My first podcast! “Sucking at recording audiobooks: and how not to!”

Podcast – A LibriVox community show … of which there is one each week, and for which we were a bit short of hosts a fortnight ago, so, I thought, ‘I have a fortnight, why not!’

Dozens of messages to hand-picked readers and 12 days later, and I have a folder on my computer with oodles of funny snippets, and a very imminent deadline — which I beat. Ha! A podcast, for the uninitiated, is a geek-glamour phrase for online radioshow, and can be music, news, chat or me burbling earnestly away, punctuated by goodwilled contributors. It’s an mp3 file, so if you’ve ever downloaded any other audio I’ve linked, you can listen to it in the same way. If you happen to have an iPod, you’ll have a moral obligation to use that to listen with.

The podcast’s aimed at LibriVoxers present and potential, and lists some of the ways readings can suck, and what you-the-reader might do to avoid that hideous fate (bearing in mind LV is NOT a professional outfit and WILL accept almost any file, provided it’s basically audible and provably public domain. (But hey, it’s free. Come and do better if you like.) So this is mostly ironic, in a not-actually-very-ironic-at-all sort of way.) Feedback’s been mostly good so far, with some interesting negatives pointed out. More welcome 🙂

Direct link: (19MB file, 38 mins)

Indirect link: (20th Sept 2007)

Exhausting, fun, might do another one, sometime not soon.

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