The Pestle


Ep 186: How to Podcast or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Pestle

April 05, 2022

Todd interviews Wes about this odyssey of creating and running The Pestle Podcast. We discuss:

  • How to start and maintain a podcast;
  • What goes into every Pestle episode?;
  • A “Lightning Round” with Wes;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don’t want. – Stanley Kubrick

A quick look at my Premiere Pro setup. On the left you can see I have a “TEMP” folder that contains 2 sequences, one prenamed for the mp3 file and one for the video file. I sync everything in the video file then copy/paste the audio over to the mp3 sequence. In the video sequence you can also see I’ve already created the titles, watermark, and background layer so all I need to do is drop in the video. The audio files are also labeled so any specialized audio settings stay consistently applied to the right files.

Notes & References:
Podcasting notes – this is a Google doc with my crib notes on podcasting
“Aliens” episode show doc – this is what Todd & I use to coordinate an episode
Pat Flynn’s guide on podcasting
Kei & Clyde’s podcast
Wes’ setup: Blue Blueberry mic ($999), Zoom H6 record ($319), mic stand ($49), Bose QC35 headphones ($259), Loopback audio routing software ($99), Skype, ecamm Live,
Todd’s setup: Shure SM7B mic ($399), Apollo Twin interface ($1099), Studio One software ($100+)
Alternative gear options: Shure SM58 mic ($99; we recorded our first 100 episodes on these), Zoom h4N recorder ($219), lots of free software options to record with like Audacity – we used them to design our logo
ID3 editor – how we add metadata to mp3 files


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