Podcasting For Dummies, but we Swear we Aren’t the Dummies with Evo Terra

Evo started podcasting on October 14, 2004. According to Podcast Alley, he hosted the 40th podcaster ever. He’s also the co-author of Podcasting for Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies. He launched and managed a network of over 700 audiobooks released in serialized podcast form. He’s spent over a decade in or adjacent to the C-Suite in marketing departments or digital agencies focused on new media and innovation. Today, he launches podcasts for professional service providers and businesses who want to make shows that lead to measurable business results.

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Highlights with time stamps:
0:00 Intro
1:35 Evo talks about Clubhouse, what it is and how it got a billion dollar valuation in just nine months and RODE Caster
7:34 Evo talks about the Yeti microphones and if he’d recommend someone else to use it while podcasting
8:26 Molly, Marcus and Evo talk about the importance of understanding how to position your microphone as a podcaster
13:04 Adam talks about Earthworks ICON Pro, the features of this broadcasting microphone and if he’d recommend it to a podcaster
18:54 Adam also talks about the Audient Evo 4 and Evo 8 USB Interface, what they are, the features and his review on them
24:48 Molly talks about censorship and how it should be stopped and why podcasts should embrace the freedom of speech, and also talks about yoWOWa Media
30:52 Evo also shares his thoughts on the point of restricting speech from someone, how the public, the government and individuals deal with it
35:41Adam and Marcus also share their thoughts on speech restriction and racism and how they deal with people like that in their businesses
37:40 Molly talks about accountability is important in a business and also why you should be accountable for your actions even if they are wrong
41:29 Adam, Marcus and Evo also talks about racism and why podcasters should talk more on this so as to stop it and why hosting company should not host clients supporting racism
46:46 Molly also talks about why Media companies need to be speaking the truth and not lie to their audience especially on the racism topic
48:46 Marcus and Evo explains why it’s okay to tell sexist and racist people to shut up and also not give them a platform to spread their negative thoughts even if it’s people you love
53:14 Adam, Marcus, Evo and Molly talks about why media platforms should have a system that flags negative content such as racism like Twitter and Facebook
56:57 Evo talks about Overcast and Podnews and how the help in flagging audio content that is negative
59:42 Adam, Evo and Molly shares their thoughts on the nature of the advertising world in podcasting and how podcasters make their money
1:04:30 Molly and Evo talk about the importance of the media platforms to take the responsibility of not encouraging censorship but flag the negative content
1:09:17 Marcus, Adam, Molly and Evo talk about Russian bots and fake accounts and how people are using them to spread negativity and also talk about Clubhouse and its future

Equipment Mentioned:

Marcus’s Microphone : http://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG
Molly’s Set Up : http://heartcast.biz/38tHHO0
RODE Caster Pro: http://heartcast.biz/2L0gtpt
SHURE SM7B: http://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG
SHURE MV7: http://heartcast.biz/3mnbzzk
Blue Microphones Yeti: http://heartcast.biz/2Nhrh3r
Earthworks Microphones: http://heartcast.biz/3tVrvhB
Electro-Voice RE20: http://heartcast.biz/3ab89No
Audient EVO 4: http://heartcast.biz/3d3KkZU
Audient EVO 8 4-Channel USB Interface: http://heartcast.biz/3aTEQOH

Books Mentioned:
Podcasting For Dummies by Chuck Tomasi, Evo Terra and Tee Morris

Shows Mentioned:


Clubhouse is an invitation-only audio-chat social networking app launched in 2020 by software developers Alpha Exploration Co. As of December 2020, it was valued at nearly $100 million. On January 21, 2021, the valuation hit one billion US dollars.

Overcast is an iOS app by Marco Arment which downloads and plays podcasts. It has been positively reviewed by several journalists, with The Verge and The Sweet Setup both naming it as the best podcast listening app for iOS in 2015 and subsequent years.

Podnews: Daily news about the global podcasting and on-demand audio industry, curated by James Cridland editor@podnews.net.

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Axios is an American news website based in Arlington County, Virginia. It was founded in 2016 and launched the following year by former Politico journalists Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz.

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Quotes Mentioned:
“Bluetooth sounds terrible with the RODE Caster pro.”
“Evo interface does auto gain.”
“Food and shelter and life are important.”
“Do not start a business in a place on a month to month lease.”
“In podcasting, there is no censorship.”
“First Amendment says that Congress shall make no law restricting speech.”
“If we the people don’t hold other people accountable, they won’t ever feel the shame of all the mistakes they have made.”
“We need truth in media.”
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
“There are voices out there that are trying to intentionally destroy all of the things.”
“Own up to your mistakes.”

Guests Social Media Links:
Website: https://podcastpontifications.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/evoterra
Email: thisisevo@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/evoterra
Facebook: https://facebook.com/evoterra

Recorded on Riverside.fm
Find on iTunes: http://heartcast.biz/38tmMe6