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 … Continue reading Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Nonfiction Podcasts

Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Fiction 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 … Continue reading Podcast Problems: Top 10 Tips for Fiction Podcasts

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, … Continue reading Podcast Problem: Terrible Mouth Noises

Podcast Problem: Too Many Mics

Tommy Wiseau's 2003 film, The Room, is a masterclass in bad media on so many counts. The acting, directing, and writing are often discussed, but for me, the dubbing of some lines is really underrated. Pull up any YouTube video of The Room with the intent of catching poorly-dubbed lines. You'll notice it immediately. The dialogue floats uncomfortably in … Continue reading Podcast Problem: Too Many Mics

Podcast Problems: Misusing the Medium

I think we can all agree that Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best films in recent memory. Just about every part of the film is phenomenal, and it utilizes every part of what makes film the medium that it is. The film is very obviously meant for its medium: the visuals are stunning, meant … Continue reading Podcast Problems: Misusing the Medium

Podcast Problem: Dialogue Authenticity

I'm a huge fan of the show Friday Night Lights. I never expected myself to care so much about a show that focuses on football, something I've actively avoided engaging with. I was taken in immediately, though, by how genuine and character-driven the show was. I've never been so immediately convinced of characters as people, and this was … Continue reading Podcast Problem: Dialogue Authenticity