The Duolingo French Podcast tells fascinating, true stories that aim to help French learners and francophiles worldwide improve their listening and comprehension skills.
Martine Chaussard is a trilingual audio producer from Montréal, Canada. She is a sound designer and mixer on the Adonde Media team that produces the Duolingo French Podcast with the language-learning platform Duolingo, and she had to tackle an exciting challenge with a recent episode.
When I was told I would be mixing and sound designing the story of Arnaud Askoy, a man who upended his life to become a Jacques Brel impersonator, it felt like I had won the audio lottery. Cue the dreams of a score that would transport listeners to the legendary Belgian singer’s Port d’Amsterdam to smell the frites and mussels. Dreams of a story that would allow them to feel the dramatic desperation of a man pleading for his lover to not go away (oh, the heartbreak!) …
When the nearly global quarantine hit, the podcast industry was challenged to adapt and continue to produce content. In this article, we share a guide created with the Adonde Media team on how to achieve the best audio quality with a recording device that we all have within reach: a mobile phone.
By Mariano Pagella
As social distancing and quarantine measures began to expand in different countries, a new trend began to emerge in social networks within the world of podcasting: sharing photos of people recording inside their closets.
While this is nothing new, it’s still somewhat shocking to see someone of the stature of Ira Glass, wearing a suit and all, recording an episode of This American Life from his home. …
The World is Slowing Down Because of COVID-19, But We Can Still Hear It.
Coronavirus has presented a challenge for podcast producers to distribute content in times of quarantine. Below, we share some resources for podcast listening and producing.
By Florencia Flores Iborra (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
This article was originally published on April 2, 2020 in the Podcaster@s Newsletter. If you would like to receive it every two weeks in your inbox, subscribe here.
Filmmakers release their films for online streaming. Artists offer live-streaming performances. …