After 500 Episodes, ‘Grumpy Old Geeks’ Has a Slick Audio Workflow
As its gear and best practices have evolved, the long-running 'Grumpy Old Geeks' podcast has gotten production down to a science.
Recording NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ Podcast at ‘Home’
Audio engineer Josh Rogosin keeps NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" podcast series alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six Voices, One Podcaster, No Problem: Inside Kelcey Ayer’s One-Man Show
Moving from radio to podcast format changed how Kelcey Ayer approaches his multi-character, improv-informed comedy show.
Creating a ‘Quest for the North Pole’ Sound Library
Producer and editor Dylan Fagan amassed dozens of tracks to shape a cohesive sound that underscores the saga of the first arctic explorers.
Creative Audio Mixing Powers ‘Switched On Pop’ Podcast
Exploring the construction and meaning of popular music, the 'Switched On Pop' podcast is an audio mixing challenge.
‘Rarified Heir’ Podcast Readies for Pandemic Recording
After recording the first season of Rarified Heir before the pandemic, the production team behind the quirky podcast will track season two remotely.
‘Sleep Cove’ Podcast Finds Success on a Shoestring
Podcaster Christopher Fitton has learned the audio ropes while racking up 2 million listeners every month with his hypnotherapy show, 'Sleep Cove.'
Producing the Producer: Creating Rick Rubin’s ‘Broken Record’ Podcast
Rick Rubin's Broken Record podcast has seen the music industry icon interview everyone from The Black Keys and Leslie Odom Jr. of Hamilton to fellow producers like Dave Cobb and Wyclef Jean. Shaping and editing hours of raw material...
‘Outdoor’ Podcasts Share Their Field Recording Secrets
Go on location with the producers behind podcasts for National Geographic, Outside and more
How the ‘Freakonomics Radio’ Podcast Got Organized
The podcast, based on the hugely successful ‘Freakonomics’ books, stays on track thanks to its highly organized workflow.
‘Twenty Thousand Hertz’ Fights for Audio’s Seat at the Table
Audio technology helps 'Twenty Thousand Hertz' explore how we experience sound in the modern world, aiming to "bring joy to sound itself."
How Four Podcasts Get It Done with Tight Workflows
Button up your podcast workflow with insights from the teams behind The Dave Ramsey Show; All American: Tiger Woods; Mogul: Mixtape; and Story Pirates.
Flexible Engineering Helps ‘Story Pirates’ Sail to 20M Downloads
Unconventional recording and editing approaches have helped the ‘Story Pirates’ Podcast keep its ships aligned.
Inside Recording Robert Plant’s ‘Digging Deep’ Podcast
Recording Led Zeppelin icon Robert Plant in challenging locations, 'Digging Deep' producer Matt Everitt keeps the audio consistent no matter what.
Inside the Workflow of Stitcher’s ‘All American: Tiger Woods’ Podcast
A well-oiled workflow paved the way for Stitcher's golf podcast, 'All American: Tiger Woods,' to stay on track after the pandemic forced the production team to work remotely.
How Sound Effects Make REI’s ‘Camp Monsters’ Podcast Spooky
Camp Monsters producer Chelsea Davis says the secret to making your sound effects really scary is one word: restraint.
Driving Podcast Sound Design: ‘The Alarmist’ Makes Noise
Judicious use of music and sound beds adds an extra layer of comedy and commentary to history podcast The Alarmist.
Podcast Audio Compression—How and Why with ‘Eric Krasno Plus One’
‘Eric Krasno Plus One’ producer Matt Dwyer dishes on his tight audio game—“It's a lot different than producing music….”
‘Working Class Audio’ Podcast Tackles Realities of Recording Life
Uncertainty is constant in audio production, but creator Matt Boudreau shows a different path.
Creative Editing is Key to ‘Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend’ Podcast
A variety of audio editing tricks help audio producer Matt Gourley ensure that the 'Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend' podcast keeps the laughs coming.
‘Dead Eyes’ Podcast Team Focuses on the ‘X’ Factor
Why the hit narrative comedy podcast 'Dead Eyes' values the perfect take over technical purity.
Sound Tracking the Podcast ‘Deep Cover: The Drug Wars’
Journalist and author Jake Halpern began pursuing the story of former FBI agent Ned Timmons before he even had a home for the project. The effort eventually became the Pushkin Industries podcast 'Deep Cover: The Drug Wars,' whose sound...
The Dave Ramsey Show Rethinks Its Podcast Workflow
The Dave Ramsey Show is Apple’s fourth most popular podcast—so why is its behind-the-scenes team retraining on audio production processes?
Sound Design Leads the Way for ESPN’s ’30 For 30’ Podcasts
“A big part of sound design and scoring is actually finding the moments of simplicity, where you can pull back," says Julia Lowrie Henderson, senior editorial producer for ESPN's 30 for 30 Podcasts.
Field Recording: Producing the ‘Overheard at National Geographic’ Podcast
Smuggled dinosaur bones? Scuba diving under a pyramid? Binaural audio recording onsite? It’s all part of the 'Overheard at National Geographic' podcast’s third season.
How the ‘Office Ladies’ Podcast Brought ‘The Office’ Home
On every episode, ‘Office Ladies’ hosts Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey discuss their sitcom The Office, but there’s far more to producing the podcast than just watching TV with a mic on.
Missing In Alaska’s Sound Puts Listeners in the Search
The intricate sound design of Missing In Alaska takes the investigative podcast from the icy shores of Alaska to the deserts of Arizona. Here's how they did it.
Reverse Engineering: ‘Song Exploder’ Podcast Puts the Pieces Back Together
Popular artists take apart their tracks on "Song Exploder," revealing to host Hrishikesh Hirway and his podcast team what it takes to create a great recording.
‘Floodlines’ Podcast Tracks Tragedy in New Orleans
Sound designer David Herman uses local sounds in creative ways to tell the story of Hurricane Katrina in the eight-part podcast "Floodlines."
The Cinematic Sound Design of ‘Disgraceland’ and ’27 Club’
Berklee assistant professor of music production/engineering by day, rock n’ roll podcast producer by night, Matthew Beaudoin brings the audio might to ‘Disgraceland’ and ’27 Club.’
Building the Epic Audio Narrative of ‘Wind of Change’
Clandestine meetings with the CIA? Rocking out in Russia? Recording secret agents? It was all in a day's work while producing the hit 'Wind of Change' podcast.