The first episode is now posted. We’re official now. It’s no longer something I am talking about. It’s real.
It took a while to feel comfortable with Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere. It took a while to figure out dedicated hosting, hooking up with Apple Podcasts, organizing YouTube. But I got it done. The first episode is now available for public consumption on YouTube and Stitcher. In the next few days I expect to get the approvals from Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Spotify and other networks. Applications have been submitted. The horses have left the barn!
I felt it was important for my first episode to be one-on-one with you, the audience. I wanted to introduce myself and the project. I wanted to give both the audience and potential guests a solid understanding of the show format, energy and more. Like Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton, I was able to “put topics on the table”. Now it’s up to guests to sign up and participate. We are dancing with 4 local political candidates right now trying to firm up times for a recording.
I decided on a solo podcast format to simply speak directly into the camera without the interference of the studio mic on the boom. I got a nice Sennheiser wireless lavalier microphone that works great for this application. I can see many uses for this microphone, particularly if I get a second one and do interviews in more comfortable seating or even remotely. I expect to do more solo podcasts from time to time. I am learning as I go. Technically, the first episode is a bit breathy because of the way I setup the mic. This will improve over time.
I invite you to invite others to check it out. I will be sharing links to the project on social media once all of the audio podcast distribution platforms are approved and the content if fully available. Hopefully later this week.
I will be at the Poway Candidate Forum this Thursday evening. I may capture some local content at the event. For sure, I will do an episode with comments about the event and the ideas discussed.