Interviewing Platforms and Tools
Many podcasters use Skype for recording interviews—it's what I've used for nearly all of my remote interviews. Skype is free, but some types of calls, such as calls to phones, will require either a paid plan or purchasing credit.
Recording over Skype requires a recording plugin; these are the ones I recommend:
- For Mac users: Ecamm Call Recorder
- For PC users: Previously I've recommended Pamela for Skype, but they stopped updating this in 2017. Instead, I recommend one of the alternatives listed below.
These are the leading alternatives to Skype for interview recording that I recommend:
- Zoom: You'll get up to 40 minutes for free. The audio quality is only so-so, but the platform is easy to use.
- Squadcast: [Affiliate link] This paid platform gives you high-quality audio on both sides of the call, something that is difficult to achieve with the other recommended platforms.
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