Lessons Learned from One Year of Podcasting

Wow! It’s been one year of podcasting for The 4501 Podcast. We’ve consistently published an episode about technology or travel every single week in 2019.

Over the course of the year, we have learned A LOT about podcasting. From equipment to software, we now know much more about what works and what should be avoided. Furthermore, our comfort level podcasting has increased dramatically and we have pretty much gotten into a good flow.

In this week’s episode, we talk about all these lessons from a year of podcasting and share them with you in hopes that if you are looking to start a podcast, you can avoid some of these beginner mistakes.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/51/

macOS vs Windows

In this episode Tony and Marc discuss 2 different computer operating systems: macOS vs Microsoft Windows. They go over the philosophies of each company and how they perceive the focus of each operating system. Additionally, they also celebrate their 50th podcast episode with a Facebook live stream.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/50/

Living in a Van as a Videographer

Learn about living in a van from a videographer who has traveled around the east coast of the United States shooting video interviews.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/49/

Streaming Wars Update in 2020

Disney+, ESPN+, Apple TV+, the streaming apps go on and on. In this episode, Tony and Marc discuss who has actually won in the streaming wars. Marc talks about the services he currently uses and Tony talks about two services that will be released in 2020. Also, the two talk about what should you look for in a streaming service and which service to pick.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/48/

Why You Need to Know About RCS in 2020

Learn everything you need to know about the push by Google for RCS that will finally unify text messaging across all major platforms including Apple and Android. Tony and Marc walk you through the history of text messaging including SMS, MMS, instant messaging, and now RCS (Rich Communication Services). The two also touch on how other messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger, BBM, AIM, WhatsApp, and WeChat fit into the mess that is messaging in 2020.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/47/

How To Buy a TV on Black Friday in 2019

Learn everything you need to know about buying a TV on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2019. With lots of jargon such as resolution, refresh rate, contrast ratio, it may seem overwhelming to buy a TV. And then on top of that, how do you know if you’re getting a good price? Well, don’t worry. Marc and Tony will break everything down and explain everything in terms that you can understand.

SPOILER ALERT: Marc’s recommendation for the best TV to buy on Black Friday is the Vizio M55.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/46/

Insuring Your Electronics

It’s really easy to skip the extended warranty or optional insurance for your new cell phone of laptop computer, but when you crack the screen 8 months later or spill a cup of coffee on the keyboard the following week, you’ll regret that decision. In this episode of The 4501 Podcast, Tony and Marc weigh the pros and cons of insurance for your electronic devices and discuss if an extended warranty is worth it.

What you may not realize is that often times, your cell phone may have built in purchase protection or even specific cell phone insurance. In Tony’s case, he has the REI Mastercard which gives him and his family free cell phone accident protection for accidents and theft. Learn more on Tony’s blog here https://tonyflorida.com/free-cell-phone-insurance/

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/45

Traveling Around Japan on Less than $70 A Day

In this episode Tony talks about how he traveled around Japan – one of the most expensive countries in the world, on $70 a day! The two discuss what living accommodations you are going to have to stay in and also how to travel around Japan on a budget. Lastly, Tony talks about some free or cheap activities you can do to learn about the Japanese culture and see the country.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/44

Should You Buy a NAS in 2019?

We hear about THE CLOUD and for some of us, it’s unclear what actually that is. There’s Apple’s iCloud, Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. all of which are cloud storage options for your multimedia including photos and videos. However, this is not the only option for backing up your data.

Another option is to buy yourself a NAS, an acronym that stands for Network Attached Storage — essentially one or more hard drives in a server attached to the internet. While this option has a larger upfront cost, you will ultimately save on recurring monthly costs of online backup storage via the cloud.

In addition to discussing the pros and cons of cloud backups and NAS servers, we talk about free options for photo storage, how to backup large 4k video files, and why you should backup your data to begin with.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/43

Jet Lag: What Is It and How To Beat It

In this episode, Tony and Marc talk about the Jet Lag disorder. They discuss their own experiences dealing with this silent nuisance and what steps you can take to fight it off. Disclaimer: this is not medical advice but rather advice that works for Marc and Tony.

Shownotes at https://the4501podcast.com/42