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.

#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.

#16: Eliminating Barriers

November 4, 2015 at 3:15PM • 46 minutes

Dan talks about techniques, websites, and apps you can use to prepare for podcasts and interviews, eliminating barriers between you and your listeners, Google Play and podcasting, and listener questions.

#15: Back to Basics

September 25, 2015 at 3:30PM • 49 minutes

Dan talks about the importance of getting back to basics, mastering mic technique, understanding your room's audio presence, icecast and nicecast, having a pre-flight checklist, ad blocking in podcasts, and more.

#14: Rapport

August 31, 2015 at 10:00AM • 43 minutes

From desktop mic booms to mix-minus, Dan answers listener questions about equipment, digital audio interfaces, how to apply effects to multi-track recordings, how to handle USB mic latency, developing a rapport with co-hosts, workflow and file-sharing, when to use the amazing Levelator, and more.

#13: Media Figures

July 24, 2015 at 4:00PM • 40 minutes

Dan talks about the affect "media figures" (aka famous people) are having on podcasting, the recent Midroll acquisition, Ira Glass going independent, and a preview of his upcoming Podcast Movement talk about the past, present, and future of podcasting. He also answers questions about recording software, sports podcasts, and more.