LST #80: Jay Yow || Behind The Scenes w/ James Altucher’s Producer

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LST #80: Jay Yow || Behind The Scenes w/ James Altucher’s Producer

Learn Speak Teach Episode #80 with Jay Yow.

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Step into the world of podcast production and sound engineering with Jay Yow, the mastermind behind the scenes at The James Altucher Show. In this enlightening conversation, Jay takes us on a remarkable journey, from the backstory that led him to become a Podcast Sound Engineer to the pivotal setbacks and early career triumphs that shaped his path.

Explore how Jay elevates podcasting by optimizing sound to enhance the listener’s experience and gain insights into common misconceptions about the Blue Yeti USB microphone. Moreover, he shares invaluable tips for selecting the perfect microphones and headphones.

Jay shares the fascinating story of how he met James Altucher and eventually became the producer of ‘The James Altucher Show.’ He also discusses the valuable lessons he’s learned while working on the show and gives invaluable advice for anyone considering starting their own podcast.

During this episode, you will learn about:

[01:36] Who is Jay Yow?

[02:32] The backstory that led Jay to become a Podcast Sound Engineer

[09:15] The most significant setback at the start of his career and what he learned from it

[12:50] Jay’s early career success as an intern which shaped his career path

[17:26] How he engages with his podcast clients and offers guidance on optimizing the sound to enhance the user experience

[22:53] Common misconceptions about the Blue Yeti USB microphone

[26:34] Tips to assist you when buying microphones and headphones

[29:03] How Jay met James Altucher and became the producer at ‘The James Altucher Show

[41:44] What he has learned while working on ‘The James Altucher Show.’

[43:34] Jay’s favorite podcast format

[45:06] His advice to anyone considering starting their own podcast

[46:00] LST #79 w/ James Altucher:

[46:43] Rapid Fire Round

[53:02] The James Altucher Show:

[54:10] Episodes you should check out on ‘The James Altucher Show.’

Key Takeaways:

• You can control what your client and the host do, but you can’t control what the guest wants to do; you can only suggest to them. [18:30]

• “If you save your clients money, they are more likely to come back to you.” ~Jay Yow [30:44]

• As an engineer and producer, your job is not only to ensure that everyone sounds good and feels comfortable but also to serve as their hype person. [36:55]

• Always be curious about everything and ask questions because the answer you receive may empower you to respond more effectively when others pose the same questions. [42:58]

People Mentioned and Other Resources:

1.. A. J. Jacobs

2. The James Altucher Show

3. SquadCast:

4. Samson Technologies Q2U USB/XLR Dynamic Microphone:

5. Audio-Technica ATR2100x-USB Cardioid Dynamic Microphone:

6. Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast:

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