Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-13 – DDoP 2018-13 – Thunderstorms Part 2

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about cloud formations and the thunderstorm life cycle.

I am trying something new with some of my show notes. You should be able to view them here. Thoughts?

Converging Outflows

Here is an outflow I caught myself. 

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-11 – DDoP 2018-11 – Severe Thunderstorms Part 1

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about what makes a thunderstorm severe.

Weather Spotter’s Field Guide [pdf]

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-10 – DDoP 2018-10 – Derived Precipitation Products

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about Derived Precipitation Products.

More information on Dual-Pos Products 

Video of the day

Screenshot from Hurricane Harvey storm totals
Screenshot from Hurricane Harvey storm totals

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-09 – DDoP 2018-09 – Radar Fun

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about other things you can spot on the radar.

WDT – Birds, Bats, and Bugs

WDT – Wind Farms, Smoke, and More

Bugs along the river
Bugs along the river

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-08 – DDoP 2018-08 – Official Reporting to NWS

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about how to officially report to the NWS.

Mike Wills Podcast 2018-08-07 – DDoP 2018-07 – Radar: Coefficient and Precipitaion Depiction

Here the next installment of the Dog Days of Podcasting podcast.

Today I talk about Correlation Coefficient and Precipitation Depiction.

Picture of the Day

How to Automate Auphonic Posting – WordPress

This is part 2 of how to automate your podcast production. See part 1.

In the first part, I talked about setting up Auphonic and how to use it. This is the second part where I automate a good portion of the posting. 

First you need the Auphonic Importer for WordPress installed in your WordPress site. Then you need to configure it. 

Auphonic Importer Settings
Auphonic Importer Settings

You give the plugin your Auphonic username and password. Give it a tag to search for, I keep it simple and call it “podcast”. Next, choose the category you want for the post. I like to keep the post in draft status, but you can have it automatically publish it. Then save. 

At this point, you have two options:

  1. Manually run that trigger whenever you have a new episode to add. But then that isn’t automation, is it? 
  2. Create a unique URL that can be used to create a cronjob to automatically download any new episodes. While I could provide instructions on that, each web host does things differently. I would suggest reaching out to them to learn how to properly set that up.

You can also visit the plug-in page (linked above) for more detailed instructions. 

This is how I have automated my system. I record, I save and upload, I set my preset, I process, I then visit my site later and publish. Total time it takes me is a few minutes.