Garageband screenshot of my work-in-progress editing

When I started the podcast earlier in the year it was with a headset mic and somewhere in Season 2 I transitioned to the Rode Podcaster II with boom arm and PSM1 Shock Mount. I believe this is quite an upgrade in recording quality. The change meant that I had to learn to speak into a microphone. I also transitioned from using a PC to edit the podcast in Adobe Audition to a MacBook Pro and editing in Garageband. I much prefer the latter and recommend it to anyone starting out. Steve Carter crafted a jingle for the podcast and we began to use it in our intro and outro. At present the mysteries of EQ still elude me and I believe I’ve become a competent enough editor.

Nevertheless, arriving at the end of Season 2 is quite a personal and professional milestone. Season 2 includes a whopping 22 episodes!

Our last two episodes are conversations between Tim Victor and Steve Carter as inspired by contributors.

  • Episode 21 Accepting deconstruction and rejecting deconstructors (link) is a reflection on the predictable rejection of deconstructions and the unusual acceptance of some. Both lead on to phenomenal contributions, but there’s a world of difference between the pain inflicted on some deconstructors and the cathartic relief of others. The conversation is inspired by our conversations with Brian D McLaren (part 1 and part 2) and David Hayward (link).
  • Episode 22 wandering in the urban desert (link) is a reflection on deconstructing as persona and as person. There’s a difference between those whose personal experience is eclipsed by their persona or kept private for various and often appropriate and wise reasons. Yet there’s a phenomenal personal depth to the voices of three last deconstructors. The conversation is inspired by John Eliastam (part 1 and part 2), Natalie Simmons (part 1 and part 2), and Julie McVey (part 1 and part 2).

I’m left with wanting to hear more stories as they are so cathartic and enriching. I’m left with a growing sense that deconstruction is not only much bigger and deeper than many understand it to be, but also more so than I imagined. I can’t but shake the feeling that we’ve only scratched the surface.

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