Podcast Method

Podcast Method

Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

#26: One Take

March 30, 2017 at 2:00PM • 43 minutes

Dan talks about podcast networks (and the evolution of 5by5), and answers listener questions about how sponsorships really work and what sponsors want (guaranteed numbers, CPM, ROI), audience engagement, Skype vs. double-enders, building audience, and finding inspiration.

#25: Stand Up

March 8, 2017 at 1:00PM • 42 minutes

Dan talks about improving sound quality, motivation, mute switches, how and when to end a show, syncing audio and video, and more.

#24: Get Pumped

February 13, 2017 at 4:15PM • 37 minutes

Dan talks about staying organized, working with a co-host, commitment, live streaming, sound dampening, budget friendly live call-in solutions, New & Noteworthy, iPhone/iPad recording solutions, and transcripts.

#23: Production Values

February 1, 2017 at 11:45AM • 53 minutes

Dan answers your questions about affiliate codes, post production tweaks, video skype calls, gain staging, audio interface migrating, trying out new microphones, and starting new shows.

#22: The Future

June 3, 2016 at 8:45AM • 53 minutes

Dan talks about the start of 5by5 and its CMS, sticking to your wheelhouse, and answers listener questions about recording a double ender vs Skype recording, minimum downloads that appeal to sponsors, how the future of podcasting compares to blogging, how to get guests on your show, how hosts get paid per show, and cover art.

#21: Versatility

March 31, 2016 at 11:45AM • 43 minutes

Dan talks about gear for recording in the field and in the studio, making specific vs. general podcasts, versatility in podcasting, the Cloudlifter vs. DBX, Apple's Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, using Zencastr instead of Skype, writing good show notes, and guidelines for good gain.

#20: Balance

March 11, 2016 at 10:30AM • 47 minutes

Shifting the focus back to listener emails, Dan talks about finding a good co-host, balancing levels, story-style podcasts, replacement episodes, DMCAs, lavalier mics, a Fireside update, and the right way to end a podcast.

#19: New Tools

January 29, 2016 at 5:15PM • 49 minutes

Dan talks about new tools for podcasters, mic technique, naming your podcast, standing out as an independant podcaster, and answers your questions.

#18: Commodities

November 20, 2015 at 8:00AM • 36 minutes

Dan answers questions about interviewing Weird Al Yankovic, how podcasts are disruptive to radio, the importance of iTunes reviews, creating guest contracts, the Rode Podcaster, nice podcast audiences, getting a fair CPM from your sponsors, how to measure a podcast's success, a low-end recording computer, the progress of the hosting/stats platform, and more.

#17: Independent Voices

November 10, 2015 at 8:00PM • 34 minutes

Dan talks about the importance of independent content, configuring Skype for optimum results, noise gating and compression for noisy rooms and environments, recording panels and live performances, and more.