thoughts: are well delivered in his recent article for Podcaster News which you can get here 54 Seconds (The Wadsworth Constant), where Jackson argues that a variation of TWC might fall in the range of 54 seconds. To which Josh lays down a challenge :)

Two minutes of tech (Studio 2, 88.3 Southern FM):

  1. Microphones - Sennheiser MD421's
  2. Desk - Elan Hawk 12
  3. Interface - Scarlett 
  4. Software REC - Audacity for PC
  5. Post Production - Audacity for PC and Logic 

Episode music from:

  1. Theme song - The Elliotts - Warriors
  2. Transitional piece - Bella Maris - End of the World  

@joshuacliston on Twitter 

@OzPodcasts on Twitter

S/O to Podcaster News for putting out some sweet articles of late - check them out here http://podcasternews.com/

 

 

Direct download: Wadsworth-isode.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:50am EDT
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Daniel Olivares talks producing a great radio show, and then making it a sweet Podcast - SATT003

In this episode we're talking taking a radio show and Podcasting that sucker. We also discuss iTunes New and Noteworthy, and using Soundcloud to Social audio distribution.

Josh and Jackson are joined by community radio host and Podcaster Daniel OlivaresDaniel along with his Geeks Interrupted co-hosts produce a weekly radio program here in Melbourne, Australia, and then the boys put the show out as a quality Podcast. Daniel is a super cool guy, and what was really cool about this particular interview was that Dan is definitely as in love with radio as he is with Podcasting, and for Josh at least, this isn't the case. 

What gets spoken of:

  1. Who is Daniel Olivares, and what is Geeks Interrupted?
  2. The process of taking a live radio program, and then Podcasting it via RSS
  3. The ways Podcasting and live radio feel different, and some of the ways it feels that same (the guys from Geeks Interrupted aim to produce the very best radio show they can, and don't worry themselves about Podcasting best-practices while the show is live)
  4. The value of chat room and live Twitter reads for Daniel's live radio show
  5. How the guys avoid letting the chat room derail and/or, take over their show

Two minutes of tech:

Josh and Jackson

  1. Mics - Sennheiser MD421's
  2. Desk - Elan Audio Hawk 12
  3. Interface - Scarlett
  4. REC - Audacity for PC
  5. Post-prod - Logic

3WBC with Daniel

  1. Mics - SM58's with wind screens
  2. Desk - Elan Audio Kestrel
  3. Interface - Moto 4 Pre
  4. REC - Logic
  5. Post-prod - Logic

The weekly discussion (and/or debate):

"Soundcloud for Podcasting; is it decent, what is it best for, and what should we look out for?"

Podcasts of the week:

  1. Josh - In all Airness episode #45
  2. Jackson - The New by Lach Ryan and Simon Godfrey

Links mentioned in this episode:

Geeks Interrupted http://geeksinterrupted.fm

@OzPodcasts on Twitter

@joshuacliston on Twitter  

 

 

Direct download: SATT003.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:39am EDT
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Bonusode: Tales from OzPodcast's live Podcast event - SATT

In this episode Josh and Jackson are talking about their first Podcasting live event, OzPodcast. How the show came together, and how the guys will be looking to change things going forward for future live Audio events. 

What the guys discuss in this episode:

  1. How the idea of a Live Podcast event came about.
  2. How Jackson went about bringing multiple shows and their hosts together on the same Podcasting event.
  3. What the guys will be doing differently next time.

Two minutes of tech:

  1. MicrophonesSennheiser MD421's
  2. Desk - Elan Audio Hawk 12
  3. Interface - Scarlett
  4. Software - Audacity for PC
  5. Post-prod - Logic

The weekly discussion topic (and/or debate):

"Don't give us a bunch of Pretty Link URL extensions for iTunes, as we're not going to search your show that way. Just tell us exactly what to search for! Keywords people! Keywords!"

Podcasts of the week:

  1. Jackson - 99% Invisible - UTBAPH
  2. Josh - Dan Carlin's Hardcore History - Blueprint for Armageddon II

Say g'day to us on twitter: @OzPodcasts for Jackson, and @joshuacliston for Josh.

 

Direct download: SATTbonus1_copy.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 3:46am EDT
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Community radio and Social music sites w/ Forrister Jenot - SATT002

In todays episode Josh and Jackson introduce their first special guest to the show: Forrister Jenot is a long time music writer and Radio presenter in Australia, and he along with Jackson discuss everything from Community Radio to iTunes; Soundcloud to Triple J; and the importance of Social audio sites. 

What the guys chat about in this episode: 

  1. Who is Forrister Jenot, and what does he do?
  2. Forrister's radio shows, and past as a music journalist.
  3. Forrister's business on Social media.
  4. The connection between broadcasting and Social platforms.
  5. How Forrister is using his Social sites to boost his profile and influence.
  6. Forrister's love for Soundcloud, and his on-again/off-again attitude towards to Twitter. 

Two minutes of tech (Studio 2, 88.3 Southern FM):

  1. Microphones - Sennheiser MD421's
  2. Desk - Elan Hawk 12
  3. Interface - Scarlett 
  4. Software REC - Audacity for PC
  5. Post Production - Logic 

The weekly discussion topic (and/or debate):

USB vs Dynamic microphones:"Regardless of what options you go with, try your best to test out as many microphones as you can before you spend hundreds on a mic that might not suit your voice."

~ Josh and Jackson. (Abuse to @joshuacliston & @OzPodcasts)

Podcasts of the week:

  1. Josh - The New Media Show Ep #40 w/ Rick Calvert
  2. Jackson - Welcome to Night Vale Ep #1 

Links mentioned in this episode:

88.3 Southern FM 

Josh on Twitter @joshuacliston

Jackson on Twitter @OzPodcasts

Forrister on Twitter @howieb2009 

Episode music from:

  1. Theme song - The Elliotts - Warriors
  2. Transitional piece - Bella Maris - End of the World  

 

Direct download: 02_SATT002.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:23am EDT
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Social Audio Think Tank - Welcome - SATT001

Welcome to the Social Audio Think Tank, in this episode your co-hosts Joshua Liston (from Braver By The Day), and Jackson Rogers (from OzPodcasts), take you through a quick run down on what exactly the show is, and maybe more importantly, what the show isn't. 

The guys touch on the following:

  1. Social Audio
  2. Podcasting
  3. Community Radio
  4. Creative Podcasting
  5. Audio Production
  6. Two minutes of audio-tech
  7. The audio-sampling problem

Jackson is the technical manager for Southern FM 88.3 in Australia, founder of the OzPodcasts directory, and host of The Forgetting Curve Podcast. @OzPodcasts

Josh is a long time musician and host of multiple Podcasts incl. Braver By The Day, DIY Music Movement, Returning to Study, and 999podcast. @joshuacliston

The guys finish up this first episode by discussing the structure of Social Audio Think Tank going forward, and how that may, and most likely will change. 

Two minutes of tech (Studio 2, 88.3 Southern FM):

  1. Microphones - Sennheiser MD421's
  2. Desk - Elan Audio Hawk 12
  3. Interace - Scarlett 
  4. Software - Audacity for PC

Podcast episodes of the week:

  1. Jackson - How Did This Get Made w/ Deck the Halls.
  2. Joshua - Nerdist w/ Arnold Schwarzenegger 

Links and other stuff:

http://twitter.com/ozpodcasts

http://twitter.com/joshuacliston

http://braverbytheday.com

http://ozpodcasts.com.au 

 

Direct download: SATT001_copy.mp3
Category:Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 1:40am EDT
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