Welcome to the page focused on answering frequently asked questions (FAQs) about being a guest on the Pawprint Animal Rescue Podcast. If you have any questions, best to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, Nancy & Harold Rhee
Who are we and what is Pawprint?
We are Nancy and Harold Rhee. We have been married 20 years, and have been very involved in animal rescue, fostering, and adoption for the past several years. We fostered over 60 dogs, we have three adopted dogs, and continue to foster. We live in Walnut Creek, California with one teenage son.
Pawprint Animal Rescue Podcast was launched on January 1, 2016, and has already been listened to around the world in 120 countries and territories. It is an interview show where we focus on sharing animal rescue stories and the heroes who make it happen.
What is a Podcast?
Think of it as internet radio. What’s great about a podcast is you can listen at any time you want, wherever you want – on your computer, tablet, or phone. There are thousands of podcasts out there, and the number is growing. A lot of your favorite journalists and celebrities may have their own podcast. For example, look up Comedy, or Business, or Religion – you’ll be surprised who has a podcast! The episode we record with you can be accessed by anyone around the world.
How do I find your podcast?
The two most popular ways are through Apple Podcasts® (owned by Apple and formerly known as iTunes) and Soundcloud. It is free, all you have to check is whether your device is compatible. Apple iPhones and iPads have the purple Podcasts app (see photo below). This tiny app has a big influence on podcasts.
Any phone, tablet, or computer purchased in the past five years probably has the capability. All you have to do is open up a podcast application (or “app”) like Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, type in “Pawprint animal rescue” and usually our show will appear. Click on Subscribe or Follow to get the latest episodes as soon as they are released.
To find our show in Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes): thisispawprint.com/apple
We are also on other popular podcast apps, like Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Tunein, Spreaker, Podcast Addict, PodBean, YouTube, Overcast, and iHeartRadio.
Are the shows live?
No, our show is not live. When we interview you, it is recorded for future release, usually two to three months away. We often release our episodes on Sundays and Thursdays.
How long is the interview?
For many of our guests, we set aside one hour. This allows us to answer any questions you have before we begin the interview, and check audio quality.
What do you ask?
We try to keep it very conversational and we have three general themes. Don’t feel like you have to prepare for the interview.
- Who are you and what do you do? Any animals who have inspired or impacted you.
- Rewind the clock and tell us about your childhood, education, previous careers, and anything else important to your life journey.
- Best life advice you were ever given. If you could wave a magic wand, what would you do to improve the lives of animals?
It’s amazing, but with these three general themes, we often find that at the end of an hour, we barely scratch the surface.
How do we talk? In person or over the phone?
Most of our interviews are done over a free teleconference connection such as Skype or Apple’s FaceTime. When we agree to an interview, we share our phone number and Skype ID’s so that it is easy to connect.
Audio quality over an internet connection can be unpredictable. In some cases, we re-schedule interviews for a later date, with the hope that technology or connection issues can be resolved.
Skype and Facetime are video. I don’t want to be recorded on video.
Don’t worry, it will be audio only, and we don’t record video! Skype and Facetime have audio-only settings, so it is like a phone call with better sound quality. Some folks prefer video so they can see us, but most interviews are audio-only.
What equipment do I need?
- A phone, tablet, or laptop with the Skype or FaceTime app.
- A set of earbuds or headphones with a built-in microphone is very helpful, as the microphones on some devices are of poor quality. Make sure that the earbuds don’t scratch against your hair or clothes as that can cause an annoying sound.
- The ideal is a USB headset or professional-level microphone that you plug into a computer, but not always necessary.
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