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.
How Talkhouse Built a Podcast Production Process COVID-19 Can’t Break
When ‘Talkhouse’ host and producer Elia Einhorn got COVID-19, it put the popular podcast’s workflow to the test. The workflow won.
How the ‘Flashback’ Podcast Takes History to the Top
Apple hosts more than 1 million podcasts—and the new hit, Flashback, is in its Top 50. See how sound supports OZY/iHeartRadio’s show about the accidental side effects of history.
Live on KEXP Podcast Blurs the Lines Between Live and Studio Recording
When engineer Kevin Suggs records a live session for Seattle’s KEXP, that becomes the raw materials for podcasts, radio broadcasts, streaming and other formats.
Major Podcasters Keep Content Coming Despite Pandemic
With audiences and production teams working at home now, major podcasters Stitcher and Parcast have revamped their audio tech and workflows to keep content coming.
‘Wrongful Conviction’ Adapts to Life on the Inside
By Jim Beaugez. We’re all experiencing social isolation, but for this podcast team, changing how it produces the show is only part of the experience.
CNN’s Daily Coronavirus Podcast Beats Production Challenges
Working from separate home studios, CNN Audio and Dr. Sanjay Gupta create bite-sized content every weekday for the Coronavirus: Fact or Fiction podcast.
Podcasting? Yeah, Staples’ Got That
While some big-box retailers might jump on the podcasting boom by selling gear, Staples has a far bigger plan—it’s opened podcast studios in six test stores, with technical designs and acoustics created by Professional Audio Design’s president Dave Malekpour...
‘Incredibly Engaging Creatively’: Inside the UK Comedy Podcast Boom
David Davies discusses the podcast's role in the renaissance in creative audio comedy.
Follow Podcasting’s Path—or Blaze It Yourself
The exploding podcasting market is a great business opportunity for recording studios, engineers and other audio pros to provide their production services—or to start their own shows—but it takes more than audio gear and engineering skills to ride this...
‘There’s a whole load on this record I’ve never done before’: Frank Turner and producer Catherine Marks on making ‘No Man’s Land’
Frank Turner’s eighth album has proved to be his most divisive work to date, as he tells the stories of women he believes have been overlooked by history. Daniel Gumble sat down with the artist and award-winning producer Catherine...
Studio Showcase: Podcast Facility Little Everywhere Grows Up
By Steve Harvey. After years as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer, creating Grammy-nominated work with Modest Mouse, the Murder City Devils and Cold War Kids, Dann Gallucci found the next phase of his career in podcasting.
‘Your gear collection grows organically as you build your skills’: Catching up with podcast sound designer So Wylie
Here, we discover more about the significance of sound design and music composition in the podcast world, as well as its more obvious presence in music production, through the well-informed lens of So Wylie, music producer and sound designer...