So, I’ve been working on the second episode of my latest podcast, Random Waves, and it’s slow going. I have maybe 90 minutes of recordings from a roller derby “fresh meat” recruitment night, and I’m slogging through transcribing the audio. I just finished eight pages of Peach Cobble-Her’s intro, covering 27 minutes, and I swear it took me three weeks to get through!!!
I hate transcribing. But I understand it is necessary. I just wish I could speed-type such that I don’t have to listen-pause-type-rewind-correct-rewind-repeat.
I’m on a deadline with this one. The last day to apply to the next Transom Traveling Workshop is the 30th. For those not in the know, transom.org hosts an eight week in-residence (Wood’s Hole, MA) workshop on radio production, NPR style, as well as week-long “traveling” bootcamp workshops around the country. January’s workshop will be in NYC, and I’m going for it! I’m hoping I can complete this podcast episode before the deadline, so that I have two work examples to choose from, instead of one.
And so, I slog with transcribing audio. Wish me luck, yo!