Meet Your Team Mondays – Zack Stefanski
Get to Know Your Podcast Production Team
07.22.19 | Podcasting | By: Colby Schemm
Zack’s Role at Resonate
Welcome back to Meet Your Team Mondays, featuring our Audio Editor, Zack!
Zack Stefanski is an audio engineer and musician from Louisville by way of Chicago, Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Technology from Bellarmine University in 2014 and has spent the years since as an audio engineering in theater, music concert, and corporate event settings as well as performing and advocating for the Louisville music scene.
As an audio editor, Zack implements Resonate’s premium service, editing out anything that could be potentially distracting for listeners, and providing a smooth and professional flow to your podcast audio.
Why do you care about Podcasts? What’s your favorite one?
In a time where hyperactive social media & “gotcha” journalism rein supreme and overtly biased news networks oversaturated with ads and ulterior motives attempt to remain relevant, it is my opinion that podcasts play a crucial role today in the thoughts and minds of the public. To be fair, podcasts are not free from these issues. But they differ from the previously mentioned spaces in a few ways.
1. Podcasts are inherently “private” by nature. Any individual who is interested in a topic & willing to discuss their opinion can start a podcast. If what they have to say is of interest to the public, their podcast gains popularity and becomes successful.
2. Podcasters are asked by companies to (and often times do) advertise products on their podcast. It is not in the interest of either parties the effect the podcast in any way lest they desire to loose the reason why the show gained popularity to begin with. This keeps podcasters safe from motives of companies. Furthermore, podcaster creators are typically interested in advertising products that they themselves use and enjoy. And they know that podcast listeners want to hear their opinion. And they don’t want to be sold to.
3. The average length of a podcast is around 40 minutes long. This allows the consumers to learn about the wide variety of nuances within each topic or topics without having to listen to extended periods of ads. No one topic can or should be summed up in 280 characters or less. Last but not least, the cherry topper to all these points is this: PODCASTS ARE FREE!
As you can tell, I have quite an opinion. But hey, I learned how to slowly phase out of my boring day job to being self employed doing audio-related work. I learned about mediation and the benefits of being healthy and working out. I am knowledgable on the nuances of a wide variety of topics including intermittent fasting, grizzly bear population and endangerment in the Americas, the porn industry and how it is having major effects on young folks today, religion, true crime stories, news topics & headlines, comedy, you name it. I wouldn’t know a fraction of what I currently know without the aid of podcasts.
My favorite one at the moment is Waking Up with Sam Harris.
What Do You Do For Fun?
What Is Your Favorite Book?
Best Purchase of $100 or Less That Has Most Improved Your Life?
- 6 Podcast News Updates for 2019
- Free Podcast Recording Software
- Improve Your Podcast Marketing Strategy With These 5 Free Tools
- The Downsides of Automated Mixing & Mastering Services
By: Colby Schemm
As a Content Specialist at Resonate Recordings, Colby creates & curates content on social media, & consults with clients to improve their podcast marketing strategies. Colby is from Roanoke, VA & now lives in Louisville, KY.