Daily Reckoning Podcast

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Daily Reckoning Podcast 
DR Podcast….

Seeking Voice Artist & Production Tech for Daily Podcast.

* The Gig:

- Production of a daily (Mon-Fri / 5 episodes per week) 15-20min audio podcast. Consisting of the narration of a written script, and insertion of applicable sound effects, audio textures and advertisements.

- Edited ready-to-read script would be submitted to you each day by 2:30/3:00 eastern time… applicable sound effects / audio textures (to be provided by you, licensed by DR)… audio intro and outros (provided by DR)…. audio insert ads (provided by DR).

- Final production would be due back to us the following morning by 9:00am eastern time.

- Final Production format (96-128k high quality .mp3)

* The Style:

Basically a snarky, sarcastic -- and at times self-deprecating -- irreverent commentary on the stock market, macro-economics and political policy through the eyes of an independent, and some-what libertarian point of view.

Delivery would be a cross between Jim Cramer [Mad Money] , Steven Colbert [Colbert Report], Kai Ryssdal [NPR MarketWatch].

*** We are NOT looking for a movie-trailer voice.***

Refer to example audio treatment here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byo0Bgj0Nwz7UkdvcEVDcl9lZnc/edit?usp=sharing

* Involvement & Compensation:

We have a solid idea of what we want to produce, how we want it to sound, how we plan on using it and how we pan on measuring the success of the project however, podcasting is a new venture for the Daily Reckoning and we are looking for someone who understands that this is a work in progress.

We are looking for someone who is not only interested in the ideas and topics we are publishing, but one who is willing to come to the table with ideas, feedback and a genuine interest in the success of the project.

We are able to make arrangements for weekly or monthly compensation, but we are working on a tight budget.

* About the Daily Reckoning:

- Read all about us here: http://dailyreckoning.com/about/

- Projected demographic of listener base 40-65 yrs.

The DR has over 400k e-letter subscribers world-wide…. how many can we get for the podcast?!  
2013-12-11 16:22:59 GMT
2013-12-31 16:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 500
15-20 mins
English - USA and Canada
Just looking for a character!
Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks AND
• Add music AND
• Add special effects
Not defined
This is a non-union project

Script Details

custom demo required 
Stocks show their sluggish side...

• Consumers surprise market watchers…. Black Friday results pour in…

• Plus, the daily reckoning’s own Chris Mayer on whether or not you should put Bitcoin into

your coffee can… If you’re confused, like I know I am….stay tuned to the Daily Reckoning

Podcast! The answer is the key to earning 20 times over every dollar invested …

[Audio Intro]

Stocks are mixed this morning after last week marked their eighth straight week of gains.

Trading is sluggish despite the manufacturing data released before noon. Both the … [cough],

get ready for this… the Purchasing Managers manufacturing index…. and the Institute for

Supply Management manufacturing index met the high end of the Quote un quote experts

expectations. [Shewww that’s a mouthful] In turn, the dollar is supposedly up versus the yen.

Meanwhile, the barbaric relic took a $20 swan dive today. It’s the biggest drop since June.

Bitcoin, however, is trading for $1,031. Two days ago, the digital currency hit a record price

of $1,242 per coin. Slowly, the prices of the digital and physical monetary alternatives are

converging. Maybe! the price of both will soon crisscross. Maybe! you’ll regret not getting in in

a week’s time. Maybe! you should sell gold and buy Bitcoin right now. …………Or maybe not.

We need a moment to think about it…

While we mull it over, let’s see how Black Friday! turned out.

Preliminary figures out of the National Retail Federation showed 141 million shoppers between

Turkey Day and yesterday. That counts both online and in stores. Last year, that number was 137

million. It turns out, however, that’s a deceiving statistic. [Who’d a thunk it.]

Total shopping over the weekend almost hit $58 billion -- a decrease of nearly 3%. The average

amount consumers spent declined by 4% too. They represent the first drops in the weekend’s

spending in seven years. So much for that consumer-fueled recovery, huh?

Unfortunately, dig as we did, we couldn’t find any reports on the amount of Bitcoin spent on

Bitcoin Black Friday, an event we detailed a week ago. We’ll keep our eyes peeled. In total, over

400 merchants joined in on the event. Perhaps the wave of interest can shed some light on our

quest to understand Bitcoin.

Chris Larsen explained to the Financial Times yesterday, “For consumers,” “using currencies

like Bitcoin could present a way ’round fees and foreign exchange costs, which consume up to

10% of international remittances.”

Mr. Larsen was the serial entrepreneur behind the Prosper online lending service. It cuts out the

middleman and lets individuals directly lend and borrow from each other. Now Larsen is betting

that Bitcoin is the future. Not just as a speculation… but as a viable alternative to financial

systems as you know them.

The FT’s Richard Waters writes, quote,: “Bitcoin’s tech industry backers argue that the shared

protocols and common technology standards on which it is based echo the open technologies

that lie at the heart of the Internet,” “That could make it the foundation for a low-cost, standards-
based financial system independent of the traditional banking industry.” End Quote.

The idea is that Bitcoin is to finance industry what the Internet was to the communications


Larsen, who created his own digital currency called Ripple, [which is also a Greatful Dead

tune… but that’s neither here nor there….] explained to FT that “an open digital currency

platform made it possible for startups to create a wide range of financial applications, similar

to the way companies such as Google broke into the media world by building on the Internet’s

HTTP protocol.”

Still, who’s to say that Ripple or any other digital payment system will revolutionize finance?

There are at least 60 types of digital currencies/payment systems. By market cap, the largest of

them are Bitcoin followed by Litecoin, Peercoin, Namecoin and Quarkcoin. The total stock of

Bitcoin is currently valued at more than $11 billion. Each has a market cap over $30 million.

At $1,035, Bitcoin is the world’s most expensive currency. Yet if our informal poll at

Thanksgiving dinner is representative, at least 40% of people at the table still didn’t know what

exactly Bitcoin is.

[maybe some audio texture here]

(BUT Rest assured loyal listeners the Daily Reckoning does! We recommended reading our free

Bitcoin report. The Daily Reckoning family is now full of Bitcoin experts. You can access it,

free of charge when you visit dailyreckoning.com/podcast)

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