If you are hearing advice on podcasting, and someone tells you to save your file as Mono instead of stereo to make your file smaller, you need to find a new source of advice. I'm working on a youtube video for this, but you can do this at home. Take any file and mix it down to an mp3 stereo file. Then take the same file and mix it down to mono. You will see the file size is exactly the same. The file type that mono and stereo make a difference is in WAV formats (not mono).
About the show where I had tweaked and tweaked my sound (to the point where people said it sounded weird, and not natural) Will King writes in, “I want to add a contrarian viewpoint — keep overediting your sound.
I listen to podcasts often in noisy environments (shower, while freeway driving, while walking along noisy streets). Podcasts that allow a great deal of dynamic range are often unlistenable in such situations. People naturally speak in low tones when being interviewed, and those comments are often inaudible in such situations. I understand that some people listen in setups where they can appreciate the dynamic range, but I prefer audio that keeps the audio loud for all vocal situations because of the environments in which I listen. For my two cents, it’s not too much tweaking. ”
Q:Whoa! Congrats on the new video format! Look out Paul Colligan, Gideon Shalwick and Dave Kaminski et al!!!
Will you be giving video tips? I hope so!
New Podcast Directories
Blackberry phones now have a free ap that makes subscribing to (and downloading) podcasts a snap. To get your podcast into the directory go to
I will add this to the list at the School of Podcasting
Some other directories you may want to add your podcast are:
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