Podcast sound-check!


The Podcast Team (aka Sandy and Brian) has emerged from the studio after its initial 30-minute session. Below is a 6-minute “sound-check” for you to consider. It is composed of a four-minute segment in which Sandy describes the items displayed above, followed by the final two minutes of our conversation. A musical intro and conclusion are provided.

Note — The transition between the two segments occurs without warning, but the sound quality does not change. You’ll likely notice a shift in topics around the 4-minute mark, but no audio interruption.

Please let us know your thoughts (either below or on Facebook)…

  • What do you think of the sound quality?
  • What topics and/or questions would you like us to address in the future?
  • How long should our podcasts be? Five minutes? Fifteen? Fifty?
  • How often (e.g. weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.) would you be interested in a new episode?
  • What should we consider naming the podcast? Sandy and I have some ideas, but we welcome audience input.
  • Should each episode feature a guest?
  • What do you think of the music? Does it fit? If not, any recommendations?
  • Anything else? Let us know. Thank you!

Finally, we would like to acknowledge the legendary American Army general and master strategist George S. Patton (1885-1945), who is widely credited with having penned these words: “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” 

This sound-check is our good plan, not our perfect plan.

Many thanks!
Sandy & Brian

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6 thoughts on “Podcast sound-check!

  1. This is so wonderful! You two are such eloquent, articulate people. Most podcasts I listen to average about 45 minutes and update every two weeks. As for topics, I could listen to you talk about anything. I also thought the music was lovely! Thank you for sharing your voices and your thoughts.


  2. You should start a “book club”! Let your listeners know a book you’ll be reading for the month (or whatever the appropriate time period would be) and then spend an episode discussing it! As a former AP english kid who now studies science in college, I find there to be a serious lack of literature in my life.


  3. Sound quality is pristine. Music is great. I think a guest every other episode or so would be cool. What about a podcast about film adaptations of classic literature…like discussion of the book followed by discussion of the movie and comparisons and stuff?


  4. Whatever I’m about to say will be done with no experience in listening to podcasts. At first, I had some difficulty understanding what was being said. Part of that, I think was because I needed to increase the volume. I quickly moved the sound-check slider to its maximum. (I might’ve earlier reduced it) Then, I used the relevant key on my keyboard to increase it further. Here’s a place where my inexperience with podcasts shows . . . Assuming that a podcast is listened to as a recording and can easily be restarted, the volume problem I experienced could easily be handled by the listener. I did think the music was appropriate, engaging, and was at a good volume relative to your voices.

    Probably, the answers to How Long and How Often would be related. And inversely proportional. The most important consideration might be what works best for you. Preparation time will vary with the subject, and there could be substantial differences.

    Guests might enhance some broadcasts but not others. I’d let the subject of each podcast point you in the right direction on that.

    Topics and questions . . . I imagine you’ll be getting more input on that as the podcasts continue.

    Whatever direction this takes, I’m looking forward to it. The sound-check was a very appealing teaser.


  5. You both sound great, like you were meant for the airwaves. Love the intro and outro music, and the sound quality was terrific. Like previous commentators, I think a literature/book club-type show would be great; however, I also think there is room for current events and issue-oriented topics. Trends in education, of course, would be in your wheelhouse since both of you were longtime teachers. But you also could do a once a month current events show on local/state/national issues. I agree the occasional guest would enliven your format as well. I am looking forward to listening to more of whatever you decide….Yvonne


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