PFD Companion Podcast: S3E16 – Listener Feedback – Jake – Remote Rig

Listener/Reader Jake writes in and asks about remote rigs for doing interviews. Tee and Chuck offer a few different suggestions to make remote recording easy and stay on budget.

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PFD Companion Podcast: S3E15 – Analytics

Tee and Chuck discuss podcast analytics. Should you care? Where should you look? Start understanding what the data REALLY means and what can happen if you don’t understand it.

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PFD Companion Podcast: S3E14 – Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!

Tee and Chuck talk about some of the handy hardware and software accessories that can make your podcast sound great and frankly, more fun to produce. They also cover the costs, time, and other caveats involved with adding more weapons to your podcast arsenal.

Items mentioned in this episode:

  • Pop filters and windscreens
  • Headphone amps
  • Mic booms
  • Levelator
  • Sound board apps
  • Gates and compressors

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PFD Companion Podcast: S3E13 – Promos!

Tee and Chuck sit down and talk promos. These are those in-show “advertisements” for other podcasts. We’ll cover them top to bottom including what you should (and should not) include in a promo, where you can find other podcasts, and how to get your promo out there. And of course, we’ve got plenty of examples.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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