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Our Podcast Setup

Today we are going meta, breaking the fourth wall and talking about our podcast setup. It’s been a long journey to get the proper setup we have now. We wanted to discuss all of the equipment we currently use, the reasons for choosing this equipment and the mistakes we made along the way.

Transcript

hello and welcome to the decking awesome

podcast my name is brian and i’m joined

by the awesome owning cura hello

hey today we’re going a bit meta and

we’re breaking the fourth wall

we’re going gonna talk to you a bit

about our podcast setup

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we’ve had a few practice runs and a bit

of change in tweaking equipment

but we’ll give you a rundown of the

stuff we’re using currently

and a few of the things we tried out

along the way so

if you’re ever interested in getting

started with your own podcast hopefully

this is a bit of a help and a bit of a

pointer for you

let’s take a rundown over some of the

equipment we’re currently using why

don’t you guys tell me about it

when you’re starting your own podcast it

can get a little bit confusing and

frustrating when you see all the

different information out there all sort

of different microphones and recorders

and all sorts of stuff but we’ve come to

a very clean and kind of

concise setup at the moment we’re using

condenser microphones

and which we’ll go into a little bit

more later and they’re all attached to a

single

preamp recorder one condenser mic for

every person so we can just

keep on attaching more and more

condenser mics depending on who

is talking or in the podcast this gives

great quality

it makes editing the audio easy and the

setup is kind of a breeze

pretty straightforward we’re doing this

in a different house than we usually do

and it was really easy to set it up took

like 10 minutes yeah cool so

if you are hearing background animals

apologies there are

four of them roaming around that we’re

praying we’ll be quiet but

that’s never the way it goes so

what did all of that just mean

well i guess myself and i owned a lot of

research into what

equipment we could use and it turns out

you can use

hundreds of different sets of equipment

even just for the microphones alone

we had a lot of different options unlike

usb microphones or

condensing or dynamic microphones

just a lot of different options that

were available and when we started out

we happened to have a sound board and a

microphone

there and i guess that’s where we kind

of started from but

like a lot of it is just trial and error

and then knowing what you want

like there’s more advanced setups i

guess than ours

but the reason we went for a nice simple

setup of like four separate microphones

using traditional microphone cables

plugging into

one simple system was because having

things like sound boards and stuff in

our setup

that’s a lot of skills like sound

engineers

put a lot of work into that sort of

thing so we wanted to find something

that was simple

and straightforward so i guess that’s

how we how we eventually led ourselves

to

to the setup that we had i think i think

originally we had everything kind of

connected to a computer

which made things a lot more manual and

we’ve kind of opted

to instead of using the computer and

like lots of different manual

kind of mechanical components we decided

to connect everything into one recorder

and let the recorder kind of handle

everything and so that kind of brings us

onto

what a condenser microphone is which is

the one thing that we’re kind of using

constantly there’s

loads of types of microphones which

we’ll probably get into later yeah

that’s secure i mentioned their dynamic

and condenser microphones

forgive my ignorance but you know i know

very little about any of them only for

what i’ve googled this morning

you guys are the tech heads here so tell

us a bit about the microphones

yeah so there’s a whole bunch of

different types of microphones there’s

the two main ones are dynamic and

condenser

but you can get a whole lot of different

ones in between like shotgun

and you know stereo microphones we can

kind of just explain what we have at the

moment we’re using

a newer nw800 unpowered

condenser mics and so you can kind of

google that on amazon and

check it out and see the reason that

they’re unpowered which is

and why that’s a good thing is because

they’re much cheaper if you find a

powered one

that means it has all the components in

it and it usually has like you know ways

of

audio filtering and stuff like we didn’t

want to do any of that we wanted to have

a bare bones

microphone that was perfect for audio of

vocal range uh condenser mic is really

good for that

i couldn’t get give you the technical

details as to what difference

dynamic and a condenser one is but i

know for podcasting and for being quite

close

condenser mics are just really good at

picking up that range and then allowing

editing

to be much easier nice so you’d

recommend kind of searching for

condenser mics if if that’s what you’re

unveiling down the road unpowered

phantom power is what i’ve written down

here in my notes

but i think that just means it’s powered

by the whatever it’s plugged into

the phantoms

yeah so when we originally started

looking up microphones

we did find power supplies that you can

add in to the

set that you use where you power the

microphone separate to the device that’s

recording

and i think we had to try that out

because we wanted to plug the

microphones directly into a pc

but that meant that you needed to add a

power supply in so that the

microphones could plug in they could be

real microphones

and plug into a pc but that just added

loads of complications to our setup

so like we then had to plug every

microphone in separately and they

weren’t really

independent and it added a lot of hassle

so i guess that led to us needing

something that provided a power supply

so like sound boards and and this the

recorder we use

they both can provide power supplies

because of the microphone we chose

that led to a string of decisions being

kind of made for us

so it became too complicated to power

each microphone separately so we wanted

to just

find a simple way to do it which meant

one device at the end

powering all three microphones if we’re

going to use separate microphones so

i should say as well this isn’t a paid

sponsorship

or anything these are the the equipment

we’re using

that we found we liked if anyone does

want to sponsor us feel free to

send us out some mics but this one

currently isn’t sponsored

so what about these pop filters we have

in front of the microphone what’s the

advantage to them

yeah we only really use uh two

additional things to the condenser mics

which is a

scissors arm and which is what the

condenser mic is attached to and that

allows us to kind of move it around

it gives a nice few different positions

at the moment they’re kind of just below

eye level so everyone can see each other

it allows for kind of a nice easy

conversation the pop filter

pretty much stands in front of the

condenser mic and it stops all those s’s

and those kind of harsh snapping sounds

now it doesn’t completely get rid of

them

but it’ll dramatically reduce that and

makes editing just a little bit easier

and then we also have xlr cables

connecting the condenser mic to the

recorder

so yeah originally we had one condenser

mic and that was

plugged into a recorder which was then

plugged into a laptop

and that meant we could power that one

condenser mic

using that mixer i think if you’re a

podcaster and you’re starting to start

off yourself

and say you’re you’re a youtube streamer

or you’re a podcaster alone

and you only need one condenser mic

there are packages where all of this

is just in one you don’t have to get a

swinging arm you don’t get a pop thing

you don’t have to worry about any of

this stuff

the most popular one at the moment is

called the yeti the blue yeti

that’s really handy which a lot of

people are confused because they look at

it and it’s really

a lot more expensive than any other

condenser mic that’s because it’s

powered

it has all these audio filtering it has

recording all of this it’s like a little

tiny computer

would attach to a condenser mic whereas

we just wanted the

freedom and flexibility to plug anything

we want into this recorder whether it’s

condenser mic a shotgun mic

anything and then it would deal with it

and especially when you’re starting out

it’s really overwhelming to look at all

the audio equipment there is

like people who’ve been in the

podcasting area for a long time

might know the difference between the

different like bits and pieces and the

best way to get the best audio

but like keeping it simple at the start

if there is only one person

think about getting a component that

gets everything in one box and then

outputs it into like usb because we

still have

an additional process then to just

transfer our audio files from the

recorder

to a computer but like maybe you just

wanted it to go straight to the computer

with

no extra hassle if you are setting your

own podcast it can get a little bit

tricky because

if you look at things like news

broadcasting you know you have people

with a microphone there usually that’s

like a shotgun mic

and the shotgun mic kind of does it

almost like a cylinder of recording

so it stops outside of that cylinder you

can’t hear anything so it’s great for

certain

use cases almost directional it’s just

recording just down one

down the barrel of a shotgun huh yeah

makes sense now yeah and then you double

you can point it at people and you’re

far away

and it doesn’t get outside noises that’s

not really

needed in a podcasting space especially

for like vocals where people are

podcasting

right now if you’re faced in front of a

microphone or like you have a guest

who’s not really sure what microphones

are

you want to go for a condenser mic

because it picks up much greater range

and it doesn’t pick up a whole lot of

background noise it’s a lot more

flexible

and you’ll enjoy it a lot more if you

get a shotgun mic

and it doesn’t suit your needs but

you’re not really sure you could that

could be a whole lot of wasted money

on that microphone so we talked there

about how the microphones like the yeti

might be a bit more expensive than kind

of the

the newer ones that we’re using what

kind of prices are we looking at

or comparatively is there a lot in it or

is this it’s about 25 euro for a

condenser mic

and then you can pick up the pop filter

and the swing arm and the cables

which i’ll get around maybe 40 euro

something like that

yeah i can get a little bit more but

that’s just for the very basic set

so we didn’t get anything fancy at all

in in the in the stuff

that we got but we still get like a an

audio sound that

we’re happy with yeah because these

condenser mics you’ll find a whole bunch

of them

and they’re all very similar you might

not know the difference there’s not a

whole lot of big difference and you can

really pick any

ones you want for a podcast anyway for

more professional stuff you might need

something slightly better yeah if you’re

going for a yeti it can cost about 125

euro 140

depends if you get a newer second hand

the only problem with the yeti

is if you have two people in the podcast

those things do not like to play

nice together so you can’t really plug

two of them in

together and get them to synchronize you

kind of have to edit that later on

to link them up together so whereas wire

podcast

all three of these mics are recording in

one device so when i hit the record

button

we don’t need to join them together

they’re just joined automatically oh

perfect so

if you’re sitting there kind of talking

to yourself or talking on a subject

the yeti is probably a good choice but

if you’re thinking about having people

on the show or there’s a couple you’re

doing it together

maybe a set of condenser mics plugged

into a recorder is the way to go

yeah but our recorder is the expensive

piece of the the equipment

that’s where most of the costs went so i

think we paid about

400 sterling for for the recorder piece

we might just explain the

extra pieces there that that we use so

the three microphones plug directly into

it

and it can record each microphone as a

separate audio file

we use a zoom h6 it’s a really good

quality

recorder so it can allow six inputs

which is more than we need but it also

came with things like a microphone that

has kind of two microphones crossed they

can kind of get rid of some white noise

that can be in the background that’s the

120 degree

stereo mic yeah so it allows you to kind

of you know visualize the space a little

bit better

it’s good for being on the move but yeah

the zoom handy six is really kind of

small and lightweight and portable which

yeah it has a whole bunch of new

features that are really cool

and we started off with just using that

120 degree mic

to record a few podcasts so some of the

earlier podcasts you might notice

we were all in the same room and it kind

of it it had more of a it got

a lot more background and

extra noise in however if you’re walking

around a convention or

you wanted to stream something live it

was much easier to

to carry it around and to get like a few

people around the table where you

wouldn’t need everyone to have a unique

mic

so it kind of gave us a lot of

versatility that we didn’t get from a

lot of the other

computer components that we were really

looking for so the zoom h6 is great for

sitting down setting up a podcast and

having the equipment

you know fixed at a table but also quite

portable you can take it out around the

conventions if you want to

chat to people you want to get a bit of

background noise for atmosphere and

you’ve kind of got multiple choices to

to play with on us

because yeah the biggest problem you’re

going to have if you’re recording a

podcast

for the first time is deciding what to

get at the start

and if you get a handy a zoom h6 handy

recorder

then it kind of guarantees that no

matter what you pick later on

or what kind of way you go with the

podcast you’ll be able to support it

so whether it’s a shotgun mic or a

stereo 120 degrees

or you’re plugging in lapel mics you

know those kind of like little small

mics

yeah yeah the attached people’s t-shirts

you just can do that as well so you can

have like a

like almost like a an interview style

microphone where the host has a lapel

mic and he’s pointing at other people

and then so you can do multiple things

connecting to this thing and it’s

battery powered so

you know this is you’re a walking

talking kind of podcast

and you don’t have to worry about like

multiple recording angles and stuff like

that an entire handheld recording studio

for those of you listening rather than

watching the podcast it is just slightly

larger and thicker than a

say a phone would be so it’s not even

that bulky or cumbersome to to bring

around with you

yeah and it does phantom power which is

the kind of thing we’re talking about

before of powering up the microphones

yeah it’s

it’s a really handy device the handy h6

which it’s in its name that’s pretty

good

it took a lot of the pressure off us

when we originally had an input mixer

that we had to figure out the audio

levels and there was a big learning

curve

for that sort of advanced equipment

which obviously is what the

professionals use

but for a podcast where you’re not

actually focusing

on audio and it’s not your profession

that’s not your core

bit that was just a bit overwhelming to

have to figure out

like levels and trying to reduce

background noise

and worrying about like how much you’re

gonna

increase the the sound or what you’re

feeding into it

and trying to balance all those channels

together because

you’d if you don’t have something that’s

recording at the same time

we were feeding in two microphones into

one sound board and then sending that

file off to a computer via usb so the

board had to do all the adjustments

and because we didn’t have the original

two

microphone files that came in we we

found it very difficult

to mix those things together yeah so we

originally had

a xenix 302 usb mixer

and this was you’d plug in your

condenser mic into this

into this little recorder this would

power the microphone

but you could only plug one thing in and

then you could you could put in the kind

of manual mixing of the different types

of

inputs lots of little dials like

hundreds of little dials

for only having one microphone one

condensing mic

in and then one just normal like a true

a little

2.5 millimeter jack input it had

i’d say about 20 things you can move

so if you want to sit there looking like

a dj over in a beta

while you’re just recording a podcast

yourself it’s the way to go

yeah but it is even worse than that

because you when you plug it into your

laptop

you’d end up having to record and do

editing on the laptop too so you’d have

like you know audacity or some sort of

laptop editing software

that you’d plug in and then you’d have

to control it that way whereas with the

zoom

this isn’t plugged into any laptop this

is just powered itself

using usb just into a wall socket and

then in here we can put in the filters

we want

we tend to not to put in any filters

just so that we can give

our editor who does the stuff much more

control of what to do

but you can also you can do voice

editing you can do anything and it’s a

much easier interface you don’t have to

mess around with things

it’s just it’s a much much nicer process

i guess it produces the

audio file and originally so own

did a lot of work with editing the the

audio file that the recorder produces so

are the three audio files that the

recorder produces he did a lot of work

on

chopping out its mistakes and balancing

the sound levels

do you want to talk more about what you

were doing at the start

at the start yeah we had one sound level

recording

that we would go through you had a

couple of different problems if you’ve

ever tried to edit something

before the sound files there’s a lot

that goes into it a lot of kind of

process there’s things called gain

control

which is a kind of a big problem that

comes into podcasting is people speaking

at different rates

different volumes coming up yeah when

you’re doing the podcast you want to be

quite an easy to listen to process and

so you want everything to be kind of

equalized

across the board and if you’re using

something like audacity which is a free

open source

program it can be quite difficult

there’s not a whole lot of filters the

ones that are done

they’re really great they’re community

made but they’re not professional and

they’re not like high quality

and if you’re like me you’ve never kind

of done sound editing before

so you have to kind of learn what all

these different things when it comes to

auto gain control

and how they can actually apply this

kind of things and then you also need to

know how to cut

audio for when people say the wrong

thing or an interruption happens to the

podcast

you should be able to call that and make

it sound like well thought out kind of

podcast and you know people say um as

well

so you need to get kind of there’s a lot

of editing that goes into it as well as

kind of putting in

maybe a music backtrack or an intro so

let’s say

all of that sounds way too complicated

and you’re not bothered doing it at all

or

downloading audacity and trying to learn

how to do it can you outsource it can

you just say

here look dump it off with someone else

and let them sort it out for us

yeah so we did maybe the first seven

eight podcasts ourselves and it just

became too much

and we found that a professional person

coming in here

would have done a lot better job and it

would be a much easier process and the

quality would have gone up

and because we knew we had kind of the

knowledge of how to do

sound editing we knew exactly what to

look for so we went down to upwork.ie

and we put in a job profile for sound

editing there’s some really great people

there

we found brandon shout out to brandon

who’s going to be editing this later on

yeah so he has the website podcast

editor.ie

so if you’re ever looking for a podcast

editor you might want to check him out

yeah brendan russell is really good he

just takes that

extra knowledge that as board game

developers we just don’t have

and so he can really smooth out the

audio much better then

then we’d have time to learn because as

you can imagine there is plenty for us

to be doing

in trying to design board games and

getting our next few more games ready

ready to go which is really what we’re

passionate about

and want to focus on so we just thought

it it made perfect sense

to get help from somebody who knows what

they’re doing you couldn’t recommend it

more the the qualities

jumped not not to slander own and his

editing skills but

as i said brandon just has that extra

skill level that we just don’t

yeah i think it’s great as well to have

the three different condenser

microphones being recorded

that adds a lot of ease to editing if

you are planning on editing yourself

definitely recommend having individual

tracks so that if someone

you know coughs or if someone does

something else you can cut that

track and it will make the whole process

a lot easier and it just gives you more

control over the audio itself

because if you have to if you have to do

gain control on parts of an audio

it can be really tricky it is possible

but if it’s three separate tracks you

can just apply it to one person

and then just cut it down which is great

i’m not looking at anybody in particular

he’s looking at me specifically because

he spent the first

seven podcasts giving out to me for how

loud i talk

one time just constantly about giving

out to me why do i laugh

in podcasts because wouldn’t it be

better when i showed up

and didn’t talk yeah i’ve never said

that i never said it you definitely get

about the laughing between kira’s

fluctuating voice and my ability to bang

and knock into every single thing at the

table around me

i feel i actually feel bad for you it’s

it’s easier with three separate

drugs everyone who wasn’t talking

pretty much yeah just like you did there

pressing the fake mute button

on the table yeah it also comes into

where if multiple people are talking at

the same time if you are

recording on one single microphone

you’re never going to be able to clean

that up

whereas if it was separate ones you can

do it so there’s lots of different kind

of things especially when people are

laughing and making jokes if everyone’s

laughing at the same time

that’s can be very difficult to manage

that

and just in case there’s any confusion

the three different mics are because

there are three of us

if there’s just one of you you don’t

need three microphones yeah i mean

unless you’re

really feeling like splashing out a bit

of cash just to see how it goes but

one microphone per person will probably

do so

what about like planning these podcasts

is it do you think it’s better to go

scripted unscripted

you know do you just go here’s the topic

we’ll wing it is it better to kind of

plan out what we’re going to say or

i think i think we’ve gone through a lot

of different phases in taking off some

podcasts

for how we actually kind of laid out

what we’re going to do

we always wanted to talk about board

game design stuff we

like know about so like maybe and d too

that’s become quite popular

so we’ve gone from like

very improv shows to all very scripted

shows

and i think somewhere in the middle is

kind of like the perfect spot

so what we like to do is we have a thing

called nucleano where we have drafts

of the podcast and the kind of topics we

want to discuss

and inside there we might flesh out some

ideas but we put some of the topics in

bold

and just say kind this is the point we

want to hit home on

or discuss and then we will just kind of

talk about it and see what people think

and it’s kind of make it like a free

flow conversation but yeah what do you

think

yeah i think that when we started out

the mistake that i made was

we we went from doing blog posts where i

could

vary from being like broad to quite

technical

and it seemed perfectly fine in written

form

because people could just skip over

those sections or you separated out by

headings or pictures

it was very easy to flow in and out of

very very technical

whereas when we took those blog posts

and just converted them straight into

into podcast episodes it didn’t really

work i struggled a lot with trying to

find

how to make it a conversation and but

then after

after we kind of found our voice a bit

better and found the

the style that we wanted where we we try

and have a conversation with some

interaction in it

we realized our own mostly put a lot of

effort into

changing it to be like a question answer

sort of format

that that brought out the conversation

much better than just

each of us having a topic to talk on

which was almost like

us reading out the paragraphs from our

blog posts

it just felt very wooden yeah it’s kind

of nice to have somewhere between

literally rehearsing a a gospel to to a

group of

people stuck listening on the other end

of a computer and

you know just kind of winging it and

talking the whole way through with

no real structure and wandering off the

point so i mean for us

it works well to have the question and

answer or the

bullet points or the points we’re just

trying to hit or you know if you’re

trying to remember the name

newer hg sx49

[Laughter]

we actually also have the script in

front of us while we’re talking so that

we can’t see anything that we might have

missed or

the names of all the things yeah i think

the adding in the topics

talking about the different kind of

questions and just seeing how the flow

goes makes a really nice

laid out podcast and we’ve gone through

a couple different ways of doing those

kind of scripts

obviously our current podcast format

does lend itself to become

very kind of flexible in the amount of

time it takes but we believe that like

you know if we

are talking about a topic where there’s

a lot of topics we care about

and we want to get through those topics

and some might be quite short and some

might be quite long

and so like so we were talking about

like cursor strad that can go on for

like an hour

just because there’s so many memories

but if we’re talking about something

technical we want to keep it interesting

we want to keep it condensed

so it’s it’s a mix there and it really

depends on the topic you’re talking

about and

how deep you want to go into it when we

have a shared experience

it is a lot easier like the christmas

strat

we all knew the topic

well having spent a year and a month

playing it

and it’s much easier to get a flow but

you can’t always rely on that

you can’t always expect that knowing a

topic and keeping

momentum in the conversation are both go

hand in hand

sometimes you need those prompts you

need something to kind of to bring you

back to the topic to keep you on track

even if it’s a normal conversation and

i’d say it’s 10 times harder

when you’re doing it yourself i think

both myself and owen did

try a bit ourselves to to do some sort

of

podcasts early on before we started out

with decking awesome games

and i definitely found that when you’re

just talking by yourself it can be

really hard and you might want to script

a bit more because there’s no one to

pull you back or there’s no one to kind

of

wrap up your point you have to remember

to do that so you really need to

have it a little more scripted than we

would when

with the three of us at least someone

remembers what the question was that was

asked

and can can wrap that up at the end of

it yeah if you have two members of the

group who’ve done

extensive research and purchasing into

all the best equipment to get and you

have a third guy who just shows up and

talks into the fluffy thing in front of

his face

put him asking the questions because you

know he can read a list of questions

it works it’s just about finding balance

it can be it can be quite tough on your

own because like if you have an actual

script

and you’re talking in a podcast it’s

hard to read the script while you’re

talking so

you really you know we have a great

setup here of three people

and we kind of mix around the host

because we all feel kind of comfortable

you know if we’re not comfortable on the

topic we can always be comfortable as

the host

and so that’s this is a fantastic kind

of setup we do suffer from

people putting on voices when they have

to ask questions though

it changes the sound of this yeah at the

moment the moment you’re thinking about

not putting on a voice you put on a

voice

but it’s radio you know

so what about what about getting your

podcasts out there you know you’ve

recorded them you’ve edited them you

think it’s as good as it’s going to

guess

where do you upload them how do you

upload them what’s the best way to

to go about it yeah i think that’s kind

of a pretty big topic we can definitely

do a future podcast on something as

large a topic as hosting your own

podcast online but like you know we’re

using wordpress to sum it up

but there is like lots of different kind

of choices we made along the way and

when we upload our podcast onto our

website on wordpress it gets

to all the different streaming sites

it’s a little easier than you might

think

so i always thought this whole thing was

really hard and you know like you’d have

to upload to apple

and have this whole thing it’s almost

it’s automatic you don’t have to worry

about it

but what we like to do is we’ll record

the podcast we’ll get it edited by

brendan

who will add some really cool like music

from daniel birch

and once that kind of editing process is

done it’s sent back to us

i’ll create little snippets of the audio

using headliner

now we i only did this for like the last

couple of podcasts but i really like

this and i think it adds

like like instead of watching the whole

podcast you can get a little snippet

am i interested in listening to this

podcast get a little

one minute clip yo a little bit of bait

to reel em in

yeah i think it works really well it

makes me want to listen to the podcast

as well

i’ll create the headliner podcast

and so that that would kind of bring

people in and once that’s done it gives

you a little bit of audio

make it less than a minute so that it

can be posted on like instagram facebook

all the different social media and then

you can also create like you know

youtube ones for that as well

then it’s social media and then just

posting it uploading it to your podcast

yeah make it sound so easy it was a very

long process

yeah because at the start we didn’t

upload to wordpress right we tried to

upload directly to

some of the streaming sites but it just

meant yeah i guess we had the space

available on the website

and there was a lot more complications

to having to

to upload to different places and wait

for stuff to

to get sorted or process and all those

sorts of things like

you have to kind of balance what you can

and can’t do maybe you just want to

upload it

to one place maybe you have access to

somewhere maybe you don’t there’s lots

of free services and paid for services

out there that can make that that a lot

easier but uh it kind of depends on what

you have available

like we were lucky enough to have space

on the wordpress site and

own new had a good idea of what he

wanted to get

for that to be available to everyone

yeah so a very popular one there’s not

many free

services that can allow you to do this

but there is one and it’s soundcloud

and soundcloud really popular obviously

and it allows you to upload i think it’s

like three or four

episodes and so if you do your fifth

episode you have to delete your first

which a lot of people don’t like

but it does give you a starting off

point and that’s what we did we posted

our first

three episodes on soundcloud and then we

were going to the point where we had to

decide

is this going to be something to invest

in and we really liked it so we

spent time we got our wordpress up and

got it connected in which

which isn’t a trivial task but if you’ve

messed around with wordpress before you

shouldn’t find it too difficult

i obviously haven’t i think we used the

blueberry plugin to get

to get a lot of the and but there’s

there’s some free plugins

as well but a lot of them you have there

there’s paid for services you’d have to

add on

so um if you don’t have the the

technology of

like willingness to go in and actually

manually update

all the bits and pieces and integrate

every single streaming service onto it

and it’s a lot of work but if you invest

in it you can do

a good few of things easily the good

news is that if you are listening to us

now then you already know how to at

least find one podcast so

congratulations you’re

on a roll yeah and none of us have apple

as well which doesn’t help for

trying to figure out how to integrate

with apple the apple play store or the

apple

ice store i actually don’t know what

it’s called i have it i have it’s itunes

um i have a mac yeah you’d be surprised

we can talk about it later but it’s

mostly just rss feeds

and connecting it in wordpress makes it

life easier our actual website wasn’t

wordpress when we had this thing

and we had to convert to wordpress not

just for podcasting but we actually had

a whole

thing of why we wanted to do that but

yeah podcasting

really kind of allowed us to talk about

topics in a much easier way

blogging was fun but um i don’t think it

was getting that kind of

topics that we want to discuss not going

to improv mixed with scripting

and then that kind of conversational

attitude to it this kind of setup works

really well

great um i suppose if there’s one thing

i can recommend more than anything else

it’s invest

thousands and thousands of euro into

soundproofing your entire house before

you even attempt podcasting

because sure that’ll work out you’re

gonna have to do something with your

animals as well

to the wall there’s also a and beer

brewing in the background

so you may notice this kind of a

gurgling an occasional girl

there’s a yeah so it does work better in

a slightly emptier house

that’s the condenser like it’s it’s too

versatile

good or too good that’s the question

cool well

that pretty much wraps it up on setting

up your own podcast hopefully

some of this has been useful to you guys

if you have any questions feel free to

reach out to us we’re on all social

media you can just search for decking

awesome games

this has been the decking awesome

podcast from me brian and kieran own

thank you very much

cheers see ya

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