For the last week or so I've been checking out the fabulous Podcasters' Emporium podcast from the Lifestyle PodNetwork which features some great discussions and tips on taking your podcast to the next level. Launched by James Williams in December 2007, the first nine episodes are a welcoming introduction to the enthralling world of podcasting and feature a range of interviews from different Australian enthusiasts in the field.
At the turn of this year, James decided to take on a co-host Dave Gray from the Aussie Geek podcast for Episode 10 and this has changed the dynamic of the show a little as it now seems less scripted and more spontaneous than before. Their impassioned delivery is very engaging as is their interesting use of informal language and Australian colloquialisms such as 'the duck's guts' meaning something is awesome.
I've certainly learnt a lot over the 13 episodes to date and I would recommend anyone interested in issues such as planning your podcast, microphone technique and using a mixing desk to have a listen. Episode 4 on online privacy is particularly thought-provoking.
For feedback, you can join the Podcasters' Emporium Facebook group, follow the show on Twitter or James' and Dave's personal accounts, Skype them on podcastersemporium or send the show an email. The duck's guts indeed!