Episode 10

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6th Apr 2021

The benefits of Descript with Jay LaBouf

Welcome to PodOn, the podcast where we share stories from other podcasters and talk with them about the challenges we all face when beginning the podcasting journey. If you are a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends. 

We are all storytellers, and it would be a disservice to the world to stop anyone from sharing their content; yet, as popular as it is today, podcasting isn’t necessarily an accessible industry. In today’s episode, TJ and Julian sit down to chat with Jay LeBoeuf, Head of Business Development at Descript, to talk about the diversity of the industry, the importance of inclusion, and how a single tool is making a major paradigm shift in the podcasting ecosystem through empowerment. Are you eager to start your new podcast? Then find a way and start today!

Jump straight into:

(00:45) - Paradigms and tools: On Jay’s Pro Tools and Descript journey - “So much of what we’ve been trying to do is take things and make them simpler.”

(06:49) - Solving the blank canvas problem, boosting creativity and making things simpler for any user - “There is really no reason why someone couldn’t tell their story using Descript.”

(13:23) - The high impact value of repurposing content and the magic of Descript’s stock voices - “In the context of every amazing conversation there are going to be several pull quotes, so why don’t we get those out there?”

(19:43) - Reframing old rules and creating inclusion with a single software - “When you’re working with a tool that’s revolving around transcription as its core DNA, you have no excuse to not make everything accessible.”

(24:50) - The thin line between high quality and over editing - “Yeah, with one click you can fix everything, but with a few more clicks you can back it off a little bit and insert some feeling.”

(29:56) - The revolution of the industry - “Every business person now has to be a creator in charge of their own messaging and communication style.”

Resources

Descript

‘Pro Tools proficiency’ may be keeping us from diversifying audio by Michael McDowell

Building a searchable news firehose by James Shield

Drop The MIC Podcast

Podcast Accessibility & Inclusion with Sage Levene

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.