Ep. 05: "Is it possible to enjoy podcasting more while your audience is shrinking?"

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MICROPHONE COMP :D

In this episode Josh L answers a question from Wrestle Radio Australia host "Josh Armour" - his question was:

"Do you know of any Podcasts/shows that changed their show and lost audience numbers yet became more happy about podcasting?"

  1. The Deadly Arnold (note this Josh L's own show - thanks for the Softball Josh A) :)
  2.  Back to Work - with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin
  3. The Scathing Atheist 

Listen to the Wrestle Radio Australia podcast here. 

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Ep. 04: "What one tool makes your Podcasting better?"

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In this episode Josh shares his thoughts on a great question that Dave Gertler (@podcastdave on Twitter) asked inside of the Australian Podcasters Facebook Group. 

His Q: "What one tool do you use to make your podcast better?" 

Many members of the group jumped straight on this particular question with answers ranging from Audio Hijack to Beer/Coffee, but what also came up was the Auphonic Desktop App for Mac and Windows. This tool is also Josh's "Favourite and most Important Podcasting Tool" (as of August 2016). 

A Few Common Reasons Josh L. (and many others) Love Auphonic. 

  1. The Noise & Hum Reduction tool is so smart it's kinda creepy!
  2. Auphonic is so good at processing entire files (regardless of dynamic range and noise floor) that it can be used both before and after content editing. Josh in fact uses Auphonic to pre-process a lot of his monologue audio segments before he even touches them for editing - which leads to a faster and more enjoyable editing runs, as he doesn't have to focus energy on fixing low end rumbles, soft plosives and inconsistent levels between segments of speech (magic!)
  3. If for some reason you need and/or decide to REC your vocal parts at a slightly lower than suggested level (just say your guest is openly challenging Darth Vader for the Galaxies heaviest breather like Josh himself has been known to do) what Auphonic allows producers to do is to increase spoken word levels without bringing up a whole heap of the noise floor. So you can get louder without bringing up heaps of rubbish sounds at the same time. (the force!)

If Sauron was a Podcaster he'd probably say this about Auphonic (translated from the Black Speech or Mordor of course)

"One Tool to Level Them, One Tool to Filter Them, And in the Noise Reduction Bind Them." 

Ep. 03: "WIN some microphones, and be a Podcast Survivalist."

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As your host Josh is smack bang in the middle of his very own Podcasters' Survival Story this weekend (trying to rescue a hacked website and WP Podcast RSS Feed) he is offering up some cool prizes for TPSguide listeners - because you're all awesome, and possibly to make himself feel better! SEE BELOW. 

Drawn: Episode 10 of TPSguide

AUS Prize: A used RØDE Procaster (PC) and matching (used) RØDE Shockmount (EC) (Australia only)

O.S. Prize: A new Shure SM58 from Amazon or the best deal provider at the time of the prize draw. 

How-to Enter: Email your Podcasting Question (in audio form only and in .wav or highest quality .mp3 or AAC) to joshuacliston@gmail.com (please note: your question will most likely be used in its raw, or close to it's raw form on future episodes of TPSguide - but there are no promises your audio will be played. You will be entered into the comp regardless of audio playback). 

Email Subject Line: TPSguide Competition Entry

Competition Rules: One entry per Person only regardless of number of questions entered, and please note: the RØDE Procaster comes with no support or product warranty from Josh Liston or the JCALdigital.org team. 

Ep. 02: "Is the ATR2100 microphone overrated for Podcasting?"

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In this episode Josh (@joshuacliston on Twitter) discusses his experiences as an owner and user of several ATR2100 and AT2005 Podcasting microphones.

Episode Question: "Is the ATR2100 microphone overrated for Podcasting?" 
Short Answer: "The microphone is a fantastic sounding microphone for the money, and if you're planning to mostly produce your Podcast in-studio, I can 100% recommend the ATR2100 and also the AT2005 (the at2005 is a more externally robust microphone with the same internal specs as the ATR2100)."

Josh brings up a few issues he has with both the ATR2100 and AT2005:
• The USB socket on on both models is a little fragile for use outside of the studio or in handheld situations. 
• The monitoring/headphone volume dial on the ATR2100/AT2005 is rubbish! 
• The handling noise of the ATR2100 is not up to industry standards (Josh considers the SM58 as the everyman's ind. std. for a handheld microphones).

Thought Technology Takeaway: "Always consider the reasons why a particular podcasting "GURU" thinks a certain way about Podcasting - it's rarely because it's the best thing for you and your show!"

Say hello (or even G’day) to Josh:
• Em: joshuacliston@gmail.com
• Twitter Josh L: twitter.com/joshuacliston (@joshuacliston )
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Ep. 1: "Welcome to the Podcasters' Survival Guide - Complete Protection from the Podcasting Gurus."

What the FRAK is the The Podcasters' Survival Guide? ..you might be asking.
Well, in this inaugural episode of the show your host (and resident anti-Guru) Josh Liston lays it all out.

In short, TPSguide is both a Q&A show for content focussed Podcasters, but it's also a reaction to most of the marketeers, coaches, consultants and former-radio "experts" who are trying to extract as much money from Podcasters as they can, as quickly as they can.

Remember: "The only thing the Zombie of a Podcasting Consultant wants more than your brains, is the money in your wallet.." 

Get Your Podcasting Question(s) on TPSguide.

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