PFD Companion Podcast: S3E12 – Celebrity Bumpers

Chuck is back to give you some tips on one of his favorite podcast features – the celebrity bumper. He’ guide you through

  • Who to ask
  • How to ask, and how to handle rejection
  • What to bring and best practices
  • and lots and LOTS of examples to inspire you.

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PFD Companion Podcast : S3E11 – Understanding Mannerisms, Ticks, and Stammers — When They Work and When They Don’t

Tee comes back for another round of podcasting, this time going into something near and dear to his podcasting heart: Production.

Humans are far from perfect creatures, especially when in front of a camera or on a microphone. So when it comes to trip-up’s in speech, when do you start editing and when do you let the spontaneity happen?

There are three kinds of podcasts:

  • Casual
  • Semi-Formal
  • Formal

And this is why Tee is seen here on stage. It all depends on the podcast. How heavy is your production? Do you want the tone to be conversational? Are you wanting a more polished sound to your podcast? Or is this production a formal presentation where your diction, timing, and delivery need to be completely on point?

There is a time and a place for wearing jeans, and a time and a place to break out the black tie.

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or drop us a voicemail at 703-791-1701. We’d love to hear from you!

PFD Companion Podcast : S3E10 – Can I Use My Current Website for Podcasting? (Voicemail)

Hold on? We got voicemail?

Well, yeah — I mean when we say “Call us at 703-791-1701 and leave us voicemail…” we’re not just whistling “Dixie” for kick and chuckles. No, we have voicemail and our mystery caller from Tallahassee, Florida, asked “If I already have a website, can I use that to podcast with?” 

That’s a mighty good question, and Tee is more than ready to answer it. At a glance there are a few ways to approach it…

  • Create a podcast feed by hand.
  • Look into webhosts featuring one-click install of blog engines.
  • Implementing a turn-key solution, and having your current URL point to the podcast.

That’s the quick answer, but if you want the details, have a listen.

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or drop us a voicemail at 703-791-1701. We’d love to hear from you!

PFD Companion Podcast : S3E09 – Interviews

Tee and Chuck join forces to dig in to some of the finer points of conducting podcast interviews. This episode is full of good tips of what to do, and what NOT to do, from the duo has done many many MANY interviews.

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or drop us a voicemail at 703-791-1701. We’d love to hear from you!

PFD Companion Podcast : S3E08 – Alternate Listening Methods

Once upon a time, listening to and subscribing to podcasts was limited to a nerdy few. With the additional of digital assistants, many application choices on your mobile device, even your home entertainment system – listening to your favorite content has never been easier. See what Tee and Chuck have to say about some of the options they’ve explored.

Interestingly enough, news about Apple’s podcast stats are starting to show up, like this timely article on MacRumors.com

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or drop us a voicemail at 703-791-1701. We’d love to hear from you!

PFD Companion Podcast: S3E07 – What Makes a Podcast a Podcast?

Take a look at that baby-faced podcaster from 2005. That’s Tee Morris, breaking ground and podcasting MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana. This was a time when podcasters were only in the hundreds and all were answering questions like “Do I need an iPod to listen to podcasts?”

Now, here we all are, over a decade later. Has the podcast evolved into something different, or are the basics of podcasting still that which defines a podcast?

After a decade of audio and video editing, and three editions of Podcasting for Dummies, “Old Man Morris” puts his foot down. You want to podcast? Great. Here’s what you need to do in order to podcast. And to keep him on point and grounded on this topic, Pip Ballantine sits in to give her perspective.

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or drop us a voicemail at 703-791-1701. We’d love to hear from you!

PFD Companion Podcast: S3E06 – Dog Days of Podcasting

Chuck talks to his good friend and co-host Kreg Steppe about a challenge he came up with for podcasters – and listeners. It’s called the Dog Days of Podcasting.  Interested in joining? Check out the website or join the Facebook group.

Update: We’re also starting a Dog Days of Advent that runs December 3-24, 2017. It’s not too late to start that podcast!

PFD Companion Podcast: S3E05 – In Studio vs. Remote

OK, you want to start a podcast with multiple guests. Should you only do a podcast if/when everyone can come over your house and gather round the campfire, er, mixer? What are the challenges of that (aside from feeding them for each episode?) How does it work when one or more of your co-hosts and/or guests are several states, or countries away? With a combined experience of about 25 years, Tee and Chuck discuss all of this and more.

PFD Companion Podcast: S3E04 – Microphones (Review & Comparison)

Take a look at the microphone set-up here in Imagine That! Studios — there are two Heil microphones, one from MXL, and one from Shure. Aren’t all mics the same? Not quite. Each microphone has its own method to capture sound, and this episode goes into the nuances between two dynamic models: The Heil PR 781 and the Shure SM7B.

Which one do you think suits Tee best? What do you look for in a microphone? Performance? Durability? Or price? Let us know at 703-791-1701 (voicemail or WhatsApp) or at PFDAuthors@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

Topics discussed in this episode:

And remember — Chuck and Tee are hosting the P.I.Y Workshop in Phoenix, Arizona! Come on out and learn from the guys behind this podcast and the book! Spots are going quickly!

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PFD Companion Podcast: S3E03 – Podcasting in the Studio (Full production)

Chuck guides you through some of the things you can do, the fun you can have, and the quality difference you get with a studio rig. He also dives in to the some of the gotchas from the equipment and the surroundings that can impact your final product. Listen and learn how to get the most out of your studio!

 

 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Intros and clips
  • Mixing live or edit in post
  • Recording with a mixer
  • Studio mics (condensor and dynamic)
  • Other accessories
  • Recording devices
  • Other considerations – ambient noise, line of site, echo

And remember — Chuck and Tee are hosting the P.I.Y Workshop in Phoenix, Arizona! Come on out and learn from the guys behind this podcast and the book! Spots are going quickly!

Remember, you can find the show on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play!
Subscribe, listen, and drop us a review.
Thanks for listening.
Pod On!