Podcasting seems simple, right? Just record yourself talking. Done. Not so easy. Every situation requires some amount of audio engineering.
For the Hot Tub Podcast, we were in a unique situation: how to record ourselves in a pool of water? First step: jets OFF.
Using a lavalier mic isn’t going to work when you are naked — do we clip the mic to our nipples? We thought about microphone-headphones (like an airline pilot). But, this would be too much like a sensory deprivation tank.
So I crowdsourced the question and the consensus was to use a shotgun mic and some sort of custom boom to go over the hot tub. Fortunately, I already had a good mic for an art project, in which I recording emissaries from the year 2049 talking about what life was like in the future.
With a little bit of engineering, Brett came up with a solution using zip-ties. I created this Instructable on a DIY Boom Mic setup.