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There are many steps to consider when starting a podcast but which of those are critical, which can wait and what are some of the challenges to getting your first episode published?

Join Ray Ortega, +David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis +Dwaine Stroud +Domingo Rogers and +Low Watt Living Podcast  others to discuss getting a podcast started.

This Round will be live (06/29/16) at 4:30pm PDT, 7:30pm EDT.

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Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 74 - Starting a Podcast
Thu, June 30, 7:30 PM
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I agree with +Fred Castaneda above - considering "why" exactly you want to start a podcast is key. + from a purely technical point of view - long-term RSS Feed integrity is the most important technical factor when starting out (not websites, not email lists, not microphones... RSS Integrity!)
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For most podcasters, recording is what happens with whatever time is left after work and family. This can be a big challenge especially for the long haul. How do you fit podcasting into your life?

Join +Ray Ortega +Daniel J. Lewis +David Jackson  and +Emily Peck Prokop  to discuss balancing the demands of podcasting with all of life's other responsibilities.

This Round will be live (05/26/16) at 4:15pm PDT, 7:15pm EDT.

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Work/Life/Podcast Balance - Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 72
Thu, May 26, 7:15 PM
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Waiting for next round table!
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Podcasting is still young and yet has been, in my opinion, very successful as a medium. But what's left? What can podcasting be doing better to help itself grow? 

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson,+James Gass and +Scott Black to think about things we'd like to see podcasting do in the future. 

This Round will be live (04/28/16) at 4:30pm PDT, 7:30pm EDT.

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What Could Podcasting be Doing Better? - Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 70
Thu, April 28, 7:30 PM
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The mini USB on a #GoPro Hero 3, 3+ & 4 can be used a microphone input using this cable. And it sounds pretty good. Equal to using a lav direct to DSLR which I've shown is very useable. 
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+Shaun Cullen  Cool, let me know how it goes!
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How much preparation do you do before an episode? Some podcasters write out their entire show, some create an outline and some do no prep at all. What works for you and how do you decide how much work you do before you turn on the mic.?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Jay Soderberg, Joe Stuber and others to discuss podcast prep. 

This Round will be live (03/31/16) at 4:30pm PDT, 7:30pm EDT.

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Show Prep - Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 68
Thu, March 31, 7:30 PM
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My prep is always personal and I add my own creativity to create a ROADMAP for my interviewee and myself -- as Ray, Dave and Daniel know, as I have interviewed them during the past 10 years, because we only hit about 40 per cent of the roadmap, and it seldom goes in any structured order (we always take advantage of the spontaneous)
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Do you know how many people listen or watch your podcast? Do you have stats? Are they accurate? Would you know if they weren't? 

Podcast audience measurement can be a tricky thing. Most of us leave that task to our podcast media host or some other third party stat tracking service. But how do they measure stats and who is doing it most accurately? 

Many companies and member groups have been working on podcast audience measurement since podcasts began but not everyone agrees on how this should be done. In other words, not everybody counts downloads the same. 

Join Ray Ortega, +David Jackson   +Daniel J. Lewis  +Rob Greenlee  and +Todd Cochrane  to discuss the past, present and future of stat tracking, who will set the standard and what it all means to the average podcaster. 
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Standardizing Audience Measurement - Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 66
Thu, February 11, 7:30 PM
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+Brandi Young thanks! Glad this help clear up some of the debate. 
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Does your podcast have its own twitter account? Does your show live on its own website or is it part of something larger that you're doing online?

Join Ray Ortega,+David Jackson +Daniel J. Lewis and +Roman Castro to discuss the intersection between podcast and podcaster and how we each distinguish between the two.

This Round will be live (06/09/16) at 4:30pm PDT, 7:30pm EDT.

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Branding Your Podcast - Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 73
Thu, June 9, 7:30 PM
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+Classy Little Podcast had to push back till next week. Just got back in from filming in Boston. Work, not the Roundtable;) Thanks!
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Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, and +Ian Robinson  to discuss the everyday issues that podcast producers face.

This Round will be live (05/12/16) at 4:30pm PDT, 7:30pm EDT.

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Podcasters' Roundtable 71
Thu, May 12, 7:30 PM
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+Patrick Keller thanks Patrick, I usually try to put a link in this chat at the beginning but I was running late. Glad you made it over to the website!
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All podcasters will, at some point, wrestle with the decision to "podfade." Whether it's 7 episodes into your show or 1007, at some point you'll have to consider when to stop podcasting or else time will do it for you;) 

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, Mario Zamarron, and Roberto Suarez to discuss what to consider when it comes to podfading. 

This Round will be live (04/14/16) at 4:30pm PDT, 7:30pm EDT.

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Podfading - Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 69
Thu, April 14, 7:30 PM
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We want you in this record breaking webcast - 30+hrs now with Mike Russell - https://blab.im/mike-russell-uk-podcasters-online-conference-ukpod-2016-wqp6cq
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Just published: How to Set Aperture for DSLR Video. Part 2 of 3 on how to use the Exposure Triangle.
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This really applies to any camera with manual audio control but of course the amount you can push the preamp will vary for each camera even between different Canon cameras. 
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What is your favorite podcasting hack? Have you made your own microphone stand? Found a unique way to record Skype? Use a cool trick to limit reverb?

Join Ray Ortega, Daniel J. Lewis, Dave Jackson, +David .LaFaire +Seth Resler  and others to discuss our favorite tricks for producing a podcast. 

This Round will be live (03/17/16) at 4:30pm PDT, 7:30pm EDT.

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Podcasting Hacks - Podcasters' Roundtable - Round 67
Thu, March 17, 7:30 PM
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I'm a full-time video and audio producer specializing in podcast production. 

I started my own show (Produce Picker Podcast) in 2007 and began a career producing podcasts for a D.C. based non-profit in 2008.

I still produce my own shows, helping new and experienced podcasters start, maintain and grow their own shows.

The Podcaster's Studio, Podcast Quick Tips and Podcasters' Roundtable help people learn more about how-to produce quality audio and video podcasts and gain insights into the issues that affect podcasters. 

I also produce and teach video production specializing in the use of DSLR video cameras.

You can find links to all my work including podcasts, video, and photography at RayOrtega.com.
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As a result of my first podcast, I was a guest on an episode of Emeril Lagasse's show "Emeril Green" in an episode called "Vegging Out."
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