Music Radio Creative’s Mike and Izabela Russell join our host Kyran Mountain to talk about working together on MRC, the best tools they’ve used, and using the Periscope app for podcasting. They also have a special announcement!

Top Quotes From Mike:

  • “We do have highs and lows just like anyone.” [on working together]
  • “I’ve always been interested in changing audio and making it sound as different as I possibly could – to the annoyance of my parents.”
  • “It’s very much on the interviewer as well as the interviewee to make a podcast flow really well.”
  • “We’re working on a conference, which is happening in Manchester, UK, this September – called New Media Europe – and it’s very applicable to the Audio Production Show audience… it’s learning about things like blogging, podcasting, online video, how to use social media in an effective way…”
  • “When I write things down, they get done and I get to the end of the day, and I’ve crossed them all off, and I feel really good. Somehow when you put them electronically down, it doesn’t have so much of an effect.” [on using a notebook]
  • “Now, I very rarely watch regular news. When I want to know about something that’s breaking, I’ll go to Twitter before I’ll go to the telly or the radio.”

Top Quotes From Izabela:

  • “We try to keep each other accountable.” [on their morning meetings]
  • “What we absolutely love is the fact that we can make every day different.” [on working at MRC]
  • “I think that we are very fortunate to actually complement each other on many, many different levels… it took us pretty much a good part of the last three years to get where we are today.” [on working together]
  • “One plus one does not equal two.” [on having their second baby]
  • “I’m very, very thrilled to announce that Mike and I are going to be back behind the mics from October this year.”
  • “You simply feel a little bit more accountable to yourself.” [on writing down her tasks on a notebook]
  • “I think this is going to revolutionise the way we consume media.” [on Periscope]
  • “For anyone who’s working for themselves, you do have to have a good balance, sort of work-life balance, and making sure you look after yourself.”
  • “Traditional media is very much about now.” [on new media shifting to live events instead of recorded ones]

Tools & Resources:

  • A notebook
  • Apple watches
  • Basecamp
  • Dropbox
  • Roland R-05 recorder
  • Periscope

Find Mike & Izabela Online!

Follow Mike and Izabela on Periscope and Twitter: @imikemussell and @izabelarussell!