I feel swell

Big basket asked me today if I believe in magic. I said no, because I am skeptical of all them corporate behemoths. Be it Tata or Birla. I view them with utmost scrutiny. My reasoning? Nothing. I actually like Tata products. I don’t own a Land Rover, but I’m sure it drives like a breeze.

I have begun putting my voice out on the internet through an app called Swell. Contrary to what you may think, the app does not enlarge pictures of you. Instead, its a social media app where you post voice messages. You can talk about anything under the sun, but you can’t go over five minutes. It’s like a Twitter for podcasts, except there’s no Elon and cars involved. What makes it interesting is that the comment section is also in the form of voice recordings. So people HAVE TO speak. A nightmare for some, a dating app in the guise of social media app for others. The way people enunciate words is extraordinary. People go all out on the accents. You will hear dialects you never knew existed. Fortunately, I have not come across a channel that exclusively broadcasts fart noises, but now that I’ve put that out into the universe, I’m sure it will get made in no time.

Small steps

I bought these today


Hopefully my podcast will sound a little better from now on. I’ve realized the importance of audio quality when it comes to viewership. I know that, as long as the content is good, people will listen no matter what (content is crux, is a phrase I just invented) , but if the audio quality is poor, I myself find it very annoying to listen to. It is definitely a deterrent to casual listeners. These microphones are in no way a substitute for actual high quality recording equipment, but is definitely a step up from my phone’s mic. (These are all things that I am telling myself, trying to justify why I just spent 2000 Rs on something that I might never even use).

Not so anonymous

The reason why you start a podcast is to speak your mind right? Sometimes people prefer to remain anonymous when doing so. Why is it then Saavn and Gaana (how much more stereotypical can you get with the name?) seem to care so much about your legal name? Why is it that I have to provide ‘accurate information’ when distributing my podcast on these platforms? Here’s the signup process for some of these websites:

  1. Name of podcast
  2. Mother’s phone number
  3. School principal’s home address

Next thing you know, you’ll need to type in your passport number to send E-cards.

Podcast Episode 2

Ep.32 I'm back Next-level Nothing

Me, myself, mine, etc. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randomthoughtbeam/message
  1. Ep.32 I'm back
  2. Ep.31 The Batman- Review
  3. Ep.30 Willie Slap
  4. Ep.29 Luxury Vs Functionality
  5. Ep.28 Is this the downfall of Marvel?