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Filed Under (podcamp, podcast) by Sean on June-11-2011


On the 4 hour drive to Podcamp London, this morning, I had the idea to do a session where I would demonstrate how to use audacity to produce a podcast whilst producing a podcast.  I chose the topic of comfort food.  At the opening session in the morning,  I asked people to record audio clips about their favorite comfort foods, then send them to me by email, send me a link or even by bluetooth to my phone.  (One guy tried the bluetooth trick but it didn’t work).   Then at 1:30 I attached my computer to a projector in a seminar room, gathered up the clips and produced this short podcast.  All the while, we were discussing podcasting, the tools I was using and the importance of story.

Thanks to Nick, Joe, @anthonymarco and all the people who attended the session.  The closing music is Peanut Butter Sandwiches by Popple .



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, podcamp, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on May-15-2009

Jody Gnant, Sean McGaughey, Zina Gomez-Liss

Last summer,  I attended Podcamp Boston.  While Zina (from the Secrets of Battlestar Galactica Podcast) and I were walking in downtown Boston heading for lunch, we saw a beautiful young lady walking down the street talking into laptop held in front of her.  It turned out that she streams her whole life on the Internet.  Later at podcamp, I ran into her again and introduced myself.  She is Jody Gnant and she has an amazing story to tell about indie marketing over the net.  She actually traded one year’s rent on her house in Phoenix to Kyle MacDonald from one red paperclip for studio time to complete her album.  We talked at the end of a long day at Podcamp Boston about songwriting, new media, and took questions from her live streaming audience.   Check out her music and lifecast at


Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

From the Middle (© Jody Gnant)

Me Who Changed (© Jody Gnant)

Great Day  (© Jody Gnant)

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For the Sake of The Song is fast approaching its 100th episode.  Join us for a live recording celebrating this milestone on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario.   My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen.  We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us.  We will also be streaming the event live over ustream.  Stay tuned to for more details.  There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

For the Sake of The Song Live June 5, 2009

Filed Under (Barrie, blog, computer, for the sake of the song, news, Ontario, podcamp, podcast, software) by Sean on May-6-2009

Podcamp London was held on April 28, 2009.  It was a wonderful gathering of podcasting, tech and social media enthusiasts from throughout central Ontario.     Kudos go to Bill, Titus, Will and all the organizers of the event.

John Meadows of the On the Log podcast and I presented a session at Podcamp London entitled:  Free is Good about free and open source audio production and podcasting tools.  Here are the audio and the slides of that session.  (Click on the slide to advance)

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Here’s a little roundup of my podcasting activity for 2007.

I have released 40 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song thus far and have about 9 ready to go in the upcoming weeks.

On the weekend of October 28, I was feeling sorry for myself that I wasn’t at Podcamp Boston 2 so I called several of my friends who were at Podcamp Boston and released about 4 Podcamp Boston Special Reports.

These reports evolved into a regular podcast for Podcamp Toronto with Connie Crosby. We have currently produced 6 Episodes of the Podcamp Toronto Podcast leading up to the event on February 23 and 24.

Podcamp Toronto February 23-24, 2008

I produced a Podcamp Toronto audio promo to use on your podcast


2007 Also saw the release of my recording of my brother-in-law, Drew Beatty’s novel, White Trash Land, on . It has done fairly well for Andrew there.

I’ve continued to record audiobooks with and I continue to be a semi-regular host for the Librivox Community Podcast. Here is a list of the 15 podcasts I hosted for Librivox in 2007.

# Date Podcaster Link to download file (Right click and download)
018 10 Jan 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 18
023 15 Feb 2007 ductapeguy and kri Listen
to LV Podcast 23
: Valentine’s Special
025 01 Mar 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 25
: Podcamp Toronto Highlights
026 08 Mar 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 26
: More from Podcamp
028 22 Mar 2007 jimmowatt and Sean McGaughey Listen
to LV Podcast 28
030 05 Apr 2007 cloudmountainguy and ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 30
035 10 May 2007 ductapeguy ceastman starlite Listen
to LV Podcast 35
: Children’s Literature
044 12 July 2007 ductapeguy and jim mowatt Listen
to LV Podcast 44
048 09 August 2007 jimmowatt Listen
to LV Podcast 48
: 2nd anniversary of Librivox
050 23 August 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 50
052 06 September 2007 All of the Podcast Team and a cast of
to LV Podcast 52
: One Year of Librivox
Community Podcasts
057 11 October 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 57
: ductapeguy’s podversary
064 29 November 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 64
066 20 December 2007 ductapeguy
      Listen to LV Podcast 66
067 27 December 2007 ductapeguy

      Listen to LV Podcast 67

Mark Blevis

In the podcasting community, Mark Blevis needs no introduction. He is co-host of the Canadian Podcast Buffet and Just One More Book!. His other podcasts include Electric Sky , Growing Enthusiasm , The Robert Farrell Podcast and Swimming In Literary Soup. He also maintains the Canadian Podcast Directory and organizes Podcasters Across Borders, along with Bob Goyetche. Mark is also a songwriter and musician, having played in the Robert Farrell Band. He has a sample song available as Mark Harold Band on the Podsafe Music Network.

Our discussion was wide ranging from music, to podcasting and beyond.

Name Dropping: (Links Discussed in this Episode)

Robert Farrell Band
Jowie Taylor and the Six String Nation
Podcasters Across Borders
Derek Miller and the Neurotics
Canadian Podcast Buffet
Podcasters Across Borders
Jay Moonah: Online Music Marketing Podcast (Sadly discontinued but still a tremendous resource)
Baba’s Beach
Jonathan Coulton
Matthew Ebel
Uncle Seth

Mix Tapes

Downhill Battle: Home Taping is Killing the Music Industry… and It’s fun!

mechanical royalties


Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Freedom for My Soul (© Mark Blevis and Robert Farrell) from the Podsafe Music Network.

Six String Nation(©2007 S. McGaughey)
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Both Mark and I will be at Podcamp Toronto,  a free 2 day conference February 23 and 24, 2008. Check it out at

Podcamp Toronto February 23-24, 2008

Download a Podcamp Toronto audio promo to use on your podcast here or here.

Filed Under (blog, computer, for the sake of the song, Midland, news, Ontario, podcamp) by Sean on January-16-2008


In November I was asked to give a presentation on listening to and creating podcasts at the Penetanguishene Public Library. Here are my slides and notes.

I Have My Own Internet Radio Show … And You Can Too


Sean McGaughey

  • Musician and Teacher

  • CD: For the Sake of the Song

  • Podcast: For the Sake of the Song– Conversations with Song

  • Volunteer reader of Audio Books for

  • Organizer and Blogger for Podcamp Toronto


What is a Podcast?

  • From:

  • A podcast is an audio or video media file that is made available on the Internet; it is much like a radio show or a video that you can listen to or watch on demand, either on your computer or — if you transfer it — on a portable media player.

  • Equipped with a microphone and recording software, just about anyone can make a podcast.


Examples of Podcasts


Dancing With Elephants

Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd

Librivox Free Audio Books

For the Sake of the Song

Russ TV


How to Listen or Watch

On a computer

Loaded on to an Mp3 player, Ipod, phone, psp

Use Itunes, Juice, Winamp or other programs to download podcasts


Where to Find Podcasts

Canadian Podcast Directory

Culture Canada Podcasts

Podcast Alley

Podcast Pickle


My Dreams

When I was 11 I had 2 dreams

To make my own record.

To have my own radio show.

I make them both in my own home with my computer.

… and you can too!


What you need


Making an Audio Podcast

A microphone: $1 from the dollar store, $10 from the computer store to lots of $$$

A computer

Free Software

Audacity is a good audio editing program and it’s Free!

A place to put it.


Making a Video Podcast

A digital camera. They all take movies these days.

A computer

Free Software

Windows Movie Maker is free on all windows computers.

A place to put it.



Now Let’s Try it Out

Let’s break into groups and make an audio commercial for the Penetang Public Library.

Library Podcasting Presentation Slides


This Week, I thought I would do an End of year Round-up of For the Sake of the Song and replay some of the great music I’ve featured this year. It was tricky picking just 12 or 13 songs. Since March, I have recorded 45+ episodes of For the Sake of the Song. If each song had 3 or 4 songs, thats over 120 songs to choose from. This is episode 37, so you can see from above that I already have a number of shows ready for 2008. Upcoming guests include John Lunman, Peter Judd , The Undesirables, Trout Fishing in America, Mark Blevis, Manitoba Hal, Pork Belly Futures and Chris Yale.

I have also continued to be a regular contributor to the Librivox Community Podcast and have started a podcast for Podcamp Toronto. In 2007, I produced about 60 podcast episodes, and I’m not sure how many chapters and poems for Librivox.
Where I’ve Been

Podcamp Toronto 2008

PAB 2008

Podcamp Toronto Blog

Upcoming in 2008

Podcamp Toronto 2008

PAB 2008

Songs in this Episode

  1. Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey) Alyssa Wright accompanied me on the spur of the moment and made me sound sooo good. Thanks.
  2. Daffodils in the Rain ( © Olivia Duck)
  3. I am an Island (© Aaron Howes)
  4. Duct Tape Song (©1999 S. McGaughey) with Wendell Ferguson on lead guitar
  5. Gonna Struggle (© Bryan Murdaugh)
  6. Sunshine and Roses ( © Greg Hobbs)
  7. Goodbye City ( © Scott Cooper )
  8. Don’t Kill (© Hammel on Trial)
  9. Mama Taught Me How To Pray © Nancy Dutra
  10. Harvest Time ( © paul court and Don Bray)
  11. Two Bit Suit © John Wort Hannam
  12. When Hensley’s Had Enough ( © Steve Caston)
  13. Angels (© 2007 Sean McGaughey).

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