July 12, 2018
So while at WWDC this year I was able to get an appointment to check out their Podcast studio with a few friends of mine. I didn’t have a show and didn’t really know what we’d be recording, but I just knew that we all had plenty to say about the week and the new things announced on Monday.
We ended up actually having a great discussion and a lot of fun, and even though I didn’t have an actual show in mind, I went about getting this podcast we recorded uploaded, so I gave it the name CastKit and got it into the Podcast directory.
Well ever since then I’ve had a bit of a bug. I really liked the experience of getting to talk and share things online, even if very likely no one had listened to it outside of those of us who recorded it. But Jason Snell and Mike Hurley convinced me on the latest episode of Upgrade (Summer Of Fun!), that it wouldn’t be terribly expensive to grab some equipment and give this another shot and see how it goes.
I followed Jason’s guide on building a podcasting studio for under $100, got it delivered and set up, and went to work recording a practice run of a Tech Talk I’m giving at work tomorrow on iOS 12 and Siri Shortcuts.
So now that’s gonna be episode 2 of CastKit. I don’t know what the eventual format is going to be, or even how long I’ll keep doing it, but so far it’s something I’m enjoying and the only way I can think of to get better at it is to keep doing it, so here goes nothing!
Check out CastKit, give it a recommendation on Overcast if you like it, and if you don’t, I would really love to hear any feedback you can provide. Enjoy!