For four years, I've written, produced, recorded, and edited a music podcast called The Sound and the Story. It garners an average of 3,000 listeners per episodes and has around 100,000 total downloads.
Completely self-taught, I am well-versed in mics, mixers, and pre-amps as well as how to conduct remote, double-ender interviews. My goal is always to sound like I'm in a studio and not in my living room being attacked by cats.
After starting on GarageBand and moving to Logic, I now edit on Audition though the principles are the same regardless of the tool. I am meticulous about editing and believe that razor sharp cues and transitions make the difference between a solid listening experience and an immersive one.
I also took and implemented feedback around the length of music drops, segments, and interviews. Editing is ultimately about empathy: what will the listeners find most compelling?
The Sound and the Story is a fully scripted monologued podcast. Each script hovers around 6,000 words. I concentrated not only on the story I was telling, making sure it was clear, concise, and compelling, but also the way I was saying things, always striving for authenticity. And it's funny too.
In an effort to better understand the albums, I went straight to the source, interviewing artists specifically about their records, origin stories, and specific lyric meanings and choices. Aside from this podcast, I have also conducted hundreds of on-camera interviews for different projects over the years. I always go in well prepared, but more than willing to let the conversation go where it needs to go.