It’s a Christmas miracle!
I’ve been talking about launching a podcast for years, and I finally did it – it’s done, it’s up! Anna Olson was in town promoting her new book, Set for the Holidays, last month, and I knew that she a) would be a perfect first conversation for the kind of podcast I had in mind, and b) totally up for sitting down for a chat with me. And! As a bonus, it was Christmas, which meant a self-imposed deadline: after recording it, I’d have to get it up before the holidays. It was a steeper learning curve than I thought – beyond the editing itself, which involves multiple tracks, smoothing out hot posts and awkward cuts, balancing the EQ and all that jazz, it weirdly enough is not as simple to upload a piece of audio as it is to post a video on YouTube. We talked to some pros who were far more elaborately set up than we are (Garage Band on my laptop) and took pages of notes (which I now can’t decipher), and we (Mike and I) have kind of figured out the editing and EQ and MP3 files, RSS feeds and all the technical stuff that goes on behind the scenes that I’m blissfully unaware of when recording things over at CBC. (I’m also not used to being on the interview side of the conversation, and hopefully I’ll get better at that!)
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