Welcome to The By Land Podcast!
Thank you SO much for joining me on the podcast as a guest! Before we get into the administrative side of things, I want to briefly explain what it is I'm trying to accomplish here at By Land so you know what it's all about.
Help and education
I built By Land to help people get the most enjoyment they can out of backpacking. To me, backpacking is an incredibly special gift and something that doesn't have to be painful, hard, or confusing. Whether someone hiking thousands of miles on a long trail, out for a weekend overnighter, or hunting miles and miles into a wilderness area, I care first and foremost about that persons experience. I believe the more we spend in nature, the more connected we become with the world around us.
The benefits of being out there in nature are numerous and my one and only aim here with this website and podcast is to help people seek and find those adventures they crave and do so in a way that keeps them going back for more each time. If, as a collective group, we can help just one single person then we've done our jobs because we'll have set that person on a positive trajectory from which they can build upon and share with others they interact with.
I want By Land to be a place where people of all walks of life can come to share ideas, concepts, and experiences so that others might learn from them. There's no single or absolute right way to backpack because everyone has their own styles and reasons for being out there in the first place. I firmly believe in building bridges between communities that otherwise might not have much in common which is why I cover topics of both hunting, Thru Hiking, and general backpacking. Regardless of what we head to the wilderness for, we all have one thing in common; a love for those wild places and a desire to keep them safe and accessible for generations to come.
How it Works
Here's how it all works, from start to finish. At the bottom on this page, you'll see a form for you to fill out. When you're done here with the admin stuff, check it out, fill out the fields and click submit!
By the time you're reading this, we'll have already likely locked in at date and time for the recording to take place. If we don’t have a date locked in, don’t worry! I probably just got excited to send you this link. Because life is ever changing, it's understandable if we need to adjust. Just let me know as soon as possible and we'll figure something out.
STYLE OF INTERVIEW
This is not a crazy formal interview, but rather a conversation between the two of us. I'll come up with a general outline of the things I'm interested in learning from you, but it's not set in stone. If we get off onto a rabbit trail, so be it. I'll be responsible for asking the questions and guiding the conversation, but it's an open ended interview so I’d prefer we just see where things take us.
If you’d prefer an outline of questions or topics I’m interested in covering, let me know and I can get that over to you in advance of the episode. Some guests simply like to know what I’m looking to cover so they’re prepared and I’m always happy to put my guests’ minds at ease!
RECORDING METHOD AND AUDIO QUALITY
I record via Skype Call Recorder, but I can call both a Skype account or a regular phone number. Whichever audio quality and connection is best on your end is the preferred method. For quality of audio, if you can reduce background noise as much as possible, the final episode will sound much better for listeners.
I’ll need your Skype handle prior to recording so I can find your account. Skype can be a little weird at times when it comes to ensuring I'm calling the correct account.
When using Skype, you’ll want to make sure you have a solid internet connection or the call may drop mid conversation.
My Skype handle is emoryrw (I'll likely show up as Emory Wanger).
If you don't have a Skype account, don't worry. We can record via phone.
I'll need a good phone number to reach you at on the day of the recording. If it's a cell phone, just make sure you're in good coverage.
The better the connection you have on your end, the better chances we have of not dropping out any audio of the interview. We want you to sound as good as you can so listeners can hear everything you're saying without being distracted.
Expect about an hour in duration. I’ve found this provides enough time to cover the topics without rambling on.
Since this isn’t a live call, I have the ability to edit as necessary. If you want to rephrase or if one of us starts hacking up a lung, I can take care of that in post to make it sound seamless, however I don't make it a habit to over edit if I don't need to.
EPISODE RELEASE DATE
Depending on how many episodes are in the shoot ready to go, you can expect your episode to air between 2-4 weeks after recording. If there’s a situation where timing of the episode is important (i.e. release of a book, or event, or something of that nature), please let me know so we can coordinate and I can move things around as needed. I’m always happy to accommodate as needed for the benefit of the guest and audience.
IMAGES FOR SOCIAL
I always post these podcasts to Instagram, Facebook, and of course the website. If you have an image you’d like me to use, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is any photo credit needed, let me know and I’ll be sure to include that as well when I post it. There are no specific requirements for the image, just whatever you like and what you feel represents you.
I’m not here to catch anyone off guard so if there are any topics you prefer not to cover, let me know and I’ll do my best to avoid those.
On the flip side, if you would like to ensure we cover certain topics you're passionate about, please let me know so I can add them to my outline for the interview.
Please read the below Media Release Agreement. There is no need for you to sign anything, however at bottom of the page, you'll find a form to fill out that includes a box stating you've read and understand the agreement. Before the recording date, please fill out this form and submit it.
The By Land Podcast spends time, energy and resources to produce professional quality audio & promote its guests. This includes audio editing & mixing, graphic design, copywriting, press release submission, and social media marketing.
Therefore, we ask that our guests understand our request to retain intellectual property rights to the media produced from the interview.
If you have any questions at all regarding the below media release, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to a collaborative, win, win relationship!
Podcast RELEASE AGREEMENT
I hereby grant to The By Land Podcast, the right and permission to record, use, publish, offer for sale, or otherwise distribute any audio or video interview with me. Such right and permission includes, but is not limited to, my name, recorded voice or video, photograph or likeness, biographical information, handouts or any material based upon or derived therefrom.
I understand that The By Land Podcast at its sole discretion, produce presentations or publications based in whole or in part upon audio interview (or any portions thereof) and/or a video or audio recordings or original photographs of said interview, and that such media or transcripts may appear in print, online, or in any manner of/or media, including but not limited to promoting the podcast or streaming audio program.
I waive the right to approve, claim for compensation, and claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of or in connection with, any use, alteration, or use in any composite form hereunder. I hereby warrant and represent that I have the right to enter into this agreement and to grant the rights granted to The By Land Podcast herein.
I agree that during the course of the interview I have not violated the rights of any third parties, including but not limited to copyrights, rights of privacy, trade secrets, and non-disclosure agreements, and that in the event of any breach of any of these warranties, that I will defend and hold The By Land Podcast harmless and without indemnity against any such claims. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
The final step!
Please take a minute to fill out the form below and we'll be all set!