About the show

Podcast veteran Dan Benjamin answers your questions about podcasting and recording, audio and video equipment, software, mic technique, pre- and post-production, workflows, and more.

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  • Episode 31: A Quick Status Update!

    September 9th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 min 40 secs
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    I'm still making Podcast Method ... now on YouTube.

  • Episode 30: Podcasting from Home

    March 16th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  56 mins 22 secs
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    Dan talks about the best microphone for recording at home, presidential mics, Zencastr, post processing (compression, normalization, and EQ), and your questions.

  • Episode 29: Recording Fort

    March 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins
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    Dan talks about the best ways to record a podcast with remote guests, route and record multiple audio sources with software, podcast industry statistics, niche podcasts, my current recording gear, and my favorite mic.

  • Episode 28: Born In The Halls

    February 19th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  57 mins 18 secs

    Dan talks about the Podcast Academy Awards, the podcast gold rush, new mics from Rode, transcription services, in-browser recording and editing, and your questions.

  • Episode 27: Waking Up

    February 13th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  52 mins 4 secs
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    Dan talks about Spotify and The Ringer, rising podcast revenue, the size of podcast audiences, Chartable and IAB, SiriusXM and SoundCloud, Audio Hijack, travel USB/XLR mics, 4-input audio interfaces, and listener questions!

  • Episode 26: One Take

    March 30th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  43 mins

    Dan talks about podcast networks (and the evolution of 5by5), and answers listener questions about how sponsorships really work and what sponsors want (guaranteed numbers, CPM, ROI), audience engagement, Skype vs. double-enders, building audience, and fin

  • Episode 25: Stand Up

    March 8th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  42 mins 21 secs

    Dan talks about improving sound quality, motivation, mute switches, how and when to end a show, syncing audio and video, and more.

  • Episode 24: Get Pumped

    February 13th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 28 secs

    Dan talks about staying organized, working with a co-host, commitment, live streaming, sound dampening, budget friendly live call-in solutions, New & Noteworthy, iPhone/iPad recording solutions, and transcripts.

  • Episode 23: Production Values

    February 1st, 2017  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 53 secs

    Dan answers your questions about affiliate codes, post production tweaks, video skype calls, gain staging, audio interface migrating, trying out new microphones, and starting new shows.

  • Episode 22: The Future

    June 3rd, 2016  |  Season 1  |  53 mins 32 secs

    Dan talks about the start of 5by5 and its CMS, sticking to your wheelhouse, and answers listener questions about recording a double ender vs Skype recording, minimum downloads that appeal to sponsors, how the future of podcasting compares to blogging, how

  • Episode 21: Versatility

    March 31st, 2016  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 21 secs

    Dan talks about gear for recording in the field and in the studio, making specific vs. general podcasts, versatility in podcasting, the Cloudlifter vs. DBX, Apple's Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, using Zencastr instead of Skype, writing good show note

  • Episode 20: Balance

    March 11th, 2016  |  Season 1  |  47 mins 48 secs

    Shifting the focus back to listener emails, Dan talks about finding a good co-host, balancing levels, story-style podcasts, replacement episodes, DMCAs, lavalier mics, a Fireside update, and the right way to end a podcast.