Why you need Otter in your life

For the last couple of episodes of Level Up Human, I’ve been using Google speech to text to transcribe sections of the show for our show notes. it works pretty well within the auphonic engine. You can playback the sentence you’re reading to correct errors, and it’s possible to download the results as a .vttContinue reading “Why you need Otter in your life”

How LOUD should my Podcast be? 🙉

Approximately 80% of podcast listening is via Apple podcasts in 2020. Standard podcast loudness according to Apple should be -19 LUFS for a mono file, and -16 LUFS for a stereo file. Which is great, if you have ever heard of LUFS. If not, here’s a quick explainer. What are LUFS? LUFS stands for LoudnessContinue reading “How LOUD should my Podcast be? 🙉”

Booking Guests for your Podcast

So you’ve spoken to everyone you personally know in your niche. Where do we go from here? The good news is that the guests you’ve already spoken to can be the keys to your future guests. It’s a good idea to stay in touch with them, and nurture the relationship you extended by inviting themContinue reading “Booking Guests for your Podcast”

How Podcasts are Found

One of the questions podcasters ask themselves is, ‘how do I reach more listeners?’ We check stats and tell everyone we know about our podcast. We post every episode to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and risk burnout as our reservoir of creative ways to say the same thing rapidly diminishes. We investigate social media schedulingContinue reading “How Podcasts are Found”

5 of the Best: Forensic science and biology podcasts

Over in the Science Podcasts Facebook group, there has been some discussion of the best biology/ forensics podcasts for high school students. Here are five favourites. 1. Test Tube Testimony Professional scientist Michelle Campbell-Firak presents true crime. A super high quality, beautifully narrated podcast which will appeal to fans of Serial. Michelle tells true crimeContinue reading “5 of the Best: Forensic science and biology podcasts”

Level Up Human – Steve Backshall vs Kate Storrs

Level Up Human Series 2, Episode 11: Steve Backshall vs Kate Storrs Level Up Human is a podcast panel show, on a mission to redesign the human body. Simon and Rach chat to naturalist and broadcaster Steve Backshall and visual perception scientist Kate Storrs. We discuss enhanced vision, limb regeneration, gecko hands, super kidneys and re-breathing. Extracts from the episode, editedContinue reading “Level Up Human – Steve Backshall vs Kate Storrs”

Podcast Show Notes

Listening to a new podcast can be daunting. “I hope this is good” “What is this anyway?” “Who is this person?” “Who is this person?” Podcast quality is widely variable. There are some shows I would listen to over watching a multi-billion dollar film. Others are almost unlistenable. When I start listening to an episodeContinue reading “Podcast Show Notes”

1% Better

I’ve been reading James Clear’s brilliant book, Atomic Habits. In it, he tells the story of the British cycling team, who went from mediocrity to winning everything there was to win at the 2012 London Olympics. And they did this, says Clear, by improving everything they could think of just by 1%. They improved theContinue reading “1% Better”