Changes to the Podcast

Drawing: a road leading off into the distance. Caption: “What does the road ahead look like?”

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Changes to the Podcast blog post by Iris Carden

During the past week, I received notice from both WordPress and Spotify for Podcasters, that the interface between their two sites was changing.

What that means in practical terms, is that I will no longer just be able to click on a button and have an electronic voice read my post into a podcast episode.

This change will happen by the eleventh of May, but I’m going to trial recording the podcast myself from now, while there is still a back-up plan in place.

So what does the road ahead for the podcast look like?

At least for a trial period, I’m going to try to record myself reading the stories.

It theoretically should be possible.  In ministry I relied on speaking.  Before that I worked in radio for a few fleeting months.

The current problems are: that my voice does not hold up well anymore, and that this is going to require me to be far more organised, and plan better.

I can’t guarantee I will manage either of those things, but we shall see.

If you listen to the podcast, and are used to the odd electronic voice with the American accent, I apologise that from here on in, you get my Australian accent, if you get anything at all.

While there will still be a week in review post on the website, there won’t be a week in review podcast in future.  Recording one episode a day will be more than enough for me.

So, going forward, I’ll do my best, but I won’t guarantee, or promise,  anything.


By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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