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Weekend of March 22, 2024

Tech News and Commentary

Dave and Chris discuss game developers and Ai, a fine for Avast, a different fine for Apple, Google making news stories even worse with Ai, smart assistants and care for older adults., and more.

Shar in Atlanta, Georgia asked: I am starting a new podcast as a business, and I hope that you guys can help me with it by suggesting any technology I may need to get a fresh start.

Shar, at a minimum you will need a computer and a good solid microphone.

If youre going to be a solo podcaster, you may be able to get away with a USB microphone like a Blue Mic. If youre not going to be a solo podcaster but you will be recording with a remote co-host via something like Zoom, then the same applies.

If youre going to be in person, you will probably at least need a couple of regular microphones and a mixer to be able connect them both to the computer or to a recorder.

You can get away with just a computer with the proper software which can range from something paid like Adobe Audition or Logic Pro, to something free like Audacity or Garage Band, but if youre planning to record on the road, then a standalone recorder by a company like Zoom or Tascam may be helpful to keep you mobile and allow you to conduct interviews without much need to set anything up.

You will also need a platform to distribute your podcast, we use Blubrry which has been working very well for us.

Their basic plan starts at $12/month and it includes a website for your podcast. Unless you plan to have a very complex or high traffic site, what they offer will be more than enough and youll be able to kill two birds with one stone.

Since youre looking to monetize this, keep in mind that the landscape is both overcrowded and dominated by large media companies with huge budgets these days, so youll need a combination of a nice logo and a niche that you can squeeze into so you dont have to compete for general attention with the big players that can dump unthinkable amounts of money into promoting their corporate, by the numbers, boring shows.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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