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Hey all--I have a quick tech question. I'm hosting a live recording of my podcast infront of an audience. I'm told the venue has a "Yamaha Stage Pass 300 Model" system. Question: could I just plug my macbook into that system and record the audio via garageband? And if so, what kind of chord would I need? Thank you! 
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Between food, fuel, medicine and commodity shortages, corruption and rampant crime, this one-time middle income country is falling apart.Good Podcast explainer of what's going on
Venezuela is on a rapid and precipitous decline. You might even say, as my guest today Francisco Toro wrote in a recent piece in The Atlantic, that Venezuela is falling apart. Between food, fuel, medicine and commodity shortages, corruption and rampant crime, this one-time middle income country is struggling mightily. There’s an incipient humanitarian crisis and …
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Wanted to pick the brain of this community: what are good examples of "freemium" models for podcasts? I'm trying to think through the implications of offering premium subscriptions to my podcast and would be curious to know of any success stories for this model.  
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Girl on Guy, Ben Greenfield, Adam Carolla, Heather Ordover all are doing Freemiums - they use the libsyn MyLibsyn offering - email me rob at libsyn dot com and I will send you more info.
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I speak with the NYT's UN correspondent Somini Sengupta about her fascinating new book about India's youth bulge. She also tells some harrowing stories from her time covering conflict in West Africa. Good talk! 
Somini Sengupta is the United Nations correspondent for the New York Times. She’s the author of the new book The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young which tells the story of a huge demographic challenge facing India today, where 365 million people are between the ages of 10 and 24. It is …
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The former USAID was just 36 when took the mantle of America's foreign aid organization. He tells some great stories in this podcast episode.  
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Zika could be a massive public health crisis. The American south could get battered. http://www.globaldispatchespodcast.com/the-coming-zika-crisis/ 
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Hi All-Quick tech question: I'm conducting a live taping of my podcast next week - on stage, in front of an audience. First time doing this and don't really know the best way to capture the audio. I figure I'll need three audio inputs: my mic, my guest's mic, and a floating mic to take audience questions. What is the best way to capture this audio as an MP3 so I can post it as a podcast? Thanks!

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Hey Mark! In a lot of these scenarios there will be a PA system so the crowd can hear the Q&A. Often the simplest way to get a recording is to take a feed from the board - it can be less than ideal sometimes (depending on who is operating it!!) but if you have a portable recorder of any type, or a laptop soundcard then this is by far your simplest approach.
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With more people displaced than at any time since Word War Two, the way in which the world deals with crises is broken. Can a UN Conference fix it?
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The underlying assumption of my convo with Secy of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was as interesting as the conversation itself. http://www.globaldispatchespodcast.com/how-tom-vilsack-and-the-us-department-of-agriculture-are-taking-on-climate-change/
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Kevin Rudd is the former prime minister of Australia. And he's on the podcast! http://www.undispatch.com/episode-108-kevin-rudd-the-former-prime-minister-of-australia/
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The longtime +The New York Times South East Asia bureau chief is on the line. He tells an intense story of rescuing a boat full of stranded Rohingya refugees 
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Ashish J. Thakkar was in middle school when he visited his parents in Kigali in April 1994. He barely escaped. Two years later, he started a business that would eventually become the hugely successfully Mara Group. An incredible story--> 
Ashish Thakkar is an African entrepreneur who started his business at the age of 15 having just escaped the Rwanda genocide. That business, the Mara Group, is now a vast enterprise headquartered in Dubai and with operations in 22 African countries. I met Ashish a few weeks ago at a conference in Dubai and learned just …
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