Production and editing

Drew Ackerman from the Sleep With Me podcast joins the boys to discuss the trials and tribulations of podcast production.

What is your worst case podcasting scenario?

Well, Drew Ackerman has a story for you! Sometimes, so many things go wrong, that it’s just better to scrap it and re-record the episode.

Drew’s podcast production cycle

Pre-production

  • Brainstorming
  • Taking notes
  • Writing a script
  • Editing the script

Production

  • Recording the episode
  • Rough mix
  • Rough audio edit

Post-production

  • Hand off to editor
  • Listen through
  • Make note or additional edits
  • Mix for broadcast
  • Post to fans/Patreon

Post-post-production

  • Take listener feedback
  • Make adjustments if needed
  • Post to the actual feed

That’s all.

What kind of feedback can you expect on an episode?

If you’re Drew, it could be anything from the messages explaining the impact – large and small – your work has had on your listeners. It might also just be something mean that you should ignore.

How much does, can, and should, feedback affect the actual podcast?

Feedback can inspire and educate to enhance the podcast, but it can also make one more aware of what they’re saying, how open they’re being, and make one ask oneself if they want to share certain details or thoughts.

Everyone’s favorite, the links section

The New Yorker article Drew mentions about how a short-order cook’s brain works:

Congratulations!

Sleep With Me wins Best Health Podcast in the iHeartRadio Podcast awards.

Check out Drew Ackerman online:

Find @BitRatePod on Twitter, or at bitratepod.com.

Find 🙈 Brendan @ThePodPlaylist on Twitter or at Podchaser.com as the new Podcast Librarian.

Find 🧔🏻 Mark at Podiant or at Steadman.io, his spiritual home on the web.

Listen to the next episode for another great discussion on podcast burnout with guest Jenna Spinelle.

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