Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Have You Met Ted?

Have You Met Ted? is the podcast I started making this year over at Geekshow Entertainment. I've been quite geeky about podcasts, particularly the ones for that site, for a few years now, but this year I got to try it myself. And let me tell you, I've learnt a lot so far!

Things I've learnt:
  • The best headset microphone positioning so I don't spit into it and create harsh sounds
  • How to talk on one subject for at least 30 mins with noone else in the room actually listening to me
  • How to record and edit audio using proper software
  • Sometimes the audio will not sound perfect no matter how I try - and that that's ok!
  • It's better to freeze in winter than put the heater on and have the buzzing add to the background noise of my recording
  • New levels of procrastination
  • How to record with other podcasters - and just how awesome those people are!
  • I really am just a big geek
  • How I Met Your Mother will go down as one of my all time favourite tv shows!

I never really knew how much work was involved to do a podcast well and I still don't think I'm quite there yet, but I'm getting better (I hope). I've certainly made a few mistakes - including forgetting to tell someone they needed to record on their end too :-( *embarassing*

But I've also had some triumphs, such as getting crazy numbers of listeners and successfully coordinating recording over a 15 hour timezone difference. Thank goodness for Monday RDO's!

Even though I'm 23 episodes in, it still feels like early days and every week is an exciting challenge. It's been nice to discover than I can do this - and that people actually want to listen to what I have to say. That part is still a shocker to me.

So today, since I finally got this week's episode up (a bit late unfortunately) that's what I'm geeky about.

If you have the time to listen then podcasts are UBER-fun! There is such a plethora out there that you are virtually guaranteed to find one to suit you on pretty much any topic you can think of. I highly encourage you guys to go check some of them out. As for me, I'm gonna stick with HIMYM and Have You Met Ted for the time being. Just started season 2. So exciting. If you're a fan of the show then please go check out my show. Always good to have fresh opinions :-)

You can check out Have You Met Ted? here or subscribe in iTunes.

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