This evening I was able to participate in and experiment with Brad Shreffler for his Planning Period Podcast. Brad is an educator from Florida whom I met during an EdTech Coach’s meeting at ISTE. We shared the common interest of podcasting and determined that we would like to have each other on our shows. So we scheduled a time to record. Then Brad messaged me that he would like to use the recording as an opportunity to livestream his show on Voice Ed Canada. Of course, I jumped at the chance to be his guinea pig.
But as the time drew nearer, I started to get nervous about the show. I mean I record podcast episodes all the time, but I am constantly stopping, rewinding, rerecording, and editing before I even consider releasing the episode. In fact, I have a couple episodes that I have gotten ready but didn’t release because I ended up redoing them. So I worried that I would pause too much, say um a lot, or just not know what to say at all.
The episode ended up going really well, and I actually forgot that we were live most of the time we were talking. The best part of the entire episode, for me at least, was when we we thought the sound had cut out. While Brad scrambled to get it fixed I tried my best to fill the air with something to keep the episode going. Then my dad sent me a text message letting me know that he could still hear us. It meant a lot to know that 1. the episode was still going and 2. my parents were able to stay up and listen to it.
Of course I can think back to a couple of spots where, if I had the ability, I might go back and rerecord a few different answers and I would probably be a little more succinct. Otherwise, I believe it went well. Actually, I feel pretty good about the live stream and I might now be more apt to try more of it with my own work.
So thank you Brad for giving me the chance to be your guinea pig. I appreciate the opportunity and I can’t wait to record again with you!
If you missed the live stream of the Planning Period Podcast, the episode will be released sometime this fall. Don't worry, I will share out on Twitter!