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How long does it take to do a podcast?
Not very often that I find time to post to a forum these days but after the last episode, I just can't resist.
Q: How long does it take to podcast a Sigler episode?
A: At least a fucking day
How do I know, because I've done it. We are releasing the German version of Earthcore in Sigler style (free of charge, approx. weekly, mp3/podcast). We're using a professional actor (who is also a fan and donating his time). We've got a professional studio. The content is written and translated in advance. It still takes about a full day to put together an Episode of Earthcore for "die deutschen Junkies".
Now we've all got day jobs so occasionally an episode is late (kids have to eat and, more importantly, something has to pay for the recording gear). But with family and pets in a bad way (and a long long way away) you just perform miracles and prioritise...
Don't think that you can just take the laptop along and record bedside. You need professional kit and a dedicated room. Scott must be investing many tens of thousands to provide free content. A decent mike doesn't come for less than a grand and that's without the pre-amp. Oh yeah, that nobbly foam on the studio walls. Probably costs more for a square foot than bay area real-estate.
So give this guy a break won't you. If you're short of content buy a studio, write a book and start recording. When you've got the episode online, call me and bitch. While you're at it, don't forget to get a copy of the book and donate a dollar to medical research in Scott's name so that Scott can recover some of the many many dollars he invested to get you reading this post.
Sigler auf deutsch!!! www.ceael.com/media/earthcore/