If You Do This On Your Podcast, Knock It Off

I listen to a lot of podcasts. I work at a job that allows me to just put on some headphones and listen to podcasts while I do my work. I’m coming at this from a listener standpoint, and not from a podcast producer standpoint.

Knock it off with the crappy sound during your live podcast recordings. Figure out your sound, or don’t do any live theater recordings.

I hate listening to podcasts that are recorded with a live audience, in a theater.

I hate it.


Because the audio sucks. Seriously, it sucks.

The sound is hollow, the crowd is either too loud or not loud enough and the hosts tend to yell, or whisper. Never in the middle. The hosts are either too loud, or not loud enough.

I don’t get why your sound sucks so much.

I understand that it’s a great opportunity to get in front of fans and interact with your community and whatever, but can you people please figure out your sound?

Get a sound person from a radio station, someone that has worked festivals or setup bands for live concert recordings to help you out. You’d only need them once or twice or when you do a live show, and pay them whatever they want.

It’s worth it.

Also, back yo shit up.

See above about hiring a professional with experience.

A pro will setup the sound properly and make sure that there is a backup of the recording. It’s not acceptable for a professional podcast to not have a backup recorder running concurrently with the live recorder.

OK, I guess I’m done, for now.


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.

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