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When Do You Podcast? and How Long Does It Take You? January 25, 2007

Posted by Jeff in Jeff Frey, Podcast Questions, Podcasting.
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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.

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