Where did it come from ?
"It's quite annoying to wake up before the clock. You toss from on side of the bed to another, your mind focuses on weird stuff and you end up with the urge to make a podcast"
In summer of '17, I discovered native podcasts as I spent long hours pushing my kid's stroller, waiting for him to take his nap. I needed something to occupy my mind. Books were too heavy, radio not so interesting. So, thanks to some articles, I get on with the podcast hype, as it was trending in France. At the beginning, I listened mostly to fictions (hello Alice ! Hi Amelia !). As I discovered this new world, and by the magic of Twitter's algorithms, I found more and more to listen to.
Then, through my job, I began to promote podcasts to our patrons. I included them, virtually, in our collections, organized listening sessions, crafted an advent calendar (here is a video), built a listening station from an antique radio and even started to make one.
The idea of doing one by myself was slowly growing on me. All I needed to find something to talk about. The technique behind a podcast is very appealling, at least to me, but it's not self-sufficient. In the end, it's all about the content.
It took me some time but, one morning, it hit me ! I will talk about origami. And here we are
Hosting : Ausha
Referencing with the help of Myriapod
Quotes in movies and TV shows : subzin.com
Sound effects : freesound.org
Recorder : Zoom H1n, with accessory pack
Wireless keyboard, to type my texts, transcripts and translations easily when commuting.
Architecture of the site : Bootstrap
Editor : SciTE
Favicon created with www.favicon-generator.org
Glyph icons found on Font Awesome.
Flags created by Lipis.
Fonts : Luciole by the Centre Technique Régional pour la Déficience Visuelle and typographies.fr, Bebas by Ryoichi Tsunekawa .
Code for calendar found on W3Schools.
Editing & mixing : Audacity, of course !
Logos & icons : Inkscape
Other images : GIMP
Audio extraction from videos : FFmpeg
Text editor on Android : Markor
LibreOffice Writer for transcripts and translations.
AntennaPod on Android to help me writing down the interviews (custom speed and skip back time)