After thirteen years on Federal News Radio, it seems reasonable to take a look a year’s worth of interviews and let listeners know what is popular. Below are the top ten shows from 2019 on Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy.[Read more…] about Federal TechTalk: Top Ten Shows 
This “quality” question seems to pop up regularly on Facebook and LinkedIn podcast groups. You may ask how to record a remote podcast. Many answers dazzle the reader with knowledge of compression algorithms and favorite microphones. These obsessive discussions sound like purists arguing about vinyl vs. digital.
Mere mortals need some guidelines to make business decisions.[Read more…] about What’s the best way to record a remote podcast interview?
World-renown marketing expert Seth Godin says podcasting is the new blogging. Apple announces over 500,000 podcasts. This combination makes for a perfect storm for CEOs. They suspect a podcast can increase reach and build community but have no idea what a podcast costs. If a business is going to invest in a new marketing channel, they will need to know how to project out expenses.[Read more…] about What is the Real Cost for a Company Podcast?
November of 2019 sees the the 13th anniversary of Federal Tech Talk. 619 hour long interviews. It is a weekly show focusing on the $80 billion-dollar federal information technology market.
There are lessons to be mined in those interviews that can help you improve your podcast.
Fire alarms have gone off during recording sessions. Call-in lines have failed. The recording studio was changed four times. The entire radio station was moved up the road two miles. One time I dragged a Zoom recorder to Congressman Will Hurd’s office for an interview. Earthquakes have canceled guest appearances. Files have been deleted accidentally. On two separate occasions, guests were fired the day after the recording. In this case, files were deleted intentionally.