When Do You Podcast? and How Long Does It Take You? January 25, 2007Posted by Jeff in Jeff Frey, Podcast Questions, Podcasting.
This week… I’m quickly writing responses to the 5 questions that I get asked about me and how I podcast. Yesterday was where, tomorrow will be why.
When do I podcast?
Good question. I try to do it at night or on weekends when there isn’t any construction activity. (There is some construction going on a few streets over from my house, and every once in while I get a construction truck back up beep, beep, beep, beep… it’s bad.) There is also a train close by, but the city put up a little webpage to show where the train is and an approximation of when it will come and how long it will be. I try to time my podcast recordings in between the train schedule. At least, if I start, I know I’ll have to stop in x number of minutes and can start up again in y number of minutes.
How long does it take to do a 5 minute podcast?
Another good question. If I don’t script the podcasts that I do, just write some notes, and don’t care about editing… a five minute podcast could take 7 or 8 minutes to record, 2 minutes to add eqs and music to, and five minutes to listen to. A post takes a couple minutes and then I usually get a script back from a podcast transcription service in a day. I then post that. All in all, 15 minutes on the short end.