The Beginnings of How

Diane Campbell’s guest this week is her husband Dan Campbell. They review, at a 36,000 foot level, some of the technical nuts and bolts of how this podcast is put together. This is episode 001.

There are many ways to do podcasting. Google “how to podcast” and you’ll get 111 million hits, so you’ve got choices. Some are simpler than what’s discussed in this episode, involving little more than a smart phone and a podcasting app. Others can get very elaborate with high-end equipment and post production work. Podcast For Business is somewhere in the middle. For now.

How To Podcast – Written by Paul Colligan, this book is a great resource to motivate the budding podcaster to stop wasting time and “just do it”.
Fiverr – “The marketplace for creative and professional services.” This is the service that created our cool retro logo.
WordPress.Org – Software that runs a podcasting website (and almost any other type of website you could imagine).
WordPress.Com – A website hosting service build around WordPress.
Hostgator – A website hosting service, one of a bazillion, but they’ve served us well since 2007.
Shure SM48-LC – A basic handheld microphone. We use two: one for the host and one for the guest. You’ll also want to pick up foam windscreens/pop filters, cables to connect them to the recorder and desk stands.
Zoom H4N Digital Multi-track Recorder – A portable audio recorder that records directly to SD/SDHC memory cards.
Audacity – Audio editing software for Windows, Mac and Linux. It has a bit of a learning curve if you’ve never used an audio editor. There’s several other excellent editors out there, but you can’t beat Audacity’s price (free).
Blubrry – Podcast hosting service. They can also host your podcast website.

Image by Pixabay.

This is Podcast For Business episode 001, first aired on 09/20/2016.