INTRODUCING THE RATIONAL APE PODCAST
We are once again changing the name of the show, from The Last Heretik to The Rational Ape. I think that we've out-grown The Last Heretik and it has (quickly) became dated. As such, I decided to rebrand the show. For what we do and what we talk about, I do think that The Rational Ape is a more apt name.
At the time of this writing, we're now on it's 4th episode under the name The Rational Ape.
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The Rational Ape is a philosophy podcast where everything can be talked about rationally. It is hosted by yours truly, Pong Lizardo. In each episode we'll talk about a variety of topics through the lens of reason and rational though. If you're tired of low octane thinking, then this podcast is for you.
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For beginners, there is no shortage of advice online. Not to mention the unlimited choice for the “proper” equipment to buy. I wish I had known what I know now about podcasting, I would’ve save a lot of time, energy, and not to mention money. So after 1 year of podcasting, I want to share what I learned so hopefully you could avoid the mistakes I made.
REALITY #1: The “Best” Podcasting Mic Chooses You
Choosing the best podcasting microphone is like choosing wands, “The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.” as Mr. Ollivander would say.
A lot of focus is given to this one piece of equipment. A lot of mics are also marketed as “podcasting”, “broadcasting”, “live” etc. As a beginner, I bought into the hype. I cycled through a lot of mics from the Blue Yeti, to AKG D5 to the Rode Procaster. NONE WORKED FOR ME!
Popular mics such as the Rode Procaster tend to work for most users and recording conditions. That’s why it’s popular. So I went for that. Unfortunately, it made my voice sound nasal and dark (picks up background noise as well). The AKG D5 made my voice muddier than it already is. The Yeti picked up every noise in the environment and made me sound like a dog lapping water from a bowl while podcasting. It’s like I don’t have thick walls.
F*ck you blan! Was one of the first greetings I received in Haiti after landing on, what it seemed like, a pitch black airport patched up with plywood and corrugated tin sheets lined with armed guards giving every non-black passengers that sticky peanut butter look. Walk out of the immigration gates and you’re greeted by burly Haitian men squabbling over who’s going to grab your suitcase. So I did the most logical thing I could think of: run like Cinderella on crack! Those were my first memories of Haiti. Buy Life of a Blan here.