Better Podcasting Live Chat #054 – How the SAG-AFTRA strike impacts podcasters

This is a (mostly) un-edited posting of our live podcasting Q&A and podcast discussion that streams on Wednesdays. Topics this week include:

  • Stephen didn’t edit SP
  • The impact of the SAG-AFTRA strike on podcasters
  • SP’s Apple Podcasts episode number update
  • 50 years of the Shure SM7
  • 20 Years of Podcasting
  • Stephen changed his mind on the Blue Encore 100
  • What is SP’s distinction between TikTok/Instagram vs legacy social media
  • SP was interviewed by Descript
  • Speech to speech AI
  • Potentially losing your project/working files with a cloud service
  • Stephen caved
  • Google Hangouts archived media goes away

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This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 – Streamed Live to Geeks.Live.

Links as Discussed



00:00 – Intro/Opening
02:30 – We finally include the chatroom!
03:35 – How the SAG-AFTRA strike affects podcasts
17:00 – SP is mad at Apple
19:25 – SM7 anniversary
24:05 – Podcasting is 20 years old!
25:20 – Stephen bailed on a microphone sale
26:50 – Johnny won a mug
27:40 – TikTok/Instagram vs legacy social media
40:00 – SP was interviewed by Descript
46:30 – Speech to speech AI
49:50 – Synthesized voices
50:30 – Stephen finally caved
57:13 – Google Hangouts archived media goes away
1:01:15 – Ending/outro

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