This series is all about libsyn’s 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 Dylan from None Dare Call It Ordinary
When did you start podcasting?
Brent and I started early in 2018. Our first episode was released on April 5th, 2018. Forrest joined the podcast in February of last year for our How to Build a UFO series and has been a permanent co-host ever since.
Why did you start podcasting?
While listening to Last Podcast on the Left, I realized that the episodes were basically funny, in-depth book reports.
I thought it would be fun to do the same except instead of true crime it would be about something weirder, like Hegel.
While we haven’t done a Hegel series yet, that idea stuck and is what led me to reach out to Brent and then Forrest to get the podcast started.
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
Our show is called None Dare Call It Ordinary, and our tagline says it all: “The podcast that digs into the unusual, unorthodox, and downright unsettling beliefs found at the depths of the Internet and the heights of paranoia.”
While other podcasts focus on bizarre personalities or conspiracies about events like 9/11 or the moon landing, we were interested in bizarre ideas instead.
So far we have covered ideas like alternative cancer cures, sedevacantism, ufo engineering, expanding earth, and currently spiritual warfare.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
All three of us have the same gear: AT2020 condenser microphones with a Tascam 2X2 interface, along with generic pop filters, shock mounts, boom mic stands, and xlr cables.
I’m in Detroit and they’re in Las Vegas, so we have tried a variety of ways to connect while recordings, including Skype, Google Hangouts, and Discord. Ultimately, we opted for a simple phone call. I edit and master everything with Adobe Audition.
How have you promoted your podcast?
There is a large community of people into the bizarre corner of the Internet, and so we try to connect with them. We also bother our friends and family as much as possible.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Our show is research-heavy, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting a series to be the last word on an issue.
This led to us biting off way more than we can chew and chasing details when we should be focusing on how much of the big picture we can cover in a few episodes.
Now we’re a pretty well-oiled machine when it comes to processing research materials to build episodes that can offer a decent synopsis of an issue, and we’re not afraid to revisit parts of an issue in more detail in a later series.
Also, I wish I knew about Audition’s ripple delete function so I could have made the switch sooner.
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