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.



#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.


#12: A Level Playing Field

May 22, 2015 at 6:00PM • 56 minutes

Dan talks about the importance of independent podcasts, guest contracts, booking your first sponsor, one-person shows, guest and co-host compensation, and the Spotify podcasting situation.


#11: "The Essence of Podcasting"

May 7, 2015 at 9:00AM • 42 minutes

Dan answers listener questions and talks about recording great interviews, making the switch from hulking desktop mixers with faders to digital mixers, the importance of monitoring your own voice, and more.


#10: Don't Hold Back. Except Sometimes.

April 25, 2015 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Dan talks about interviewing, holding back content, daily and weekly vs. evergreen episodes, the best day to release an episode, minimum downloads needed to get a sponsor, tips for transitioning your feed, and workflows.

Special guest Jordan Cooper joins the show to reveal his tips and experiences with growing your audience.


#9: Saving Time

April 3, 2015 at 5:00PM • 55 minutes

Dan answers listener questions about mic technique, affordable microphones, digital mixers, headphone amps, streaming video, USB vs. XLR microphones, radio's influence on podcasting, and more.


#8: Show Up!

March 26, 2015 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Dan talks about growing your listener base, if podcast networks are right for your show, getting new listeners, recording multiple guests, the basics of mix-minus, digital vs. traditional mixers, testing new gear, getting mired in editing, recording better audio vs. editing in post, and more.


#7: Time Shifted Radio

February 13, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Dan talks about podcasts as creations vs. time shifted radio, recording (and not recording) when you're sick, ID3 tags, managing wires, the benefits and downsides of pre recording intros and outros, interviewing techniques, using affiliates as sponsors, acoustic panels, and more.


#6: Hijacking

January 23, 2015 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Dan talks about download tracking with podtrac and libsyn, other tools like Showbot and the topics engine, recording screencasts, the new Audio Hijack, fair use in podcasting, patreon instead of sponsors, and more.