Amazon Prime Day 2020 begins Tuesday, October 13 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.
It will last 48 hours until October 14 at 11:59 a.m. PDT.
We will update this page often, check back regularly for the best deals.
This means that you will have a chance to get amazing discounts on podcasting material. I have previously mentioned that I have a Blue Yeti microphone for under $ 90 during Prime Day and you should expect to find deals at least as good this year - Amazon said it has over 1,000,000 products on sale.
As the name suggests, you will need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of these offers, but you can sign up for a 30 day free trial here.
Prime Day 2020 offers for podcasters and musicians
I will also highlight my favorite offerings around different types of tech equipment.
Live Deals Now
Early offerings include TVs, Amazon Echo devices, Kindles, and more. Discover them here!
New Ring Video Doorbell ($ 30 off)
Razer Seiren X Micro USB ($ 30 off)
Samson Go Mic (65% reduction)
MXL Mics 770 cardioid condenser (51% off)
In our gift guide: Sony WH-1000XM4 (offer + $ 25 Amazon GC free)
Apple AirPods Pro ($ 50 off)
Apple AirPods ($ 40 off)
Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones ($ 75 off)
He is back: PANASONIC LUMIX GX85 4K digital camera, 12-32mm and 45-150mm lens set ($ 250 off)
Sony mirrorless cameras (4 models from 14 to 28% reduction)
Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless camera ($ 200 discount)
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f / 2.8 IS USM Lens ($ 280 off)
DJI Cameras and Gimbals (up to 25% reduction)
Moment wide-angle lens - 18 mm (Lightning deal, won't last long)
Accessories and other technologies
SD and SSD cards (various brands)
SanDisk 128 GB Extreme SDXC (19% reduction)
Synology 4-bay NAS DiskStation DS920 + ($ 110 off)
Pop filter (20% with coupon)
Razer DeathAdder v2 gaming mouse (20% off) - I have two, they are great!
Moukey USB 3.0 audio interface - 1 XLR input (reduction of 20)
Moukey headphone amplifier (reduction of 20)
Prime Day 2019 offers
Toshiba 43-inch 1080p Full HD LED Smart TV - Fire TV Edition (42% reduction)
66% reduction over 3 months of Audible (this is the best time to register!)
Yeti Nano Blue ($ 30 off)
Large microphone: Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid XLR Condenser Microphone (56% off)
Movo VXR10 microphone with shock mount and windshield (20% off, ideal for smartphones and DSLRs)
I was warned in advance of some great deals on the microphones I use and recommend. These will be posted on July 16:
Highly recommended Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Wireless Bluetooth ($ 70 off, as above but includes BT module)
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x (amazing headphones for around $ 50 right now)
Mixers and interfaces
All of these are excellent and highly recommended.
PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2 × 2 ($ 25 off)
Killer Deal: PANASONIC LUMIX GX85 4K digital camera, 12-32mm and 45-150mm lens set ($ 500 discount!)
Panasonic G85 12-60mm + 45-200mm Lens Kit 2 ($ 448 off!) - I own this camera, great 4K video
Hard drives and memory cards
Samsung T5 1TB (other sizes too)
Netgear Orbi Ultra-Performance (get this for my new home!)
Logitech HD Pro C920 webcam ($ 60 off)
Acer R240HY 23.8 inch IPS (1920 x 1080) ($ 30 off)
ASUS VE248H 24 ″ Full HD 1920 x 1080 2ms LED ($ 90 off)
Large LG 34GL750-B 34 inch 21: 9 Ultragear Curved WFHD (2560 x 1080) IPS 144Hz ($ 170 off)
4K Samsung U32R590 32 inch Curved 4K Monitor ($ 120 off)
Prime Day 2018 offers
Blue yeti ($ 40 off)
Audio-Technica AT2020 microphone (56% off the regular price - it's normally $ 99, so another $ 25 off right now!)
Audio-Technica AT2020USBi ($ 50 off)
MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (20% off)
MXL 990 condenser microphone with damper (41% off)
New: AmazonBasics USB Condenser Microphone ($ 20 off)
Audio-Technica M30x Closed Headphones (25% off)
Audio-Technica M40x Closed Headphones (25% off)
Audio-Technica M50x Closed Headphones (25% off) - Just got another pair, best time to get them!
Samsung T5 1TB ($ 110 off)
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse ($ 30 off)
Netgear Orbi Home Mesh WiFi ($ 80 off)
Dell UltraSharp U2715H 27 inch LED Monitor ($ 250 off)
LG 27UD68-W 27 inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor ($ 157 off) - great price on a 4K IPS display
Here are some more specific offers available now:
Echo show ($ 100 off)
Whole Foods (now owned by Amazon) has a deal for Prime members where you get $ 10 off when you spend $ 10. It's good from July 11 to 17.
According to recent research from The Infinite Dial report, conducted by Edison Research, 67 million Americans listen to podcasts monthly ( more than practice Catholicism ) and quarante deux million listen weekly ( more than a precious trip to the movies ).
I don’t think anyone truly predicted the insane rise in popularity of podcasts, but I love podcasts, so I’m certainly not complaining !
The beauty of podcasts is that you can listen to them while you’re doing other things, like course, cleaning the house, doing laundry, and driving to work. They’re a passive form of media, and they allow you to get lost in a story.
I host my own podcast, and my team produces many, many popular podcasts, so we’ve seen our fair share of successes and failures in podcast preparation, both from the hosts and the guests. I wanted to share a few best practices to make your podcasting life easier, whether you’re an ongoing host or a frequent guest.
You can’t host a successful interview without being clear about how you want the interview to run. And look, I’m not saying you have to run the same kind of show or host the same genres of adequately as everyone else out there.
But when you’re clear about the types of questions you’re going to ask, the cadence and length of the show, and perhaps one or two questions that you’ll ask every guest, it helps you be more prepared and also gives your listeners an easier time binging because they’ll know what to expect.
Decide what kind of show you want to have, make sure you’re consistent, and if you do want to make changes, that’s okay. Just make sure you’re communicating them with your guests and your audience.
Even if you think you know your guest really well, sending over a pre-show form for your guests to fill out is helpful for everyone. It allows your guest to get a feel for the variétés of questions you like to ask, and it helps you gather the information that directly relates to your show, as opposed to public information you can find on the digitale or through casual conversations.
In addition to requiring the pre-show form, do some research of your own. Google is your friend here. If it’s a professional podcast, LinkedIn can also provide a lot of interesting work information. But don’t overlook old site web posts, other podcast interviews, social media updates, and personal news that you can connect upon ( new babies, puppies, or houses are common ! ).
Many podcast guests are looking to get their message out there because they’ve released something new, like a book. And especially in the world, having penned your very own book boosts your credibility in the industry, which is why so many people are turning to book-writing these days. But remember, if a guest is coming on your show with the goal of promoting the book and its message, you’ve got to read, or at least skim, their book. You’ll be able to ask more interesting questions, and your guest will feel welcome and appreciate your attention to their efforts.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of noise I’ve had to edit out of podcast recordings… or at least I’ve attempted to. Some can’t be saved. But distractions don’t just come in the form of email notifications and phone calls. They’re social media messages, dogs barking, tchat men and women… the list goes on. If you’re scheduling recordings, try to do them when your baby is usually sleeping, or the email has already arrived, or people aren’t popping into the kitchen next to you to microwave their leftovers.
Also, be sure to put your phone on airplane mode, close your courier programs and Facebook, put the dog in the other room, and wait to eat your lunch until after your recording wraps. No one wants a post-lunch belch to show up in their interview.
This seems self-explanatory, but I’m always surprised to hear the number of guests who ask me what the format of the podcast is, or what kind of show it is, etc. If you’re being invited to join the show as a guest, you’re being promoted by the podcast and you’re being put in front of new audiences. That’s an honor ! Do yourself a favor, and prepare by listening to the other kinds of guests the host has had on the show, what kinds of questions the host normally asks, and how you might be able to differentiate yourself.
Consider your pitch. What’s your unique value proposition ? Why does this host even want to have you on their show, using a precious 30 minutes to an hour of their life talking to you ?
Sometimes, if you’re lucky, the host will have asked YOU to join their show. What an honor ! In that case, the host will likely have an idea of what they want you to cover and how it will affect their audience.
If, on the other hand, you’re out there hustlin’ and bustlin’, pitching yourself for podcast appearances ( as most professionals are ), you’ll need to make that thing that you are uniquely qualified to do very clear.
I am looking forward to explaining the power that virtual assistants can have on growing a and getting out of your own way. I’m excited to share some ideas about how your audience can find, hire, and train a VA quickly and efficiently… without losing their minds. Not only will this impress your host, but it will help them develop questions that you can effectively answer. No one wants to be stumped on a podcast interview !
Whether we like it or not, not all podcast hosts will have read this site post ( hehe ) and be completely prepared to have you on their show. Or, they won’t have stellar research skills and won’t be able to find your latest headshot and . tera avoid any confusion or any outdated information, do your host a favor and offer up your latest headshot and a bermuda bio. It will help them introduce you, can be included in show notes, and will save everyone any embarrassment of sharing information that’s no longer accurate.
You’d think this one would be a no-brainer, but again, you’d be surprised at how many people are like, “I want to be on your podcast ! ” And then are like, “Wait, how does the internet work ? ”Look, podcasting is generally all done with VOIP tools like Skype or Zencastr, which require a stable internet connection ( wired if possible ) and a good quality input. Producers like me can only do so much if you sound muffled, staticky, or if you’re blowing out your microphone.
Your best way to be an amazingly prepared podcast guest might just be to ask what your host needs. Maybe there are some special recording directives or tools, or perhaps there are a few questions that they always like to ask ( which, frankly, you should know about if you’ve listened to a few episodes of the podcast ), or maybe the host needs you to prepare a bermuda site post to go in the show notes. As a guest, it’s your emploi to make the host’s life easier. It’s your travail to do everything you can to make the interview freakin’ awesome. You can’t help a bad host—that’s just sad and always to listen to—but you can do your part to make sure you’re not to blame for a dramatiques podcast episode.