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Q & A’s with Albort from Scattered Curiosities
When did you start podcasting?
I started recording Scattered Curiosities towards the end of 2016 and launched on iTunes in May of 2017.
Having done some commercial Voice Over work in the past and freelancing as an Avid certified Pro Tools Operator for a small production office, podcasting seemed like a natural endeavor for me to stumble upon.
Why did you start podcasting?
I was originally making a Voice Over Demo that I was planning to send out to Audible and other services that offer audiobooks.
I had read a chapter of Game of Thrones, some Children’s Books, and a Chapter from one of my Pro Tools text books and found myself getting so bored with it. PLUS, all of the time put into recording and editing it would only allow me to send clippings to casting directors.
I couldn’t release any of it publicly because I didn’t own any of the material. So I decided I would create my own content that I could share and just use clips of that for my VO reel.
I am a huge fan of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Podcast and Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History Podcast and wanted to try something similar.
Don’t mistake me, these guys are giant geniuses compared to anything I do and I don’t mean to compare myself to them at all, but they are my influences and I think anyone that is familiar with them will find that in Scattered Curiosities.
What’s your show about?
This is how I describe the show on the website:
“What if we told you Bartholomew Columbus, Jerome Bonaparte and Kermit Roosevelt were all real people?
Did you know that there is a direct link between Napoleon Bonaparte and tin cans?
Thomas Jefferson and barbed wire? John Travolta and Forrest Gump?
Dive into the rabbit hole of history’s obscure facts and unique narratives with host Albort Einstone as he connects the dots between past and present. Join us for a hearty dose of Scattered Curiosities.”
I try to find some of the facts you haven’t heard about things you know about.
###What’s your podcasting set-up?
I’m recording from my Manhattan apartment using a Sterling condenser mic inside of a Kaotica Eyeball, which is amazing at keeping a lot of unwanted city noise (car horns, alarms, sirens and the blasted Ice Cream Man) out of my shows recorded into a Pro Tools 11 set up.
Mine is not an interview show, per se, but future episodes may include that format. I’ve been experimenting with methods for recording a phone interview and have met some success with a pricey $10 app called TapeACall. I’m not thrilled with the quality and am exploring other options.
How have you promoted your podcast?
Email, texts, Facebook, Twitter and submitting the feed to as many directories as I can get myself on. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to get anyone to give you a supportive click.
###What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
That I don’t have to edit every single breath I take.
I started out way ahead before the late May launch of the show, but I got so picky with taming big breaths that it would take a week to edit a full length episode.
Recently I had to send something off to a friend and was unable to give it that detailed of an edit, and it sounded completely fine. I didn’t even notice the breaths.
Ever wanted to connect some dots from past, present and future? How about diving into some little known facts and unique narratives? Why not subscribe to Scattered Curiosities?
And if you have some curiosities of your own that you want to give voice to, how about starting your own podcast? We would love to host your media and if you need a bit more help getting going, we have a FREE Podcasting QuickStart every month!