On today’s episode, we’re joined by Norman Schriever, a world traveler and Molly’s friend down in Costa Rica who launched a podcast talking to interesting people all over the world. We talk about his journey both traveling and navigating the world of creating and producing his own show. Norm just purchased himself some fancy Rode Wireless 2’s, but is having some trouble getting them up and running, so The Podcast Club is here to help. 

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Highlights with timestamps:
0:00 Intro
2:28 Norm shares a little background about himself, what he does, the name of his podcast, and what the show is all about 
4:17 Norm talks about how long he has been doing the podcast and shares his secret of how he gets more downloads 
5:46 Norm explains the strategy that he uses to not only get people to download his podcast but to also listen to his podcast through his digital marketing skills 
7:22 Norm talks about the most important checklist that every podcaster should have for their show to be successful 
10:50 Norm talks about how he uses his marketing skills to get into his client’s brain to make a sale 
14:03 Norm talks about the software that he was using to edit his episodes and what he is using now and why 
14:34 Norm talks about the problems that he’s been having when using his receivers especially when interviewing his guests 
15:30 Marcus talks about the problems that Norm is facing and talks about what could be done or the solutions to those problems 
20:02 Adam talks about some of the best equipment that Norm should use to solve the problems that he is facing 
24:02 Marcus talks about lapel microphones and demonstrates a little bit of how to position your microphone so that you can get the best quality of sound
27:49 Adam, Molly, and Marcus talk about the importance of knowing how to better position your microphone while recording 
35:25 Marcus and Molly talk about the best software that Norm needs to be using while editing his shows 
37:16 Molly and Norm talk about the amazing guests that he brings on the show as a reason why the shows need to be good for everyone to listen to his amazing conversations 
39:15 Adam talks about the importance of having small, quality equipment that can record as a podcaster for when traveling to not miss any critical moment 
40:31 Marcus explains if having fewer bleeds in a recording is going to save someone time when editing 
42:18 Marcus and Adam talk about the Cardioid Microphones and if they’d recommend it to someone
45:18 Marcus explains the process of connecting two microphones to one device like a computer and why he needs to do a blog post on that 
46:06 Adam talks about Rode Connect Software that Rode introduced that also helps someone to connect more than one microphone to one device like a computer 
50:20 Molly and Adam talk about the Rode Connect app and some of the microphones that work with the app 
52:43 Marcus confirms that you can have multitrack or use more than one microphone on one device using software 
56:12 Molly, Norm, and Marcus explains that all you need is the required knowledge to be able to leverage the equipment you have to the fullest 
1:00:06 Marcus, Norm, and Molly explains that the quality of your microphone really matters 

Equipment Mentioned: 
Marcus’s Microphone: http://heartcast.biz/3gLTjyG
Molly’s Set-Up: http://heartcast.biz/38tHHO0
SHURE MV7: https://heartcast.biz/3mnbzzk 
RODE Wireless GO + Lavalier GO Wireless Microphone: https://heartcast.biz/3iR5gEu 
Rode Reporter Omnidirectional Interview Microphone: https://heartcast.biz/2Ve4QjD 
Cardioid Microphones: https://heartcast.biz/2Vg0urW 
Rode NT-USB Mini Podcast Microphone: https://heartcast.biz/3sLzwUr 
Samson Q2U Microphone: https://heartcast.biz/3BFZ62I
Universal Audio Apollo x4: https://heartcast.biz/3tst45A 

Shows Mentioned:
Who In The World Podcast: https://www.normschriever.com/who-in-the-world 
iMovie: https://www.apple.com/imovie/ 
Adobe Audition: https://www.adobe.com/products/audition.html 
NPR: https://www.npr.org/ 
Logic Pro: https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/ 
Audio MIDI setup: https://support.apple.com/en-ke/guide/audio-midi-setup/ams875bae1e0/mac 
Rode Connect: https://www.rode.com/software/rode-connect
Sounds Profitable: https://soundsprofitable.com/ 

Quotes Mentioned: 
“Everyone’s favorite topic is themselves.”
“You walk before you run.”
“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.”
“No matter what gear you have, it’s all about techniques.”
“You don’t realize it’s bad audio until you hear good audio.”

Guests Social Media Links:
Website: https://www.normschriever.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/normschriever/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NormSchriever 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/norman.schriever.5 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normschriever/?hl=en 

Recorded on Riverside.
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