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Jeffrey Powers
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Question of the Day - Early Mornings Most podcasts happen after work - usually around 7-8 PM. But for some people's 8 PM is others 2 PM. +Todd Cochrane is a prime example - Since he is in Hawaii, his show is 11 PM - 2 AM for most us. But he will also be up at 6 AM on a Saturday to do his New Media Show. 

With that said, would you get up early to record - especially those who work regular hours - to get a show out by the evening?  
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Nope. I have listeners in all time zones, so my local time and my time of publication is not relevant. With that said, sometimes I make accommodation for the time zone my guest is in. 
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If you #Podcast  using +SoundCloud you might want to read this. Make sure you have backups of your shows. Freemiums will probably go first. Bankruptcy might save it if the right buyer is interested. 

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/91458
The streaming platform issued a statement after a financial audit
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Question of the Day - Your Limits To keep from getting an "explicit" tag from iTunes, podcasters have to take out things like  "the 7 deadly words" or face losing their feed on iTunes. If you run an explicit #podcast, what boundaries do you not cross? If you run a clean show, would you ever cross it over to the "explicit" range? 
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Be aware that changes at Apple will likely result in some shows not being distributed in some countries if you have the explicit tag in any episode.
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Question of the Day - Bitrate In my latest Podertainment article, I talk a little about bitrate. It got me to thinking what the sweet spot is nowadays for this podcast issue. I mentioned I threw away all my music lower than 128 kbps and only get new stuff at 192 kbps and above.

Even though talk-only podcasts are OK at 64 kbps, People have mentioned to me they rather listen to audio that has better quality. Of course we have the phone LTE limitation - you cannot download anything over 100 MB (used to be 20 when iPhone 1 came out). Some countries might have even more stringent limitations. BTW - 128 kbps for an hour equals 56 MB files.

We also have streaming audio standards of 24-56 kbps. Great for when you want the sound of the AM radio...

So what do you run your shows at and why? If lower thatn 128 kbps, have you thought of bumping it up? 
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Yes, music reviews and maybe movie reviews, audio dramas, and sound yours are best for stereo. 
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Question of the Day - If You Podcast in a Snowstorm... For the last couple weeks people have been talking about this storm of the year for the mid-west. People have been bearing down, but now 3 feet of snow is going to be less than one. To prepare for snow removal, I got all my podcast stuff done yesterday. So today is a free day to catch up on stuff. 

When you have a major storm approaching on the day of your show (rain, snow, etc), do you continue on as normal or do you plan ahead so you can sit back when the storm comes? 
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I just plow forward with the show (and then plow foreward with the snow).
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Issues from Last Week So many of you may know I banned someone from the board. I thought he would be an asset and turned out to cause more issues. I asked him to take time off and he decided to cause further issues, giving me no choice to ban. 

Simply put: He threatened me. It wasn't much of a threat because it was trollish (reporting me to Google, etc). I guess he or someone else did that, because I got a message about it. Luckily I have friends in the right places that can vouch for me. But this board was at risk of being pulled down simply because of what happened. 

Another person blocked me because of the ban (I believe). He is still on the community, but I cannot see his posts.I sent a feedback point to Google asking how I can moderate a board if the member blocks me. Waiting for a response from that. 

Why am I telling you this? Simply because the community almost got pulled down. That really pisses me off. They were ready to take down the whole group because of a couple posts that caused 3 people to leave the community.

With that, I am making you aware. I was called Draconian because of the rules we have to keep this community clean. These are rules I have cleared with this group years ago. 

Nobody gets paid to moderate this board. This is out of pure love for podcasting. I am frustrated and hurt that someone is so self-absorbed they would try to take down the house. 

Please be on guard The best community is one that can be regulated by everyone. If you see something, say something. You can PM me on Google+ or email geekazine at gmail

Thanks to all of you who've made this board what it is. Let's keep this group going for years to come!

And now a mantra.
I'm Sorry I ranted. 
I Love the fact you come to this community and hope you continue to do so
Please forgive me for if I made you feel upset
Thank you. 
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As pointed out, moderation is a thankless job (thank you). It is a great tool, so long as it is done for the right reasons.

I "self banned" myself recently from a couple communities that moderated (or threatened to moderate) for the wrong reasons.

Opinion is one thing, community protection is quite another. I am sure that is not the case here. Keep up the good work.
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Question of the Day  - Old Podcast Gear Some of us have been in it for 10 years. Even 5 years ago the hardware and software was different. Today I was cleaning out my closet and found an Eyeball... A +Blue Microphones Eyeball webcam that is. In an effort to clean, it's heading to Goodwill. I also have a lot of hard drives that need to be sifted through before I take them apart and use for shooting practice. 

I feel like there should be a Gazelle for podcasters. Nonetheless, What do you do with your older, unused podcast gear? 
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I tend to give it away to people starting out. I've always done that with old juggling props, and now I do it with some older podcasting gear.
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Playing with my new #QSC  Touchmix-16, I can create a drum sub fast and easy with compression, gating and some reverb using Scenes. Notice the difference as I run my drums through no Scene, then use the Drum Sub scene to add effects in. 

#geekout

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MALWARE ALERT Not sure if this matters anymore, but there are reports of malware on NMXLive dot com. Some internal links could install software on your computer (if you click on them). 
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I am officially recommending this mixer for the high-end podcaster in 2016. Why? Simply because it has everything a podcaster needs and more. If you were asked to record a 4 person panel for a podcast, if you needed to cover a show like CES or NAB, if you needed to even record a small band - this can do it all and is the size of a laptop. It can also be controlled via smartphone or tablet. I'm planning on replacing my gear this year with this console. Simple as that. #geekout

http://www.geekazine.com/podcast/qsc-touchmix-series-mixers-for-professional-sound/
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+James Parkinson Touch Response has gotten really good in the last couple years. Plus, you probably would be controlling via tablet anyway, and that is where the response will really show through. 
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Did +Google+ just fix the Communities Porn Problem? I was moderating my boards when I noticed the "!" problem was gone. This was the issue where tons of profiles with only an exclamation point for the name. If you looked at the members, you would see either young beautiful girls in questionable poses or a generic blue profile with the "!" for a name. 

Upon further inspection, the "!" profiles were somewhat still there, but many were removed. The remaining ones were scattered throughout the profiles. 

I am guessing Google did a purge and update in the last 24 hours. With that I say "Thank you". My communities try to stay professional and some have been complaining about this. Hopefully this problem will not come back. 
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Man, I hope so.
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When I was out in California, I learned about ZCast. It was billed as the Periscope for podcasts. You set up a time and podcast. I tried a couple but am not sure where the audio files live and if I can download them. What are your thoughts? 

https://zcast.co/zcasts
ZCast - Live. Audio. Groupcasting.
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Isn't a podcast defined by the method of distribution? The ZCast app offers live streaming, so I would not call that a podcast. 
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  • Madison East High
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Geek, Podcast Coach, Speaker, V-Caster, Google Glass Owner and Drummer
Introduction
Podcaster, V-Caster, Podcast Coach, Social Media Creator, Google Glass owner, Drummer.

I create Podacsts and Video podcasts at Geekazine.com. Geek Smack! (thegeeksmack.com), Day in Technology History (Dayintechhistory.com), Special Media Feed (for special events like CES, reviews and interviews) 

iPad365 (www.geekazine.com/ipad365) is an app a day for the next 365 days!

This Week in Google Glass (TWIGG) at www.TWIGG.TV - Learn about Google Glass with myself and Googler Luke Wallace

I am a proud member of the Tech Podcasts network. You can find them at techpodcasts.com

CES LIVE COVERAGE with the TPN CES team! check out tpn.tv for more!

Podcast Coach


I write about how to work your Podcast plan and podcast your passions over at www.howtorecordpodcasts.com. Are you starting a podcast? Let me help!

I am also owner of the Podcasters Community at G+ - the largest community for podcasters on Google. Come on over and talk #Podcast with me and the group!

What is a Social Media Creator?
Do you need to put audio or video on the web? Don't know where to start? Don't know how to do it? ASK ME! I can help you get a media presence online!

Want to Help Write for Geekazine? Build your blogging skills! Contact me here!

Profiles

I constantly try to build my brand while juggling a big schedule. For the most part I am a one man band, with the exception of a few that have joined on to help now and then. You can keep up on what I am doing by Subscribing to Geekazine Email Alerts

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- Technology
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- Technology History: Been cataloging for 5 years
- Over the Top Television
- Video creation over the Internet
- Silly people
- Sillier people
- Just someone you want to say Hi to. 

My Video Gear: I use Sony Handycams for video. I create audio on an Alesis MultiMix 8 and record on my computer using Sony Acid Music Studio, Sony Movie StudioAdobe CS Software and Wirecast Webcasting software

I am a big proponent of cutting the cord (have you done that yet?) I mostly watch shows through my Roku 3 Streaming Player.

During my downtime, I am playing guitar or drums. My band - Trailer Kings - plays on a regular basis during the summer. Otherwise, I'll just be working on my solo acoustic act. 

I have spoke for many events locally and nationally. Most recent was the Power of Google Glass. Another great one was with Mignon Fogarty on Expirable vs. Evergreen content. 

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If you want to say hi, then drop a line here. Thanks!
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www.geekazine.com - Podcaster, Videographer, Musician, Speaker, Interviewer, Lost Soul at Geekazine.
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Podcast Hack: Cheat Sheets Keep Your Show Running Smooth Most podcasters set up a structure to the show and follow that from week to week. H

Why Your Podcast Needs a Desk Lamp
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A desktop lamp adds a lot to anyone's show. Of course it can add a more direct light so you can see things better. If you are reading off a

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Twitter is a free app that lets you connect with people, express yourself, and discover more about all the things you love.See what your fav

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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • St

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I grew up with the gaming consoles. Atari, Activision and Coleco. When I found out that Pitfall was updated for the iPad, I just had to have

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I don't trust hotel alarm clocks. In fact, I unplug the clock and plug my iPhone in the same area. Someone at iLuv must do the same thing, b

Lil’ Wiz: 360 Degree Vibration Sound From Small Device – CES 2012 - Geek...
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360 Degree Sound from a little gadget? That is what the Lil' Wiz does. A small speaker that fills the room. Best part is, you don't have to

One of my favorite spots to get work done. Great food (Sonoma Chicken Sandwich is one of my favs), many choices of coffee and tea. Yola's is also active in Social Media Breakfast, so it's a destination to meet with clients and interact. WiFi is free and a little more secure than the others around Madison. Staff is friendly and will help you if you need it. Walk up and say hi to Lance and Lisa.
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Awesome pizza, and many good extras! If you want a specialty pizza like the Margarita, Chicken Alfredo, etc. They are the place to go. If you order online, the system is a little buggy. I had to restart my pizza order a couple times. There was no way to delete the order otherwise.
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Just was over there. Awesome store, fresh look. If you go to the mall for Apple help, you might be sitting for a while because it's always busy. But by coming over here, you are able to surpass the crowd and get one-on-one support.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Many a Gyro craving was satisfied with Parthenon.
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I enjoy AJ Bombers burgers whenever I can. They have some great twists on the craft of making a hamburger, and their other sandwiches are pretty tasty, too. Need some peanuts? Their bombers can get you a bowlfull in a jiffy. And they're a lot of fun to watch.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Lots of Greasy Fries, peanuts and burgers. That is what Five Guys are all about. If you are hungry, you will get fed. The food is so-so. Not my first choice for where to eat.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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If you are going to the game or just want to hang out on State Street with friends in a business that says "Madison", then State St. Brats is it.
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