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About Us

Hosts: Jeff Adams & Will Knauss
Producer: Jeff Adams
Questions/Comments? Drop an email to jeffandwill@biggayauthorpodcast.com

Jeff Adams and Will Knauss are husbands, authors and podcasters. To learn all about the hosts, listen/watch Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 1, which is their origin story.

What We Use to Make the Show
In-studio and On-the-road:
Microphones: Shure SM86-LC Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone
Cables: AxcessAbles XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Audio Cables
Recording device: Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder
We also have D’Addario Accessories Male XLR male to balanced 1/4″ female adapter and Hosa CMP-310 3.5 mm TS to 1/4″ TS Mono Interconnect Cable, 10 feet to facilitate plugging into soundboards if needed.

Interviews:
Skype on an iMac using  Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 and Blue Yeti mic.
Audio/Video Recording: Call Recorder for Skype from Ecamm Network
Interview scheduling: Acuity Scheduling (an amazing online tool to schedule appointments so you don’t have to go back and forth on timing).
Transcripts: Descript. Starting from episode 180 all of our author interviews receive a transcript. Starting May 2019, we’re working backward as well so that eventually all interviews will have a transcript so that the interviews can be enjoyed by those who wish to listen, watch or read.

Editing:
Adobe Audition for audio.
Music Tag Editor for adding META data on the MP3

Hosting:
LibSyn: For file hosting, RSS management for all distribution, direct file download, statistics.

Podcasting Resources
At the 2017 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, we presented a workshop entitled Podcasting 101: Tips for Being a Good Guest and Starting Your Own. The materials from that workshop are available to download.

Two books that we also like: Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting by Paul Sating and Big Podcast: Grow Your Podcast Audience, Build Listener Loyalty, and Get Everybody Talking About Your Show by David Hooper.

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