MY PHOTO COLLECTIONS notify me once a day to review images and videos I've uploaded over the past 21 years. Today I remembered Paul Hopkins, the visually impaired podcaster (@vipodasting) who taught me life lessons about accessibility.
If you follow my Instagram or my Flickr photos, you'll know that I have a lot of old equipment along with some new stuff. I talked about both of those types of equipment and also about how we are setting up behind the scenes recording "Heritage and Stories" with the Tipperary libraries. This is important because I'm hoping that some of the people who join us--young kids on the youth media team and the librarians that are part of the staff--might listen to this Topgold Audio Clip and learn what's happening behind the scenes.
DYLAN IS REFINING his podcasting skills by seeking out people in places he enjoys. He's using our Rode Wireless Go microphones when interviewing people he has met in various local venues, such as Sylvia in Martin's Fruit and Veg.
I've discovered the best recording equipment is often what's connected directly to a phone because I haven't been able to find the audio levels for Spreaker Studio on the Microsoft Surface Book. I think I'm going to revert to using XLR lapel mics and a shortgun mic with my Zoom H6 field recorder because the audio quality is much easier to control that way.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business with the Technological University of the Shannon.]
WE LISTEN TO LOCAL RADIO because our TippFM covers topics we hear when talking with neighbours. We know local radio listenership reaches an older demographic and have started reading about ways a younger listenership might be attracted to local radio stations.
I HAVE A LOT OF THOUGHTS about leadership bubbling up inside my second brain. Leadership is a prime topic following me from my days as an Air Force officer and it's the main feature during Congregation 2021.
WE DROPPED INTO the centre of Cork for some shopping and a family meal. The big feature I noticed was the lively conversations in Cork-speak and busking by young Irish--two facets of Cork we missed while locked down by COVID.