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Use your phone… if you want it to sound rubbish ‘You can record on whatever you want if you want to put out a shitty thing that sounds like you recorded it on your phone. Knock yourself out. But would anyone listen to it? I dunno. Maybe that would be the coolest thing in the world to some people: who the fuck knows?’ Learn to be alone ‘That was an important milestone in my life, to be able to sit alone, talk and not be self-conscious. I don’t think I ever hated my voice, but to actually speak freely into a microphone when there’s nobody there took a few months before it became second nature.’ Be prepared to record, no matter what! ‘If you want to build an audience, the podcast has got to be there regularly. One time I was stranded in the snow in upstate New York and I didn’t have my equipment with me. I freaked out and went over to the local college to talk these students into letting me record “WTF” in their radio station so I could get it out the next day. That was a pretty wild day.’ Persuade guests to come to your DIY studio ‘If anybody has a problem with coming to my garage, I tell them, “Look, the president of the United States was able to make it, I think you can make it over.”’ Bag the big man ‘They approached me! They thought my audience would be good because I attract a very intelligent, sensitive, slightly disgruntled bunch of people. There were snipers on my neighbour’s roof and 12 or 15 secret service men. Obama had his own food cart too and left his cup
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