How I podcast: Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn

How I podcast: Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two people do it exactly the same way. There are a wealth of hardware and software solutions open to potential podcasters, so setups run the gamut…

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:

Ben Lindbergh of Efficiently Wild


My own podcast, RiYL

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.

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