Note: The quoted sections are simply guidelines, containing the elements that we’d need included in any specific audio snippet. We encourage you to make your recording your own, with your own spin and personality
If you have a podcast, please send us your promo. We may not play every promo we receive, it depends on a number of factors, but we will consider them all.
Bumpers and stings
At various points in the show, we play Bumpers or stings – usually between a pair of tracks. As you’ll hear, some of these are really creative. We would love it if you would consider putting one together for us. Something like:
- a simple “Hi there, my name is whatever, and you’re listening to The Bugcast with Dave and Caroline”
- a dramatic piece, set to a particular theme
- something in a non-English language (but please give us the English translation)
If you’re not too comfortable with producing audio, just send us a recording of your voice (or the words and we’ll get someone to do it on your behalf) and an idea of how you want it to sound, and we’ll either put it together for you, or ask our friends over at the Awesome Jingle Factory to do their magic.
If you’re a regular listener to the show, you’ll know the kind of thing we like. If you’re not sure, ask us! 🙂
When we’re not live
As much as it pains us, there are occasions when we can’t do a live show, due to other commitments. When this does happen, we do still try and produce a show for the podcast feed… after all, we are a podcast first and foremost.
We would still typically play the previous week’s tracks on the live stream, as we would normally do, but we could do with regular messages – every 2-3 tracks – to explain the situation for that evening.
So something along the lines of:
During the pre-show tracks
You're listening to the Bugcast live stream. There is no live recording from Bugcast Towers this evening, however Dave and Caroline have recorded a show which will go into the podcast feed tomorrow morning. You have a chance to preview this show as it'll be played right here from 9:30pm-ish UK time tonight.
Just before the show starts
You’re listening to the Bugcast live stream. There is no live recording from Bugcast Towers this evening, however Dave and Caroline have recorded a show which will go into the podcast feed tomorrow morning. Lucky for you, you can preview the show right now, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of The Bugcast.