I LEARNED SOMETHING FROM Peter Donegan a few months ago that has paid off in spades: ambient outdoor sounds enhance podcasts. Peter does a lot of his audio recording outdoors and you can hear chirps and earthy sounds that lend an air of authenticity to his episodes. By following Peter's lead, I have boosted listeners in a new series at Underway in Ireland and I can point to analytical evidence (at right) that suggests I could be onto a trendline where I will have as many weekly listeners as I have daily blog readers. If this happens, I will credit my creation of ambient soundscapes as well as my frequent updating of my blog site. You can help by subscribing to Underway's audio feed.
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