In case you missed it, yesterday’s show on XM satellite radio’s POTUS ’08 channel is available for downloading here. Pretty nifty line-up, too:
Pajamas CEO Roger L. Simon and Bob Owens of Confederate Yankee interview Sen. Fred Thompson regarding the future of America’s War On Terror. Should Thompson not get the nomination, Ed Morrissey and Duane Patterson (producer of The Hugh Hewitt Show) discuss his chances as a GOP vice presidential nominee. Glenn Reynolds and Dr. Helen Smith discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case involving the Second Amendment with Robert Levy of the CATO Institute. Liz Stephans and Scott Baker of Breitbart.TV on the role of YouTube and viral online video in the 2008 presidential election. Produced by Ed Driscoll.
For extended versions of each of today’s segments, and the video of the Thompson interview don’t miss this week’s PJM Political “Director’s Cut Interviews.”
For podcasting techies wondering what I used to record the segments with Liz and Scott, and the previous segments from the last two weeks’ shows all recorded earlier this month from Blog World in Las Vegas, I simply used my trusty Samson Zoom H4 Handy Recorder (which has a pair of pro-style XLR jacks, visible in the photo that accompanies the Videomaker review), a pair of Shure SM58 mics, and a pair of tabletop mic stands. The Zoom recorder uses an SD card, and an 2-gig sized card provides about two hours of audio, which can quickly be ported over to a PC’s hard drive and then into your DAW program of choice for editing and mixdown.
I threw them all into a suitcase before heading to Vegas just as a lark, but I was astounded at how clean the audio was, even with the roar of Vegas Convention Center crowd all around, which is why I ended up doing so many interviews there. The trick, I think, is the Shure SM58s. There’s a reason why so many rock groups use them on-stage and on live recordings–their cardioid input pattern makes them great at focusing the loudest sounds (which normally should be the person talking/singing/playing into them) and de-emphasizing the background noise.