Podcasting resource: Anchor.fm

anchor.fm comes highly recommended as free-to-use-with -almost-no-limits one-stop-shop for podcasting. It’s apparently brilliant, intuitive and powerful, and an easy way to get your podcast onto googlepodcasts, apple, Spotify etc. It’s on the hitlist – more soon! Thanks to Ryan for…

Seth Godin on fear and reassurance

The way [of handling fear] that doesn’t work is reassurance. Reassurance doesn’t work because you need an infinite amount of it. Someone can give you reassurance for five minutes and then ten minutes later you go “Ooohh no no no.”…

Podcasting resources from Buzzsprout

I just came across these excellent tutorials from Buzzsprout: Audacity Tutorial: 17 Essential Podcast Recording & Editing Tips Loads of stuff about settings, filters, export quality (although they recommend exporting to 256kbs, four times the quality of the 64kbs that…

Driverless Crocodile Podcast Special #1: Useful things with Victoria Patience

Subscribe on Android This special episode is a tribute to Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder’s Cool Tools. Apologies for the variable sound-quality of this podcast – see Doing to See for more information. Victoria Patience is a Spanish-to-English translator and…

Doing to see

My sister and I just recorded a special episode for Driverlesscroc Podcast(‘Useful Things’), learnt a lot doing it, including: That recording both ends of a skype call is a viable way to work over distance The importance of triple-checking your…

DCPodcast howto – recording via skype

Happy to report that we’ve just recorded a special-edition first episode of the Driverlesscroc podcast and it went off without a hitch. Recording between Jakarta and Buenos Aires meant that we couldn’t trust the VoIP connection (in fact, Skype held…

Podcasting Howto: workflow for recording and improving sound quality for a podcast using Audacity

This howto is entirely based on David Taylor‘s excellent Introduction to Audacity youtube lesson. With apologies for the boring soundcheck used in the examples. Preamble Install Audacity and the LAME (.mp3) and and FFmpeg libraries following the instructions from the…

Recording and editing with Audacity – start here

I had another go with Audacity this weekend and came across this tutorial for absolute beginners. David Taylor‘s introduction is clear and systematic. He tells you everything you need to know to record, edit and tidy up audio in a…

Ordinary people. Good work.

Good to Great is all well and good, but what about Pretty Good to Very Good? I’ve been mulling over the DC podcast and this is what I’m going to focus on: ordinary people doing good (and important) work. Not…

DriverlessSpecodile (The DC Podcast Spec)

This is an attempt at speccing the DC podcast using questions from Seth Godin’s This is Marketing. 1. Audience: Who do I seek to serve? What is the world view of the audience you’re seeking to reach?  The Driverless Crocodile…