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Post by KevinS » June 25th, 2019, 5:39 pm

I very much desire to produce a brief (or longer) Community Podcast. It sounds like great fun, even though a challenge.

My latest idea is to have folks record a bit about the 'real' them. From where are you recording? A studio or your kitchen table? Or do you like the acoustics under the covers? (I've heard about that!) How do you prepare? Water, vodka, snacks, a lucky hat? Do you warm up? How? How do you keep from swearing? Or do you just not restrain yourself? (There's always the editing period.) Do you like to edit? Do you fight for quiet in the house? Do your loved ones co-operate? Do your loved ones understand what it is that you do?

There is a lot here for discussion, real suggestions for improvement, laughs.

I myself want to talk about envy. How in blazes does everyone but me SOUND SO GOOD?!

What do you think?

How do I promote this?

Surely we don't have to wait until Christmas.
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Post by annise » June 25th, 2019, 7:27 pm

No, you don't have to wait, just have people interested in contributing and prepared to when the time comes. And for some reason the last few attempts have not evoked much interest.
My suspicion is that many subjects have been covered before but that is a guess. We've many threads about where and how people record and how they prepare so "older"members are less likely to be interested, but I really don't know. But you definitely need to do some great spruiking to get good contributions.
Try searching this forum for podcast and see how others have got on.


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Post by KevinS » June 26th, 2019, 4:44 am

Thanks for your reply. (Hahaha! I had to look up 'spruiking'!)
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Post by cowguy02 » July 10th, 2019, 9:20 am

That sounds like a ton of fun. Let me know when you get it started. I would love to record a segment for it :D
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Post by Tasniim » December 2nd, 2019, 7:22 am

it's a brilliant idea!

I realised you posted this about 6 months ago, is there a link where I can find it? :p

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Post by Aisha17 » January 9th, 2020, 4:18 am


Your idea sounds really good I just hope people are interested to listen to such podcast coz I am interested to participate in recording one. Though I realize you posted it months ago but if you are still open for this project and I wanna volunteer.

BTW I am still a beginner at Librivox!!

Aisha :P

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Post by schrm » February 1st, 2020, 2:22 pm

i could imagine a question along the lines like: how to deal with negative or positive feedback?
i remember the case of getting angry, because one of my cover-projects got a very bad review on archive, which was totally off the charts, beyond good and evil, just false ..
and as i was using the app for some months, i discovered many many bad words and comments there, too.
and on the other hand: i got a feedback once, which is incredible, just wonderful. i try to ignore it, to be honest.
and i tried to give honest, good feedback to some of the 1 minute tests i reviewed.
and enjoyed so many, also bad quality mics, also different reading styles and so on..

librivox is offering a world of hobbies, let's talk about feedback, too.

cc welcome! my skills improve from pl notes that cite when my english pronunciation is way off, or when words are missing.

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Post by adrianstephens » February 3rd, 2020, 8:47 am

Kevin, I'm happy to contribute if this gets rolling.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by JT68 » February 11th, 2020, 7:01 pm

Hello sir,

This is an interesting idea. I'd be happy to record segments for this should it get going. I'm new recording here, but have listened to many books form this site for a few years. Enjoying the experience of it all (except listening to myself...lol). Hope this can work out!!


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Post by jamesbrian1 » February 19th, 2020, 3:14 pm

Allow me to add one more to the chorus for hoping this idea comes to fruition and hoping to be a part of it!

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Post by VelmaCariss » March 11th, 2020, 8:14 pm

If you pursue this endeavor, i will prioritize above all my other voice-lending projects. I am a sucker for vanity.

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Post by JayScheidt1981 » March 24th, 2020, 8:17 am

I absolutely love podcasting and got the big a few years ago with a short lived venture.

I have debated starting a podcast similar to your idea about “A day in the life of a LibriVox volunteer” or something similar.

Please let me know if you start this project; I would enjoy being involved (if I don’t start mine first).
Jerome “Jay” Scheidt

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