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Déjà Vu: The Rise (and Return) of Fiction Podcasts

There’s one genre in particular that storytellers and listeners alike have flocked to in recent years: fiction podcasts (also known as audio dramas). Audio Dramas Are Born It was during radio’s golden age—which began in the 1920s and went on through the 1960s—that audio dramas were developed, broadcasted and eagerly consumed around the world. The Shadow was […]

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Host of Apple’s Top Podcast of 2018, Jordan Harbinger, Shares His Top Five Podcasting Tips

Jordan Harbinger discusses five important lessons he’s learned over the last 12 years on his way to 200 million downloads and building one of the most successful podcasts on the planet. Few people have a more purebred podcasting pedigree than Jordan Harbinger—and even fewer have built a more successful career behind a podcast microphone. Often […]

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Déjà Vu: The Rise (and Return) of Fiction Podcasts

Although fiction podcasts might seem like a fresh and novel concept, their history dates back almost a century—to the golden age of old-time radio. In a recent article, we discussed how the unexpected success of Serial led to massive interest in the podcasting medium. Over the last few years, thousands of podcasts have been created across a […]

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Podcast Production Made Easy: Hindenburg Journalist

The podcast revolution is in full swing, and people are telling engaging stories from coffee shops and kitchen tables around the world. When it comes to choosing a recording software many people are drawn to music production platforms like Pro Tools or Logic, but these programs aren’t always ideal for the unique demands of podcasting. […]

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Blue’s Podcasting Basics: Understanding Compressors

One of the hallmarks of a professional podcast is an instantly recognizable high-quality vocal sound. Welcome to Blue’s Podcasting Basics. A series of articles that give you helpful tips on how to edit and mix your podcasts to sound their absolute best. One of the hallmarks of a professional podcast is an instantly recognizable high-quality […]

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Blue’s Podcasting Basics: Getting Started with Compression

If you’re just starting to record your own podcasts, you may be wondering how to improve.. Welcome to Blue’s Podcasting Basics. A series of articles that give you helpful tips on how to edit and mix your podcasts to sound their absolute best. If you’re just starting to record your own podcasts, you may be […]

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What’s the Deal with Polar Patterns?

When you read about polar patterns, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? When you read about polar patterns, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps the migratory roamings of Ursus maritimus? Zoology jokes aside, microphone polar patterns are often misunderstood—and the information you can find online is mildly confusing at best. In […]

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4 Tips for Making a Great-Sounding Podcast

Even after you’ve decided on a microphone and recording software, you might be wondering, “How do I make this thing sound good?” Making your own podcast should be a fun and creative process. It’s an awesome way to share your ideas, have in-depth conversations, laugh with friends and explore topics you love.  We work with […]

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How Serial Ignited a Podcast Revolution

What’s especially remarkable is the show’s influence. Since its release, dozens of true-crime podcasts have launched with similar narration and style. On October 3, 2014, producers of the popular public-radio program, This American Life, released the first episode of an experimental, podcast-only spinoff. The idea for the show was a story that would unfold with new episodes […]