I really enjoyed my chat with Saron on the CodeNewbie podcast, and wanted to circulate the content more widely. Audio is great, but text is more searchable and thus more discoverable, so I wanted to transcribe the show.
Automatic transcript via YouTube
YouTube transcribes for free, all you need is a video. I took the podcast and made a video with a black screen, and uploaded to YouTube. The transcript got maybe 70% right, but not enough to actually understand the show without listening.
1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:12,259 welcome to the gurney podcast when we talk to people on their current journey 2 00:00:12,259 --> 00:00:16,779 notes about being you on yours I'm your house around today on the show I'm so 3 00:00:16,779 --> 00:00:21,060 excited to have to teach an independent Android developer and creator of 4 00:00:21,060 --> 00:00:28,230 technically speaking to be on as a high so you do a lot of stuff but the main
Correct the transcript via Fiverr
I did not want to correct the transcript myself, so I outsourced it on Fiverr. I provided the link to download the podcast, the
.srt transcript from YouTube, and some extra information:
- The name of the show is CodeNewbie
- The host is Saron Yitbarek
- The guest is Chiu-Ki Chan (aka me!)
- Technically Speaking is the name of the newsletter we talked about. Please capitalize.
I got the cleaned transcript the next day, for $30 ($31.5 including fees):
1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:12,259 SARON: Welcome to the CodeNewbie podcast, where we talk to people on their coding journey 2 00:00:12,259 --> 00:00:16,779 in hopes of helping you on yours. I'm your host, Saron. Today on the show I'm so 3 00:00:16,779 --> 00:00:21,060 excited to have Chiu-Ki Chan, independent Android developer and creator of 4 00:00:21,060 --> 00:00:28,230 Technically Speaking. Chiu-Ki, you want to say hi? CHIU-KI: Hello! SARON: So you do a lot of stuff, but the main
Convert to HTML
The transcript has line breaks that makes it a bit hard to read. I wrote a Python script to convert that to Markdown, then open it in Atom to get the HTML.
Add links and Publish
This is optional, but when I pasted the HTML to my blog I added some links as well.
You can see the results here: blog.sqisland.com/2016/03/codenewbie-podcast-visibility.html