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There are a few new places to listen to podcasts, and you’re probably already familiar with these platforms. YouTube and Twitter have taken another step forward in podcast discovery. While Mike and MacKenzie chat about podcast directories and platforms, they catch up on Podcast Movement a bit, reusing and repurposing content and, of course, offering their take on what to do with a problematic microphone situation.
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New places to listen to podcasts:
– YouTube is rolling out a podcast section.
– Podcasts coming to Twitter? A full circle moment for Twitter.
- Apple is updating its RSS requirements in 2023
- Podcasting market to grow 30% through 2026
- Comedy is the #1 Genre in Podcasting (for Q2-2022)
- New podcast app Fountain has a new chart “Hot on Fountain”
- Six things podcast listeners love about podcasts (and 4 that drive them crazy)
- Zoom takes over podcasting
Taking care of your voice. If podcasting or any type of audio is part of your regular content, it’s in your best interest to take care of your voice / health.
- Getting back into the groove after Podcast Movement.
- Todd will be at DragonCon this weekend in Atlanta, GA.
- It’s Sept. 1, the first day of International Podcast Day month. They’re coming back this year for a live stream, only 8 hours instead of their longest, 32 hours.
Blubrry Pro Tip
Repeating ideas for new content
Question of the Week
Question: My recording is getting a lot of background noise. How do I reduce the background noise coming into my microphone?
Answer: The main thing is to NOT record any background noise. I know, that sounds too simple.
Simple things you can do that will help:
- Make sure you are in the quietest place you can be.
- Turn off fans, A/C and other noise-producing things in your recording area.
- Soundproof behind you.
- Put a rug on the floor if you are in a room without carpet.
- Close curtains / blinds so the noise doesn’t echo off the windows.
- Get closer to the microphone and turn down the gain.
- You can boost it in post-production with something like auphonic.
- If you have a dynamic mic, use that instead of a condenser mic.
- Remember, a little bit of ‘ambiance’ doesn’t hurt sometimes. AND, sometimes, you just can’t help it.
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