About the show

Podcast veteran Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more.

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Episodes

  • Episode 18: Commodities

    November 20th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 7 secs

    Dan answers questions about interviewing Weird Al Yankovic, how podcasts are disruptive to radio, the importance of iTunes reviews, creating guest contracts, the Rode Podcaster, nice podcast audiences, getting a fair CPM from your sponsors, and more.

  • Episode 17: Independent Voices

    November 10th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 43 secs

    Dan talks about the importance of independent content, configuring Skype for optimum results, noise gating and compression for noisy rooms and environments, recording panels and live performances, and more.

  • Episode 16: Eliminating Barriers

    November 4th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  46 mins 1 sec

    Dan talks about techniques, websites, and apps you can use to prepare for podcasts and interviews, eliminating barriers between you and your listeners, Google Play and podcasting, and listener questions.

  • Episode 15: Back to Basics

    September 25th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 2 secs

    Dan talks about the importance of getting back to basics, mastering mic technique, understanding your room's audio presence, icecast and nicecast, having a pre-flight checklist, ad blocking in podcasts, and more.

  • Episode 14: Rapport

    August 31st, 2015  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 42 secs

    From desktop mic booms to mix-minus, Dan answers listener questions about equipment, digital audio interfaces, how to apply effects to multi-track recordings, how to handle USB mic latency, developing a rapport with co-hosts, and more.

  • Episode 13: Media Figures

    July 24th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 12 secs

    Dan talks about the affect "media figures" (aka famous people) are having on podcasting, the recent Midroll acquisition, Ira Glass going independent, and a preview of his upcoming Podcast Movement talk about the past, present, and future of podcasting. He

  • Episode 12: A Level Playing Field

    May 22nd, 2015  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 11 secs

    Dan talks about the importance of independent podcasts, guest contracts, booking your first sponsor, one-person shows, guest and co-host compensation, and the Spotify podcasting situation.

  • Episode 11: "The Essence of Podcasting"

    May 7th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 40 secs

    Dan answers listener questions and talks about recording great interviews, making the switch from hulking desktop mixers with faders to digital mixers, the importance of monitoring your own voice, and more.

  • Episode 10: Don't Hold Back. Except Sometimes.

    April 25th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Dan talks about interviewing, holding back content, daily and weekly vs. evergreen episodes, the best day to release an episode, minimum downloads needed to get a sponsor, tips for transitioning your feed, and workflows. Special guest Jordan Cooper.

  • Episode 9: Saving Time

    April 3rd, 2015  |  Season 1  |  55 mins 57 secs

    Dan answers listener questions about mic technique, affordable microphones, digital mixers, headphone amps, streaming video, USB vs. XLR microphones, radio's influence on podcasting, and more.

  • Episode 8: Show Up!

    March 26th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Dan talks about growing your listener base, if podcast networks are right for your show, getting new listeners, recording multiple guests, the basics of mix-minus, digital vs. traditional mixers, testing new gear, and more.

  • Episode 7: Time Shifted Radio

    February 13th, 2015  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Dan talks about podcasts as creations vs. time shifted radio, recording (and not recording) when you're sick, ID3 tags, managing wires, the benefits and downsides of pre recording intros and outros, interviewing techniques, using affiliates as sponsors, a