Nerdist Podcast: Episode 167 with Conan O’ Brien

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Chris Hardwick hosts the Nerdist podcast and together with friends Jonah Ray and Matt Mira, discuss all things that are nerdy – movies, video games, technology and more.  Hardwick’s interviews are smart, relaxed, and funny, which you will definitely enjoy. It’s an excellent podcast you don’t want to miss!

And speaking of an excellent show, here is episode 167 featuring comedian/late-night TV talk show host Conan O’Brien who discusses comedy writing, The Tonight Show debacle, anxiety, and conducting a daily show.

Click on the image to listen to the hilarious exchange!

 

 

 

 

 

How to Record an Online Interview for Your Podcast

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When doing live interviews, the face-to-face process is the still best way. But if your guest isn’t available on the said schedule, you can solve this problem by conducting it online via Skype.

Here are some tips to get quality results if you are planning to conduct a Skype interview for your video/audio podcast.

  1. Get yourself good audio resources and recording tools. Check out Call Recorder for Mac, Total Recorder for Windows, Soundflower, Audio Hijack, Audion, Powergramo and Pamela Recorder which is available to both Mac and Windows.
  2. Before you start, test the levels and quality of your video and audio. Check if there is feedback, echoes and unnecessary noise so editing will be a lot easier. This will also prevent you from redoing the interview which is a hassle to your interviewee. Use earphones instead of speakers while recording to hear all the details.
  3. Focus on your interview by looking only at the camera or at your interviewee’s video display position.
  4. Keep a good flow of the conversation. Stay relaxed because it's better for your interview. Crack some jokes from time to time as icebreakers if you think the discussion is moving off-track.
  5. Be wary of the time. Podcasts usually take 25-45 minutes so keep aware of your time. If it takes longer and you think you’ve already covered everything, you may end it or stress that you are conducting a very important interview. You can then split it up into a two-part episode to keep it interesting for your listeners or viewers.

Angelina Jolie’s Leg Steals the Night at the Oscars

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At the 2012 Oscars, Brad may have his film nominated twice but Angelina stole the night and made the headlines. Angie, known for keeping a low-key personality on the red carpet, emphasized the high slit of her Versace gown on Sunday by blatantly displaying her right leg. And onstage, she flaunted it once more when she presented an award. This sparked Jim Rosh, screenwriter of “The Descendants” to strike the same Angelina pose later, also onstage.

The 'legbombing' is the latest trend today, and pranksters just can’t get over it! That leg has gained so much overnight attention that it now has its own Twitter page. For more leggy fun, click on the pic above to see Jim Rash's vid, then decide for yourself if Angie's move was classy or trashy.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Coco Podcast: Ep. 47 with Talent Assistant Keri O’Keeffe

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From the conference room of the TeamCoco.com  headquarters, Conan Podcast is hosted by the witty trio of Aaron Bleyaert, Emily Copenhaver and Jason Chillemi. Listen to the podcast as they haunt fresh Conan staffers and new showbiz faces with wacky cross-examinations. Click on the image below.

Episode 47 of Season 2 features I.T. master extraordinaire Chris Hayes who answers questions about I.T. and love. Also in the show is the very beautiful and talented Talent Assistant Keri O’Keeffe who talks about her job, celebrity crushes, how to not embarrass one’s self in front of a celebrity, and more.

 

Adele’s Unusual Gesture at the 2012 Brit Awards

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Click on this lovely songbird to see her flip the bird.

After winning six Grammys, Brit singing sensation Adele continued her streak as she bagged two major awards in the recent Brit Awards – British Female Solo Artist and Best Album of the Year for 21. It would have been a perfect celebration for the multi-awarded singer but created a big headline when it ended in a sour note as she was cut off by show host James Corden during her acceptance speech onstage. She then made a gesture with her middle finger in frustration and later said the insult was aimed at the suits at the Brit Awards and not to her fans.

 

 

 

Robertson Training Systems: In the Trenches with Dean Somerset

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Learn the correct way to exercise with Robertson Training Systems, where you can find high-octane corrective workouts and performance enhancement methods with featured blogs and available podcasts for download. Mike Robertson, one of the premier performance coaches in the world who helps clients and athletes achieve performance goals and great physique, hosts the podcasts with guest interviews of different fitness coaches.

Check out Episode 37 with Dean Somerset as they discuss about why thoracic spine is important, breathing, how to improve quality of your soft-tissue work, post rehab essentials, and more. Or click on the image below to listen to all of Mike's free podcasts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AudioShell Tag Editor

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Need a tag editor for managing your music archive, as well as editing its information and inserting cover art? Then Audioshell is what you need.

AudioShell is a freeware MS Windows Explorer shell plugin that allows you to view and edit music file tags directly in Windows Explorer. It supports all major audio file formats: MP3 (all ID3v2 tag versions), WMA, AAC (M4A and M4P), MP4, OGG, FLAC, WAV, MPC, MP+, ASF and many more.

It supports full Unicode and adds a tag editor to the music file properties menu so you can easily edit tags by groups or file by file. Because it integrates with Windows shell, it is not a standalone application. You will need to open file properties and under the AudioShell Tag Editor tab, you can add other information like Title, Album name, Artist name, Genre, Track number and even insert a cover art image.

To insert a cover art image:

Simply click Add Cover to indicate the image file. It supports JPG and BMP formats. After inserting the cover art, click Apply to save the tag information.

Other added features:

  1. More language translations (Polish, English, French, Czech, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese)
  2. Fixed bug in m4a tags reading
  3. .m4v files extension support
  4. Support for cover art in flac files
  5. Wav files support
  6. Redesigned music properties tab

AudioShell is a useful tool for mp3 player owners, music aficionados and Windows-based podcasters because it lets you edit tags and makes all your music file collections organized before uploading them to your mp3 players like iPod.

Note: It works on Windows 2000/XP 32 bit systems.

Download it now!

Podcast Answer Man

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Want to take your podcast to the next level? Let Cliff Ravenscraft help you in Podcast Answer Man, a podcast show he created to give solutions, advice and tutorials for you to get successful in podcasting. This is a very helpful site that will save you lots of time on research.

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Check out the episodes by clicking on the image above.

 

 

 

 

Video Tutorial on Adding Vocal Effects with Mixcraft

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Rick Osborn of RecordingWiz gives us a tutorial on how you can add vocal effects to your music/podcast recording especially if you’re doing a single vocal track. Mixcraft is an easy-to-use recording software lets you record audio, remix tracks, compose virtual instruments, score and edit, arrange loops, etc.  The podcast comes with a 10-minute long video and audio format.

Click on the image to launch the video podcast tutorial.

 

 

 

12 Helpful Tips in Skyrocketing Your Podcast’s Popularity

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So you have created your podcast and have it listed in iTunes. Now gett your podcast out there with these helpful tips:

1.       Promo Spots
You should have a 15 to 20-second promo spot so listeners and viewers will hear more about your work. Do target podcasts that could provide overlap with your audience and contact the other podcasters if they want to swap promo spots with you.

2.       Blog Buttons
Install blog badges or buttons and provide free downloads from your website. You can also hold contests or any other promotional activity to engage your audience.

3.       Signature lines
Get a simple tag line or signature line and provide a link for downloading your podcast.

4.       Podcast directories
Submit your podcast to as many directories as possible aside from iTunes to expose your work to a greater audience.

5.       Forum
Sign up in podcasting-related forums where you can engage in discussions with other posters who are likely to be interested in listening to your work.

6.       Ratings on directories like iTunes
If you have your podcast in iTunes and other directories, encourage your audience to rate your work because top-rated podcasts shows up on top of searches. Also, take time to reply courteously to your audience when you receive any direct feedback from them.

7.       Image on directories
Make a small avatar for your podcast and submit it with your podcast listing. Great visual graphics attract attention.

8.       Business card
Aside from promoting online, you should be promoting your podcast offline as well. Place links to your podcast in your business cards so you can maximize the opportunity to get more followers anywhere you go.

9.       Signs
Create a sign or symbol to represent your podcast and strategically post it in places similar to your niche. If you have a podcast about music, then promote it at a music store, or if it’s about fitness, post signs on gyms and fitness centers.

10.   Ads
You can put up an ad on local newspaper which is an inexpensive way to spread the [printed] word about your podcast.

11.   Press release
You could have a press release written about your podcast for newspapers, magazines or local radio/TV stations. You could also hold live interviews for more audience exposure.

12.   Demo CD or DVD
Make demo CD’s or DVD’s of some of your podcast episodes or their excerpts and give them away as limited releases for free.