Category: Portable Media Expo

BBC Podcast Article Features Myself As A Leading Podcaster

Hundreds of podcasters from 22 countries have gathered at the Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference in Ontario, California, for the first major podcasting convention to be held in the US. It is a mark of how mainstream podcasting is becoming world-wide that one of the attendees from the UK, Ewan Spence, is nominated for a Scottish Bafta for his series of podcasts from the Edinburgh festival. But does podcasting spell the death of radio? Link: BBC News – Podcasts Sends Mixed Signals to Radio.

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The Woodstock of Podcasting

Surprisingly, the “world’s first Podcasting conference” neglects to mention Britcaster’s PodCastCon Uk back in September which beat them to the punch. And reading between the lines of the spat between the organisers and the owners of PodShow, there’s some high level Dynasty/Dallas maneuverings going on. In the meantime, The Podcast Network, by virtue of not being American, slides off their radar. Ah well, here’s the article. Link: Wired Magazine Online.

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A Seattle Weekend

Seattle must be the American word for Aberdeen, which in turn is gaelic for Hypothermia. The weather here in the north west corner of America makes me feel like I never left Edinburgh. The days are pretty much cold and drizzly, and the nights are cold and drizzly. Which isn;t as much of a problem for me. What’s surprising is the effect the rain has on the traffic jams in the area. I don’t remember UK roads grinding to a halt just because of the wrong type of rain (the trains are another matter, but I’m not hitting the CalTrain

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Off We Go Into The Red White and Blue Yonder

Typical, just as all the funs starts at home with the BAFTA’s, I need to jump on a plane to hop over the Atlantic to the West Coast. As usual, the flight is with American Airlines (it’s cheap, the seats are comfy enough, and I’m used to Easyjet et al in the UK). Unlike the last trip in May, I’m not doing the big Heathrow-Los Angeles flight… it’s just too long. Instead I’ll take the easier route for me of Edinburgh to Heathrow, then onto Chicago for a connecting flight to the West Coast. The plan so far is to

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