Lately, I have come across a lot of people that have asked me about the equipment I use for my Backyards of Key West Podcast. Some seem to be simply curious, but others have an interest in starting their own show.

Should you start your own show? Let me be very clear when I say that the answer is, “YES!”

Before we get into all of the equipment, programs, tools, and instructions, let’s cut to the chase and eliminate any excuse for not starting your podcast. 

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We are having a conversation between Mark Baratto and Tricia Coyne 

INTRO ~ Welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast with your host Mark Baratto. 

MARK:           Okay, this is the Backyards of Key West Podcast, my name is Mark Baratto and I’m with Tricia Coyne. Pronounced like the silver dollar, the quarter, I like to give you the larger.

TRICIA:         Penny? 

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We are having a conversation between Mark Baratto and Keith St. Peter 

INTRO ~ Welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast with your host Mark Baratto. 

MARK:           Hi, this is the Backyards of Key West Podcast, my name is Mark Baratto.  I am sitting with Keith St. Peter, is that how you say it? 

KEITH           Yup. You said it perfect.

MARK:           Well, I figured it would be like something French like, “St. Pierre.” 

KEITH           I mean, it is St. Pierre technically when they came over here, it was Anglicized to say St. Peter. 

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We are having a conversation between Mark Baratto and Kristy Geary 

INTRO ~ Welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast with your host Mark Baratto. 

MARK:           So, this is the Backyards of Key West Podcast, my name is Mark Baratto.  I have a very special guest today. If you live on the island, if you’ve been on the island and you see beautiful things on tables, in restaurants, in stores, at events, probably everywhere, it is because of this lovely lady, who has a store called Love in Bloom and her name is…

KRISTY:         Kristy Geary.

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We are having a conversation between Mark Baratto and Carol Wightman 

INTRO ~ Welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast with your host Mark Baratto. 

MARK:           So, welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast, my name is Mark Baratto, and I have a special guest today. And she is…. 

CAROL:         Carol Wightman.

MARK:           Carol Wightman, yes, you may have heard of her if you’ve ever stayed at the Marquesa Hotel, you definitely heard of her. I don’t know, maybe… you gave me a look. Would they not have, are you behind the scenes? 

CAROL:         Yes, sometimes. 

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Q:        You could use your sexy voice.

A:        That’s right.

INTRO ~ Welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast with your host Mark Baratto. 

Q:        So, welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast, I’m Mark Baratto, and I have my guest with me, Craig Reynolds. 

A:        Hello.

Q:        Here he is, the man, the myth, the legend. If you drive around Key West anywhere and you poke your head behind one of those picket fences and you see the most beautiful exquisite backyards, then the design, the landscape, all of it, it’s his stamp. His stamp is there, he is the one who did that. 

A:        And some of them you can see in the front yards.

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Q:​ First time in Key West, a week before Fantasy Fest, right out of college.

A:​ I had no idea what I was in for.

INRO ~ Welcome to the Backyards of Key West Podcast with your host Mark Baratto. 

Q:​ We have our very first guest and I’m very excited to have her. I don’t know if I should say both names, is it one name?

A:​ It gets tricky.

Q:​ Let’s get people educated here on this first episode.

A:​ I was the eternally single girl, so I kept my maiden name and started my business under my maiden name. Now I have a married name, and you know, my husband gets upset when I get called by my maiden name, so I just kept them all in there. So, they are all in there. Nadene Grossman Orr.

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