Podcast:  Getting Started

Thank you for joining us on our Omega Sports podcasts. We are delighted to have you join us. Before we record, there are a few things you’ll want to check.

Women's Only Podcast

But before we dive into all that, the important thing to remember is this is going to be fun! We want to encourage real and meaningful conversation between our host and guests. This is a casual medium so don’t stress over sounding like a radio broadcaster. Trust us, you’ll do better than you think.


Want to know what you are getting into? Listen to past Omega Sports podcasts.

Recording Requirements

There are several things that can cause bad audio when recording a podcast. While some of it can be removed in post-production, it’s best to create an environment that minimizes issues.

Woman recording a podcast through her computer


❗️ Guests need to access Zencastr as described below for a smooth experience and high-quality final recording.

Access Zencastr from a laptop or desktop computer that meets the minimum requirements. Tablets and mobile phones are not currently supported.

Operating System

Computer Specs


Do not use incognito or private mode in your chosen browser:

Internet Connection

Download and upload speeds of at least 5 Mbps, though 10Mbps+ is preferred:  Check your internet speed


Use corded headphones to prevent echo while recording.


  • External microphone
  • Built-in or external camera to view and record video

Green Room

When you click on the link you will be brought to the Green Room.

Green Room Flow

In the green room, you’ll want to:

  • Allow Zencastr access to your microphone and camera, if access hasn’t previously been granted.
  • Type or confirm your name (maximum of 20 characters)
  • Select or confirm the selection of your headphones, microphone and camera
  • Click Join Recording

Once you “join recording” you’ll be placed in the call with the host and any other guests.

Two people recording a podcast

To ensure the best possible recording quality:

  • Stay quiet while your guests speak. Mute your mic when you aren’t speaking.
  • Use headphones to avoid feedback and echoes.
  • Use proper mic technique.
  • Mind your breathing. When taking big breaths, move your mouth away from the mic.
  • Keep your body still to avoid your mic from picking up background noises while recording.
  • Choose the right recording space
    • Avoid a room with lots of reflective surfaces like tile, wood, and concrete.
    • Choose a room with carpet, curtains, bookcases and wall tapestries to keep sound from bouncing.
    • Close your windows and turn off household appliances like dishwashers and fans.
    • If you can’t find a good space, recording under a blanket can help.
  • Stay hydrated! Drink 8 oz. of water before recording.

Man having computer issues holding a help sign

Running into issues getting entering the recording space? We got you.

  • Check out the troubleshooting guide.
  • Reach out to the host to let them know you are having problems.
  • Worst case, we’ll record through alternative means.