While one of the coolest features of the podcasts is the ability to time shift. I can record this on 4/2 and you can listen to it years later. There is one element missing in this and this is live feedback. You get feedback, but it is later when your audience consumes it. Like most things, the more features you add to a product, the more complex it gets. Taking (and recording) phone calls is one of those things that its hard to do without adding more mixers, cables, etc.

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Jeff is the author of How To Quit Working: A Simple Plan to Leave Your Job for a Life of Freedom and shares how over 60% of his customers have read his book. His book and podcast have now become a business. The one thing that the podcast has really delivered is key relationships. Find out more about Jeff at howtoquitworking.com/

Marc Maron of wtfpod.com got to interview one of his idols Mick Jagger on his podcast. Speaking of Marc Maron, if you have Netflix check out his TV show “Maron” and go to season two and look for the episode titles Radio Cowboy. Marc goes off on a morning zoo team and it's hilarious.

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2 comments on “Taking Phone Calls On Your Podcast
  1. Ben Hinson says:

    I am currently using Google hangouts as a means for recording an internet Radio show. And using a MacBook Pro Late 2008 OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite – newest OSX my system will run, Google Voice number is 408-886-4475. We have been trying to use Google Voice/Hangouts for the show, audio only. Unable to figure out how to have both multiple online Hangouts attendees and multiple phone callers all in the same Hangouts. Also, we need a way all able to hear and participate in a group together and add to/remove people from existing Hangouts. Also, I need to be able to both place and receive phone calls with Google Voice number and screen callers (private background communication) before bringing them onto the show. I would need to be able to mute individual participants audio. I hope this helps you understand our issues and needs.

    Could you please contact me to go over the issues I’ve been having with Google Hangouts. Much thanks.

  2. Hello Ben,
    That’s a pretty big laundry list. See http://www.schoolofpodcasting.com/schedule

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