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Where do the ideas for the spoof's come from?
Mainly life experience. We dont sit round a table and discuss what to do for our next spoof or parody. More often than not, they are based on something that has happened to one of us during the week, possibly on a current event, or we may just see something completely random, and one of us will turn to the other and say... "and there's our next spoof!"

How long does it take to produce a spoof?
That really depends. The presidential spoof was written, recorded and produced in less than an hour, and that included finding the relevant music. But others take considerably more work. Especially if we have to go out and record sound effects.

I've got a great idea for a spoof, would you make it?
Maybe - get in touch! Our email address is on the contact page.

Why is your podcast commentary so much clearer than the clips recorded from the radio?
That's down to the microphones we use. In our podcast studio we use a pair of high quality broadcast mics specifically designed for vocals, in the radio studio, we have to use the mics the station want us to use - unfortunatly - the stations mic's are atmosphere mics which are not really designed for vocals - not sure why they chose those. :-S

What microphones do you use?
In our podcast studio, we use a pair of Electrovoice RE320's, on air we use a pair of AudioTechnica condenser mics I believe AT2020's (not our choice).

How do you record live content without the music?
Radio magic! ;-) Ever wondered what all those buttons on a radio console do? In short the console has multiple outputs and we can choose what sound gets sent where. The network (transmitter) gets everything, mics, music, jingles etc.. But our record computer can be set to only record the mics. If you want to know more, google "mix minus" and "aux sends" you should get an idea.

Why is it so long between episodes?
This is mostly down to timescale.. Please remember this podcast is a hobby. We make no money from it, (in fact we fund it ourselves). Each podcast takes about four hours to complete. This includes listening back to clips, cutting them up, deciding when to play them etc.. Then we have to record the podcast itself, that takes about an hour, then we need to to a little post production to clean it up and make it sound good. All that for a 30-40 minute podcast!

Do you record the podcast in the radio station?
Under normal circumstances no. We do have the station's facilities at our disposal and have recorded a couple of episodes at the station's studios, but its quite a busy place which gets lots of interruptions, so studio time is at a premium. Fortunatly we have a portable podcast studio at our disposal, most of the time, we record the show in Emma's kitchen.