Episode 2

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3rd Feb 2021

When is right to self edit?

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. 

After a slight podfade (yes, it happens) the PodOn Podcast is back! Even though 2020 was a rough year for everyone, plenty of folks found the time and space to turn to their most creative side, as a result, a lot of podcasts emerged even in the middle of a pandemic. In today’s episode, Julian and TJ come back strong to talk about the magic of self editing. Let’s be real, editing grants you control, but it also demands time. Good news is, when it comes to editing, it is not black or white, there’s room for all of us to get comfortable! Listen now to know more about the pros and cons of self editing, the tools available in the market, and how to make the best decisions around your podcast’s needs.

Jump straight into:

(00:27) - In an ever growing industry, PodOn is back! - “22% increase of podcast creation year over year. That is on another level!”

(03:10) - The pros and cons of self editing - “The pros is that you have complete control over your episodes.”

(05:52) - What makes Descript into such a fantastic tool for self editors? - “It is very easy to the curious, scrappy podcaster, so you don’t need to know the heavy weight capabilities of a Digital Audio Workstation.”

(08:14) - On Descript’s features beyond editing - “It’s very hard to figure out the editing and then let alone the promotion of it, and so Descript allows you to do both out of one tool.”

(11:04) - On self editing and leaning on an editing team - “You want to put trust in those editors, but at the same time, by speaking their language you’ll get as close to the final product you’d like.”

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Descript

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. Music by GaryOAKland.

StudioPod also offers an AirBnB Experience, where you can learn how to podcast; to learn more or to book one of our amazing courses, go to https://studiopodsf.com/courses.

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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.