Episode 7

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Published on:

29th Nov 2023

Will Lyons gives a tip about reflecting on your edits

Tips & advice from podcast industry figures.

Guest: Will Lyons

Job title: Podcast Editor

Company: Tape Notes

In this episode, Will gives a tip about reflecting on your edits.

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Will Lyons: Hi, my name is Will Lyons.

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I'm a podcast editor and today

I'm going to give you a tip

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about reflecting on your edits.

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So I primarily work as an editor on the

Tape Notes podcast, which is a long form

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music based podcast, where artists and

producers reunite and talk through their

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process of bringing an album together.

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And they'll often dig into tracks, uh,

from early ideas to final sessions,

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uh, pulling parts out along the way.

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So it's really exciting.

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We've got bits of music

kind of dropped in there.

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And usually interviews

can go up to two hours.

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So that's bringing those kind of

things down into our regular format.

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Um, my job description is as

an editor, but I do a whole

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range of things on the podcast.

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Obviously the main audio side

of things, which is the pre

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processing, mixing, cleaning up

the audio, uh, and then cutting the

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interview into the podcast format.

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But I also write copy.

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So researching, writing guest biographies,

general scripts, and all that.

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I also do affiliate marketing and lots

of the backend of those kinds of things.

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So uploading, scheduling with adverts.

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Um, and over the last year, I've

been involved a lot more with

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recording and producing episodes as

well, which has been a lot of fun.

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How did I get into podcasting?

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So I guess aside from being an

avid listener of podcasts, uh,

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tape notes was really my first

job in the world of podcasting.

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I used to work in TV production, sort

of BBC music, BBC events on shows

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like Later with Jules and Strictly

Come Dancing, uh, Trooping the Colour,

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which was good fun, and I was also a

researcher on the Glastonbury coverage.

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Which involves me writing guest

biographies for every single artist that

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was going to be filmed on TV, for the

presenters to have, you know, someone

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needs to say something off the cuff.

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But I ended up meeting the guys

that run Tape Notes and I mentioned

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what I did and started writing the

guest biographies for the podcast.

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And then I think.

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I'm not sure how long into it.

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I just before COVID they brought me

on full time, taught me the ropes

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of putting the podcast together,

editing, mixing, and using the

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software and everything behind it.

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So lots of learning on the job.

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So one of the things I love about

podcasting is that it's so varied.

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There really aren't kind of rules

as to what a podcast can be.

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When I was a teenager, I would listen

to the Chris Moyles show breakfast

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podcast where they just chop out the

best bits from the, the morning show.

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And now I can go and listen to music

podcasts, get inspired by anything.

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Uh, but if you just want something funny

or kind of inspiring or mind opening,

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you can literally have anything you want

or even just to keep up to date with

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things, whether it's for short form,

long form, just something for a walk, a

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car journey or to have in the background.

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But it's so open.

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There are so many people involved in

creating all sorts of amazing things,

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that you can really have anything

or access to anything that you like.

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So my big tip.

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As an editor is to take time to

go back and listen to your edits.

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I find it so easy to get caught up in

the tiny little edits, especially going

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round and round and round and round.

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Um, you know, bringing things a

little bit closer together, trying

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to make those perfect little bits

work, especially if you're giving

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yourself only a second of lead time.

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You can get it to sound great and

it may sound great with that second.

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But if you go back, listen for a minute

or 30 seconds or whatever, and get out

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of that zone and just kind of get back

into what the podcast actually is and

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what the conversation's about, you can

really hear if that works and if that

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helps the conversation flow naturally.

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you can find me at my website,

which is will lions music.co uk.

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Uh, I'm on Instagram, which

is Will Lyons one two.

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And you can also find me on LinkedIn.

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You can see all of my

links in the show notes

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thank you for listening

to podcasting people.

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