I’m working on something for podcasters, and those that want to podcast. I think it will be a good resource for everyone, and will pull back the curtain a bit on what we do on the Major Spoilers Podcast Network.  But I need your help.

A little bit of background on me (if you aren’t familiar already), I’ve spent 20 years teaching video and audio production to college students from across the country, and they have gone on to work with The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and more television and radio stations than I can shake a stick at.  I’ve been the lead author on multiple editions of the Adobe Classroom in a Book series, and have contributed to numerous other publications.

I’ve been podcasting since 2005 when I launched The Coolness Roundup with my friend and former Mashable editor Charlie White, and since then I have produced literally thousands of hours of audio entertainment.

There are number of topics that I can discuss in depth on podcasting, but I want to craft something specific to your needs.

Please use the comment section below to let me know what topics you would be interested in learning more about. Post production? Editing tips? Maybe you just need a rundown of a basic, mid, and advanced podcasting rig.

Based on your input, I will work on delivering you a manual by the end of July.




About Author

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. I’d really like to hear about mic selection and audio capture. What aspects of a mic you should look at for the price, analog vs digital for your mixer & connections for audio capture (I use a USB headset for gaming, would I be better off with a USB mic or analog in my EM field heavy room) and editing audio on a budget.

  2. I’d like to hear about how to bring in a remote guest through Skype, G+ and the like.
    (I’ve always been curious)

  3. Maybe a tiered list of setups based not just on complexity, but on budget, for example:

    No Budget $0-$100
    Low Budget $100-$300
    Mid Budget $300-$600

    …or something along those lines.

    How much post production is enough/too much?
    Choosing topics and approaches to format while you record.
    Podcast networks, promotion and other things to consider once you have a show in the can.

  4. SmarkingOut Adam on

    Yes, remote guests is a great topic. Also, editing tips would be very helpful. What is worth taking the time to find and cut and what should you just let ride?

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