Q: Jackie Peterson asks, “when launching a new podcast? Are there specific places one should search a potential podcast name title beyond Google to confirm whether or not it’s been taken already, or whether there will be any legal implications for using a similar name?”
A: Namechecker and Google
Q: What are your thoughts on Clubhouse?
Q: Charlotte asks, “Do you have any recommendations for podcast editing only services no show notes needed?”
Q: I am looking to purchase a new microphone and trying to decide between the PR 30 and the PR 40. So I want to know, if you battled those out or you just picked one?
Q: Suggestions for sounds qualifty issues with lack of proper recoding equipment during Covid.
Unknown Speaker 2:48
Just wanted to make sure that you didn’t disappear all yesterday you know when you when I was an accident?
Jessica Kupferman 2:54
Oh, yeah. So I you know, when I walked out as soon as I had to go through shortly after that to get Isaac from school, and when I walked out I noticed there’s a huge like crew next door either taking out trees or working on the electric lines like that has to be why I didn’t get any service yesterday had like a snap power outage or something. Like I just disappeared off the face of the earth. Right. We’re closing the show yesterday. It was really weird.
Unknown Speaker 3:21
Yeah, but they did a good to saving there.
Unknown Speaker 3:23
They did. Yes, they
Jessica Kupferman 3:25
did. I could hear I could see them and hear them. But they couldn’t see me. It was very awkward. I mean, at least I know what they say by my back, I guess.
Unknown Speaker 3:33
Don’t you worry about that. They were more worried about where you will?
Jessica Kupferman 3:38
Yeah. Hey, do you think you’re gonna come to She Podcasts Live this fall?
Unknown Speaker 3:41
I don’t know. Who knows what happens tomorrow?
Jessica Kupferman 3:44
Let’s say under all positive circumstances. Do you still have anything like keeping you from the from the United States this year? Other than COVID?
Unknown Speaker 3:53
No, nothing else. But COVID.
Jessica Kupferman 3:56
Okay, good. If we can have it. I’d like I’ve missed you last year.
Unknown Speaker 4:00
Yeah. Yeah, me too. I was envious when I looked at the video.
Jessica Kupferman 4:07
Or, huh? Well, the next one. I hope you can come this year. Arizona is really pretty.
Unknown Speaker 4:13
What’s gonna be the
Unknown Speaker 4:13
same. See what happens?
Jessica Kupferman 4:15
Yeah, good. Okay. Well, hello. Hello. I’m Jessica. Hello, Wendy. Meet lenah meet Jenny. She podcasters from well, Linda has been a She Podcasts for a really long time. And Jenny is on our staff. Now. We’re very happy to have her. It’s nice to see you. How are you? nd
Unknown Speaker 4:36
I was muted because I’m eating. I’m great. How
Unknown Speaker 4:39
are you? Sorry.
Jessica Kupferman 4:42
I just want to say hi. There’s no need for you to I mean, you can also eat in our ears. I don’t know. Well, she does it to me constantly. That’s fine.
Unknown Speaker 4:50
I’m not crazy when people do it to me. So I tried to Larry’s Yes, yes. I’ve tried to be very aware of that. Have
Jessica Kupferman 4:56
you ever had a friend like my sister. I feel like she only calls me when she’s eating carrots.
Unknown Speaker 5:00
I feel like my mother only calls me when she goes to the bathroom.
Unknown Speaker 5:05
It’s like she’ll call me like I’m in the
Unknown Speaker 5:07
bathroom. But I’m like, why did you call me? You have nothing else better to do. That’s when you think about calling me. That’s terrible. Oh, my I know. But it’s funny.
Jessica Kupferman 5:15
And how are you? Jessica? I’ve seen you pop it up all over the place.
Unknown Speaker 5:18
I know. Yeah, I’m new. And I didn’t really know how this works. So I popped on and I wasn’t, I don’t know, I wasn’t expecting to like be on but Hi.
Jessica Kupferman 5:25
You don’t have to be on I do. I haven’t joined the Northern Lights. But no, I just want to say hi, you can certainly you can turn off or do whatever, I have two questions. And then I you know, we can either go on to anything you guys dream up, or I have, I can find some in the group or I can tell you about I have a new course in the squad that I wanted to tell you guys about too. So. So whatever. So I’m going to start I guess, with their with the questions that I got ahead of today. And I can spotlight myself if you guys want. So there I am. Hi. Okay. Oh, here comes Charlotte. Okay, so question. One was from Jackie Peterson. And her question was when launching a new podcast? Are there specific places one should search a potential podcast name title beyond Google to confirm whether or not it’s been taken already, or whether there will be any legal implications for using a similar name? So Google is usually a really good bet, like when you are saw somebody come in, but then they didn’t. That’s weird. Okay. Usually when you are starting a new podcast, it’s good to check Google first. But then I always go to Apple podcasts. Because if they’re podcasts, if it’s a specifically a podcast that you’re naming, if there’s already a podcast, chances are it will be in there. And the one thing I think you should check is not just whether or not there is one, but look at the date, is it? Has it not been touched in a million years, has no one updated it since the dawn of time? Because if they don’t have a website on Google, then then chances are they don’t have a website on Google and their and their podcast is super, super old, your podcast will bump to the top of both searches simply by being new and more relevant. There’s more sort of fade into the background and become less relevant. So for those of you who just popping in, we’re talking about whether or not you know, if you’re starting a new show, where to look to make sure that you don’t have the same name as someone. So yeah, but I also like to do all the searching for all the stuff. So there’s a website, gosh, what the heck is it called? Just give me one second, there’s a website that will actually show you what, everything that’s available at one time. So like you put the URL in. And it will tell you if it’s available on Facebook, on Instagram, on Twitter, on WhatsApp on Snapchat on everything. What is the name of it, I’ll put it in the chat as soon as I find it. Check social handles. Let’s just see what comes up. Name checker, of course derp. Okay. It’s named checker with no e at the end. So named checker. And I’m going to put it in the chat, but it’s name, check our note, er, if you want to check it out, that’s a good place to look now just to see if it’s available. But again, if it’s not available, and you’re really set on this name, and why shouldn’t you be because of course, it’s brilliant. You know, then just see if it’s relatively new, because if it’s very old, you can always do like your show dot show your show.tv your show dot i think pod, your show dot live your show dot radio. There’s all different things you can do if it’s if the.com is not available. So you don’t have to stick with that. But yes, I would check Google I would check Apple I would check name checker name check our to see if this stuff is available. I don’t know if she was able to make it today. But that’s her answer for that. So that’s Yes, yeah.
Unknown Speaker 9:25
The also the dot online is a new kind of extension that people are starting to use a lot especially if you’re having something that is more online facing for whatever your product is. Okay,
Jessica Kupferman 9:38
yeah, dot online is a good one too. I’ve used dot show I think, Well, my first podcast was lady business radio.com but I would have totally used lady visits dot radio if I could have they didn’t have it then though because I’m because I’m older than dirt I guess. But now they have it. I think it’s really cool. Okay, so then Next question is going to be a little bit more spontaneous form because Elsie just got this question and it was about clubhouse. And the question is, you know, sort of general I didn’t hear her talk about clubhouse. I guess she’s talking about Tracy on Thursday, but I’m finding it really rewarding. What are her thoughts and yours? I don’t know her if her is supposed to be Tracy or it’s supposed to be me. But obviously, I can only give you my thoughts. So here we go. I think at first, when I logged into club I like First of all, I just grabbed my handle. And I recommend that you do that regardless. Because anytime there’s a new something if you don’t get the handle you want you’re just gonna be mad forever. So I didn’t grab Jessica from it. I grabbed Jessica K, because I can never get Jessica K. Or just Jessica Of course, I tried Jessica first because that would have been amazing. But because I’ve never had like at Jessica for anything, you know, just be so good. But um, no, I didn’t get that. But I did get Justin Okay. And then I kind of like logged off forever. You know, just like, okay, we’re done here. But you know, it’s growing and growing and growing. So then I popped back on there again, like a week later. And I noticed that all the rooms were? Well, first of all, I think the only people that you can see in clubhouse right away are the people that you’re already connected to. Because you you set up your Twitter and your Instagram, no Facebook, so I think it knows who you know. And then it says, you know, would you like to follow these people are actually when you log in and setup for the first time it asks you do you want to follow the people you know, you can say yes or no or you can pick. So I followed like, what, 50 people. And so now when I go into clubhouse, I see where they are, if they’re doing a room, if they’re hosting a room if they’re in a room. That’s what it shows for me is who’s in the room. It also shows people you don’t know, which I think is interesting, because now I’m starting to see like that barney frank for an example, who’s a squad member. She does a lot of rooms in clubhouse. She’s like running a lot of them. And it always says like Barney Frank is running a room. And then I see a bunch of names that I’ve never seen before, which says nothing. I could know them and I could not know them off the top of my head. I’m not sure I don’t ever, you know, because that’s just sort of the nature of having a podcast. Sometimes people know you, but you don’t know them. So I might know them. And I might not. But at first all the clubhouses all the rooms were about using clubhouse. And like, it doesn’t seem that hard to me. So I was like, what this is just another thing. I got really kind of grouchy about it. And I was like this is just another thing for people to be an expert about and tell everyone else how to do something when all you have to do is sign in and put your name in like it’s not brain surgery. It’s clubhouse, like people know what a clubhouse is we get it. So are how to monetize clubhouse or how to use clubhouse for your new platform. And, you know, it’s like I’ve been on here five minutes, and I’m already I’m being told that I need a course or some kind of like, you know, distraction from everything else that we already do. And really also in the back of my head whenever there’s something new like this is how many more things can I do. Which brings me into a whole nother tangent about LinkedIn because I feel that LinkedIn is necessary, but also I hate it. I had a friend once that called it the dentist’s office of social media. And I love that term because it totally does look like a dentist’s office and like it feels like that till you’re just like, uncomfortable and don’t know how to behave like that’s how I feel at LinkedIn. Like I’m like, I don’t know what to do with my hands kind of but virtually. So seeing another thing like clubhouse like people. I don’t know how many of you remember blab. But blab was sort of like zoom but it was public. Like you could have conversations and invite people to your conversations. They were video calls, but they were they were live and they were only on this one channel, blab blab.fm. And it was really popular until they folded and then everyone’s weekly blab show went in the toilet like it doesn’t matter how many people were watching it, blab didn’t survive. And by blab it disappeared and so did everyone’s hard work. So I feel hesitant to start something new like that. So about a week after my grouchy experience, there was no bad experience. I was just grouchy about it existing really.
I went back in and I saw my friend was doing a show about you know it kind of like a good morning Let’s kill the day type of show. So I popped in there just to see like what would happen. And she was inspirational because that’s her name is Rachel Luna and she’s like a good speaker and kind of a cool lady. So I just listened for a second and then I started scrolling and I saw what about podcasting and I listened to that for a second it was all dude. So I was like of course, and then I kept scrolling and scrolling. Until finally I got distracted and I had to go because the other thing about clubhouse that challenges me is that it’s just audio, I can’t chat to tell you can’t chat to tell people I have to go. So if someone sees you in there, say, hey, Jess, and you have to leave right away, like, I hope that does. They don’t take that personally or, you know, you there has to kind of be an understanding like I’m here, but maybe I’m not here. This morning, I went in there and I saw a friend’s name and I popped into a room and there were four people in there. And she was like, just let’s see what she has to say, boom. And she promoted me to speaker. But I was like, like, Hi. But meanwhile, I was like, you know, doing what some of you are doing eating breakfast and like walking around my kitchen, like I wasn’t really ready to like, speak, even though there weren’t that many people there. It was kind of like, it was surprising. And there’s no way to say I can’t, or I mean, you can decline, but then it looks like you’re a jerk, because you just got in the room. So obviously, you’re there. You know, like, you can’t hide from the fact that you just popped in there, no one pops in by accident, you have to click it to pop in. So I was just stuck. I don’t like that about us. I will say that. But um, but it was nice to hear her voice. It was nice to hear Rachel’s voice. There’s a lot of right now like millionaire mindset clubrooms. Like, hear from the millionaires all the shit, you’re doing wrong and listen to a millionaire about how you can make a million dollars just by waking up at five in the morning because everyone is a freak who’s a millionaire. So I listened to that for a little bit. And a couple nights ago, I was invited to join a conversation about podcasting. And I did enjoy that. They they. So in that conversation they compared it to when you go to a conference. And you’re not exactly in a session, you know, but you see all these people that you’ve always wanted to talk to. And like they just pop in a room. And you can just say hi and ask them questions. And that part is cool. So it’s kind of like being in the hallway of a conference or like, after a conference when you sit at the bar and just see who walks by that you can like hang out with and entertain that aspect of it I really like. And I really like. I like the aspect of being able to just ask someone, whatever. And I noticed today, because I tried to get I just felt like before this call because we’re going to talk about it, I needed one more experience with it. So for about a half hour from 130 to two I was in there just sort of like breezing through. And the one commonality I noticed and I went through all the same ones. I did a podcasting one I did a women’s one, I did a wake up Chicago or whatever. And then I did a millionaire one. And the one thing I noticed is that they’re all genuinely trying to help each other. And like how can you go wrong with that? With everything that’s happening in the world? And like, it is rather nice to see people saying, Okay, I have 15 minutes. Would anyone like to ask me a question about this? Because I genuinely want to help you. And can you do that on another channel? You can do that on Facebook, but people some people will see your live video on Facebook and think crap, she’s trying to sell me something. Same with Twitter, you know, you have a periscope. And like, I don’t even know if I know so many people who are on Periscope like anymore, that sort of disappeared. So the aspect of like, I just want to help someone for me can’t really do it for five minutes. But like if you have a half hour or an hour, you can just do it. If you also like want to say hello to everyone at the same time of day like the woman who I who put me on what I guess you could say put me on blast. That’s funny. But she put me on blast this morning at eight in the morning. She does that every morning. This is a first one was today but she’s doing them at eight in the morning every day. So if you need something to listen to, you know, you, you it is kind of like talk radio, but you know the people. So those are the pros. And the cons for me are like I don’t I’m not always in a position where I can hear just audio. When I watch YouTube, you know a lot of people and I do this as well. I watch I watch the captions because I’m in a room with loud, obnoxious people and they don’t care if I’m listening to something so
there’s no there’s no dealing with that on clubhouse. It’s all audio there’s nothing visual, you can’t type anything. You can’t even like like emoticon what something said what someone says there’s nothing which is good for some people but you know if you’re busy if you have children if you have a husband who likes your attention the needy ones you know then you’re in the you’re in trouble. So yeah, so if you’re gonna do clubhouse you kind of have to find time when no one’s going to interrupt your bother you. Other people are telling me they’ve learned a lot from it so far. They’re learning a ton. They just pop in here and there and learn a lot. One thing I learned in the five minutes that I was on clubhouse, or before and the millionaire one, a model came on and said that she wanted to, like go to modeling agencies and be there, like facialist, their facial, their aesthetician person. And the guy who founded Organa phi, which I hope she appreciates who she got this advice from, because that guy is like a. He’s like, he’s like a four time, you know, what’s the word startup person and Organa phi is like a very strong product and a good product. And he was just, like, just send them, you know, show up there and give them a facial or send them because I’ve sent laptops to people that just that I wanted to have a relationship with. And I was like, first of all, what’s up venture capital. But second of all, that’s a great idea, though. Like, if you like something that I learned in sales training, so so long ago that I’ve not done or even thought about nears is like, the gift that you send the gift. So for example, for She Podcasts Live, like, I’d really like to have a cosmetics company. Wouldn’t it be cool if I could send them like a box of doughnuts and say, you know, I bet we could have like a sweet, a sweet deal or sweet relationship, you know, something like that. Like, it really does call your attention. And it’s something I completely forgot about. But I would love to send a laptop to someone just for like, a relationship. That would be amazing. I wish I had that kind of cashola. But anyway, I think you know, I’m hoping she got a lot out of that. And I mean, if that was the type of thing I was going to do, I would have gotten a lot out of it. So I mean, those are my thoughts, all of them. I have not left one out. And I apologize if it was boring. Next question, which is from Charlotte. Today, and we can once these are done, we can go back and talk about any of these if you guys want to because I’d love to hear your experiences with it too. There are so many editing services to choose from Do you have any recommendations for podcast editing only services no show notes needed. My editor since the beginning of my show is moving on to other projects and have to find a new editor. So there are a lot of editing services. I agree with that. And up until recently I didn’t know any that were women but now I do. So I will put their names in the chat. And you can look at their websites. look them up on first look them up on Facebook because I know they’re all she podcasters but the first one is Nikita, Hannah Hale Berger. Burchill Han, who she is she’s a new sponsor for She Podcasts Live and I’m super excited. Nikita Burke’s hail at actually I can put her email in here. She has a company called journey girl magic. It’s a women owned black owned business. And she’s amazing. And she has I think she’s an editor and she has all the production stuff. And then also Jenny, Wren star trap, has greedy birds podcasting. And then carry. Eric I lately I’ve not been able to remember people’s names Hold on. Carrie Caulfield Eric, sorry. She is an editor. Emily prokop is an editor. And then if you go to women of color podcasters. I think it’s w OC podcasters. I think they have a directory. It’s w oc podcasters.co. And you can find a woman of color editor, which I you know, I just
I don’t know why. But Nikita is the only one that comes to my mind right now. But there are, of course more. And yeah, check some of those ladies out. Even if they are editing only company or even if they are production companies with show notes and stuff, they should have a package just for people who need the editing. And you should be able to find somebody really good. Through those sources. One of those women is going to be amazing for you. And you’re welcome. No problem. No problem. Okay, so does anyone have any other questions you want to put in the chat? Otherwise, we can just open the floor to whomever would like to talk? I mean, I still have clubhouse on the brain. But we can we can talk about the other stuff too about what how to look up. Like if something is copy written or if you guys know any editors that you really like, they don’t have to be women. I just you know, because this is a woman’s group. I thought I would you know, finally recommend some women because I haven’t known any of the whole time I’ve been podcasting. So I’m Charlotte, I see that you’ve been muted. So how’s it gone?
Unknown Speaker 25:05
That is that is because I finally finished eating my snacks.
Jessica Kupferman 25:08
Oh, cute. Hi, how are you? Good.
Unknown Speaker 25:12
Um, I have another question for you. Because I can’t help but notice your microphone. And I’m actually a couple of weeks away from trying to purchase a new microphones and trying to decide between the PR 30 and the PR 40. So I want to know, if you battled those out or you just picked one. So
Jessica Kupferman 25:30
Heil is so the director of marketing is a She Podcasts fan. Her name is Michelle Levitt. And she actually, so I actually have an interview that I did with her a couple weeks ago in the squad. So if you look up recent interviews, you can see the conversation that I had with her. But I believe she said that the PR 30 is meant for more of a woman’s voice. It’s sort of I don’t want to say deepens, but it smooths it out somehow. Whereas the PR 40 something about? I don’t know because I even though I had a conversation with her all left immediately, but like something about like the way that it’s designed here to pick up higher sounds versus lower sounds like the PR 30 is this one. And she sent this one to me an LLC because it was meant more for women. I don’t know if it’s more or less expensive, but I do know, I do feel like I sound pretty smooth. So there’s that. So yeah, I would go for the PR 30. And if you want to double check my like my math on that you can you can just do a search for Michelle in the more recent courses in the squad. Because I just interviewed her I think like in early December, late November. Yeah, I
Unknown Speaker 26:43
remember seeing something about that. But the time conflicted. I couldn’t catch it when it was actually adding in. Okay. Yeah,
Jessica Kupferman 26:49
no, that’s okay. I mean, nothing, you know, you’d never have to catch it on time if you don’t want to. I just I’m just so happened to have her to talk about it. And they’re her Mike’s like, she knows everything about them. And I’m hoping she’ll be a sponsor, Arizona as well. So yeah, so you’re going for the pure What do you have right now that you use?
Unknown Speaker 27:09
I still have my audio technica. I started out with the
Jessica Kupferman 27:14
Yeah, that was my first one
Unknown Speaker 27:15
was the 2100 or whatever it is the one for sale. One tell you to get.
Jessica Kupferman 27:19
Yeah, but yeah, ATR 20 $100. My first Good one. I use the snowball for like two years. And I don’t even know if I knew if it was on most the time. Like it didn’t sound like it was on let’s just say that sounded terrible. Yeah, the ATR 2100 is a good one. That’s a really good one to keep that one for like, I don’t know, even
Unknown Speaker 27:39
there’s these. There’s nothing wrong with it. I just feel like after this all this time, it’s time for me to upgrade. And I just feel like it’s I’m just gonna do it. I’ve been wanting to do it. I’ve been talking about it. Yeah, but I just hadn’t done it. So now I’m, I’m doing it.
Unknown Speaker 27:53
And I was gonna ask really fast if you don’t mind to tag in on that. So I have the same Audio Technica 2100. And I’m listening people. I’m relatively new. We’ve only about 10 episodes in for nine months. But I hear people talking about upgrading and things. And I don’t know that I need to I feel like the pressure because I’m like, oh, gosh, there’s something better. It’s like that FOMO the fear of missing out which is the same thing I feel about clubhouse by the way. I’m also very torn about it. And and I got into it. So with Jessica, we can talk about that, too. I followed you though, Jessica. So yay. So if you see me Wendy be the same thing. I just got the Wendy be because that’s it, but
Unknown Speaker 28:29
Well, yeah. How
Unknown Speaker 28:30
exciting is that?
Unknown Speaker 28:33
Well, I was very excited when I finally got the invite. And then I’m like, oh, holy shit. Now what? How am I supposed to find more time out of my day? Where?
Unknown Speaker 28:42
Unknown Speaker 28:43
Yeah, that’s what I say. That’s right. Anyways, with the mic back to the mic. So I don’t do you really? Is there that much. So a couple times I’ve been to, you know, I went to pod fest live, they had samples that you could try. And I really felt like first of all the tables were crowded, I didn’t know what to ask. I didn’t know if I could even tell that there would be a difference. And I have heard that comment about women’s voices and men’s voices and even some microphones that are just better for your voice man or woman. Right. And I don’t know how to go about
Jessica Kupferman 29:16
that. If you see Heil at a conference, and I mean, it’s hard to wait for them not to be busy, but you can say like, this is my voice. What do you recommend? And I can only spend about you know, X amount of dollars if you’re willing to do it, but when I had my ATR 2100, which I had for like four years, I mean, the only reason I have this is because Michelle offered to give us one to talk about and to try. I had no interest in upgrading because everyone was always asking me what kind of mic I use because I sounded so good. And so I mean, there’s no reason to upgrade if you don’t want to. That said, Now that I have it. It is kind of cool to have it like it feels cool. Because also, this is the dumbest reason ever Not a reason to upgrade. But if you see stuff with podcasts like mics on there, and this is the one, and it’s the one you have, you’re like, I have that one. But like, but it’s somehow satisfying. The other one, the ATR 2100 is. Also it’s, you know, that’s a great mic, but it’s also a mic that people use to interview people on the street, like do Vox pop, it’s a singing mic. Like, it’s a generally good mic. Like, I kind of liked the idea that this is for, like tuck Radio One to One, you know, this is for like, people who are doing like a, like a talk show or like doing, you know, podcasts. So that part is fun. This was around $100. If it’s worth the satisfaction of, you know, it’s sort of like, do you do any crafting or anything like that any hobbies or digital planning or bujo, or any of that stuff. So like, for example, like I was doing, I got into bullet journaling, journaling for like five minutes. And and the way it went was, that’s pretty cool. And then I bought two books, 100, markers, 8000 rolls of washi tape, you know, and then I got bored with it, like, immediately, but having the stuff was so important to me, you know, so that I could do it properly. That’s just how it felt like, I have to do it. In order to do it properly. And upgrading your mic from something that already sounds good sort of falls under that category of like, if you want to feel more official, if you feel like it will make you feel more professional or more official, you know, then you should do it. But do you need need is a strong word. You don’t need a new mic. And in fact, after 10 episodes, I don’t know that I mean, I don’t know that it’s necessary. I’d like to see you stick it out for like 30 episodes, and then see if you would feel better about doing it. Because I think you hit your stride. I really think you hit your stride around 50 like a year or six months. So like I’m saying if you hang in there for like another 10 or 20 episodes and see, you know, if you’re going to remain able to do it consistently or have time to do it and stuff, then I would upgrade. How many episodes are you in Charlotte?
Unknown Speaker 32:09
Unknown Speaker 32:10
Jessica Kupferman 32:14
Yeah, so I mean, she knows she’s in.
Unknown Speaker 32:17
She’s reading only I mean, it’s not I don’t have any complaints with this one. I just, I just think I suck. I want to just buy some a new outfit is what it feels like.
Jessica Kupferman 32:26
A little bit more. Yeah. Karen says she’s on episode 59 she’s still using her ATR. And I mean, yeah, I don’t even remember what episode I was on. It’s probably like 150 I don’t I didn’t upgrade them on you know, for purposes. Oh, Lena has her hand up. I just noticed that.
Unknown Speaker 32:43
Yeah. Hi. Like,
Jessica Kupferman 32:45
you are so polite.
Unknown Speaker 32:49
Yeah, I know. I didn’t want to interrupt you. What I wanted to say was that I felt that the biggest difference when I find found out phonic You know, when you could use to clean out your sound afterwards. That’s post production. I that was more to me better to me than then changing my microphone. Of course. I did that also after a while but I think you’re right there’s a gap 50 episodes and then you can change but but look at our phonics and see how you can just sort of clean out the noise and it sounds a little bit more professional by fancy. Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 33:28
it’s all phonic free.
Unknown Speaker 33:29
Jessica Kupferman 33:30
So a phonic? Do you know about phonic Wendy
Unknown Speaker 33:34
I’ll go and find a link.
Unknown Speaker 33:36
I do know about it, I used it once we actually I get really great audio and we’ve gotten a lot of compliments about our audio and things like that. And we do I have to do a lot of editing because we use a lot of raw audio that was initially we weren’t going to be doing a podcast and sorry about the glare on my glasses. And and so we we had just recorded some stuff for ourselves and we decided to use those recordings in our podcast so people can kind of hear what we were talking about, like as we were talking about it and so so I have to do a lot of editing so I’ve gotten pretty savvy at being able to fix anything that I kind of need to fix and normally it’s just levels like evenings out my husband and I podcast together and he’s trails off and gets really low and I have to some sometimes yeah sometimes have to pick him up but so I really haven’t had any issues and like I said we’re getting great feedback about our audio to that was that was really important to us when we really started because I feel like when if you don’t have good audio people will turn you off pretty quickly. So so but I just again it’s that same type of thing. It’s that that fear of missing out like oh shit I could be doing if I’m better. You know if it has better sound I mean, yeah, it seems better is subjective. Right? Right. And all this king when the
Jessica Kupferman 34:55
content right content is king, right,
Unknown Speaker 34:57
right. Exactly. Exactly. Yes. For those of you
Jessica Kupferman 35:01
who don’t know what phonic is, it’s basically a free service where you can upload your audio and it just sort of like processes it to make it sound. something better, different. cleaner or softer. Yeah,
Unknown Speaker 35:13
Unknown Speaker 35:14
they are free for up to I think it’s a couple of hours. Maybe it’s two hours. Yeah, it’s a couple hours, and then they charge you. So like, if you have a show, that’s weekly, you’re gonna run out of free time, depending on like, you only have like a 20 minute episode every week or something, but but it is
Unknown Speaker 35:33
free to start to try.
Jessica Kupferman 35:35
So in case you guys wanted to try it, I don’t think it’s I mean, again, if you have an editor if you know what you’re doing, you probably don’t need that either.
Unknown Speaker 35:44
Yeah, yes, I guess so. The clubhouse it’s like in the text? I can’t get in? Because I need an invite. Yes, please. Hold
Jessica Kupferman 35:52
on. I think I have your I think I might even have your phone number.
Unknown Speaker 35:56
So that was the big thing was the invites. And that’s what’s got everybody up in arms because they have this you know, so they I think clubhouse is doing an amazing job of creating. What is it that panic like, Oh, shit, I’m not in on the ground floor, you’re doing a great job of saying, oh, golly, we’re only in beta testing. So only a handful of you people can get in. And so they’re creating this momentum around it. I think I think it’s on purpose, personally, but it’s a great idea. And so of course, I’m like, I have no time to do anything new. But I couldn’t. I wanted to invite you know, so I finally got an invite, and I get it. And I’m like, Yes, that is right. I don’t have enough time. And you know, I see all these great things popping up. And I’m like, Well, if I had nothing to do, but sit around all day. Yeah, totally jump in on all these conversations.
Jessica Kupferman 36:46
So yeah, I don’t know who has time for all the conversations and for writing. They’re all the time, but they do it.
Unknown Speaker 36:51
But I see that. So here’s another piece of that. And Lina, I don’t know if Have you tried? Oh, Lena, you’re saying you haven’t been able to
Jessica Kupferman 36:57
get it in? And you know what? I don’t see you. I don’t I can’t even find you on here. Is it? Because Do you have an iPhone?
Unknown Speaker 37:03
Yes. But I did register shipping podcast.
Jessica Kupferman 37:06
Oh, you did? That’s probably why.
Unknown Speaker 37:08
And I think do you have to have their phone number or their handle?
Unknown Speaker 37:11
Is that what it is? So how do I change it?
Unknown Speaker 37:15
I don’t think you can, once you’ve picked your name, it said to me unless you register with a different phone number or a different phone.
Unknown Speaker 37:22
Unknown Speaker 37:23
I believe Jessica and I correct me if I’m wrong, because I thought well, oh, shoot, maybe I should change mine to my podcast name or something like that. Yeah. And and it said, You know, I remember when I signed up, it said, this is it. You This is the one you get? Yeah,
Jessica Kupferman 37:37
I also realized I can’t do one for She Podcasts now. Right? So that would explain why I mean, if there ever is I mean, you know, that’s probably going to be one of their updates coming soon is to be able to have like a, well, you’d already have it. You are smart. You already have a business channel. But yeah, I would like to use it.
Unknown Speaker 37:58
Right, if no one can find her. That’s the downside. And that’s why I didn’t put my podcast either, because our podcast is a very niche podcast, and so no one’s gonna ever find me.
Jessica Kupferman 38:11
Yeah. If you would email me your phone number. I’ll try and add you through that. Because when it does, when it says Hold on, it says it says you have seven invites, who’s a great addition. And then it gives me like suggestions of who to invite Diddy is of course at the top with Kerry Washington. But
Unknown Speaker 38:35
you’re so close, but I
Jessica Kupferman 38:36
think it’s because they’re on community and I joined their communities to see if like, our community would be good. So like, I think it is through the phone because there’s I’ve never emailed Diddy. And I don’t think I don’t think we’re friends on Facebook or anything. So it has to be that. So if you send me your phone number, I’ll see if I got that. See No problem. Thank you.
Unknown Speaker 38:58
Jessica. Do you know if it happened? Does it have to be iPhone? Are they only on iOS right now? And only? Yeah. Okay.
Jessica Kupferman 39:04
It says on the top, like when you go to invite someone sorry, we’re iOS only.
Unknown Speaker 39:10
Going back to your first question, Jessica. I remember when I was in the podcasting school for women with you. My podcast is shipping podcast. And just when I you know, I bought the domain, shipping podcast.com. And then I took the classes for Jessica Dempsey for five weeks. And when I then started my podcast, someone else had decided to use the same name. I was almost in tears and I thought Whoa, my entire podcasting life is gone. But you you comfort me and said that if you’re just being better and you get higher in the search Google searches, you will eat them for breakfast, and I have
Jessica Kupferman 40:00
Exactly something I would say. And yes, you have you’ve been you have an amazing podcast. It’s very popular. Right?
Unknown Speaker 40:08
Yeah. But But the problem, I mean, the problem that someone or the question someone put to you, you are correct with your own. So that is what I wanted to say. Thank you.
Jessica Kupferman 40:16
Yes. It doesn’t matter if someone else has it. It matters. I mean, yeah, if they’re relevant, and if you’re better. Because we had a we also had a recent thing with She Podcasts where someone started their podcast and called it the She podcast with this person, her name is Jordan, with Jordan, whomever. And she had a huge audience before she started podcasting. So it kind of started to eat our lunch, we’re getting annoyed by it. So I had to have a lawyer, send them a letter and tell them to stop and prove that we’ve been using it since you know, 2014, and therefore, they now are sort of infringing on our copyright. Because when you typed in, She Podcasts her stuff came up more often than ours. Now Elsie and I are gonna have that now. I’m doing this for six years now. Thank you, madam. So we so we asked him to stop. So they just say they just changed it to I think they changed it to She with Jordan, whomever. Which is better, like it does. I don’t think it comes up anymore. It might but we we look now and again, so we can send them more letters. Yeah, so thank you. That’s, that’s very helpful. I mean, I, I forgot, I totally forgot that happened to you. But like, how many shipping? So how many shipping podcasts? Are there now? Do you know?
Unknown Speaker 41:31
Well, they are very upset because they didn’t you know, I own the domain. So they had to put their shipping podcast on their own domain. And no one really knows that. That is the name of it. Thank God,
Unknown Speaker 41:42
you did that.
Jessica Kupferman 41:43
Yep. Name checker. First thing you do see what’s available and snag it just like we were talking about the clubhouse handles, you have an idea for something. Sometimes I have an idea for a business. I know I’ll never do. And I still grab all the stuff. Like, I still grab like, I think I still, I mean, this is a terrible example. But like, there was a little while ago, I wanted to do a blog called badass Jews and talk about like, Jewish people that are sort of like, not the stereotype Jewish, but for example, like Gene Simmons or, you know, just I was thinking of rock stars and like jack black or whoever. And I have all those handles, but I’ll never do anything with it. I have now have never, and I will never do anything with it. I don’t think but I don’t want anyone else to have it either. So. So what else? Any other questions or anything that we haven’t covered yet? I have another like 20 minutes with you guys, if you want to shoot the chiz? Or talk about holidays? And I would say politics, but probably that’s not a good idea. Do I do want to go around here, let me do a I don’t know if I’m pinned or not. But I’m gonna put it in gallery mode and see if you guys want to tell us about your I mean, we know Linda has shipping podcast, but I don’t know very much about I know, I know, Karen, you I know Karen’s podcast, if you want to tell us about yours.
Unknown Speaker 43:04
Sure, it’s called along look, actually in the middle of rebranding, used to have a much longer title. Anyway, it’s an arts podcast. That gives people another way to experience art. And the premise is that most people go into museums and they just go on this death march, they think they have to see everything. And as a result, they enjoy nothing. So I encourage people to just slow down and take them through the experience of what is it like to spend several minutes with a work of art instead of just the drive by. And so I describe a work in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, although that’s changing. And tell them what I discover and what it’s like. And the idea for this came out of personal experience where I did this and just, it was so much richer and more enjoyable. And then I follow that description up with some history about or background, the history mystery or controversy about the work or the artist. And each episode is about 10 minutes. So I am actually going to because with all the you know, museum shutdowns and things, I’m now working on a virtual season, where I’ve found a lot of museums that are having more and more of their Collections Online. What a good idea. And yeah, so I’m really excited about that. But as you know, as you and I have discussed, yes, I’m kind of in the middle of doing a new site and I’m doing this kind of return brand and I have speaking of handles, I got to figure out how to actually, we can go around the room and if there’s time Can I ask a question at the end?
Unknown Speaker 44:44
Yeah, you can ask one now.
Unknown Speaker 44:46
Okay, fine. So I’m part of So anyway, I want to use a different Instagram handle, okay without losing my followers. And my research says that that can be a very tricky thing to do. And I wondered if you have done that? Or do you have any advice on how to approach that?
Jessica Kupferman 45:06
Yeah, I’ve done it a bunch of times, you just go into Instagram and change your name. And all the followers are the same. In fact, I’ve done it on Twitter like 15 times.
Unknown Speaker 45:15
But I mean, you because I know when you go into Instagram, you have I thought the handle was a fixed thing, but you can change your name.
Jessica Kupferman 45:22
No, you can change the handle to
Unknown Speaker 45:25
or you can, yeah, oh my god, because there was like this whole convoluted thing I was reading where you gotta, you know, I have I snagged the other handle, like you said, that’s good. But I was,
Jessica Kupferman 45:36
you have to delete it. If you snag the other handle, that’s gonna be difficult, because then now it’s taken. And you can’t use it to switch to because, you know, anytime you switch your handle, the other one has to not be taken.
Unknown Speaker 45:49
Right. Right. So so I can do one finally handle and
Jessica Kupferman 45:53
wait a day or so and then try and snatch it up. But yeah, you can the only the only comp probably the convoluted part was that if other people have your Instagram link for some reason, yeah, then they won’t be able to find you. It’ll go to like a 404 because the link will have changed.
Unknown Speaker 46:11
How many followers? do you have? Karen?
Unknown Speaker 46:13
I’ve got like, 150 I’m not super. I’m not super active on it
Jessica Kupferman 46:24
Unknown Speaker 46:25
I would say with that low of a number it with, you could almost even good grief just even messaged them personally take a few days and hit a couple at a time and literally just point them over there. Because I would be worried that the handle that something wouldn’t work. Like if you said Oh, nevermind and deleted it. And then Instagram said great, so we place a hold on it for a year. I don’t even know what good you know. But with that, I would I’ve seen so I we do a like I said it’s kind of a taboo podcast and there’s been a lot of things going on with Instagram and, and everything with all the sex stuff and everything and sex educators and everything. So everybody was getting really nervous that their accounts were going to get just locked down instantly. And Instagram has done this before. So I a couple people that I’ve seen Karen were just like putting the new one their new handle on their Instagram account and telling everybody Hey, I’m going to be over here now or in their case, they’re like if something horrible happens and Instagram, you can’t find me, follow me at the other account. So they just kind of pointed people in that direction. And I’ve done that before on one
Unknown Speaker 47:30
show. So you had so you had the the the existing account, and then you created the new handle. And on your existing account. Put Like a you know, Randall stories are?
Unknown Speaker 47:43
Well I just pointed them to you just point them and say, Hey, you know, find me over over here. Now the bio, you just said, Oh, I see. Okay, and leave that as your last post, like so if they’re looking. If they click on you and they pull up your most recent post, it’ll always be the one that says now find me. It’s sort
Unknown Speaker 48:00
of like doing a 301 redirect. It’s like Yes, yes. Yeah, yes. Now that’s a really good idea. Because then then you’re not going to lose people. Because of course a habit my call to action for my 59 episodes of and find me on Instagram at Baba, you know?
Jessica Kupferman 48:16
Yeah. And that. The other one she’s saying is probably better. Because Yeah, both
Unknown Speaker 48:21
right. I know, they will always be able to find you and click over to the other one. And then Seriously though, with with with that many people, the really cool thing about having a smaller number like that is that you can actually use that as kind of a disguise call to action, so to speak, like, Hey, I’m rebranding. And so I’m going to be changing my Instagram to this one because I’m going to be doing this now. And I’ve been doing this now and doing this now. So you’re kind of giving them a heads up as to the other cool stuff that’s coming down the pipeline for
Unknown Speaker 48:50
you. And as a DM or as I would do it as a DM.
Unknown Speaker 48:54
I would do it as opposed and a DM but I would do it with like I said with just with that many people and do 1020 a day or something. Just copy and paste, copy and paste. Yeah, I
Unknown Speaker 49:02
didn’t I had no idea if there was like a
Jessica Kupferman 49:05
limit. Yeah, yeah, there is you’ll find out. Right? Right.
Unknown Speaker 49:11
Great, right? No, no
Unknown Speaker 49:11
Unknown Speaker 49:12
Jessica Kupferman 49:14
You’re just changing some debt. bad advice. I should get like a label here. Like a liability.
Unknown Speaker 49:21
Well, you’re not spamming them. So that’s why we only do like 10 a day. It’s only gonna take you 15 days. Yeah, if
Jessica Kupferman 49:26
she does all 150 are they gonna be like no more, Karen? I don’t know. Wendy, what’s your podcast about?
Unknown Speaker 49:35
Unknown Speaker 49:36
so it’s a it’s untraditional. My like I said my husband and I podcast together. And we have been together for he’s sitting across the table from me. Hi. face. Jessica says hello. He said hello back. But we have been together for 28 years and about Two and a half years ago, we moved our marriage into an open relationship. And so we talked about our journey into non monogamy. And more. So though, that’s the stories that we tell talk about the screw ups and the goofy things that we did when we entered into the lifestyle. But what we really realized is that for us in our early to mid 50s, there’s a whole bunch of life left. And so it’s kind of turning into this podcast about celebrating ourselves at this age. And even though this may not be something that is for you, it’s for us, and it’s created a better, stronger marriage for us because of communication, and doing something different and putting ourselves out there and all these other things that again, people don’t have to do what we did, but but there’s, it’s kind of like a rediscovering yourself and your sexuality and things like that. Because as a 50 year old entrepreneur, professional woman, it kind of lost a lot of that insight to myself. Yeah, so it’s kind of about saying, hey, there’s still fire in there. And let’s see what we can do with that.
Jessica Kupferman 51:08
And also people say that, you know, it’s like a new adventure that you guys are taking together. So it is hardly breaking you apart. It’s something that you guys are, you know, it’s like, it’s a climbing of the matter horn kind of like a new thing. You need all new gear and everything. That’s a very good way to put it, Jessica, I’d have to use that. It’s somewhere free. I’ve never done it. I don’t think Scott has the I’m not I don’t wanna say stamina. That’s a terrible thing to say. But you know, I don’t think he he’s kind of a I don’t think he has the heart to do something like that. He’s, he’s an empath and kind of sensitive so
Unknown Speaker 51:43
well, we are our podcast is actually called the accidental swingers. Because we fell into it accidentally, it wasn’t on purpose.
Unknown Speaker 51:53
Jessica Kupferman 51:53
it kind of happened. And that’s hilarious. Oh, you know what? I kind of want to hear that.
Unknown Speaker 52:00
Okay, no, I’ll
Unknown Speaker 52:00
let you listen. I’ll
Unknown Speaker 52:01
let you listen. So
Unknown Speaker 52:02
but it’s, um, again, it was just started off as kind of a goofy little side project. And we thought, well, we can we really screwed up so many things, because we weren’t planning anything.
Unknown Speaker 52:11
Unknown Speaker 52:12
If we talk about how we screwed things up, then everybody’s gonna screw it up. But it’s more of like a Hey, if you’ve heard about what’s going to happen, when it goes wrong for you, you’ll know how to handle a little bit more gracefully. The
Jessica Kupferman 52:22
Mater horn thing sticks with that, right? read some books. And you know, prior to a lot of equipment, yeah.
Unknown Speaker 52:36
But um, but yeah, so we, we just kind of started it. And the pandemic offered a good opportunity, but it’s kind of taken on a life of its own very popular and people are really digging it and we’re getting calls to can you create community for us? And oh,
Jessica Kupferman 52:50
that’s a fun community. I think you should do it. Yay. Yes,
Unknown Speaker 52:55
they are going to It’s already in
Unknown Speaker 52:57
the works already.
Unknown Speaker 52:59
Working on it already.
Unknown Speaker 53:00
Unknown Speaker 53:01
Jessica Kupferman 53:02
Jess. What’s your show about? Gotcha.
Unknown Speaker 53:07
All right. Well, I am involved with two shows, actually. So I’ll start with the one that I’m actually a co host on. And it’s it’s called tomorrow’s legends. And it’s like a superhero kind of show. We cover the TV show legends of tomorrow. It’s literally one of those million one. TV Britishness?
Jessica Kupferman 53:24
No, no, those are great, though. They do. Well, yeah.
Unknown Speaker 53:27
Yeah. So I mean, I’ve been doing that with my buddy Martin. We’ve been doing it since like, 2016. So I feel like, you know, comic book stuff, or superhero TV shows, were kind of the place to be. So yeah, so we have fun with it. We cover mostly legends of tomorrow. That’s where it started. So our name is a plan on the TV show. And then we’ve been covering star girl because you know, the writing’s kind of on the wall that Legends is probably coming to a close. So we’re looking for other shows to kind of add in that would still fit with like, our overall theme like tomorrow’s legends. So don’t have to rebrand and we have a pretty good following. And we’ve built a nice little community of people. So we don’t want to completely lose all of that we don’t know, which feeds or like have to deal with any of that. So
Jessica Kupferman 54:08
the only one I could think of that are tomorrow’s legends might be Teen Titans.
Unknown Speaker 54:12
Yes. Yeah. So
Jessica Kupferman 54:15
they’re really young. And they’re just kind of, I mean, like, you know, I know that they know who they are. But they’re also in the show sort of finding their way. So that could work.
Unknown Speaker 54:23
That’s true. And we could do we try and keep it with like, newer stuff that’s on the air. So like, so kind of our format is when it’s on the air. We watched the episode, then we review it each week. So all of our stuff is like super quick turnaround, because we have to watch the show, do all the notes and everything like super quick. But yeah, we’ve done rewatches before because you know, during the pandemic, not a whole lot new going on. And we’re like, we can’t just not have stuff going out to our scene for over a year at this point, because our show might be back in the summer. We don’t have a date yet.
Unknown Speaker 54:53
So that’s pretty fun.
Unknown Speaker 54:56
So we’ve kind of gotten a little bit creative, and then we’re starting to think about the future of We want to keep podcasting together. So what fits with our brand and without having to change too much stuff? I mean, it has to be probably either like superhero or sapphires. Because we’re
Jessica Kupferman 55:10
so I know one division. Have you heard about one division? Yes,
Unknown Speaker 55:13
Jessica Kupferman 55:14
division just launched if you guys don’t know one division, I don’t know if any of you follow Marvel, but I don’t remember the name of the robot. But the robot and Wanda get together and they have like a sitcom. His name is
Unknown Speaker 55:27
Jessica Kupferman 55:28
Thank you. Vision. Oh, Wanda vision. Oh, God, okay. I’m such an idiot. Please don’t tell my husband. I just did that. He would kill me. But so yeah, so but the show is supposed to be like, he’s a robot, and she’s a superhero. And yet, they sort of put them in all different types of sitcoms, like, like honeymooners, and like, all different so I’m excited to see that it’s supposed to be really interesting. So that I don’t know that they’re, they’re legends of the future, though. They’re sort of already legends. But
Unknown Speaker 55:56
Unknown Speaker 55:56
I mean, that’s okay. I mean, Joe, but we are in the DC sandbox. So jumping over to marvel, oh,
Jessica Kupferman 56:02
my bad. My bad, my bad. So Titan, so
Unknown Speaker 56:06
yeah, Titans. I mean, it’s a good idea. We’re just gonna kind of look around and like, see what fits. And but then like, the second podcast I’m involved with is actually format company. And this is kind of the one at the moment that’s given me a little bit of fits. for you guys. Like a big long.
Jessica Kupferman 56:22
Unknown Speaker 56:23
I did just kind of like, like, it’s sort of like venting about it. Just like the super quick version of it. Since I know we’re getting close.
Jessica Kupferman 56:30
When did you send it?
Unknown Speaker 56:32
A couple of days ago, I responded. I responded, boom, responded to one of those emails of like, Hey, are you getting started in like, Where do you get started? And?
Unknown Speaker 56:42
Oh, no, no,
Unknown Speaker 56:43
it’s totally fine. That’s why I jumped on here. Let me see what’s going on about like stuff. Um, but anyway, it’s, it’s called coffee with Coker. And we’re, we’re basically a healthcare consulting firm. And so we kind of talk about everything healthcare business related, but that’s not really the issue. The issue is kind of like some of the audio quality stuff because like, since the pandemic, we haven’t been able to record in our office where I have like, nice professional microphones. Granted that I’m not recording with podcasters, I’m recording with consultants. So like, there’s a whole nother like, set of learning curve and like training them how to use a microphone. Yeah, all of these things, and they don’t really always listen to you, like hardly at all. And so for the last year, we’ve basically been doing it at zoom. And some dude totally called me on Facebook. And it’s like, you have really poor audio quality, you need to do something about it, even if you did just a little bit like that would be better than what you have now. And I’m like, Okay, well, unfortunately for me, I’m doing a little bit more than just a little bit, but so I’m trying to like, deal with those like audio quality issues right now.
Jessica Kupferman 57:42
So are you familiar with Riverside riverside.fm. So So the way that LC and I keep our audio sounding quasi normal, because LC did not have internet for like the first event. She just got it this last year. Yeah. So we each recorded into our computers, like I would turn on audition, and then she would turn on what she records into. And then we would send both tracks to our editor, he would put them together. So Riverside FM, creates the separate tracks. So that I mean, separate video and separate audio so that if anyone pops out or if it sounds funny, the one person who sounds like hell you can fix without having to worry about everyone else’s audio. So I would try recording with that. All they would need is a link same as
Unknown Speaker 58:39
we’ve been using zoom, which I can do to just
Jessica Kupferman 58:41
as easy, but Okay, can they each have their own audio and zoom?
Unknown Speaker 58:46
Yeah, you can set it up so that you know under like your online settings, because I like scoured through all the things trying to find anything and everything to make my life easier. So that was the other downside is like the setup in the office. Well, it sounds really good because it’s all going into a mixer. It’s one channel. So when I have the guy that costs because he doesn’t remember there’s a microphone in front of his face. Like that was a whole nother set of issues.
Jessica Kupferman 59:10
But that is mere
Unknown Speaker 59:12
Yeah, but that’s like,
Unknown Speaker 59:14
oh my god.
Unknown Speaker 59:15
Yeah. But then like since the pandemic is a different issue. I’ve been getting a lot of complaints because we’re mostly people are mostly using Bluetooth headsets, because that’s better than them using nothing.
Jessica Kupferman 59:27
Yes, it is better than nothing. You know, just to go back to Riverside. I think they do HD video and audio. I don’t think zoom is HD. So so still try that. Can you get the company to give them a microphone.
Unknown Speaker 59:41
Not for all of them. It’s like you so we it’s it’s think of it more. It’s almost basically like an interview show like we have one consistent host, which I could. I probably should have been this a while ago but I didn’t want to have to be sitting in the same room to beat from him recording a podcast during pandemic, to be perfectly honest, right. But I could have I mean, all of our recording equipment is in the office, it’s just not set up anywhere. I just packed it all away and left in my office for safekeeping. You know, I don’t know, they want to just sitting out for one Sunday, a month, I could probably set him up. So at least like he’s sounding better, but then I have to teach him and make sure he understands how the mixer works, and how do I turn this thing on? And what happens? People can’t hear me. And that’s just like a whole nother set of things that he’s never had to deal with. Because I’ve always dealt with it.
Unknown Speaker 1:00:29
Unknown Speaker 1:00:30
Because I’ve always been there with them in person. And then you know, for the guest if they’re not in our office, because all of our consultants are locally based. Like we would just zoom them in or Skype them in or, you know, whatever it was we were doing.
Jessica Kupferman 1:00:45
So, I mean, there’s a whole industry of people that have now had to do shows us way like the Tonight Show and The Daily Show and the Howard Stern Show, like they’re all doing it from zoom right now. And I know that the quality I mean, the tonight show the guests don’t sound as good as Jimmy but like on on Howard, you’d never know they weren’t in the same room. I don’t know how they’re doing it. They say it’s on zoom. I mean, sounds like they’re on zoom. So it’s got to be microphone related. And you know, as far as your company is concerned, you know, what is the purpose, if the purpose of the podcast is to bring in more revenue in any way, shape, or form, you have to bring this up, Wendy, it was nice to see I just saw your note you have to go Nice to see you. Thank you for coming. Sorry. Um, if if the reason for doing the podcast is in any way revenue related, you have to show them your your listener, telling people that you have shitty audio, and being like, this is never ever going to bring us more business, unless we have this done professionally. This is what we need. This is how much it costs. These are the guidelines under which we have to record he has to be wearing earphones, he has to have a setup, it has to have an arm of some kind, whether it’s on his desk or in the air doesn’t matter. You know, and just say, this is what it takes to do this at home. If we can’t do it, we should halt production until we can do it. Because, you know, yeah, you’re kind of you have your what they call your balls in a vise kind of because they don’t know how to do it. And you’re having to make it sound good. And it’s like, if it doesn’t work out. They’re gonna blame you, right? You don’t want that.
Unknown Speaker 1:02:30
Yeah, basically. Yeah, I mean, like, I I’m going to find the post because like, I’m in charge of all of our social media stuff. So you know, the dude like, crazy, like, tags us and I’m like, Okay, cool. Like, why would you tag me on that? And on top of that, one of our employees is like commiserating with him being like, Oh, yeah, I know. It sounds crappy. Oh, yeah. I told him about this. And I’m like, the hell you have.
Unknown Speaker 1:02:52
Unknown Speaker 1:02:52
I was so mad the other day. Like I was so bad.
Jessica Kupferman 1:02:56
I mean, I would write up like a I don’t want to see like a report but a proposal. Yeah, that you propose that they either do it this way. See if you can get a trs cheaper or you know, go to Bay, or whatever. See if you can get them cheaper. See if you can, you know, I know that Amazon has cheap, like setups like this. These headphones are noise cancelling. They cost $10. So I mean, it could have this, you know, the mes or whatever?
Unknown Speaker 1:03:24
Jessica Kupferman 1:03:26
Yeah, so see if you can get them all those. Linda says I have an editor Super Squad lady called Jen. Oh, yeah. Gen. Ed’s search for brought brassy broadcasting. Yes, she could probably help you with some with some advice on how to do it, too. Yeah. Thank
Unknown Speaker 1:03:39
you, Mike. Can I weigh in just real quick because Yeah, yes. So just go I’m in the same boat. My my my one podcasting editing client is doing everything by zoom.
Jessica Kupferman 1:03:50
Oh, I forgot you were in I’m sorry. I should have mentioned you earlier.
Unknown Speaker 1:03:53
No, it’s that’s what that’s that’s that’s off the table right now.
Jessica Kupferman 1:03:57
But then Charlotte, she doesn’t you
Unknown Speaker 1:03:59
know, I don’t not not taking new. Sorry, nevermind. It didn’t even eat. What I found is that even if your guys, if they really don’t want to go the route of buying mics, learning how to use a mixer Honest to God, my clients had pretty good success with just a decent pair of earbuds with a mic like these bows. I think it’s hard. It’s actually hard to find wired earbuds now but they are out there. There was a discussion on one of the Facebook groups about this. So even that could be like at least an interim step in trying to get better audio because the main thing is they won’t be using the computer, the computer speaker or the computer mic, you know, having the having earbuds they won’t have bleed. So that might be kind of a first step if you want to try to pitch that. I mean, if I can go back and find this thing, I’ll try to contact you on the squat. But there were a bunch of, there are still some wired earbuds that you can get with a mic that can produce pretty good sound.
Jessica Kupferman 1:05:07
And just if you want me to look at your proposal, you can always I mean, I just now saw your email, because it went into the trash and I had to get it out. But if you but if you want me to, to take a look at your proposal before you send your letter to them, if you intend to do that, let me know. And I’m, I’m happy to look at it.
Unknown Speaker 1:05:25
Okay. All right, Charlotte,
Unknown Speaker 1:05:27
can I say just that I have been in the same place. I mean, I, I always did my, my interviews in person before. So when COVID arrived, I had to start learning about how to do it on zoom. So I just share with you the LCS settings for Sue, I think they’re a very valid
Jessica Kupferman 1:05:45
Oh, yeah, thank you.
Unknown Speaker 1:05:47
And then also, Jenny, she’s my editor. But she’s also been on the E league and so on. So I know her a little bit. And she’s really, really good at is really good. Capturing my interviews on zoom. And what I did my first interview, I decided to interview someone who was furthest away from me. So I interviewed a lady in Japan. And I told her to wear a headset. And when we were, you know, everything was connected. She had a cordless, and she had long hair. So she did this all the time. Oh, my God, how am I gonna get her out of that one. But it went Alright, and then actually saved my butt on that one as well. So just get try them with whatever. Yeah. Yeah, the usual mobile headset is good. Yeah, okay.
Unknown Speaker 1:06:37
Yeah, cuz I have a couple people that are using the beats like I am. And some people will use the air pods, but then it’s toss up. Some will call in on the zoom line. Others will connect with their computer. Others no matter what I say, they’ll be like, Hey, I don’t have a headset. Does this sound okay? And the host is always like, Oh, it’s fine. And then like, I mean, it’s fine. But to them? No,
Unknown Speaker 1:06:59
we have to find a new, a new time and date because it can’t be done without scheduling. them a favor.
Jessica Kupferman 1:07:08
Yeah, it’s true.
Unknown Speaker 1:07:10
I know. They see their content schedule. And all they see is I
Jessica Kupferman 1:07:14
know, so read, I know you’re in a bad position.
Unknown Speaker 1:07:20
I mean, I deal with guys who are elderly guys, gray haired, and they are shipowners. And they are I know, I know exactly what you’re talking about. You just you just have to tell them that. I want you to shine like a star. And I can’t do that if you don’t wear a headset. I was hard.
Jessica Kupferman 1:07:40
I know, it’s hard. I know, it’s hard in a job to tell people what you need in order to do you know, you you a lot of times, I mean, I don’t know how young you are, but you look kind of young. So probably you are in the type of area in your career where you just say yes to all the things and hope someone notices your heart as worker, right? And like, you’re doing all the social media, you’re doing their podcast, like, it sounds like they’re throwing you a lot of tech stuff, whether or not you know, it is not their problem. And if they have any say in how you do it, then they’re just gonna, you know, it’s scary. So I mean, you know, I see I can feel that and see that on your face. But however you need to say it, even if it’s like, could we please or I just thought maybe or just however you need to say it so that you feel like you’re not stepping in and being a jerk or whatever. Because I know that’s the whole thing at work. I mean, not that you’re a jerk. But
Unknown Speaker 1:08:32
Unknown Speaker 1:08:33
I know, but you’re right, it is better if I am just like direct and to the point. And then like, this is what we need to do. And this is why we need to do it. Otherwise, they’re just like,
Jessica Kupferman 1:08:42
Oh, that’s cute. Jenny needs equipment. You know, like, are you don’t want your Jessica sorry. I mean, you don’t want to you don’t want to. I just looked at her name and sorry. Yeah. But yeah, you don’t? Yeah. I mean, you don’t want them to be like, ah, she needs something that’s adorable. Like you want them to take you seriously, but not in the sense that like, well, we don’t need her because we don’t need social media or podcasting.
Unknown Speaker 1:09:05
You know, and they just don’t want to spend like a lot of extra money right now which I get yours. Again, back to your point of we need, you know, like that solid like proposal to like, show this Totally.
Jessica Kupferman 1:09:17
Totally. Charlotte, I feel that you never got to your podcast, you want to tell us about it?
Unknown Speaker 1:09:21
Yes, I’m so sorry. No, don’t
Unknown Speaker 1:09:23
be No, no, no.
Jessica Kupferman 1:09:24
I didn’t mean like that. I just want to know what it’s about.
Unknown Speaker 1:09:29
So I’m sort of similar to Jessica have two podcasts. Okay. I have my I’m a I’m an epidemiologist. So my primary podcast is public health. It’s about public health careers, including epidemiology, and it’s tailored to professionals in the field, a lot of grad students, a lot of academics, a lot of researchers. And that’s the one that I started in 2017. So my second podcast is called for my health today, and that’s the one I need the most helpful. With it is more of applied epidemiology. So with epidemiology we look at population health, we look at how the environment and what’s happening, whether it’s infectious disease or chronic disease, but how it impacts a certain population. So for my health is about women, and impact of physical activity like walking, and haven’t living healthier lifestyle. It’s really, really specific for women who type two diabetics, which is been my journey for 20 plus years. So that’s a different, you know, much more casual, relatable. And so those are the those are the two.
Unknown Speaker 1:10:35
Unknown Speaker 1:10:36
Jessica Kupferman 1:10:36
you know, every time I ask what someone’s podcast about, I’m always surprised at how interesting and specific it is. But I love that though. You guys all have such interesting and specific topic you this group especially has very interested in specific niches and they’re all so different. I just love that so much. Well, if you have any more questions, I have a doctor’s appointment at 330. So I have to run away but I hate to because I love all of you. But if you have any questions or anything you need me to look at or any further advice, send me an email Jessica. She Podcasts comm better just email then other things. Although if you want to find me on clubhouse, we can sort of chat in there. That should be interesting. And yeah, let me know how else I can help because I mean, especially if you didn’t get a chance to ask every thing here that you’re struggling with, like feel free to reach out. That’s what we’re here for. So thank you guys so much. I’m sorry, I have to run away. I hope you guys don’t mind. And I will see you all next time. Thank you so much for being here and staying so long. I appreciate it. It’s good to see you all. See you soon. Hi