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How I Podcast Smarter: The Gear


We are back this week with a new “Working Smarter” mini-series on Podcasting. An increasing number of individuals and residency programs are starting podcasts, but it’s not always obvious how to get started.

What hardware is needed? What’s the workflow? What are the pitfalls? To help answer these questions we picked the brains of 9 star Emergency Medicine podcasters (@FOAMpodcast, @srrezaie, @TheSGEM, @stemlyns, @embasic, @Core_EM, @EM_Educator, @EMtogether, @EMCases) and asked them to share their secrets.

From dead simple set-ups to semi-professional studios, you’ll learn from veterans how to get your voice out to the public, and do it well. In this first installment, we review podcasting gear: the hardware and software you’ll need. The next installment will go over the production work-flow for taking a podcast from an idea to a finished product.

FOAMcast Logo

Founders Jeremy Faust (@jeremyfaust) & Lauren Westafer (@LWestafer)
Hardware Blue Yeti + Pop Filter, MacBook Air
Software Skype, Call Recorder, Garage Band
Publishing Libsyn
FOAMCast Gear Details --------- Complexity: +

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Founder  Salim Rezaie (@srrezaie)
Hardware  Macbook Pro, Rode Podcaster Microphone
Software  Garage Band, Skype, & Skype Recorder
Publishing  Libsyn

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Founder  Ken Milne (@TheSGEM)
Hardware  Yeti Blue Mic + Pop Filter, Macbook Air
Software  Skype, & Skype Recorder, Quicktime, GarageBand, Audacity 
Publishing  Unspecified
The Skeptic Guide to Emergency Medicine Gear Details --------- Complexity: +

ERCast EMRAP logos

Founder  Rob Orman (ERCast) (@emergencypdx)
Hardware  Heil PR-40 + Pop Filer x2, iMac
Software  Audacity, WordPress
Publishing  Libsyn
ERCast / EM:RAP Gear Details --------- Complexity: +

Stemlyns logo

Founders  Simon Carley (@EMManchester ) & Iain Beardsell (@docib)
Hardware  Blue Yeti, ZOOM h2, Rode Podcaster
Software  Audio Hijack, Audacity, Garage Band, Auphonic
Publishing  Podbean
St. Emlyn's Podcast Gear Details --------- Complexity: +

EM Basic logo

Founder  Steve Carroll (@embasic)
Hardware  Blue Yeti USB Mic, Macbook Pro 13 inch
Software  Audacity
Publishing  Libsyn, WordPress, Hostgator
EM BASIC Gear Details --------- Complexity: +


Founder  Anand Swaminathan (@EMSwami)
Hardware  Hail PR40 Mic + Pop Filter, Shure X2U Signal Adapter
Software  Skype + Skype Recorder, Sound Studio, Audacity, Levelator, Auphonic, Blubrry
CORE EM Gear Details --------- Complexity: ++

teaching course - wildcast EM logo

Founder  Rob Rogers (@EM_Educator)
Hardware  Neumann Condenser and Heil PR40 Mics + Pop Filter, 552 Sound Mixer, Zoom F8 Field Recorder, Macbook Pro, Acoustic Foam
Software  Sound Studio
Publishing  SoundCloud
Teaching Course Podcast-Wildcast EM Podcast Gear Details --------- Complexity: ++

Peds Emerg Playbook Logo

Founder  Tim Horeczko (@EMtogether)
Hardware  Shure SM7B Mic, DBX 285s Pre-Amp, Zoom H4N Recorder, IKEA Bookcase + blankets
Software  Audacity
Publishing  Libsyn
Pediatric Emergency Playbook Gear Details --------- Complexity: ++

EM Cases Logo

Founder  Anton Helman (@EMCases)
Hardware  Heil PR40 + Heil PR22 + Audio Technica AT2020 Mics + Pop Filter, Triton FetHead Pre-Amp, Focusrite Audio Interface, Zoom H6 & F8 recorders, MacBook Pro, Persian Rugs
Software Audacity, Cast, Skype + Skype Recorder, GarageBand, Auphonic Leveler, Blubrry
Publishing  SoundCloud
EM Cases Gear Details --------- Complexity: +++
EM Cases Full Gear List
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Benjamin Azan, MD

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