10 episodes

Podcasting starts with an idea: an idea that is not easily squished! However, long before their creators ever sit down at the microphone, a podcast idea needs to be hardened, tested and found worthy. This goes beyond just content creation and delivery. It requires real thought and structure to design a podcast that will survive long enough to find an audience. Follow your host Kyle M. Bondo as he takes fragile podcast ideas and transforms them into fierce audio concepts that are Not Easily Squished!

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Podcasting starts with an idea: an idea that is not easily squished! However, long before their creators ever sit down at the microphone, a podcast idea needs to be hardened, tested and found worthy. This goes beyond just content creation and delivery. It requires real thought and structure to design a podcast that will survive long enough to find an audience. Follow your host Kyle M. Bondo as he takes fragile podcast ideas and transforms them into fierce audio concepts that are Not Easily Squished!

    Process Between the Pauses (Part 3)

    Process Between the Pauses (Part 3)

    Welcome to Part 3 of 13 parts in my Between the Pauses mini-series that explores my thoughts while making my first audio drama: PAUSE for Dramatic Effect! If you're interested in the complete first season of Pause for Dramatic Effect you can download and listen to it for free at PAUSEforDramaticEffect.com or wherever you find your podcasts.
    Audio Drama is all about systems. A system for writing your scripts, a system for recording your audio, and a system for weaving it all together. You should write your systems down and then follow them each time. It will help you speed things up.
    Know that editing your audio "In Post" is a myth and, as it turns out, super hard to do right. To avoid this problem, always read your scripts out loud multiple times and with the voice actors. If it sounds weird out loud this is the time to change it.
    Do not underestimate the potential for technology to fail you. Always save your raw recordings to a safe place first, then make a copy. And only after you have a copy, work with only the copies and never the raw files. This way if you make a mistake, delete the wrong file, or have the power go out, you haven't lost everything!I would love for you to tell me how you think the story of Pause for Dramatic Effect turned out but giving it a rating and review or sending a Boost using one of the latest Podcast 2.0 app. If you don't have a Podcast 2.0 app, I would highly recommend Podverse.fm or Truefans.fm to get all the new podcast features you didn't know you were missing!
    Meanwhile, I'm now the founder of a new podcasting education and technology company called Oncetold. If you're ready to tell your story and start your own podcast then you need Oncetold at oncetold.us.
    Not Easily Squished podcast episode #009 was originally published by Oncetold on May 27th, 2024. What Are You Waiting For by NoiseWorld licensed via AudioJungle.net. Copyright © 2024. Not Easily Squished and Oncetold. All Rights Reserved.

    • 19 min
    Voices Between the Pauses (Part 2)

    Voices Between the Pauses (Part 2)

    When you take that voice and try to sound like someone else -- that's a whole new world! In audio drama, professional voice-over actors -- or just voice actors -- use their voice as a tool. Many of them can sound like 3-5 different people. They're so good at changing their voice that you probably didn't even know the voice of two different characters was the same person.
    I started thinking if I could make myself sound like different people. As a child, I used to play G.I. Joe in the backyard. Each of the Joes battling the evil forces of COBRA had their own voices. Stands to reason that if I could do it as a kid, I could still do it as an adult. This left me with a challenge -- could I be multiple characters in my own audio drama experiment? Turns out. You Can! I became the voice of several of my own characters. And now I'm here to tell you what happened and what I learned in Part 2 of my 13 part mini-series. Learn more at NotEasilySquished.com.
    Welcome to Part 2 of 13 parts in my Between the Pauses mini-series that explores my thoughts while making my first audio drama: PAUSE for Dramatic Effect! If you're interested in the complete first season of Pause for Dramatic Effect you can download and listen to it for free at PAUSEforDramaticEffect.com or wherever you find your podcasts.

    Value 4 Value funding models help your voice actors get paid for their performances. Learn more at value4value.info or jump right in with a new Podcasting 2.0 app!
    I would love for you to tell me how you think the story of Pause for Dramatic Effect turned out but giving it a rating and review or sending a Boost using one of the latest Podcast 2.0 app. If you don't have a Podcast 2.0 app, I would highly recommend Podverse.fm or Truefans.fm to get all the new podcast features you didn't know you were missing!
    Meanwhile, I'm now the founder of a new podcasting education and technology company called Oncetold. If you're ready to tell your story and start your own podcast then you need Oncetold at oncetold.us.
    Not Easily Squished podcast episode #008 was originally published by Oncetold on May 16th, 2024. What Are You Waiting For by NoiseWorld licensed via AudioJungle.net. Copyright © 2024. Not Easily Squished and Oncetold. All Rights Reserved.

    • 26 min
    Ideas Between the Pauses (Part 1)

    Ideas Between the Pauses (Part 1)

    To design, create, produce, and promote a daily podcast, you have to have your ducks in a row. It requires planning -- lots of planning -- a solid format that you can use as a template. But what happens when you decide to make that podcast a scripted, fictional audio drama with voice actors, sound effects, and music? Does THAT work? Can THAT work as a daily podcast? Well, you don't have to wonder because I did just that and now I'm here to tell you what happened and what I learned. Learn more at NotEasilySquished.com.
    Introducing Part 1 of 13 parts in my Between the Pauses mini-series that explores my thoughts while making my first audio drama: PAUSE for Dramatic Effect! If you're interested in the complete first season of Pause for Dramatic Effect you can download and listen to it for free at PAUSEforDramaticEffect.com or wherever you find your podcasts.
    I would love for you to tell me how you think the story of Pause for Dramatic Effect turned out but giving it a rating and review or sending a Boost using one of the latest Podcast 2.0 app. If you don't have a Podcast 2.0 app, I would highly recommend Podverse.fm or Truefans.fm to get all the new podcast features you didn't know you were missing!
    Meanwhile, I'm now the founder of a new podcasting education and technology company called Oncetold. If you're ready to tell your story and start your own podcast then you need Oncetold at oncetold.us.
    Not Easily Squished podcast episode #007 was originally published by Oncetold on May 08th, 2024. What Are You Waiting For by NoiseWorld licensed via AudioJungle.net. Copyright © 2024. Not Easily Squished and Oncetold. All Rights Reserved.

    • 16 min
    Podcast Design Builder Game (Bonus)

    Podcast Design Builder Game (Bonus)

    To become an Audio Experience (AX) designer, you need to exercise your creativity. One idea is to use a game I created called the Podcast Design Builder (working title) to play with other creatives. The idea is to create a podcast idea in 30 minutes after being given only a few randomly determined design constraints. Can you do it?
    How to Play the Game
    The host invites 2-4 guests to create 10 design requirements (5-10 minutes).
    Each of the players spends some time creating a rough podcast idea (5-10 minutes).
    Everyone shares their rough podcast idea with the host asking clarifying questions.
    Everyone then explores each other’s creation (Pros/Cons, Open Forum).
    If there needs to be a winner, the host, the guests, or the audience decides.
    Download the Rules
    Podcast Design Builder is free to play and free to download. If you do try this game out, come up with your own house rules, or even put this into a podcast episode, please let me know!
    Podcast Design Builder Rules [PDF]
    Notable Quotes
    "Designing a podcast is hard."
    -- Kyle M. Bondo
    "If you exercise your creative muscle then your next idea will not be easily squished."
    -- Kyle M. Bondo

    • 15 min
    Dawn of the Podcast Designer

    Dawn of the Podcast Designer

    Podcast design is an act of communication. However, a common mistake made by most podcasters is thinking of ourselves as only audio communicators. We’re fortunate to speak the audio language fluently, but we need to be able to translate that thinking into visual and performance mediums as well. In other words, we need to be bilingual but not in the way you would expect.

    Notable Quotes
    "Think about the way the same two lines can be spoken, but have very different meanings: 1. [EXCITED] Let’s Eat Grandpa!! 2. [SOFT] Let’s Eat, Grandpa. The first way makes it sound like your Grandpa IS the meal -- while the second way is an invitation for your Grandpa to join you for a nice meal. The same spoken words just performed very differently. This is what I mean about being bilingual."-- Kyle M. Bondo

    • 20 min
    I, Podcast

    I, Podcast

    You may have thought about everything that goes into enticing someone to press play, but have you ever thought about the design decisions that have led up to the play button itself? There is a whole world of cooperation between people, far apart and personally unbeknownst to each other, that allows your podcast episode to reach your listener. This podcast industry is a marketplace that performs miracles almost every moment of every day.Today, you and I are going to take a journey. I am going to walk you through the day in the life of a podcast episode -- from ideation to listener. There are three major segments all acting in concert with each other to form what I see as the reference model to the current layout of what we CALL the Podcast Industry. These three smaller industries consist of Production, Distribution, and Consumption. If these three smaller industries did not act in coordination with each other, podcasting would not exist.

    Podcast Industry Reference Model
    I've created a Podcast Industry Reference Model [PDF] to help conceptualize it as you follow along with this podcast.

    NES Design Master: Leonard E. Read
    Today's Master is Leonard E. Read. Mr. Read (who lived from 1898--1983) established the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in 1946 and served as FEE's president for 37 years. He was a strong defender of American liberty with a specific focus on individual freedom and private property rights. This is what led him to author 29 books and hundreds of essays.
    However, his powerful yet simple essay titled, I, Pencil: My Family Tree, published back in 1958, is his most famous work. For over 60 years hundreds of thousands of Americans of all ages have read (or heard) this simple and beautiful explanation of the miracle of the “invisible hand” by following the production of an ordinary pencil.

    Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Downloads
    I, Pencil Audio [MP3]
    I, Pencil Essay [PDF]

    Notable Quotes
    "Leave all creative energies uninhibited."
    -- Leonard E. Read

    "[Markets are a] configuration of creative human energies. [Thousands] of tiny know-hows, configuring naturally and spontaneously in response to human necessity and desire. And in the absence of any human masterminding."
    -- Leonard E. Read

    "We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders."
    -- GK Chesterton

    • 39 min

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