Guest Guide: What to Expect
Hello, and thanks for your willingness to collaborate on an episode of 16:1! We have assembled the following FAQ to help answer questions and ensure smooth interviewing/recording sessions. Please feel free to get in touch if you have further questions about your upcoming guest appearance!
We use software called Zencastr to do our remote recording. It creates separate audio tracks for all speakers and does other nice stuff behind the scenes to help with pod production.
We’d like to leave enough time during our recording block to run a quick test recording session just to make sure everything works and sounds ok. This should take about 15 minutes.
If possible, please find a quiet room with a stable internet connection that can be used for the call. Life will happen; some noise is inevitable, but we’ll do our best!
You do not need to buy a pricey microphone for this recording session, but we do count on guests to use earbuds with a built-in mic to guarantee a minimum level of sound quality. The recording quality of a device’s built-in microphone is typically too low to be useful for podcast production.
We will share notes and questions with you ahead of time for your review and collaboration. We work in Google Docs, so if you could provide us a preferred email address for sharing, we will share access to these documents.
We typically construct our shows around an outline containing organized research about the week’s topic. The podcast is conversational in style; episodes end up being around 45 minutes in length. We’ll likely record at least 1.5 hours of audio, which will be edited down for time. We appreciate humor on the pod. We bleep out curse words, but don’t worry about censoring yourself if that’s a concern— we apply bleeps in post-production.
Please send us a favorite photo of yourself (professional headshot if that is your jam, or whatever photo of yourself you like the most!). We’d also like a brief paragraph to serve as a bio, which we’ll feature on our website when we post the episode. If you have any social handles/other items you want to include or promote, also send those over!
We always share one thing we’ve recently learned when we make our episodes. Please make a note of something you’d like to share!