#Podcast – Lessons learned after a year recording podcasts

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Hello!

When I decided to move to Canada, I thought that I would live all day locked up inside my house shoveling snow and running away from bears. Because of this, I added to my list of my community activities: “record a podcast“. I never tried this so and seemed like a great time to learn about this sharing format.

At the end, I found a much friendlier climate and also a great country with amazing very warming people. Everyone helped me to move ahead with my idea of the podcast. Today, nine months after the publication of the 1st episode, I think it is a great time to share some lessons learned along the way.

Hardware

  • After recording a couple of episodes using a “classic Skype Conferences” headset, I decided to invest in a higher quality microphone. I was lucky to find a deal at Amazon with the Blue Yeti Microphone (Link). As a USB microphone, it is an excellent choice.
  • The ideal complement to this microphone are Bose Noise Cancellation headphones. I have the previous model at this (link) and the truth is that it is one of the best purchase that I have made (Thanks Ramon!).

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Recording and Editing

  • The is an important topic. I started using Camtasia for this, and I think I have improved enough until a decent podcast quality. I also wrote a small Tutorial on How to record and edit podcasts with Camtasia (link)
  • During the first episodes, I used to take notes directly in OneNote. This means that while we were having a conversation, I started to type like a boring monkey. The problem with this, is that the sound of the keyboard was also included in the podcast with high background noise.
  • After testing some edition filters and several different keyboards, I decided to go back to an abandoned item: pen and paper. After this, the “background noises” in the podcast, have been almost reduced to zero.
  • Also, after recording it, each podcast requires some editing time. In the next image you can see “rests” which I add a podcast to eliminate background noise.

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  • I have not measured in detail, however the formula for time spent editing for podcast is required recording time (RT) and 1.5 edition time (ET). As a sample
    • A 30-minute recording will require 45 minutes of editing
    • A 60-minute recording will require 90-minute Edition
  • After listening “La Órbita de Endor” some time in iVoox (link), I liked the platform. I know that there are many more, but iVoox think that it meets and exceeds the target of my podcast.

Podcasts Contents

Podcast and Guests speakers

  • I maybe also forget some place here. Until today I have spoken with people in
    • Spain
    • Andorra
    • England
    • Bolivia
    • Colombia
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • And in the coming days I will add
    • Uruguay, recorded podcast and publish it soon!
    • Peru, pending work for the coming week!

Podcast, Episodes

Until the day of today, this is the list of podcasts published in No Tiene Nombre (link)

Greetings @ Toronto

-El Bruno

References

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