Podcast Guest Instructions

We love to have guests on our show to talk about modelling. If you are interested in being a guest on our show, please drop us an email at: modelcarpodcast@gmail.com

We pride ourselves on good (and improving) audio quality for our show and have found that sometimes, this can be challenging for our guests. To help, we made this quick list of things that we would like our guests to do before coming on the show. Please let us know if any of these are problematic and we will try to come up with easier solutions.

Here is the quick rundown of things will ask you to do to prepare for the show. The computer resources listed are all free, but it may take a little setup time prior to the show:

Planning

  • Please make sure that you can make the time we arrange for recording. We understand that life can get in the way, but please give us as much notice as possible as we have to coordinate our time across time zones and family and work plans to make the recordings work.
  • Help us plan the content for the show that you are on - we plan out the show using notes in Google docs. Send us your email address (that works with Google’s G-Suite) and we will send you a link to the show notes with some preliminary ideas. As you best know you’re strengths to talk about, we will build the show notes around that. It will also help avoid any awkward questions that you are not prepared for.

IT Requirements

  • Install and configure Skype. We use Microsoft Skype to coordinate our conversation for the recording. Please send us your Skype contact email so we can connect with you.
  • Please try to use a reasonable quality microphone. While a separate USB microphone and headphones provides the best sound quality, we can usually get good results with a gaming headset and a lot of people already have them.
  • Please record your audio feed separately. This will be /only/ your voice. The easiest, free option is Audacity, which is available for both Mac and Windows. Please install and test prior to the podcast recording. We would like you to export the recording in high quality MP3 at 192 kbps so that we can make the best sounding show. I understand that the Windows version of Audacity does require an extra free plugin installed to export to MP3, but that it is quick and easy to do from prompts within the program.
  • We ask you to transfer this file to us for editing into the final mix. We use Dropbox, which is another free service, to upload and share files. If you already use another service, please feel to use it, or you can sign up for a free dropbox account so that we can quickly get access to your audio recording.

Test Call

  • One common problem with recording is that you end up recording both incoming and outgoing voices - and we need to isolate your voice and we would like to test it before we record the great content you will bring.
  • Please schedule a Skype connection and recording test with Justin prior to the date of recording. This allows us to test the connection and avoid losing audio of your episode.

Have Fun Recording

  • Find a quiet place (background noises don’t make for good podcasts) and make sure you have a good internet connection.
  • And finally, sit back, enjoy the conversation and have fun. Don’t forget to let us know where you can be reached on the web/social media for our listeners to be able to get in touch with you.