I have been creating podcasts on and off since 2007. My interest in audio production goes back to my experiences with college radio. I am dedicated to producing podcasts with the best audio quality I can achieve in our house, or outside, with the equipment I can afford, but I do not attempt to make our shows sound like any other podcasts in particular, although I do find inspiration in many other podcasts and radio shows.
As I work full-time and have a large family, I don’t get a lot of time to write shows in advance, or edit them after recording, so our shows are a bit rough by nature.
In order to maintain freedom from any corporate censorship or influence, and ignore the ratings game completely, our shows are not listed on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or any other commercial services, with the sole exception of the Hodgecast, which is listed on Apple Podcasts. This means that for most of these shows, there is no link I can provide that will automatically open the podcast in the Apple Podcasts app when you click on it, and allow you to subscribe with one click or tap.
I generate all the content, including the feed file, from scratch. I have experimented with a lot of different gear over the years but my current work involves the following hardware: Heil PR-40 microphones (when recording in the studio), Olympus LS-10 digital recorders (when recording in the car or on a walk), an SSL SiX mixer, a Focusrite Clarett+ 2pre USB audio interface. I use Apple Logic Pro for mixing, Izotope RX for audio file repair, Izotope Ozone for mastering, LAME for MP3 encoding, and FFmpeg for creating video files for YouTube.
I do not put trackers or things of that sort on any of the web pages I generate for this site. But please note that my web hosting company (DreamHost) may track downloads.
We do not currently run ads or charge money for any podcast content. But microphones, audio gear, computers, Internet access, web hosting, cloud backup, and electricty all cost money. If you would like to help us defray these costs, you are welcome to send us whatever tip you think is appropriate, via PayPal. And thanks!