Lexomatic Posted September 5, 2021 Share Posted September 5, 2021 I've recently started working through the SpeakerPodCast's back catalog during my thrice-weekly walking-trail exercise. Always fascinating, but to supply context and improve comprehensibility, might I suggest: At the start of each episode, state the date you're recording it. The publication date is metadata, but I don't necessarily look at the metadata if I'm letting my iPhone iterate through my podcast queue. Also at the start: what's the current state of emergency in Tokyo, and how has that impacted moving out-and-about? When name-dropping, help those of us who aren't so plugged-in to the industry and physical layout of Japan: People: "So-and-so, director of Series-PQR and Series-STU" Musicians: They tend to have weird names that a listener might not recognize when spoken. "Who's Main? Oh, May'n, the vocalist for Sheryl Nome. I thought it was pronounced May-uhn." Projects: "Title-XYZ, a TV series from 2007" Locations: "Held at Site-JKL, a small event venue in the basement of a department store in Gotanda ward, Tokyo" Each episode has an agenda but the actual direction of the conversation is seat-of-the-pants, so please keep in mind, "if we allude to XYZ, how much context (who/what/when/where/why) do listeners need, to understand why XYZ is significant?" If you realize during editing that clarification is needed, insert an explanation: "In this next section we talk about the production team for ABC: person 1, person 2, and person 3, whom we've met at several publicity events over the past five years, so they're willing to share extra details with us." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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