I stepped out of my studio this week and recorded today's podcast on my "backup equipment," which is a Shure SM48 Microphone ($48) plugged into a Focusrite Scarlett Solo interface ($116.59). And I recorded it upstairs in my office. Truthfully, the sound will be similar to buying a quality USB mic like the Samson Q2U or Audio Technica ATR 2100x, which plugs directly into your USB without an interface.
If you see a small drop in download numbers this week, it's because Apple Watch downloads no longer count. Those metrics have been pulled because they sometimes result in double downloads. Podcast guru James Cridland explains: https://adtech.podnews.net/update/apple-watch-os-downloads?utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-10-06
Joe Rogan says Spotify has not talked to him about censoring his content: https://heavy.com/news/joe-rogan-podcast-censorship/
The trough of disillusionment is something that happens after you lose your initial "head of steam" when you start a podcast. Karen Burgess of Pacific Content explains how to power through it and get to the pleateau of productivity. https://blog.pacific-content.com/warning-trough-of-disillusionment-ahead-6bd93ac410d9
Admittedly, one area I struggle with as an editor is "EQ" - or equalization. This 12 minute video does a great job of explaining the 5 major frequencies in human voice and what it's like to turn each up or down. https://youtu.be/ltKUTjjESeQ
Great article from The Podcast Host on how to use the medium to establish yourself as an expert in your field: https://www.thepodcasthost.com/mindset/expert-in-your-field/
Finally, Podcast Movement, the convention that got me into podcasting, is virtual this month, from October 19-29. If you've thought about going, but haven't because of costs, the ticket is cheaper this year, plus you don't have to worry about airfare or hotel. PLUS, you can save $50 with my referral code. https://podcastmovement.snoball.events/a/jon-gay
Here are some great episodes to start with. Or, check out episodes by topic.