Podcasting Distribution

ArtsHacker’s Guide to Podcasting: Distribution

We covered hardware and software in the previous two installments of this podcasting series. Today we dive into distribution for your podcast, which is perhaps the most complicated of the three topics. This is an in-depth post with a lot of technical terminology.  I have hyperlinked many terms for further reading, but feel free to email me at doublebassblog@mac.com if you’d like any further clarification about any of the steps described here. Part I: Publishing Podcast Episodes It’s critical for podcasters to find a good podcasting web host for your episodes.  The vast majority … Read more

Podcasting Software

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Podcasting: Software

Last time we tackled the topic of hardware needed to produce a podcast.  Today we cover the various programs that podcasters use to create, edit, and produce their episodes. Three different types of programs are typically used to put together a podcast: recording software editing software digital audio workstation (DAW) software Recording Software Most podcasters record at least the occasional interview, and Skype is the most common tool for this.  Audio quality can be quite good over Skype, often rivaling person-to-person recordings.  It’s also possible to call landlines and cell phones using … Read more

ArtsHacker’s Guide To Podcasting: Hardware

Starting a podcast can open a lot of doors for your arts organization.  Over 46 million Americans are now listening to podcasts on a monthly basis.  The rise of smartphones has enabled people to easily consume podcasts while driving, working out, or cleaning the kitchen; moments for which audio is perfect. The best time to start a podcast was five years ago.  The second best time is right now.  The format is exploding in popularity.  Obama appeared as a podcast guest recently, and the podcast Serial has propelled the medium to millions of … Read more

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