About the Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Hosts: Jeff Adams & Will Knauss
Producer: Jeff Adams
Announcer (eps 150-present): Derrick McClain
Announcer (eps 1-149): Clint Rebik
Questions/Comments? Drop an email to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com

Jeff Adams and Will Knauss are husbands and authors who created the podcast for avid readers and passionate fans of gay romance fiction. Each week they bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in gay pop culture. To learn all about the hosts, listen/watch episode 1, which is their origin story.

Authors: Being On The Show
We are a curated podcast. We have to read and like a book before we’ll review it or have the author on the show. There are exceptions to this rule that we occasionally make as part of our curation. If you’d like to be considered for a guest spot or review, drop us an email at jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com  (We’ve discovered some great books/authors because an author sends a request so don’t hesitate to send the email).

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.

On-the-road Video:
Camera: iPhone 8 using built-in Photo app or Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Editing:
iMovie for video.
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.