Thank you for agreeing to be a guest on our podcast!
Here are a few guidelines so that you know what to expect.
We have two types of podcast episodes with guests – Interviews and Co-Hosts.
Interview (30-60 minutes)
- This is a more traditional interview that you would expect on a podcast.
- Generally just a conversation with some Q&A. Nothing too serious.
Co-Hosting (60-120 minutes)
- This is when we have someone join us as a co-host for recording a regular episode
- The primary difference (other than the timeframe) is that we will be discussing a specific television episode and other ninja/OCR news. We will let you know what episode, and any other important details, prior to the recording date.
- While there will almost definitely be a few questions, there is much less focus on a traditional Q&A format. The idea is that you are sharing your opinion and unique viewpoint on the topic at hand.
- Our typical recording time is Tuesday or Wednesday at 7pm PST.
- We record everything via Skype and it is the preferred communication method. It is possible for us to do via phone, if required.
- The better your microphone, the better you will sound (obviously). So if you have access to a good microphone, it would be great if you can use it.
- IF you are able to record your side of the conversation, it is greatly appreciated (instructions below). If not, that is perfectly fine too, as we can record the Skype call.
- We edit every episode heavily. Do not feel like you need to push through if you are stumbling over a word, say something you didn’t mean to, or need to take a minute to gather your thoughts.
- On that same note, don’t be surprised if we are doing the same thing. We promise it sounds more polished when it actually goes out the door.
- Bring your enthusiasm and we’ll bring ours!
- We are a family friendly podcast, so no offensive language or topics please. After we are done recording, feel free to let loose though.
- We will always give you time to talk about upcoming events/gyms/whatever you’d like to promote. Generally we save it for the end, but if it’s a good topic for us to discuss, it is better to bring it up earlier so that we can ask questions.
- Example – if you are opening a new ninja gym – We may spend 5 minutes asking legitimate questions, because we would have them. That way, rather than just giving out the gym’s name at the end, people get actively engaged and interested.
Recording On Your End – Windows PC (optional)
- First off, THANK YOU. Recording your end of the conversation makes editing much easier and will improve the overall sound quality.
- That being said, if you struggle with these instructions or just don’t feel like doing it, feel free to just show up and let us take care of the recording.
- Go to http://www.audacityteam.org/download/.
- Download “Audacity for Windows”.
- Install the program.
- Change the “Project Rate” on the bottom left to “44100” Hz.
- Test that it is picking up your microphone by doing the following:
- Click the Record button (red circle) to start recording.
- Make sure you see waves appearing when you speak into your microphone.
- Click the Stop button (yellow square).
- Press the “Del” (Delete) key on your keyboard to erase the test
- We will tell you when to hit “Record” again. It doesn’t have to be exactly synchronized with ours, just around the same time is fine.
- Once we are finished, click “Stop”.
- Select File > Export Audio from the menu.
- Change the “Save As Type” dropdown to “MP3 Files”.
- Browse to a folder that you’d like to save the file in, and type a file name in the box.
- It may be too large to email to us. If you are familiar with FTP, we can provide an address and credentials to send it to. If not, we can help you send it via Dropbox or another online service for sharing large files.