Pod Geek is a designed to help podcasters with the craft of podcasting:
- By creating tutorials aimed at the tasks podcasters have to deal with, from editing audio to posting your shows.
- Discussing gear that can help podcasters make better and more informed choices about how to spend their money
- Interviews with podcasters about their shows, what inspires them, and how they get their best work done.
I’ve been a podcaster since 2008, but have been thinking about the potential of internet radio since the mid-90s, when I worked at a few radio stations in Denver, Colorado. While we were being pushed into the digital age, the industry was changing, and podcasting had yet to become a viable medium. I remember how terrified my co-workers were when we got our first digital audio workstation. No one wanted to touch it — they were still cutting reel-to-reel tape. I happily dove in and never looked back.
I wanted to bring my audio skills and knowledge to a medium I love. When I look at my email, I am constantly asked about the technical side of podcasting. Pro audio is a complex area, and podcasting is not an inexpensive medium to get involved in. I saw people spending money they didn’t have to on equipment they didn’t want or enjoy using, and deciding not to give podcasting a try.
Most people want to turn on a microphone and start talking. They want to create something special. Podcasting is more complex than that. Understand the technical side of podcasting allows people to focus more on the show they are creating, instead of worrying about what could go wrong. The more they know, the more they stop thinking about it.
Pod Geek helps podcasters focus on what they really want to do, make great shows.