About the Big Gay Fiction Podcast

Hosts: Jeff Adams & Will Knauss
Producer: Jeff Adams

Original Music (eps 265-present): Daryl Banner
Production Assistant (eps 313-397): Tyson Greenan
Announcer (eps 218-264): Kirt Graves
Announcer (eps 150-217): Derrick McClain
Announcer (eps 1-149): Clint Rebik

Questions/Comments? Drop an email to jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com

Jeff Adams and Will Knauss are husbands and authors who created the podcast for avid readers and passionate fans of gay romance fiction. Each week they bring you exclusive author interviews, book recommendations and explore the latest in gay pop culture. To learn all about the hosts, listen/watch episode 1, which is their origin story.

See the podcasts and websites Jeff & Will have been featured on.

Authors: Being On The Show

We are a curated podcast. We have to read and like a book before we’ll review it or have the author on the show. There are exceptions to this rule that we occasionally make as part of our curation. If you’d like to be considered for a guest spot or review, drop us an email at jeffandwill@biggayfictionpodcast.com  (We’ve discovered some great books/authors because an author sends a request so don’t hesitate to send the email).
Please note, as of November 21, 2019, we are not accepting books published by Dreamspinner Press. (Read why)

What We Use to Make the Show

In-studio and On-the-road:
Microphones: Shure SM86-LC Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone
Cables: AxcessAbles XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Audio Cables
Recording device: Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder
We also have D’Addario Accessories Male XLR male to balanced 1/4″ female adapter and Hosa CMP-310 3.5 mm TS to 1/4″ TS Mono Interconnect Cable, 10 feet to facilitate plugging into soundboards if needed.

Zoom on a Mac Studio using  Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. We use the same audio equipment as noted above.
Interview scheduling: Acuity Scheduling (an amazing online tool to schedule appointments so you don’t have to go back and forth on timing).
Transcripts: Descript. Starting from episode 180 all of our author interviews receive a transcript. Starting May 2019, we’re working backward as well so that eventually all interviews will have a transcript so that the interviews can be enjoyed by those who wish to listen, watch or read.

On-the-road Video:
Camera: iPhone 13 using built-in Photo app or Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

Descript: All basic show editing, as well as to create audiograms
Adobe Premiere Pro for video.
Adobe Audition for audio.
Music Tag Editor for adding META data on the MP3

LibSyn: For file hosting, RSS management for all distribution, direct file download, statistics.

Podcasting Resources

At the 2017 Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, we presented a workshop entitled Podcasting 101: Tips for Being a Good Guest and Starting Your Own. The materials from that workshop are available to download.

Two books that we also like: Novel Idea to Podcast: How to Sell More Books Through Podcasting by Paul Sating and Big Podcast: Grow Your Podcast Audience, Build Listener Loyalty, and Get Everybody Talking About Your Show by David Hooper.

Affiliate Notice

Big Gay Fiction Podcast regularly uses affiliate programs provided by the websites we link to. When a user purchases something from a link that’s clicked, Big Gay Fiction Podcast may receive compensation in the form of an affiliate commission. It’s important to note that clicking on a Big Gay Fiction Podcast link doesn’t cost the consumer anything. The commission is paid from the seller’s margin, often as a marketing expense.

In full transparency, and in compliance with FTC guidelines, we want to inform you of the following:

Affiliate Links: In many cases links in the shownotes and other areas of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast website are affiliate links and a small commission from sales of certain items will be earned.

Amazon Disclosure: Big Gay Fiction Podcast participates in many international affiliate programs Amazon has available (a.k.a. Amazon Associates Programs), an affiliate program designed to provide a means to earn a small commission for qualifying purchases from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.mx, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.es, Amazon.it, Amazon.in, Amazon.cn, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.com.au and Amazon.com.br.

Trademark Notice

“Big Gay” is a registered trademark of Jeffrey Adams & William Knauss as it pertains to downloadable podcasts in the field of literature and popular culture.