For me it’s always important to get inspired and stay curious. Beside crawling blogs and subscribing to YouTube channels I found a different way to absorb all sorts of information about sound related stuff: Podcasts!
They give a good overview of topics in a short amount of time and let you be part of interesting discussions. I was surprised at how well most of them are produced and how many valuable information its creators share with their audience over this channel.
Today I have put together a short list of podcasts worth listening to. For those of you who are new to some of them I also recommend two episodes for an easy start.
1. Everything Sounds
Definitely the most interesting podcast if you’re not too much into technical stuff, but more into sound in art, science and culture, and our everyday lives.
Episode 45: Sounds of Skateboarding
Episode 55: Restaurant Sound Design
As the name implies, a podcast about sound design and field recording. Hosted by René Coronado, an audio post professional working in Dallas, Dustin Camilleri, a sound designer, re-recording mixer and composer from Chicago and Timothy Muirhead, a sound editor from Toronto. All I can say about it: Great tips, great interviews with a deep insight into the world of professional audio and nice hosts who will even answer listener questions.
Episode 16: Gordon Hempton
Episode 18: Vanessa Ament on Foley
3. Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle
In each episode Bobby starts with a quick roundup of the last week’s industry news, gives you helpful tips and interviews prominent people in the industry. You should also check out his music production blog.
Episode 6: Writing Jingles with David Campos
Episode 14: Mike Rodriguez Discusses Mixing Commercials and Television