Life, Experienced is a podcast hosted and produced by Ethan D. Smith.
Each episode features an interview with someone who has unique or interesting stories to share.
The podcast was created in August 2018 as an effort to both promote oral history and storytelling and to highlight fascinating tales from the human experience.
Ethan Smith’s podcasting experience began in January of 2018, when he began producing The STEEM Engine Express, a series of podcasts that highlighted blog posts shared in The STEEM Engine, a blogging group active across the STEEM blockchain.
After producing 27 episodes of The Express, Ethan decided to begin a new project that involved recording interesting experiences, and thus Life, Experienced got its name and its start. The first episode is an interview with Ethan’s friend Tyler Farnsworth, who recalls a story about an unexpected medical issue that he encountered during his graduate studies. It was great to sit down with Tyler to talk about his experiences, so the concept was successful. Ethan continues to seek out interesting stories from people around him.
The story of Ethan’s history with podcasting was featured in the first issue of the Podcast Business Journal, which you can read here.
Life, Experienced is recorded using a Tascam US16x08 USB audio interface with a Shure Beta 87a microphone and Shure SM57 microphones. On-location interviews are recorded using a Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder. Editing is performed using Audacity, and each episode is mastered using Cubase LE Elements 10 and iZotope Ozone 8 Elements.
Music used in the podcast is from projects listed on FreeMusicArchive.org. The primary theme music is “I’m Going for a Coffee” composed by Lee Rosevere and used under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.