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Jeffrey Powers
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General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
QOTD - Where do you Podcast Not all of us have studios that we can go to record a show. For some it's the basement. I remember Ice T talking about how he simply puts his rig up on the kitchen table.

For some podcasters, it's about the open road, so whatever room they are in, they will podcast. I have been known to go outside and record to get some wind noise and birds chirping in the background.

Even +Todd Cochrane has talked about his house rule to be quiet during his shows. I also have an Internet rule so others don't suck up the bandwidth.

So is your ideal podcast location the silent desolation of a basement or extra bedroom, or do you just put the mic on the table and whatever happens - happens?
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Des Walsh's profile photoPaul Carr's profile photo
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Did a Skype interview out of my office this week. not ideal, as I am dependent on WiFi controlled by workplace, but it came out OK. normally, I am completely happy in my basement, with the ceiling joists serving as acoustic baffles.
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Garret Godfrey

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What's your best (or worst) "background noise on your podcast" story? I had a cricket making ALL KINDS of noise last night while I was recording - I'd actually postponed for a day while trying to hunt it down and kill it, but never could find it. It made noise through the whole episode. I suppose I could have tried to relocate to a different part of the house, but I'm not really using a mobile setup. Instead, I addressed its presence right at the top of the episode and hoped it would not make the episode unlistenable. Your story? 
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Garret Godfrey's profile photoJ.D. Sutter's profile photo
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Most of the things that have come up, I was able to catch while recording or in post. So other than the occasional A/C noise (it's too hot in the summer in Phoenix to turn it off) I've thankfully been noise-free in my 9 years of podcasting. Although last month a neighbor with a weed whacker was trying his hardest to change that! 
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James Clausen

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Wow!! Google's podcast implementation is garbage! If it weren't for the direct link that the podcasters put on their web page (DASH 2015), I would never be able to find their show on Google Play. Even This American Life was tragically complicated to find. #poorexecution #notathreattoiTunes
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Angelo Mandato's profile photoDave Visaya's profile photo
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I would have to agree with this.
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Rhoda Sommer

Introduce yourself, your Podcast  - 
 
Following in Matt Young's footsteps because we journeyed to Chicago together for Pm16. I'm from Pittsburgh. I am passionate about relationship survival. My podcast: What Healthy Couples Know that You Don't has 23 episodes. I'm rely excited about acoustic foam tiles & am converting a basement room into my studio 😄
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Will Blackmon

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Does anyone have any (for lack of better wording) objections to using TeamSpeak as a podcasting platform? it would eliminate the need for using software like skype for recording (there's a record function in the TS software) and allow for multiple hosts from different locations.

I'm slowly trying to revive a show that was done via streaming audio, and possibly run live audience/record for podcast use. Any ideas?
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Will Blackmon's profile photoDave Lee's profile photo
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+Will Blackmon​ No formal soundboard that I'm aware of, but there's no reason you can't use a tertiary machine to connect to Mumble and have a soundboard feed into that rather than a microphone.

e: or via a mixer, of course. :-)
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Dr. Myles T. Jones

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I bought the recommended zoom h6 and I am having trouble with the volume. I have a mackie mixer fx16, REV20 mic, compressor limiter Berringer 4600xl, macbook and audacity. My recording on the handheld is of excellent quality; however i can not get the volume up without clipping. I need to know how to raise the volume to the industry recording level. I am at a standstill. Can someone help? I don't want to do a lot of post editing thus the rational behind buying the best equipment I could afford. I also have a Heil Pr40 but I haven't gotten to tweaking that mic with the set up yet. Do I need to ditch it for the Roland RO5 or will it make a difference? Does anyone else have this challenge?
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Dr. Myles T. Jones's profile photoCraig Wealand's profile photo
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Sounds weird to me, 'cos what I record into the H6 is pretty much what I get in Audacity. Try leveling with Auphonic. It might give better results than Levelator: https://auphonic.com/ 
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Jesse Vitelli

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Hey everyone,

My name is Jesse Vitelli and my friends and I have a podcast called Digital Download. It's a podcast about video game news and related topics. If anyone has any thoughts on how we can further grow our audience that would be greatly appreciated! New to this community and already feel so welcomed!
This week we talk about Gambling, Pokemon go, VideoBall, and so much more! Digital Download is back for episode number 6 and we could not be more excited.
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Hans Michaud's profile photoAngelo Mandato's profile photo
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Your site looks good. I see you are using WordPress, are you using PowerPress? If so, I have a few suggests you can do with just a few clicks...

Go to PowerPress Settings  > Website tab, scroll down to the Subscribe tools section and click the link to create a subscribe page. This will then create page to explain to your web visitors how to subscribe to your podcast.

You can also go to your theme's widgets and add the Subscribe to Podcast widget to your sidebar. This corresponds with the subscribe page as well.

Then go to the Destinations tab, and fill out all of the destinations for your podcast. This will grow your subscribe buttons and links found on the subscribe page and subscribe sidebar widget.

Destinations tab is also great because it lists most of the popular podcast directory destinations and allows you to keep track of their listing URLs.

The subscribe options will pay off in spades allowing you to convert your web visitors to podcast subscribers.

One more tip, go to PowerPress > Podcast SEO page. Enable the options that are appropriate for your show. Also check the last option for Podcast SEO audience, as it will enable additional fields you can customize when creating episodes to target your podcast episode title, subtitle and author fields for each episode.

Here is an example subscribe page and how the subscribe tools integrate with your sidebar and episode players: http://www.powerpresspodcast.com/subscribe-to-podcast/
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Lucho Sarmiento

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Hey guys, new member to this community. I'd like to invite you to check our site www.akordefd.com, it's a Colombian based podcasting platform with quality content in Spanish. We're still in Beta stage. 
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Jeff Perry

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So, here is a question I have for you all. I have a show with around 40-50 downloads per episode and I want to increase my reach with both current listeners and getting more listeners on my show. Any advice how I can connect more with my listeners I have currently and also extend my reach and gain more listeners? For those wondering my podcast is called Podcast Fiend, it is a show about podcasting and I have guests in the podcasting industry talk about their story, then we dive into a topic they can give insight or information on that fellow podcasters can take with them. you can find more about it at podcastfiend.com
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Paul Carr's profile photoAngelo Mandato's profile photo
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Your site looks good. I would suggest creating a page that explains how to subscribe (option built into PowerPress if you are using our plugin), or just build a list of the major podcast sites and apps into your own page. Here is an example on our subscribe to podcast page: http://www.powerpresspodcast.com/subscribe-to-podcast/

Things are just now going full circle where podcasts can now be distributed via radio/radio streaming. With that in mind I would add every 10-15 minutes a brief break to mention your show, that way if someone tunes-in mid stream you can let hem know what they are listening to and how to subscribe.
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Des Walsh

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I was just now told about Squarespace podcast hosting as part of its blog hosting service. As far as I can gather from the website it allows an unspecified number of file uploads as long as each is no larger than 160 Mb.

I'm not thinking of switching but I am curious, especially for when someone asks me about options. Anyone have experience with/ knowledge of this?

https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205814338-Podcasting-with-Squarespace
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Shawn Thorpe's profile photoMax Flight's profile photo
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I used to have a podcast on SS, with media hosting by Libsyn. I'd say that SS is a brilliant implementation of a CMS for blogging. But for hosting a podcast site, not so much. For me, the SS advantages of an object oriented WISIWYG blogging platform with well-documented stability, are overshadowed by the advantages of WordPress. Those being: a gigantic community of users and online documentation for support, the greater availability of podcast-specific tools, and as +Angelo Mandato noted, greater responsiveness to change. Note that none of my opinions are related to whether or not you can host your media on SS. I think that's a minor consideration compared to the other issues.

Having said that, I'll also admit that there are some podcasters on SS who are satisfied with that platform. Meaning, you make your own decision based on your objectives and preferences.
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LeRoy Otterson III

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What's up Podcasters! I have a couple of podcasts that I host and produce with some good friends of mine. It would be great if some of you would listen to a couple newer episodes and provide some feedback. I am using Blogger to host the site with a custom domain due to Word Press being pricey. Can anyone provide me with some help on making the website more professional looking? I've done everything from editing the templates, layout, and graphics and personally I think it can be better. The site is www.geeksamok.com. Thanks!
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Angelo Mandato's profile photoJ.D. Sutter's profile photo
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Hey +LeRoy Otterson III​, you can use Blogger and make the site look really nice. Here are two examples of podcast websites hosted on Blogger:
http://ihearofsherlock.com
http://audiotheatrecentral.com

Check out themeforest.com for some great premium themes for Blogger.

Also, +Angelo Mandato​ is correct about the Dropbox thing. If you really can't/don't want to pay for media hosting, then your best option is to use archive.org with either blubrry or Podtrac for free stats.
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Jack Fruh

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
Hey Podcasters, I want to do a video series on podcast editing. Since I'll be narrating the video, I'm looking for audio files from a double ender from two different people, preferably a male and a female. Does anyone have a podcast like that who'd be willing to donate raw unedited audio files of each speaker?
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Happy to create one if you like?
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Jeffrey Powers
owner

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QOTD - Keeping Cool The temps are going to rise this next week. I know my Central Air is working overtime keeping my house cool. I also have shut all my storm windows and sealed the others to keep hot air from coming in so I can do my shows without beads of sweat pouring off my face.

What do you do to keep your room cool when you have the computers on and podcasting?
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Craig Wealand's profile photo
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What's worse for us than fan or A/C noise is 'neighbour noise' it's common in Spain to have neighbours above, below and either side, so when the baby cries next door, or the lady upstairs puts her high heels on, it's a toss up whether to push on with the recording or crack out the beers with my co-host.
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Niels Gouman

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Any advice on how to grow my podcasting audience?

I have a relatively new Dutch business podcast, and looking for ways to grow.

What I've done so far:
- Launched my podcast. Hyped it up a bit on social media and my mailinglist. And then released one new episode a day for 2 weeks.
- Mail my mailinglist subscribers whenever there's a new episode out (about 2500 subscribers there)
- Use my own social media channels to tell my followers when there's a new episode
- Ask the guest of that episode to share the episode also

During the launch weeks my podcast was ranking in the top 3 for business and #1 for management & marketing pretty much the whole time.

Now I'm on my regular schedule of 1 a week.

Whenever I send out a newsletter, and use my social media channels I will get back into the top 10 of the business and top 3 of management and marketing.

What else can I try?
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Hans Michaud's profile photoAngelo Mandato's profile photo
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Make sure you use reliable metrics. There are some folks out there now using web statistics and hit counter WordPress plugins, just be careful. If you work with an advertiser or someone who wants to know the truth of your numbers they will make/want/ask you use a reputable podcast company for metrics.

Do all the simple stuff, find groups/channels that discuss similar topics and reply with your expertise linking to episodes that expand on that subject matter. This is the hard work part that over time will make you become an authority on the subject. Don't just limit yourself to Google+/Facebook/LinkedIn groups, you can still find forums that cover your niche that you need to participate in as well to get your foot in the door.

Use your existing audience to build it. If you have the money, ask faithful audience listeners to contact you for handouts/business cards, etc.. folks will gratefully promote your show if nicely asked.

Do your best to convert new web visitors to podcast subscribers. If you are using WordPress with our PowerPress plugin, please check out the subscribe tools, it can make a world of difference over time.

Here is a full list of things you can do: https://create.blubrry.com/manual/podcast-promotion/
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Jill Cloutier

Audio Podcasting  - 
 
Hi, has anyone else experienced issues with the new Skype updates- there is no volume control and the audio I've recorded is way too hot. I uploaded the oldest version available and the controls don't work on that one either. Does any one know any alternatives to Skype for podcast interviews? Thanks!
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Jane Jackson's profile photoDes Walsh's profile photo
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I used Zoom.us recently with an interview between Australia (me) and India. We had experienced some Skype problems. Apart from some dropouts - which meant some editing - the sound was fine. Not published yet, but planning for that to be in the next few hours.

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Dave Visaya

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Hey, how much would you pay for someone who can edit your show, you know the kind of dump your files and return and uploaded or ready to upload mp3?
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Jeffrey Powers
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+Byron Friday - Your profile is set to restricted. Nobody can comment on your post because of that. Please make a change or else your posts will go unanswered.
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Will Blackmon

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Ok Folks, Here we go.....
After a 6 year Hiatus...and some talking with the old group, and possibly adding in some fresh face, "The Weekend Chronicles" Is making a return!!!
With that in mind, we're looking to run some 'mock' shows before we actually go live with the live show/podcast format to test out our set-up and we'd like to invite as many of you as possible to join us!
So, if you were an old listener, a musician we featured, a part of the RG family, or, just want to check out our show, Inbox me here on Facebook for the details on how to join us as we work out the kinks, and get ready to bring "The Mad Hair Bear Bunch" Together again!!! The first of the Mock shows will start Tomorrow evening at 8pm EDT/ 4pm PDT
Note: There is room for 36 listeners per show, and we will be doing several of these before we let loose on the general population. So, request early!!!
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