Tag: audio editing

Podcast Problems: The Love and Fear of Silence

For the last two years or so, there's been this kind of terrible, kind of wonderful trend on YouTube. There are tons of videos that follow a basic formula: "[Piece of media] except [some anxiety-inducing change in editing]." The most popular of these are probably "bee movie but every time they say bee it speeds up" ...

“What’s the Frequency”‘s James Oliva Has Won the Trust Game of Audio Drama

On November 6th, 2017, I had a conversation with What's the Frequency's creator, James Oliva. What's the Frequency is a new "psychedelic noir" audio drama that currently has three episodes out. You can find What's the Frequency on any major podcast streaming platform, or on their website. I've talked about how much I'm enjoying What's the Frequency so far, ...

Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Nonfiction Podcasts

Starting up a podcast is very on-trend right now, but it's also scary. Depending on how you're going about your podcast, starting one up can be a huge money sink and will almost inevitably be a huge time sink. While my Podcast Problems posts are meant as cautionary tales for podcast beginners, I think they ...

Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Audio Dramas

Starting up a podcast is very on-trend right now, but it's also scary. Depending on how you're going about your podcast, starting one up can be a huge money sink and will almost inevitably be a huge time sink. While my Podcast Problems posts are meant as cautionary tales for podcast beginners, I think they ...

Podcast Problem: Terrible Mouth Noises

One of the things I do when I'm not listening to podcasts is host literary events. These are usually storytelling events, where the performers range from mumbly to clear and mid-toned, and slam poetry events, where the performers range from whsipery to screamy. There's only so much sound board management one can do while also hosting, ...

Wil’s Rating System for Podcasts

As my "This Week In Podcasts" posts move into a rating system, I feel like a rubric would be handy so that listeners and creators alike can get a better grasp on why I rate episodes the way I do. My ratings are on a standard A+ to F scale. Any podcast that gets an ...

The Magic of Audio Editing: Making Penn Jillette Seem Bearable

On April 6th, my husband and I went to go see one of our favorite shows, NPR's Ask Me Another. The show is a trivia and word puzzle game, a fun and silly departure from NPR's usual news--much more Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! than All Things Considered. The event was a rare date night for ...