Rockin’ Libsyn Podcasts: No Effects

This series is all about Libsyn’s podcasters. It’s 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 Jesse from the No Effects Show

When did you start podcasting?

I started podcasting in February, 2014.

Why did you start podcasting?

I started podcasting because I was doing a lot of press for my band Tanlines at the time and listening to lots of long form podcasts.

I grew tired of the repetitive, cut-and-paste, style interviews I was doing and wished that there was a podcast that would let artists talk, in their own words, about what they do, so I created that space.

What’s your show about?

Each episode of No Effects features a different musician talking, in their own words, about their lives and careers.

We usually talk about starting out in music and what it’s like doing music in 2017, with the business changing so quickly.

Over 84 episodes, I’ve featured members of Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Tegan and Sara, A Tribe Called Quest, Fleet Foxes, Sylvan Esso, Empress Of, and many many more.

What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.

My setup is mobile, so I can record wherever is convenient to the guest. This is really necessary to make it convenient for busy people to find the time to do the show.

I have a small Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface, a couple of Shure 58s, and I record in Ableton and edit in Hindenburg.

How have you promoted your podcast?

I’ve promoted the show on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, appeared on other podcasts, and solicited press.

I encourage guests to promote their episodes on their social media, and they usually oblige.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?

When I started, I thought my role as a host was to be a big part of the conversation. I’ve worked on becoming a better listener.

All you music and musician lovers, this is the podcast for you! Take a moment to subscribe to the show and also note a new season of No Effects begun at the end of September featuring guest Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire Weekend. Other guests this season include: Future Islands, Zola Jesus, The Killers, Torres, Bully, Nick Hakim, Chicano Batman, and more!

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