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Podcasting with Audacity™: Creating a Podcast with Free Audio Software - Mac, Windows, and Linux by Scott Granneman, Dominic Mazzoni

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Chapter 4Record Your Podcast

You’ve installed Audacity. You’ve set up the program. You’ve configured your microphone and speakers, and they’re ready to go. It’s finally time to record your podcast.

Not so fast, Speedy McSpeederson! You want your podcast to sound good, right? Then you need to think about some things before a word comes out of your mouth.

To Script or Not to Script?

Let’s be honest right up front: Not every podcast needs to be scripted. In fact, many popular podcasts are completely unscripted, with "uh’s" and "um’s" and awkward pauses present all through the recording. If you really want to record your podcast without a script, and, more importantly, your audience likes the results, it’s simple: Don’t use a script!

However, many ...

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