Goodbye to the Podcasters G+ Community. Next week, it’ll be gone. I’m sad and mad at the same time, but you have to move on.
April is coming, and my plate is full. I’ll be heading to NAB, and two other events, so we might not have an episode for a few weeks. But I’ll have some cool podcast info coming back from these trips. I’ll be at Hardwarecon on April 17-18 in Mountain View CA. Join us: http://bit.ly/hardwarecon19
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This week, we’ll look at all the announcements Apple made on their event on Tuesday. It seems they moved around Podcasts, but Apple News + and Apple TV+ could easily have podcasting in it’s lineup. Could this mean a new avenue for you and your shows? https://appleinsider.com/…/apple-card-apple-news-apple-arca…
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Episode 006 – Press Play Here
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What up my podcast geeks? Jeffrey powers here from Geekazine: think magazine put in a geek. Yeah God me and welcome to another episode of How to podcast, the show where we talk about podcasting. Give some news gifts views, give some everything done like William Shatner. Now, we will podcast I don’t know if that was a horrible William Shatner, my name is Jeffrey powers, not William Shatner. And you can join me on geek as and you can join me and how to podcasts and all that other good stuff. Here we are here. We’re seeing a lot of you know, a lot of cool stuff coming down the pike and we’re going to be talking about Apple and their pockets. Now Apple did an event and I think this is the first time that Apple did a completely software centric event.
Everything’s been hardware, you know, the iPad, the iPhone, the iPad. All this software they didn’t I don’t think they showed off one piece of hardware update. And so all this software is now part of it. And one thing that was kind of missing from that list was podcasting. So are they going to be doing some stuff with podcasts? I don’t know. We’ll see what happens. But anyway, we’re going to talk about that today. We’ve got a jam packed show, jam packed. And I completely forgot to add the one thing that I needed to add right here. So give me like 10 seconds here.
How’s that? Okay, perfect, perfect colleges for that. But you know, hey, there’s a reason why I’m putting this in here. And we’re going to talk about that in a minute. So welcome to the show. This is the first time that you’ve come to how to podcast Well, you know, we got it. We’ve we’ve got a great show for you. We get a lot of jam packed stuff in here. We’re going to start by welcoming our new members to how to podcast is first of all, everything that you can find. You can find
How to podcast that’s [email protected] forward slash groups forward slash how to podcast and go ahead and comment and talk about, you know, questions, everything there over at how to podcast Of course, I run my website is geekazine. com you can go over there we get some great shows, over at Nam over at CES lots of common content. First of all we’re last post latest post is the Roland tm one hybrid trigger module that sound your acoustic kit. But we’ve got some other cool posts in here. And what I’m going to talk about next this one the book reverse 3d audio in a second here you can also find me over on youtube. com forward slash geek is in there I am.
There we go. Either right there. So nice bewildered face. Let’s meet that and then you can see me again and again and again. So you can go over there and check that out.
And then of course over on twitch.tv, forward slash de cuisine. Same thing. We’ll go over here and we will pop down, down, down, be part of the chat. We got a couple people watching on these channels as well. So with that said, let’s get into, let’s get into your content here. First of all, you know, okay, schedule, here’s the schedule for the next few weeks. So, next week, I will be flying back from California on Wednesday morning, so there’s gonna be no show Wednesday morning, maybe Thursday. And the reason why is because after that, I don’t think I’ll be able to do is I’m, yeah, I’m pretty sure. I will not have a show for the rest of April. Because the week after that is nav. The week after that is hardware con, you might have seen that on my page there just a second ago. And then the week after that is build a live and then you get the idea. I might if I have
Decent bandwidth in the hotel. I might just do a how to podcast but we’ll see how that works here. So, uh, but yeah, so here’s here’s the deal, like I said, na be coming next in two weeks next week. It was a super secret event. I’m going to Intel next week and we’re going to find out about their new technologies. They’re going to update everybody on what’s going on. I don’t exactly know what they’re going to be talking about just you have that hasn’t been divulged yet. But we’re probably going to see the new processor lines are probably going to see some new a new octane storage is my guests. And but you know, these are just guests. So we’ll see we’ll see what happens. So, um, and then after the week after that is na be National Association of Broadcasters and this is a great place for podcasts because podcasting is part of broadcasting now. Congratulations. We’re all broadcast.
Get the the whole idea is that with being a broadcaster podcaster there’s gonna be a lot of cool tech, I’ve, I’ve gone to the show, let’s see, almost 10 years now. I gotta remember the first one. I think the first one was 2011 is when I went but I’m not 100% on that. So, I found and when I went there, podcasting was really often that in the distance and on shelf there, but I came in and I disrupted that by finding stuff for podcasters talking about more professional stuff a podcast or can use a radio, you know, like, console’s and microphones and stuff like that. So, and I’ve been doing that every year ever since. And it’s been a great time. And since then, we’ve had the New Media Expo was there for a while and na be started to really realize that podcasting is a big part. So they have a podcaster pavilion now. And with the podcaster Brazilian
They have a lot of great stuff. Now I got the list right here and and I have the list in the show notes. So you can see that as well. But you’ll see a lot. This is a, this is some of the pod testing stuff that you’ll see at NAB. There’s gonna there’s a lot more that’s not part of the podcasting Pavilion. But there at NAB like for instance, Sony, like for instance, our friends over at Blue microphone, like
for example, you know, the companies like that. So there’s a ton of podcasting, audio podcasting, video podcasting, live streaming. I’m going to go over to the Telestream booth, because I use wire cast as my main unit. Excuse me. I’m going to be over at the black magic booth. I’m going to be over at let’s see, I got a few things scheduled right now.
I’ll be all around NAB getting as much video as possible and go from there but as you can see, this is the podcasting Pavilion. We got our friends over at blueberry podcasting by Rob voice, Todd Cochran in them got clean feed, tile sound Lipson, Rob Robin. Those guys are going to be over there OC light
and low profile combination ultimate Mike monitor arms that brings radio stations sports stations to the 21st century. We got pad caster, which is the iPad framework for your to record video, pod bean podcast engineering school Sampson technologies core video video on and Vox nice. These are the parts in this podcasting Pavilion. But of course, podcasting is going to be all over NAB. So we’re going to look at it as much as possible and go from there. All right before
We move on, I got to say goodbye one last time. And as you know how to podcast started as the podcaster community over on Google Plus, the podcaster community had over 35,000
subscribers. It was one of the biggest forums that all it is. It’s one of the biggest forums in podcasting. And next week, gone. Gone. All that work. Gone. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Yeah. So, one last hurrah. This is the Google podcasters group. And I, you know, I’m sad to see it go. I mean, we started this in November of 2012. It wasn’t the first podcast group that showed up on Google Plus, but it was it just turned out to be one of the biggest one of the best and
did i did a lot of a lot of curating a lot of question asking and maybe i need to start doing that again with this group because this group is still needs a little bit more and and i don’t want to just be me posting stuff though but you know we’ve it’s now pared down to about 31,007 means about 4000 4000 accounts basically gone.
I’ve backed up all this data so i’ll be sending out a message to everybody saying hey this is the new area and if you want a different area please let me know because i you know i i don’t want to manage multiple community areas but i will if every if the majority of people want to go to a linkedin group or they want to go to a reading group or they want you get the idea but right now that facebook is where we are so
Last week, that’s the last time you might see the podcasters community on Google Plus. So I’m a little bit upset because I really did think that the communities could have been moved to something like YouTube outside of Google Plus, and they could have kept.
They could have kept this community alive. But since then this place is turned into a ghost town that will come back. I don’t know what’s possible. We’ve talked about it. Google Plus isn’t technically going away. It’s just that all the Public Accounts, non business accounts, non enterprise accounts are going away. Because I think they’re going to want to turn this into like a slack or something like that. So you want us to slack podcasters group? Let me know. Let me know in the show notes, and then we’ll go from there. So
all right, like I said, my plate is full in April and one of the things that I’m going to be going to is hardware con 2019.
I’m actually going to be doing some live live streaming there. We’re going to live stream, the keynote and the panels on the 17th and 18th of April. So you can check that out there. So I’ll talk about that again if I had do a show next week, but you get the idea from there. So, anyway, so we talked about that. We talked about that. What else we got? Oh, yeah, so one of the one of the videos that I did was good cook audio. This is the full audio right here. What this is, is a by neuro Wait, the podcast. And what you do, it’s just it looks like a regular set of your phone’s dead bugs, whatever you want to fall. But on each year is a microphone. I don’t know if you can see it, like little black dot right there. And that microphone, there’s a left and right one. So I wear this as I’m doing my video and where this is all
Do and then it’s capturing everything around. So it’s basically a stereo stereo miking. And you can have the have this in the ears, I can plug it into a GoPro with the adapter cable, and I’m thinking, well, maybe I’ll just put them on the GoPro, somehow. So it does get the stereo from the camera rather here. But, and that’s a possibility because it’s not wireless. And so you have to have a cable. I was also thinking of hooking it up for the show, but I’m not exactly sure how Facebook would end up processing that if would process it in stereo. And of course, in a studio, when I don’t have more than one person here, you’re not gonna you’re not going to hear too much unless I move it around, like pick it out of my ears and go like this and this, but I can tell you that it works. I can tell you that I did. I did post some stuff on my Instagram channel. You can check that out and go from there. Another project that I’m working on, just so you know, is I got last year
We’ve got this the DJI pocket as well. Which is also perfect for getting podcast and look how small it is just amazing. So I’ve been there is a project where you can take a Raspberry Pi and you can attach it to the asthma and I have it right here apologize for the mask. The thing is my desk gets clean and then my desk gets messy again. But so anyway got the Raspberry Pi’s that’s a plus high which apparently it only works with the A plus high and then the USB cable to USB and have done some video on it is pretty cool. I will be doing an instructional video on how to do all of this in the next week so it for video podcasters smaller footprint for your video. That’s pretty cool. So all right.
I think I got that got that. Got that. Got that. Got that let’s Let’s welcome our new members. We got
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All right, let’s get into some of the news here that was around the inter webs and we’re going to start with this one. There was a podcaster who
who got robbed by another person. And of course that person has been caught and put behind bars. Fire See I Adam 22 was creating his know jumper podcast that 24 year old man flashed a gun in his face and that’s pretty much yet so
kind of scary. I know.
When you start becoming a public figure and sometimes people love you and sometimes people can resent you
and and hopefully never get to the point where somebody throws a gun in your face, and I’m guessing that’s what the case is here. I’m not exactly sure
what happened. But
the guy he’s they just said that he tried to attack them they didn’t they didn’t I don’t think I’ve seen anything that said if there’s if he has any affiliation with this podcast, but also don’t know the all the details, but you know, definitely this little scary there. So we got this overall hip hop, wired. And yeah, so check that out. Next up. Over on beta news, hyper ex is launched their podcast microphone for streamers, podcasters and gamers. This is a USB microphone. A lot of people are really excited about this microphone, at least from what I’ve read on the reviews. I have not tested any of these microphones. So I don’t know
but i did put a link in the show notes if you want to get one and of course that helps the show and of course you want to help the show for anything all you have to do is go to our next page over a Geekazinecom forward slash merge or paypal or patreon com forward slash Geekazine and paypal.me forward slash jeff powers for one time so all right let’s move on from here spotify has now the purchased this link just is dead what happened over unfortunate com let me switch back here so it’s a
go to some weird page anyway spotify has just snapped up a new company there we go
the new company is called power cast and they’re really just it looks like they’re really getting ready to
to take over as much of podcasting as possible they announced the Tuesday morning
And they had which was the price was the price? Yeah, of course this is on the on the heels of buying gimlet and anchor dot f m. and said, I don’t think they put a price on this. But anyway, so Oh, that was 200 million.
Yeah, they didn’t have a price on here. So, uh, so congratulations to Spotify. They’re they’re really taking trying to take it to the next level by putting everything in and yeah, getting you the podcast you need. So we’ll see how that all
takes it the next level. Let’s move on from there. And that is not what I wanted. What’s this? Oh, yeah, that’s the feature
before we get to the feature,
so I got this music running in the background. And this is a new feature to how to podcast and that feature is simply this
I just got the latest version of Band in a Box for Windows, it’s right here. So this is the band in the box software. This is a way for musicians to make backing tracks for their songs. And it comes with like they call real tracks and real drummers which you can use in your songs you can actually make an album with this. And for my if I asked him straight up, I said can you use this or do you have to get session musicians? And they said yeah, no, you should be able to use this out of the box and and go from there. And prices. It’s like 100 hundred $120 for the basic, but you can make background music like the one I have here. Now.
With that said, on how to record podcasts, I do have an area called the me let me pull it up here. I do have an area called background music, whereas royalty free music, let’s go over there.
There it is royalty free music, which is right here. And with royalty free music, I’ve done some tracks already in the past and, and you can you can download these, my South by Southwest and my Boogie singer and I’m going to add the next one and that’s this one right here. This background music right here hopefully you can hear well, I
I haven’t checked it so but I wanted to make sure that my voice was
my voice was dominant on this as as we went so, but anyway, the new song when the new track will be there. Of course I’ll have the link in the show notes on how you can download it. You can use it for your podcast, you can use it for your YouTube’s if you put it into
Commercial video, like a commercial a TV show or something like that, then we have a problem. And that’s part of that. The know, the Creative Commons license that’s going to be on there. So, but definitely use that and go from there. So we didn’t have like I said, we didn’t have anybody counting for the week in the main notes. So we’ll go from there. Let’s get into your our main topic. And the main topic is this. Apple has announced a whole bunch of software,
which is great.
Got to update your software. If I’m pretty sure this is the first event that it’s been all software based. And I don’t think they stayed basically KB It debuted any hardware off that.
Featured Subject: Where is Apple Podcasts in the Software Refresh?
What did they announced they announced Apple news plus which is an Enhanced Edition News Service – read your service so you can get your magazines you can get it basically replaced Apple bookstore. If you remember that one, they have Apple arcade. So just like with Google last week announcing that they’re getting in the gaming business apples really moving their games out of one area and putting it into an area where it’s you know, they can possibly
do a lot of different things with their with their games. And could there also be a twitch like channel coming soon for Apple and their arcade.
Anyway, Apple TV + is their streaming service. They’ve gotten into the streaming game. So now you have Netflix, you have Hulu, you have Amazon
Apple podcast or Apple Apple TV plus and they put in a whole bunch of really cool shows and they’ve got some big names in those shows. So that’s definitely going to debut now with all that said
all these new updates that are we’re going to see in the fall, we’re goes podcasting come there was there was not a mention of an apple podcasting plus
but if you think about it, Apple news plus and Apple TV plus, could easily start hosting and having podcasts. Now we’ll have the regular Joe Blow podcasts like it’s you know, the guys sitting around the kitchen table talking Dungeons and Dragons or or basket weaving or anything like that. I probably not, but higher end podcasts. You know, the podcast one
podcasts the I Heart Radio podcasts the things like that can definitely start leaking in to the cracks of news Apple news plus of Apple TV plus
because it’s it’s all media it’s all news it’s all it’s a mixed up muddled up shut up world, even for Lola.
but it is interesting to see these new apps and the new organization structure. So really you have what you have you have Apple news Plus, you have Apple arcade, arcade, just regular I can’t not arcade to class because
they could have they could have had Apple Arcade Fire and really just kind of had that relationship with Ben but that’s a different stores and then Apple TV plus
and podcasts are going to fit
All three of those areas. News plus if it’s if it’s in a magazine podcast is in a magazine, it’s going to be on Apple news plus
in arcade, I’m really thinking that they’re going to start planning some sort of twitch channel and bring gaming podcasting into that area. And then of course, Apple TV Plus, you know, shows like
a good example for a TV podcast is the Talking Dead, which is the recap of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. And now there’s a lot of interest to bring podcasts for specific shows. It doesn’t always work. I think Game of Thrones had a podcast and it was it was lukewarm on its, its reception, but I don’t think that they might be wrong. Don’t get me wrong, but I’m pretty sure that they didn’t do one for last year. And of course be
It since Game of Thrones took like,
two years to get to this final season, it was probably harder to to maintain a show like that. But with the walking dead are talking dead, you had Walking Dead you had Fear the Walking Dead. And then you can kind of crossover to some of the other stuff too. You know, talking about into the Badlands and things like that just kind of a geek culture type thing. And of course, you got Chris Hardwick this so that’s, that’s part of that. So he made that happen. So that’s on Apple TV plus,
can your podcast be on Apple TV Plus, I have no doubt on that. I’m still waiting for somebody to come around around and make a channel
that would actually be on TV that would highlight people’s podcasts. And like a tuck suit for podcast,
video audio. So you give permission to use you a clip from your show. They email you and you’d say yeah, give me
My permission sign a little wave or whatever. And then and then you’re on the show.
And of course, that has that has to happen in a very short window. So you record your podcast, they watch it within the date, and they say, Hey, we want to use this clip right here. They email you, if they don’t hear a restaurant, they don’t use it. If they do, then they put it as the show. And then you’ve got an actual show on Apple TV plus, that is part of that. Excuse me a second. I gotta sneeze here. Oh, my
apologies there. So with that said,
podcasting can go into these three areas very easy. But what what about Apple podcast? Is there a need to create an apple podcasts plus redesign the podcasting app? They’ve already done that.
So into this current iteration, but will they do it to the next iteration?
And I think I think the answer is yes, they will eventually. And maybe in the next year or two, you’ll see a podcast bus. Because it will need to figure out a way and and maybe podcasts will have this way to do this. integrate into these other three, boom like that podcast, we got Apple TV plus we got arcade and we’ve got news plus podcast right there. You get the idea there and it needs to all integrate with each other in needs to work together as one cohesive unit. So because with podcasting, it’s
the definition of podcasting, eventually is got to go away. Because
the definition of what a podcast is, heck, we don’t even make these publications anymore. That’s technically a podcast if you put it in the RSS feed. But there’s so many different ways this show right here on Facebook, I consider a podcast
Even though it doesn’t have an RSS feed in Facebook, I do have an RSS feed for the audio version. But I have a delivery method through Facebook and I can put it on my page back on how to record podcast com.
Use me and and keep it going that way. And eventually RSS feeds are not going to be around. I am guessing 5-10 years. Either that or they’ll have to change.
Now last week we talked about blockchain. And we still can we put podcasting and blockchain and one of the factors on that is one of the factors is the RSS feed.
And so if that RS if we have to change that from RSS, the JSON or something like that, we can do that. And continue to podcast and of course
The definition will have been changed forever.
So, with that said, I asked the question on the pole which you can definitely answer and that is, do you like apples podcasts and the current state either you and now this isn’t as a creator, this is as a listener.
Do you you listen through your Apple podcasts or you do not have an Apple device to do that. Or if you don’t, I, I get my podcast not as much through the podcast app.
A lot of the times I get these shows through other means.
stitcher is one perfect example. The great great app it had its it had it’s questionable area when they went change names a couple of times. But the newest Stitcher app, the new Stitcher, everything stable and as long as
That stability is there, then I think they’ve got a pretty good alternate to Apple. Of course, if you use a Google device, then you’re most likely using Google podcast.
And so you don’t use Apple podcasts at all.
What do you do? How you do it? Let me know. Um, I’m not sure if we have any questions in the chat, this new secure ways, kind of weird.
But I don’t think we had anybody
in the chat here, so we’re going to leave it at that. I think we’re good to go. You definitely want to subscribe to the group if you haven’t.
If you haven’t yet, so definitely subscribe to the group. Anyway. Sorry. So I think that’s that’s where we go.
on that, so let me know what your thoughts are on the current state of the apple podcast. And of course if you have any questions on any of this, let me know by tweeting me over to the design or geek is the knockout big magazine putting he got me. And there we are. So all right, like I said, next week, I will be flying back. So maybe a show on Thursday going to have to check my schedule here. See if I have anything plants, feel free to grab that music which I will have and I will create a new tune for next the next episode. So wait for that, listen to that and go from there. So thanks a lot for watching. Thanks a lot for listening. If you’re listening after the fact, you guys geek out. We will see you next time and take care