Auralphonic

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Podcast
Title: Auralphonic
Created by: dodificus, jenepod, paraka
Date(s): 2014-present
Focus: podfic
Fandom: podfic
External Links: Auralphonic website

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Auralphonic is a podcast about podfic which posted monthly episodes between December 2014 and May 2018.

About

According to the podcast's AO3 profile page:

Auralphonic is a monthly podcast about podfic, hosted by Dodificus, Jenepod, and Paraka.

We cover a broad range of topics, including meta, technical discussions, responses to recent events within the podfic community, and, of course, squee! In addition to our changing monthly topics, we include regular segments where we share News of what’s up and coming within the community, Recs, and Talk Back, where listeners have the chance to add their thoughts to the podcast! [...][1]

– "Bio" Auralphonic AO3 Profile

The podcast was initially hosted by Dodificus, Paraka and Jenepod before moving on to a "guest hosts" format in 2016. Originally, it would post on/around the 15th of every month, before switching to the 25th in 2017.[2]

The artwork associated with the podcast, depicting three platypus in a pile in front of a microphone, was created by yue_ix and continues the association of podficcers to the animal based on the podfic platypus meme.[3]

The theme music used at the beginning and end of episodes was Carefree by Kevin MacLeod.

Feedback and discussions

The podcast hosts encouraged listeners to leave audio feedback, or "talkbacks," which would then sometimes be incorporated and discussed in the following episode.

Feedback and reactions to the episodes, whether on Twitter, AO3 or in other spaces, sometimes sparked meta discussions and/or debates, or led commenters to propose resources or tutorials in the comments.[4] [5]

Episodes

  • Auralphonic 001: Multi-Voice Podfics (December 2014)
  • Auralphonic 002: Showcase of #ITPE 2014 (January 2015) Guest: bessyboo
  • Auralphonic 003: Editing Styles (February 2015)
  • Auralphonic 004: Feedback (March 2015) Guests: yue_xi and greedy_dancer
  • Auralphonic 005: Sexy Podfic (April 2015)
  • Auralphonic 006: Showcase of Amplificathon 2015 (May 2015) Guest: kalakirya
  • Auralphonic 007: Tips for Newbies (June 2015)
  • Auralphonic 008: Podfic and Money (July 2015)
  • Auralphonic 009: Music and Sound Effects (August 2015)
  • Auralphonic 010: Non-Podficcer Collaborations (September 2015)
  • Auralphonic 011: Teen Wolf (October 2015)
  • Auralphonic 012: Ask Me Anything, Part 1 (November 2015)
  • Auralphonic 013: Ask Me Anything, Part 2 (December 2015)
  • Auralphonic 014: Interacting with Non-Podficcer Fandom (January 2016)
  • Auralphonic 015: Audacity Tips and Tricks (February 2016)
  • Auralphonic 016: Harry Potter (March 2016)
  • Auralphonic 017: Talking with the AO3 (April 2016)
  • Auralphonic 018: Avengers (May 2016) Guest Host: miss_marina95
  • Auralphonic 019: Garageband (June 2016)
  • Auralphonic 020: Posting Tips (July 2016)
  • Auralphonic 021: American Idol (August 2016)
  • Auralphonic 022: Cover Art (September 2016) Guest Host: yue_xi
  • Auralphonic 023: Reflections on your body of podfic (October 2016) Guest Hosts: bessyboo, KLB, reena_jenkins
  • Auralphonic 024: Podfication (November 2016) Guest Hosts: Forzandopod, Isweedan
  • Auralphonic 025: Topicless (December 2016)
  • Auralphonic 026: My Little Pony Fandom (February 2017) Guest Hosts: Kitsune Heart, Illya Leonov, Voiceguy
  • Auralphonic 027: Podfic Permission (March 2017) Guest Host: DrFumblesMcStupid
  • Auralphonic 028: How Platforms Affect Podfic (April 2017)
  • Auralphonic 029: Stargate: Atlantis Fandom (May 2017) Guest Hosts: anatsuno, Fleur Rochard
  • Auralphonic 030: Anime Fandom (June 2017) Guest Hosts: Hananobira, Kitsune Heart
  • Auralphonic 031: Pod_Together (July 2017) Guest Hosts: Fleur Rochard, Hananobira
  • Auralphonic 032: Podfic Organisation (August 2017) Guest Hosts: Fleur Rochard, Kitsune Heart
  • Auralphonic 033: Recording Setup (September 2017) Guest Hosts: Hananobira
  • Auralphonic 034: Pre- and Post-Production (November 2017) Guest Hosts: Fleur Rochard, Hananobira
  • Auralphonic 035: Homestuck (November 2017) Guest Hosts: Hananobira, Kitsune Heart
  • Auralphonic 036: How We Choose What to Podfic (January 2018) Guest Hosts: Hananobira, Kitsune Heart
  • Auralphonic 037: Lady Centric Podfic (March 2018) Guest Hosts: analise010, exmanhater
  • Auralphonic 038: Person of Interest (May 2018) Guest Hosts: DesireeArmfeldt, Hananobira, JinkyO, Sky

Reactions and Reviews

Since this episode was about feedback, I thought I'd leave both kudos and a written comment. First, I can't believe the time and energy it must take to put this show together each month - amazing job, guys. Not only the time it takes to edit out the flubs and the breakdowns into laughter, but to add the links and put the whole thing up on so many platforms! Wow! The sound quality is fabulous as well; so clear and crisp. [...] -- keravon, AO3 comment, March 19, 2015[6]
RE: Episode 14, I just wanted to say that even as someone who doesn’t record or listen to podfic (yet), I really like listening to your podcast. It’s always interesting to hear about the processes of something I’m not involved in, and there’s so much to learn about podficcing and the podfic fandom! [...] -- jayeinacross, Feb 7, 2016[7]
Binge listening to @auralphonic podcast and IT'S SO GOOD WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL THIS TIME! -- @rindle_fps, July 3, 2017[8]

References

  1. ^ Auralphonic AO3 Profile
  2. ^ @auralphonic tweet, 15/02/2017: "Hey guys, we're going to drag our mini-hiatus out a little longer, as we're going to be switching posting dates to the 25th of each month."
  3. ^ Paraka tweet, 21/12/2017: "I can confirm that @auralphonic chose the platypus because of Podfic Platypus.[...]"
  4. ^ exmanhater comment about updating Garageband, June 18, 2016
  5. ^ Moon6Shadow's March 17, 2020 AO3 comment about how to use podfics in iTunes
  6. ^ kerravon AO3 comment on Auralphonic 004
  7. ^ jayeinacross, comment on the Auralphonic website, Feb 7, 2016
  8. ^ @rindle_fps, July 3, 2017