In this ten part series, veteran broadcast audio mixer or A1, Andrew Stoakley talks with eleven A1’s about what got them interested in the craft and why we love what it is we do. This series is not about the nuts and bolts about the job, it was intended to be a conversation between two or three people who love what they do and why they do it.
This concept was something I had been thinking about doing for a long time. My first love has always been radio and in part of my professional life, I help other people build their own podcast studios. When the COVID-19 pandemic sadly occurred, it allowed me to work on this pet project” says Stoakley. “The title comes from my own issues with idle hands - I hate it! I hope you find the conversations as interesting as I did to record them and I think it really shines a little light into the world of television audio.”
In Conversation with Andrew Stoakley
I bring back Glenn Stilwell from the PAC-12 Network to grill me about why I’m passionate about audio and he also asks me some great questions! Thank you to everyone who’s take the time to write, text, email and review this podcast series. I truly appreciate it!
In Conversation with Fred Aldous
Andrew chats with Arizona based legendary FOX production sound mixer Fred Aldous, about why he’s so passionate about teaching the future generation of A1’s and why he still enjoys mixing live sports.
In Conversation with Joe Shalhoup
Andrew chats with Washington, DC based A1 Joe Shalhoup about navigating the political world of DC, Meet the Press and how he decided to take a full time gig with NBC News so many years ago.
In Conversation with Mike DiCrezenso
Andrew chats with Connecticut based A1 Mike DiCrezenso about being an NBC Sports staff studio A1 who not only mixes in the studio, but also on the road when needed.
In Conversation with Doug Deems
Andrew chats with Pittsburgh based A1 Doug Deems about life on the road as a music sound guy before making the switch to life on the road as a broadcast sound guy.
In Conversation with Michael Hainsworth and Rob Johnston
Andrew chats with longtime radio/TV personality Michael Hainsworth about his transition from behind the camera to in front of the camera to back behind the camera and how audio has played an important role in all of it. In the second chat, Andrew chats with his longtime friend Rob Johnston about his longtime affair with audio and about his love for the ever evolving podcasting industry. It’s a long episode, but well worth the listen.