Category Archives: podcasting

Podcasting is like any other creative activity.

Did you ever have to listen to someone try their first tones on the clarinet? First, it’s just raspy, toneless hissing. Then it’s a horrible, tortured, screeching sound – usually, it is so loud it hurts your ears. And as the son of a clarinet teacher I’ve had that experience several times. Even with the help of an experienced teacher, learning to get a clean tone out of that thing is a tedious and frustrating process.

Playing the clarinet – or learning an instrument – or getting started in any creative activity, really is always like this. Also in podcasting. Nothing is right! It’s nowhere near what those people create that inspired you! Why is everything. so. hard.

One begins to respect that the new hobby, that looks so easy when others do it, is a serious craft. Some crafts are more easily started than others, but all of them are hard to master. The best works of any type were always created by talented professionals with a deep understanding of the craft.

Unless you master a craft your results may be original, but not good.

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This is how you can subscribe to my podcast!

I am running a podcast for Science for Progress, and there I am talking about how to improve academia, and how science/academia interacts with society. I interview people who are, for example, working on better metrics for research(er) evaluation, people who work on topics relevant to society (such as GMO food, and animal welfare), or someone who can tell us a bit about Science Communication, or the PhD experience.

Interested? Well, you should subscribe to the podcast, then!

Here is how:

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Being a Guest on a Podcast Part 1 and 2

When you are going to be interviewed for a podcast, you should remember that the episode may be downloaded hundreds or thousands of times. And you don’t want your listeners to turn it off after a few minutes because your sound is awful.

Sure, the podcaster can do a couple of things in post-production to rescue a bad recording. But you want to make sure that you did everything you could (in that moment) to help improve the quality of your sound.

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