After quite a bit of brainstorming, testing, and building version 0.1 of the Serial Sidelines Podcast Production ‘Studio’ and show format we’re preparing to record the first episode next weekend. It is amazing how a small amount of money ($30-$200) paired with a computer and some experimentation can generate such spectacular audio quality.
For anyone looking to perform podcasts with remote participants our best luck has been with Skype. We tried multiple products while testing and it has proven to be the best audio + video product in overall quality available for free. We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for others though.