This year is just over halfway through, and already it’s been a transformative experience. Starting from Matthew Queen’s random joke about Cuban telecommunications and growing into this talk show that daily stretches my intellectual limits, Comcastro has taken on a life of its own. I stand in constant gratitude for the patience and courage of our earliest guests for sharing their passions with us and in complete awe at the acceptance of the the professional community and the public at large.
As this monster has developed around us, we’ve been confronted with sudden new demands. Everywhere we find ourselves pushing for that extra little bit of output, from getting just the right marketing message, making the ideally timed edit, and finding every niche product we can to enhance the quality of our recordings. I’d already resigned to having the distortions of connection loss in all of our remote interviews until our executive producer Demi Newell came across the beta of Zencastr.
Like any beta there’s kinks to work out, but I easily see Zencastr becoming part of the standard toolkit for every remote podcast interview to come. Recording locally to the guests’ machine(s) completely bypasses any signal loss, and the dropbox integration simplifies it even further.
They also threw a contest with the prize being a ticket to Podcast Movement in Fort Worth, Texas, the premier convention for podcasting in the country, and we won. So this hobby-turned-calling in its freshman year is reaching yet another level. And now I’m rushing to coordinate airfare, lodging, business card printing, and dry cleaning while preparing to meet some of the most talented speakers, comedians, businesspeople, and journalists in the country. It’s a manic sprint to the edge of sanity, but I couldn’t be happier.