Chris Boyce is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Pacific Content. They produce podcasts for big brands including Shopify’s “TGIM” and Slack’s the “Slack Variety Pack,” which Fast Company described as “‘This American Life,’ meets ‘The Office,’ meets ‘Monty Python.’
Their podcast “Hackable,” produced for McAfee, recently won the Digiday “Best Branded Podcast” award.
I spoke with Chris at Podcamp Toronto, in 2016.
Chris’ background includes his term as Executive Director, Radio/Audio, and Director of Program Development for CBC Radio, overseeing the development and launch of programming including “Q,” “Under the Influence,” “The Debaters,” and “Spark.”
In our podcast, Chris discusses the value of figuring out “what is the story I’m trying to tell” before you begin recording.
He also stresses the importance of eliciting emotions and drama from your guests, rather than facts.
We play a podcast clip that demonstrates how to create the audio illusion you are recording on location with your guest when you are actually recording from your office on Skype or Zencaster.
Chris also provides useful tips and information for freelance producers.
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