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The easy way to record podcasts

Pets and Skype cartoon

Want to improve your SEO? The general response is: “First, write lots of fabulous articles and post them on your website on a regular basis.”

The problem is, not all of us are manic article writers. And not all of us are manic readers, either.

There are also enthusiastic talkers – and there are enthusiastic listeners (in the car, on public transport, while cooking dinner, etc).


So this is where the podcast caper comes in.

When Gideon Shalwick (famous online video marketing dude) agreed to be interviewed by me, he stipulated that it should be a video interview. Fair call. The post will be about videos. But we couldn’t line up the logistics to do the video. So Gideon suggested we do the interview as a podcast.

Naturally, I panicked.

“What was the best way to do a podcast?” I wanted to ask Gideon. But wanting to appear ‘cool and together’ I contacted Mark McGuinness of Lateral Action instead.

Afterwards, it occurred to me that I would like to appear ‘cool and together’ for Mark McGuinness as well. But it didn’t matter. Mark helps artists promote themselves, so he’s used to un-together people.


And this is what Mark McGuinness recommended:

  1. Call using Skype (it’s free!)
  2. Record the Skype conversation with Call Recorder (it’s free!), with both people using a mic headset (depends on what you want to pay)
  3. If one of you comes out louder than the other, Levelator is a lifesaver (it’s by donation!)
  4. Finally, Audacity is great for editing (it’s free!)


If either of you are using a Mac, this is a useful tip: Stop Skype messing with volume behind your back by Bart Busschots.


My findings

I have tested this Skype-Call Recorder-Audacity thing. It’s really easy, even for an un-together person. I even bought a headset. Very exciting.

Stay tuned for my podcast with Gideon Shalwick in April. Hey, I might even swing one with the lovely Mark McGuinness…


This post was written by Megan Hills. Megan is a writer, cartoonist and marketing consultant who is a ‘visual’ rather than ‘auditory’ person (contrary to popular Neuro-Lingusitic Programming opinion, I don’t see writing as ‘auditory’). Find out more about Megan

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