Not the case.
I have been a host of a show called The Zero Check for going on three years. The goal of this podcast is to have fun conversations with my co-hosts, talk about music we enjoy, learn in the process, and maybe connect with like-minded listeners.
What I’m saying is we’re lazy podcasters. We aren’t lazy people – we all have busy personal and professional lives, and we appreciate not being tied to a strict recording, editing and publishing schedule. We manage 12+ episodes a year, which we’re satisfied with.
Are there downsides to a lazy recording/publishing schedule? Maybe… The top two drawbacks are:
- We’ll never have a large dedicated following
- There isn’t a lot of consistent engagement from listeners
But we have fun, and it doesn’t become an added point of stress in our lives. We do it for ourselves, to enjoy and learn about our favorite musicians and bands. We produce the podcast to share our passion with others who are interested.
Technologically, we make it as easy for ourselves as possible. Our gear consists of:
- Zoom H2 handy recorder
- Pair of headphones for on-site audio monitoring
- Pocket tripod to hold the Zoom H2
- Basic audio editing software – Audacity or Garageband
- We run the audio through Levelator a free application
- Audio hosting is through Libsyn at minimal cost per month
- Blog hosting is free through Tumblr
- Domain registration is inexpensive
- Nameserver hosting is free through Zerigo
- Shared file management is free through Dropbox
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