Halfway Home Media
 
 
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OUR STORY

My name is Arison Cain.

I am a songwriter and musician who has spent over ten years creating audio content.

I have been fortunate enough to travel the United States, making a by living creating and performing original music. I have worked in some of the most prestigious recording studios in the world, and have learned audio techniques from some of the most talented minds in music production.

In 2007, I launched a comedy podcast with a few of my friends. It began as a hobby, but eventually we started producing podcasts with an extremely high production value. I began offering these production services to other clients, and in the last decade, I have edited and produced over 1000 different episodes of over 50 different podcasts.  

I founded Halfway Home Media because I believe strongly that Narrative Podcasting is the future of audio content.

I believe that everyone has a unique story, and with the right approach to telling those stories, we can create the a legitimate legacy that will last far beyond our time has ended.

Narrative Podcasting isn't for everyone, but for those of us that feel compelled to share our stories with the world, there has never been a better time in history to do so, or a better way to do it.

I have assembled a team of industry leaders in audio and production services. We can walk you through every step of the process, from the initial brainstorming stage, to recording, editing, and producing some of the highest quality content in the podcast space.

Our mission at Halfway Home Media is to provide you with a team of professionals that believes in you and will do whatever it takes to help you share your story with the world.
 

 
 

What is narrative podcasting?

 

Halfway Home Media specializes in a production style that we like to call Narrative Podcasting.

Narrative Podcasting is a documentary style audio format that focuses on telling a story, rather than airing a cut-and-dry interview or monologue from the host.

The most popular podcasts and radio shows in the world have been telling stories this way, and with great success.

Shows like Serial, StartUp and Radiolab have changed the way that people are digesting audio content. 

This type of production style requires a great deal of time investment (and it isn't for everybody) but we believe that the podcasters that embrace Narrative Podcasting will see immeasurable benefits.

The audiences that listen to narrative podcasts are frequently the most dedicated and engaged.

Advertisers are drawn to podcasts that use this format, and have seen much more success with the ads that they place.

If you believe that Narrative Podcasting could work for you, please reach out to us for a free consultation. 

 

 

 

 

Our Services

 

PRODUCTION

We know how intimidating it can be to put yourself out there, and how difficult it can be to produce a great podcast if you aren't familiar with the format. From start to finish, we will guide you through every step of the process. The best productions often require a lot of back and forth, and no two shows are alike. We are here to help you craft a narrative in the way that best suits your voice. You don't just need someone to cut your audio and publish it on time, you need a team that believes in your story.  There are plenty of services out there that will try to edit your content as fast as possible, for as cheap as possible, with the bare minimum of effort. We know the kind of time investment and care that is required to create a world-class podcast, and we have thousands of hours of experience in doing just that. 

 

AUDIO ENGINEERING

The podcast space is full of amateurs and part-timers.  The number one most successful way to grow your podcast is to create a show that people feel compelled to share. The best way to get people to share your content is to set yourself apart from the amateurs. We have seen firsthand how much a podcast can benefit from having the best audio production in the industry. We are a team of audio professionals with decades of experience. We know that every podcast is different. We don't just set some basic audio presets and walk away. We know the best techniques to make your podcast compete with the top dogs. When you work with us, your audio production will be on par with the premiere podcasts in the world. 


COACHING

Are you struggling with questions about how to launch your podcast? Are you passionate about the story that you want to tell, but you aren't quite sure the steps you need to take to tell it? We are here for you. We have honed our skills over years of working with podcasters who were at the exact same step in their journey that you are now. We can help you find better guests, become a better interviewer, record better audio and ultimately tell your story in more direct and eloquent way than you ever thought possible.


original music and voice over

Do you need to find a trademark voice for your podcast intro or advertising content? We have a team of talented writers and in-house voice over artists who are ready to speak for you. Many of our team members are songwriters, composers, musicians and podcasters themselves. Are you a comedy podcaster that needs a unique song to accompany your audio sketch? Do you have segments that would benefit from a music bed or unique audio bumper? Our creative team has got you covered.    

 

SHOW NOTES

People consume media in different ways. If you have a dedicated audience, they will spend as much time reading your web content as they do listening to your audio. Our staff of writers will help you craft compelling companion pieces for your website to maximize the reach of your episodes and get your listeners to join in the conversation.  

 

ADVERTISING

Have you built an audience for your podcast that you are considering monetizing through advertisements? Are you struggling to find ad partners or create good copy for your ads? Many of our team members have worked in radio, and are uniquely skilled in the world of advertising. We are familiar with the challenges that podcasters face once they start making money with their show. Through years of experience, we have fine-tuned the best practices to create ads that your listeners won't skip, and that will leave your advertising partners happier and much more satisfied with their investment. 

I’ve had handfuls of podcast editors over the years and by a wide margin Arison Cain and Halfway Home Media have been the best: both in terms of understanding the engineering side of creating a great show, but also in terms of their communication and ability to deliver high quality work under pressure.
— Dan Andrews; The TropicalMBA Podcast

 

 

 
 

 

CONTACT US

We offer a free 30 minute consultation to anyone, regardless of where you are in your podcasting journey.

If you have any questions about our services, or how we can help you tell your story, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Make sure to include a detailed description about your project and what you are hoping to accomplish. If you have an existing podcast and you are looking for help with advertising, please include as much information as you can about your current audience.