dare to take risks
I have stopped being a Radio Producer. But Why? For more than 25 years I was a Radio Producer, making live talk radio shows, and years of experience taught me what to look for in an interview, how to edit and make the show sound like, well a radio show.
But, BOOM! along came Podcasting - it's like radio, but it isn't and it's taken me a few years to re-adjust my listening ears to adapt to this new medium.
OUT goes the radio rule that says you must edit out every mistake. A bit like a craft beer that has sediment in ....? Podcast listeners expect the product to be a little rough at the edges, but something different to those sterile mass-produced Beers that the big boys make.
OUT goes the rule that you have to find the quietest place. Recently the most enjoyable Podcasts to put together has been one, recorded in a massive tropical rainstorm, in the end we had to take ALL the processing off so you could hear the interview and enjoy the rain.
OUT goes the warm up bit before an interview. When you naturally talk to somebody you find out stuff you didn't know, sometimes you put your foot in it and ask the wrong question - but that's the Podcast difference, they are all about doing something differently.
So dare to take risks with your next Podcast.