Municipal Equation Podcast
About This Show
Municipal Equation is a podcast that gets to the core of our cities and towns – and creates an exchange of ideas meant to help you make your hometown a better place. We cover all of the variables that make life in a municipality -- whether a city, town, village, what-have-you -- unique to any other locale.
At times, we’ll focus on the personalities, like trailblazing local leaders or young urban planners with novel ideas. At others, we’ll drill down on big challenges facing the governance or spirit of municipalities, like infrastructure funding or the growth of a talent-base. We’ll meet authors of books and reports that put a new spin on how we see our cities and towns. And from time to time, we’ll get futuristic, examining the technologies and ways of living that might be on the horizon. Best of all, we’ll celebrate the successes that show how great our hometowns really are.
It’s all part of the Municipal Equation. Let’s talk about it. Let’s be a part of it. Municipal Equation is made possible by the North Carolina League of Municipalities, online at www.nclm.org. Producer/host/music: Ben Brown.
Brief: Municipalities, communities, leadership and local government podcast.
Most Recent Episode
EP 23: How to Podcast (Answering Listeners' Most FAQ)
6 days ago
On this episode, we answer a frequent listener question (coming most often from people who work in government): "What do I really need to know about starting a podcast? Equipment? Approach? Editing?" There's a jungle of online resources for that, but they're frustrating to sort through. A lot of them conflict with or contradict one another, or are just marketing materials to get you to purchase some specific podcasting solution that might not be right for you. So this episode serves as our plain-English, how-to guide (especially for folks who work in government or public service, though anybody can apply these lessons) on getting started in podcasting. We list equipment, software, best practices to help you stay out of the ditch, and some philosophy on podcasting for public agencies (or any other field, really). It's a big primer packed into a listener-friendly 36 minutes. And hear why Ben thinks virtually any local government can do something positive with podcasting.
Ben's example gear guide (just an example) - https://kit.com/benbrownmedia/your-podcasting-studio
More good advice on buying a mixer (with product recommendations) - https://www.thepodcasthost.com/equipment/podcast-mixers/
Simple tutorial on using EQ for voice (in Reaper, but it works the same way in other audio software) -https://youtu.be/V6XtciKhgUY
Make your voice sound cleaner with a noise gate (again, in Reaper, but ditto last comment) - https://youtu.be/zVWoxC3m4cc
Simple tutorial on editing in Audacity - https://youtu.be/uAyF-i604Hs