2012 Podcast Awards – Leo Laporte wants to know “Should I drink that?”
Last night was the 2012 Podcast Awards ceremony in Las Vegas and while we didn’t win (seriously, we’re like the Susan Lucci of podcast awards) I have to admit that it was pretty cool to hear Leo Laporte say our name. Not just say it but he had fun with it.
I started to think of what will happen next for myself and my podcasting habits in general. I don’t know if it will come as a shock but I rarely listen to them. If I hear there is a certain topic I may download the show but for the most part I listen to music at work and Sirius XM when I’m driving home. When I listen to a show I want to pay attention and not use it as white noise to get through the day, otherwise it feels to me like a wasted download.
That’s starting to change. I’ve picked up new hobbies and I’m getting the bug to venture off and do new things. I’m not saying that I’m leaving SIDT by any means but there are other things going on that I want to do/talk about and that show isn’t the format for it.
Google+ Hangouts is the change maker to move podcasting to the forefront of media creation. This free tool allows you to record incredible audio along with inviting guests in. People like myself that need to worry about buying diapers and supporting a family on a limited budget don’t have much wiggle room for expensive recording toys to make a quality broadcast so this is perfect. Even the logistics of trying to get more than 3 people across the internet to sync on a show was a pain to deal with but with Hangouts it’s there for you. I record a live show and then after YouTube is done streaming it I can download the show and take the audio out. My only investments are an HD web camera, Quick Time Pro and my net connection.
So what am I going to make next? I’ve started writing down show material of what I’m tinkering with. The equipment I do have at home could make Hangouts into a full audio and video production so after some more tweaking I should be good to go.
Leo has managed to make a living off his shows and while I’m not looking to do that, he and then few books I’ve read recently have really impacted my attitude and vision. The show has been in my mind for a few years and now the technology has caught up to where it’s actually feasible. Now, to work at making it a reality…