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Fairy Podmother

Oh, hi there! I'm Carrie and I'll be your Fairy Podmother for the duration of your podcasting journey. If you'd like to know more about me, you can read my official biography:

Carrie Caulfield Arick is the founder of YaYa Podcasting, a company that creates uncommonly good sound for brands and those that serve them. She is also a Stony Brook University Audio Podcast Fellow (2020-21). She hosts and produces two podcasts: Just Podcasting and Podcast Editors Mastermind and is a co-founder of the female podcast editors community, Just Busters. She lives in a quirky town on the Delaware coast with her husband, son, and too many talkative cats.

Oct 31, 2020

The good news is it's not hard to capture great sound for your podcast outside of a professional recording studio. All you need is: a dynamic microphone (which will reduce background noise significantly), a small, soft, quiet space to record (a closet, your car, in a blanket fort-- really), and proper microphone technique (check your microphone's instructions for appropriate use). The great thing is the environment and technique are practically cost-free solutions.  If someone had pointed that out to me in 2014, it would have saved me a lot of time, money, and frustration

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Used Gear


Samsom Q2U (Amazon)

ATR2100 (Amazon) 


ShureSM58 (Amazon)

USB Audio Interface

Scarlett 2i2(Amazon. for 2 microphones)

Scarlett Solo (Amazon. for 1 microphone)


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