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Podtastic Audio

Podtastic Audio

By Chris Smith
The Podcast for anyone launching a Podcast for the first time. Learn basic techniques that will make your podcast stand out. The sound quality of your show is so important, you have one shot to make an impact. If you like the way this show sounds, then I will make yours sound as good if not better!
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Ep. 22: Test drive the RODE PODMIC then a chat with York Campbell of Poetic Earthlings podcast.
Today I got an Amazon delivery of 2 new microphones. The RODE PODMIC which retails for about $99 most places I've seen it. Its supposed to give a radio broadcast sound to your voice. So lets give it a test drive and see. Then I'm joined by York Campbell from the Poetic Earthlings podcast. His show is done in the narrative style, with sound effects and clips throughout each episode. We talked about podcasting and how we both enjoy doing it.
June 9, 2021
Podtastic Audio TRAILER
This is a promo trailer for Podtastic Audio. 
June 6, 2021
Ep. 21: How to fix bad audio. My PC is way to old for podcasting.
After running multiple interviews and shows on my old PC, it ate up the audio on our last interview we did. We record all our interviews via Cleanfeed and this was not their fault. Our computer has been running extremely hot and glitchy. We've ran into this problem before where the audio sounds good as you record it, but the track would have corrupted sound. And that is what happened to us. Our last interview, on the last half of it, our side of the audio went bad. In this episode I tell you how I was able to fix the interview and fix the computer.
June 2, 2021
Episode 20: Cleanfeed cofounders Marc Bakos and Mark Hills.
This is my 20th Episode here on Podtastic Audio. A small milestone in this podcasting journey. This episode I'm joined by both cofounders of Cleanfeed, Marc Bakos and Mark Hills. They joined me from London UK,  have a passion for high quality audio,  and a extensive background in audio production. Enjoy this episode as I get to talk to the very guys that have created the one podcasting tool I rave about the most.
May 27, 2021
Ep. 19: A Honest review is always better than a Fake one.
This week I talk about review swaps and how they are completely dishonest. Recently I've had a few different podcasters reach out and ask if I would do a review swap on Apple Podcasts. Without even asking if I would be interested in their type of show. Review swaps are a bad idea because its totally fake. Reviews do not increase you in the Apple charts, they only make you feel good. Wouldn't you rather feel better knowing you got an actual honest review instead of a fake one? Thanks so much for listening! Leave me an Honest Review on Apple  
May 18, 2021
Ep. 18: Show Structure & Pay for Podcasts with VIP guest Dr. Kristine.
This week I'm joined by Dr. Kristine. As a fellow podcaster and my cohost on The Kris and Kristine Show, she has some first hand experience in podcast content. We discuss how to structure your podcast in a way to keep your show fresh. Then we talk about how Apple has unveiled a new way to make money with your podcast. Would you charge your listeners to play your podcast? Please reach out on Twitter, Instagram
May 12, 2021
Ep. 17: The "space" on Twitter and Juleen from the It Goes Down in the PM podcast.
This episode I find out that Twitter has rolled out its Twitter Spaces to the public to use. I think its a fantastic place to try podcasting on a micro level. If you have a Twitter account, you should give it a try. Then later I'm joined by Juleen Moreno of the It Goes Down in the PM podcast. We talk all about her podcast and her marketing company.  And to sprinkle in a little fun we play the movie trivia game! Play at home and see how you do:-)
May 4, 2021
Ep. 16: The Promotional part of Podcasting and Social Media.
This episode I share how we on The Kris and Kristine Show use our social media to help grow our podcast. Social media can be a very useful tool to share your show and meet other podcasts in your genre. Podcasting is about 20% creating the actual show, and 80% promoting it. Show promotion can be done a variety of ways. But no matter what, be consistent. That is how you will grow. So keep on making fantastic podcasts and I cant wait to hear them!  
April 27, 2021
Ep. 15: Create engaging, entertaining, and interesting podcast episodes in 13 steps.
Episode 15 This week I dive into the content of your show. I came across 13 tips to make your podcast more entertaining to listen to. You want your show to be a fun place to listen, and return back for future episodes. Whatever you do, just don't be boring. Create the show that you would want to listen to.  If you have a podcast and would like to be a featured guest,  email
April 20, 2021
Bonus Episode - Live in studio with ZEKE from the JEM Boys Show.
This fun Bonus Episode was recorded a few weeks ago with my stepson Ezekiel aka ZEKE. He loves music, mma, podcasting, talking, and a variety of things. He wanted to do a fun episode together so here it is. Enjoy! 
April 16, 2021
Ep. 14: Listener Surveys and a Top Secret chat with Agent Scott & Agent Cam of the SpyHards podcast.
Find out what your listeners want by running a survey. On the Google drive section, look up forms. There you will find templates designed to create a survey for free. The data you get back will help you to know who your listeners are and what they want you to talk about. All feedback is good feedback. Create a better show for your subscribers.  This week I'm joined by the hosts of SpyHards Podcast, Scott & Cam Agent Scott Hardy Whilst little is known about this relatively new agent, what is for certain is that he relies more on luck than skill. Hailing from London, England, Scott is mostly likely to be found at the local pub drinking an appletini and trying to convince people that George Lazenby is underrated. Before his most recent assignment to the SpyHards podcast he taught Baccarat-flirting and last-minute-bomb-defusing at the British Intelligence Academy. We are reliably informed he fancies himself as a bit of a ladies man. The ladies disagree. Aliases: @tiberiushardy on Twitter & Instagram Agent Cam Smith A near life-long 007 fanatic, whose life was irrevocably changed watching Roger Moore snowboard to a cheap Beach Boys cover, British Columbia native Cam Smith loves nothing more than watching classic cinema and then manufacturing excuses to talk or write about it. While his career as an importer-exporter of rare antiquities can be action-packed, in addition to SpyHards he also finds time to co-host the long running Star Trek podcast Subspace Transmissions, as well as the Schwarzenegger film discussion show Arniegeddon. Also, Cam once tried tap-dancing in Rosa Klebb knife-shoes. It didn’t end well. Aliases: @camvsmith on Twitter
April 13, 2021
Ep. 13: Why would you do a LIVE podcast? Guests - Money Chris and Derek Duvall.
Welcome to lucky Episode 13! Here I explain why doing a "live" show may not be the best thing for your podcast. Later I'm joined by 2 podcasters that used to both be on the same show together. Money Chris from the Too Many Captains Podcast and Derek Duvall from The Derek Duvall Show. We discussed podcasting, movies, and future podcast plans. You can find them at and  If you would like to be a guest on Podtastic Audio, email:
April 6, 2021
Ep. 12: Promoting on social media & a podcast designed to make you fall asleep. Dustin from "Sandman Stories Presents"
Thanks for joining me this week. Promote your podcast everywhere, including social media. A-B-P, always be posting. Social Media is like a free place to advertise you show. Using hashtags like #podcast #podcasting #podcastshow and others. The more times you promote the more times you have the potential to reach new listeners, while keeping the ones you have.  If you have any doubts on Cleanfeed I have an interview that spans over 6000 miles and 17 hour time zones today. With my guest Dustin from Sandman Stories Presents Podcast. Tired but can't fall asleep? Here I do my best to find interesting stories from the public domain and read them to you until you fall asleep. The stories are mostly folktales from around the world. Best listened to during work, during commutes, when you are trying to fall asleep, or any time that you need a calm friend to read to you. Enjoy! His podcast is stories to make you fall asleep to. A podcaster that wants you to fall asleep listening to his show.  Thanks for listening! Please share, rate, and review. You can find more at
March 30, 2021
Ep. 11: Hobby Podcasting Expert - Stargate "SP" Pioneer of Better Podcasting.
What makes a "hobby" podcast? Lets talk to a hobby podcasting expert - SP of Better Podcasting.  We talk about podcasts, download stats, and gear. We take a look at the nuts and bolts of the hobby podcast.  If you have a podcast and would like to come on and talk about your podcasting journey. Email me at And we will set up a guest spot for you to come on the show. You can also find me at  
March 23, 2021
Ep. 10: Podcasting can be family fun! With my guests from the UK - Dads and Lads Podcast.
This week a do a brief example of the Zoom Podtrak P4.  I use it for the first time in the episode. Then I'm joined by the hosts of The Dads and Lads podcast (Stuart and his son Shaun) A weekly podcast of a proud northern father and son team. A proud Mancunian dad Stuart and his son Shaun who has learning difficulties. What are they going to talk about.... well everything and anything. With the humor of Stuart and the charm of Shaun what's not to love? Then we get a sample of the J.E.M. Boys podcast Please check out the updated website where I have added a 3rd page for Podtastic Audio.
March 16, 2021
Ep. 9: Turn multiple hosts into amazing podcast audio in 9 simple steps.
On this 9th Episode of Podtastic Audio we break down multitrack recording. If you have more than one person on your podcast, or if you have guests that come one, this episode is for you. I describe the 9 steps that I use to make a good sounding podcast with multiple cohosts and or guests at the same time. This process is what I use on The Kris and Kristine Show (  If you found this podcast informative and you like this show, please leave a comment and review!  
March 9, 2021
Ep. 8: What is a Micro-Podcast? The host of Chicken Mind Nuggets podcast joins me to chat.
Today I take a dive into micro-podcasting. Which are short podcast episodes that are usually 10 minutes or less in length. I am joined by Wifey, the host of Chicken Mind Nuggets Podcast The bi-weekly micro-podcast combining mindfulness, transformation, and science as food for thought throughout your day. This podcast started as an idea to share some of the concepts that she loves to talk about in hopes that you can take away some mind nuggets for your mental repertoire. Each episode is designed to be under 10 minutes, so you can listen to them and digest them throughout your day.
March 2, 2021
Ep. 7: Your Podcast can be whatever you want. With my guest Keona Tang from the Renegade Pop Culture podcast.
This week I'm joined by Keona Tang from His podcast is a variety show covering all types of interesting topics in the pop culture world. Podcasting can be fun, and in this episode we'll find out that the Renegade Pop Culture podcast can be more than just one show. Its many different shows in one. Then later we play the Movie Trivia game where I play clips from movies and our guests have to tell me what movie that clip is from. All thanks to Cleanfeed Pro. Thanks so much for listening and if you would like to be a featured podcaster,  email me at
February 24, 2021
Ep. 6: Dave Jackson from The School of Podcasting
Dave Jackson joins me this week to talk all about podcasting. Podcasting since April of 2005.  His podcast about podcasting has been downloaded over 1.6 million times (as of 2017). Helping hundreds of people launch podcasts. 
February 16, 2021
EP 5: How to record guests & cohosts across the internet with the "cleanest" sound possible.
Here in this episode I share how we are able to create the cleanest sound for our podcast interviews. We use Cleanfeed. It will give you highly clean audio across the web in real time. Clean audio was the main purpose for which Cleanfeed was created. On the Kris and Kristine Show, we use Cleanfeed to record a variety to different guests. On this episode I share 5 different clips from 5 different podcast episodes to show you the audio quality when using Cleanfeed.  Thanks for listening!  If you enjoy this show please leave a review. And if you have any comments or questions feel free to email me at
February 9, 2021
Editing part 2: Adding music and something magical to enhance your Podcast.
This is technically the 4th Episode but I'll just call it Part 2 of Editing. Here I tell you what types of music you can use on your podcast and where to find this music for free. And then later I reveal the best free podcasting tool of all time. You can get your fee copy of it at If you have any comments please feel free to email at
February 3, 2021
Episode 3: How to Edit your new podcast in Audacity. Editing made simple part 1.
Editing your podcast can be very stressful. Some people either spend lots of hours on editing or they don't edit it at all. I recommend doing a little bit of editing and I'll show you how to use the best free audio editor in the world.. Audacity. This is part 1 of Editing. We will cover a few basic tools in Audacity to help you edit your podcast. Trimming, Silencing, Noise Reduction, and the Undo button. (Best feature of all.)  If you have a podcast and would like for me to hear it, please send it to 
January 26, 2021
Episode 2: Microphone Recommendations and how to use them. Can you hear me now?
Thanks for listening to the 2nd Episode of Podtastic Audio. Today I deliver cheap microphones that will make your podcast sound great.  And I tell you all about the microphones we use on the Kris and Kristine Show. Starting off, and current choices. FIFINE k668, Samson Q2U, Audio-Technica  ATR2100X
January 19, 2021
Episode 1: Basic Podcasting Gear for Beginners.
Welcome to Podtastic Audio! Hosted by Kris, of the Kris and Kristine Show (  In this first episode I go over what a podcast is and what gear you need to create one. 
January 11, 2021