The charm of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as simple to make as it is to take in. And as such, no two people do it exactly the very same method. There are a wealth of hardware and software application services open to prospective podcasters, so setups run the gamut from NPR studios to USB Skype rigs.
We have actually asked a few of our preferred podcast hosts and producers to highlight their workflows– the devices and software application they utilize to finish the job. The list up until now consists of:
For week 3, I’ve asked my long time good friend and professional podcaster, Jesse Thorn, to share his thoughts. “America’s Radio Sweetie” is the host of several long-running programs, consisting of NPR’s Bullseye and the comedy podcast, Jordan Jesse Go. He’s also the owner and proprietor of Los Angeles-based podcasting network Optimum Enjoyable, which hosts a ludicrous number of shows, including Judge John Hodgman, My Bro, My Bro and Me and Oh No, Ross and Carrie.
He’s highlighted his special setup with a requisite side order of Hyphy.
I bought this recording cubicle on Craigslist. For many years, I taped in my home, and walls lined with books and lots of soft furniture sufficed to make my recordings sound satisfactory, however then my wife told me to get a workplace. The intern in our living-room kept getting up the infant.
The workplace is in a concrete loft structure, very unforgiving for sound, so I wound up in a man’s backyard in Harvard Heights, in main LA[checking out this booth] He was a substantial Samoan guy who had actually run a Pacific Islander R&B label up until his business partner went on tour as Justin Bieber’s vocal coach. I purchased it for three grand, hired a man with a van to bring it to the office and set it up, and we were in organisation.
Guests typically discuss the booth– the spectrum runs from, “this is a little low-rent” to “what am I, in among the Saw films?” Truthfully I think that assists keep our discussions human. It’s not quite soundproof; one of our manufacturers is an especially loud laugher and he ends up on the tape a lot. But truthfully I sort of love it.
Also pictured: My lucky mug. It has E-40’s “In A Significant Way” album cover on it.