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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Behind the Scenes is proud to announce that it is the official web site of NASCAR Janet, as heard on Illinoise.

| | Posted at 1:53:46 PM | Entry #868 |  

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Paul Figgiani from The Point podcast has created a new forum at devoted exclusively to the discussion of podcast production. Here's his description:

"This is a community driven Podcast Production Resource Center. Categories include Production Tips, Hardware/Software Recommendations, RSS Feed Management and Classified Ads. Stop by to research various aspects of production workflow and share information."

Paul's asked me to be one of the moderators and I've accepted, so consider it to be the unoffical "Behind the Scenes" forum site.

| | Posted at 10:32:49 AM | Entry #842 |  

Thursday, March 24, 2005

This edition is another product of a podcaster meetup, this time the San Diego "branch". This is a 15-minute interview with Kit Mitzel, creator and host of The Daily Drivel (a podcast that is neither), followed by several minutes of me rambling on about the recording set up. It ends with a cool mix Kit did of "No Stinkin' Transmitters." (And no, that's not how he got the interview.)

Links to stuff mentioned:

My link disclaimer: While I can guarantee all content on to be family-safe I can make no such guarantees for content linked to outside the site. The initial page that I'm linking you to should be fine but other than that, as always on the web, proceed with caution!

| | Posted at 2:53:37 AM | Entry #781 |  

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Jake Ludington has put together a nice photo alternative to the audio tutorial on how to build your own microphone pop screen we featured in the 2/1 edition of Behind the Scenes:

Build Your Own Microphone Pop Screen

| | Posted at 3:28:07 PM | Entry #760 |  

I'm coining a new term: "Podcastination" is the process of putting off the things you really should get done because you're too busy podcasting. The laundry's piling up, you haven't paid your bills in weeks, and the dishes are putting themselves in the dishwasher. But your podcasts are getting made.

Actually, in my case most of my podcasts are getting made and if you're reading this you know which one isn't. I won't bother you with excuses and details but something should be up this weekend and then I'm going to switch to a shorter but more regular format until I figure out how to dig myself out from everything I remain stuck under here (including the laundry piles).

In the meantime, thanks for your continued patience and please consider contributing...the more contributions I get from my listeneres the faster I can turn out shows! (Yes, it's really all your fault.)

| | Posted at 12:49:22 PM | Entry #759 |  

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Acoustic Player Magazine has a nice 3-part introductory video tutorial on home recording at their site:

While it's aimed at guitar players you'll still find plenty of general information that's applicable to podcasting, including a terrific introduction to microphone types that will clear up any confusion you may have in that area. The tutorial walks you through the entire recording process and is well worth watching, especially if you're new to all of this.

| | Posted at 5:15:54 PM | Entry #729 |  

Monday, March 14, 2005

This is a repost of the "We don't need no stinkin' transmitters" MP3 for those of you looking for it. This is a short, 192Mbps parody of the "We don't need no stinkin' badges" line originally from the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and later made famous in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles and by John Belushi's killer bee in Saturday Night Live. You can see and hear the original and its variations here:

I did it for kicks one night a while ago and thought it was an appropriate battle cry for podcasters! Feel free to use this as you see fit in your own podcast.

Public Domain Dedication
This work is dedicated to the Public Domain.

Be sure to listen to The Hudson Show (formerly known as The Bitterest Pill) on 3/17 for a parody of the parody!

| | Posted at 4:57:35 PM | Entry #675 |  

Thursday, March 10, 2005

We're back! One show at a time, anyway. This show is something completely different...interviews with eight members of the Orange Country Podcasters Meetup at the 3/9 meeting at the Fox Sports Bar and Grill in Irvine, CA. The interviews were recorded using an iRiver iFP-795, a Sony ECM-MS907 mic, and a pair of Sony MDR-EX71SL/WK earbuds to monitor. The noise level in the bar area where we were was loud enough that we had to raise our voices to talk to each other so the mic actually did an excellent job of ignoring most of the background noise. I hope you enjoy it! (Perhaps enough to vote for the show even ;-)

Links to shows mentioned:

Note: The Meetup URL mentioned at the end should be

| | Posted at 2:11:43 AM | Entry #624 |  

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Paul Figgiani of The Point has had an excellent resource site available for a while that I've somehow failed to mention. lists recommended podcast hardware/software recording setups for a range of budgets and provides links to online retailers. If you're listened to The Point (and you should) then you know Paul is a guy who's recommendations are not to be taken lightly. Check it out.

| | Posted at 3:26:31 PM | Entry #617 |  

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