The World of Audio with Mike & Izabela

The World of Audio with Mike & Izabela

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:

Periscope Podcasting: Discussion on Using the Periscope App

Check out this video of Mike, Izabela & Kyran discussing how to use the Periscope app for podcasting. To get even more tips, follow @imikerussell, @izabelarussell and @kyran on Periscope for iOS and Android!

Key Timestamps:

  • [spp-timestamp time=”00:16″] – Host Kyran Mountain opens the show by introducing and welcoming the episode’s guests, Mike and Izabela Russell
  • [spp-timestamp time=”01:38″] – Mike and Izabela describe their different roles at Music Radio Creative
  • [spp-timestamp time=”02:39″] – Their typical hectic day at MRC
  • [spp-timestamp time=”04:14″] – What it’s like working with each other and the advantages/disadvantages of working with one’s spouse
  • [spp-timestamp time=”06:02″] – The story of how Mike and Izabela started MRC
  • [spp-timestamp time=”07:34″] – The changes in their business and how they work with the arrival of their little ones
  • [spp-timestamp time=”08:07″] – On recording podcasts with a baby around
  • [spp-timestamp time=”08:49″] – Kyran talks about his experience hosting season 2 of the Audio Production Show
  • [spp-timestamp time=”10:09″] – Mike and Izabela’s special announcement
  • [spp-timestamp time=”10:47″] – Mike talks about putting their energies into making the New Media Europe conference happen in September
  • [spp-timestamp time=”11:53″] – The essential tool that Mike and Izabela cannot live without
  • [spp-timestamp time=”13:32″] – How Mike and Izabela use their daily notebooks
  • [spp-timestamp time=”14:39″] – On using Apple watches
  • [spp-timestamp time=”15:39″] – Other pieces of technology that Mike and Izabela use for their business
  • [spp-timestamp time=”16:11″] – On using the Periscope app
  • [spp-timestamp time=”18:46″] – Periscope as a new way of consuming media and interacting with anyone in the world
  • [spp-timestamp time=”20:04″] – On vertical-mode videos, particularly Periscope
  • [spp-timestamp time=”22:16″] – Mike and Izabela’s thoughts on new media shifting to live events because of new technology and apps like Periscope
  • [spp-timestamp time=”24:14″] – Izabela on being a fan of the Jillian Michaels and meeting Jillian
  • [spp-timestamp time=”24:47″] – Other podcasts that Izabela listens to nowadays
  • [spp-timestamp time=”25:52″] – Where to find Mike and Izabela online
  • [spp-timestamp time=”27:17″] – Kyran gives a shout-out to MRC’s amazing audio specialists
  • [spp-timestamp time=”28:24″] – Izabela on being back in front of the microphone after a break
  • [spp-timestamp time=”28:49″] – Kyran thanks Mike and Izabela for the opportunity to host the Audio Production Show
  • [spp-timestamp time=”29:39″] – Kyran wraps up season 2 of the Audio Production Show and thanks everyone who was part of the show
  • [spp-timestamp time=”31:08″] – Kyran thanks all the amazing guests he’s had on the Audio Production Show

Find Mike & Izabela Online!

– Follow Mike and Izabela on Periscope and Twitter: @imikemussell and @izabelarussell! You can also visit Mike’s personal website:
– Follow Music Radio Creative on Twitter (@musicrcreative) or visit
– Listen until the end of the show to get a special Music Radio Creative offer!