NatterCast started in September of 2011 and our first series covered the fourth season of the biker crime drama Sons of Anarchy.
Production and Publication
Sion and I both watch programs twice. Once to get the story down and once to pay attention to details and spot foreshadowing. We generally try to record immediately after the second viewing so the episode will be fresh in our memories.
NatterCast is recorded on a Zoom H4n digital recorder and two Sennheiser ME66 shotgun microphones which double as our boom microphones on our filmmaking projects. We may choose to switch over to the more typical studio omnidirectional microphone, but one of the advantages of the shotgun microphones is that they are highly directional, making it easier to filter out noise.
After we record, the NatterCast is edited and filtered in Soundtrack Pro. The music intro and outro are added and a high-pass filter at about 200-250hz is applied to clean out the bass noise and punch the treble in our otherwise James Earl Jones- and Kathleen Turner- like voices.
The resulting MP3 is tagged and titled with ID3 and uploaded to our web server.
Once uploaded, we add an entry to the NatterCast blog. This blog has been registered as a podcast with FeedBurner which generates an RSS feed for our show. This feed was submitted to iTunes and so is automatically updated after we make the blog entry.
Sons of Anarchy NatterCasts
Sons of Anarchy Episode 401 "Out"
The Sons come out of prison having served 14 months for multiple homicides, obstruction of justice and weapons charges, to find a new development going up in Charming and a new sheriff in town. Meanwhile, a federal investigator arrives in Charming to throw a monkey wrench into the Sons' criminal plans.
Sons of Anarchy Episode 402 "Booster"
Sons of Anarchy Episode 403 "Dorylus"
Sons of Anarchy Episode 404 "Una Venta"
The Sons road trip to Tuscon on cartel business and find that SAMTAZ, horror of horror, is dealing DRUGS! Drugs are bad!
Sons of Anarchy Episode 405 "Brick"
The Sons lose track of some cartel coke. Probably won't be an issue. The cartels are mellow.
Sons of Anarchy Episode 406 "With An X"
The Sons continue their search for the missing coke.
Sons of Anarchy Episode 407 "Fruit For Crows"
Juice feels the pressure as Roosevelt and Potter close in on the Sons
Sons of Anarchy Episode 408 "Family Recipe"
Chucky picks up some chili cooking tips from the cartels.
Breaking Bad NatterCasts
Breaking Bad Episode 101 & 102 "Pilot" & "The Cat's In The Bag"
Chemistry teacher Walter White learns he has lung cancer so he decides to start cooking methamphetamine with a former student.
Breaking Bad Episode 103 & 104 "And The Bag's In The River" & "Cancer Man"
Walter deals with Krazy 8 and reveals to his family that he's got cancer. Not so much that he's a murderer and a drug manufacturer.
Breaking Bad Episode 105 & 106 "Gray Matter" & "Crazy Handful of Nothin'"
Breaking Bad Episode 107 & 108 "737" & "A No Rough Stuff Type Of Deal"
Walter and Jess find themselves in over their heads with their new business partner.