This series is all about showcasing Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks
When did you start podcasting?
We started Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks on Saturday, March 15 2014.
Why did you start podcasting?
Its a long answer, But here is why I started podcasting (taken from our site)
Some people have been asking why Annaleis and I have decided to do a podcast (some people have also asked what a podcast is, but that’s a story for another time). I think that’s a good question, particularly since our podcast really isn’t about anything.
So many podcasts have specific topics, ie movies, comics, cars, sports, sex, music… But ours does not. We just talk and laugh and joke around about what’s on our minds, and what is going on in our lives.
Putting a set time aside, every week to talk and laugh with a person I love, and share my life with, is amazing. We get to create this little window in to our lives that we share with others. We get to sit and create this together. We are interacting. Not texting, not Facebooking, or tweeting, redditing, Google plussing or any of the other countless ways that we communicate with others these days.
When we are done recording and we publish it, we open up ourselves to the world. The people that listen will hear our voices, our thoughts and our laughter. We allow strangers in to our world. They can listen, judge, laugh, enjoy or hate it.
But it’s truly us. Together. Not really giving a flying cow what the outcome is because we know what we put out is real, and it’s ours…
It is also something that will be there forever (however long that is). Long after we are gone, these words, the hours spent, the stories told, will be there for others to hear.
We plan to have friends and family come in to podcast with us. Not to interview them ,but just to hang out and hear their stories. For my Sisters kids to hear their mom before she was their mom. To be able to share my moms voice with her great great grand kids. For all of our friends and family to have a conversation frozen in time that will be handed off to others.
Let me stop here to say my sister does not yet have kids and, as far as I know, is not preggo!
We plan to take our pod-casting “on the road”. Pod-casting from baby showers, weddings, birthdays, and holidays. Anywhere a memory and conversation can be saved, and later shared. To know that my family and friends laughter will be forever saved is why I podcast.
So, if you have a chance and want to check it out, please do! If not, it will be there if you decide you’d like to. And if you’d like to be a part of the podcast, please join us!! We would love to have you…
Thank you again for all the support. The response as been amazingly positive and very humbling…
What’s your show about?
Our show is about our lives. Just having fun and laughing about our experiences and our views. It comes from a very positive place. We don’t spend time talking about things we don’t like, or trying beat our opinions into other people.
We would rather lift people up instead of berating others art or thoughts.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc
Our set up is 2 AT2020 condenser mics, running thru a Mackie Profx8 (usb) into a mac mini that is running garageband.
On the road we use a Zoom H2N and a MacBook with GarageBand.
How have you promoted your podcast?
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I am learning every day, so I wish I knew everything then I know now! But I would say to ask for help when you need it. The (Indie) podcast community is extremely helpful.
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