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Too Many Podcasts?

There are TONS of podcasts on the open market now. Pandemic has actually seen a lot of people step away from their jobs (voluntarily or not), to find themselves with time and talent that they are turning towards podcasting. The barriers to entering the podcast world are easily surmountable, so the sheer number of podcasts in production seems to continue to rise.

Still, I will not tell you there are too many podcasts. For a number of reasons, which I’ll try to list here:

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Keep It Simple

There is no fancy blog post here. I’m a fan of keeping things simple. Lately I’m seeing a lot of folks who are thinking out loud about starting their own podcasts. And I encourage them to do so, even if I don’t get to help them in the endeavor. I’ll tell you what I tell them:

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Microphones

Microphones. I recently had a discussion with a client about microphone choice. He and his colleagues were preparing to spend a large sum of money on some very fashionable microphones. And those mics would have gotten the job done, but I contend you can get the same performance (perhaps even better) out of mics that cost a lot less, even if they’re not “fashionable.” I’m happy to speak with anyone about their gear choices for podcast production. As always, this is the part where I invite you to drop me a line if I can help you simplify things.