Category: Podcasting

The Edinburgh Skyline

Welcome To The Fifteenth Year Of Podcasting The Edinburgh Fringe

August in Edinburgh means it’s Festival time, which includes the Fringe. And with the Fringe comes my annual podcast and radio show from Scotland’s capital. For those of you already subscribed to the podcast, you’ll find the traditional prologue episode for the year is now available in the RSS Feed. For those of you not familiar with Daniel Cainer’s ‘Edinburgh’ song you can head to the main website, find the show in iTunes, or add the RSS feed to your app. As always the show is produced with Radio Six International, so you can hear it online every Saturday with

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Some Ideas For Successful Podcasting

If there’s one thing many people agree on, it’s that podcasts are not an easy way of earning income (although is there truthfully any easy way online?).  John Corcoran’s look at some of your options is a good place both for new ‘casters and old hands. One of them stood out for me: Jared Easley, co-founder with Dan Franks of the podcasting conference Podcast Movement, suggests new podcasters use Patreon to generate revenue for their show, which allows a podcaster to accept contributions from listeners. While the strategy may not yield huge dollars, Easley says that “crowdfunding is a form of a litmus test

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On Publishing Five Hundred Podcasts

Last Friday saw one of the moments where numbers conspired to mean something. Over on ESC Insight, I posted the five hundredth episode of my Eurovision Song Contest podcast. There was nothing particularly special about the contents, it was a regular episode of ‘ESC Insight News’, covering the last two weeks of news in the world of the Song Contest. The only concessions to the episode number was a sad party twizzler sound effect at the end of the show, and the subtle use of a Fiat 500 as the key image in the post and shared social images. And while

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Gene Cernan RIP: Speaking To The Last Man On The Moon

[audio:http://archive.org/download/sxswbaby_20150319_19_LastManOnTheMoon/sxswbaby_20150319_19_LastManOnTheMoon.mp3] Gene Cernan died today. He was the last man to walk on the moon, an astronaut from a time of heroes, a pilot from a time where best friends didn’t come home. He also drew his daughter’s initials in the moon dust. They’re still there…   I was very lucky to speak to him in 2014 as he promoted Mark Craig’s documentary/biography ‘Last Man On The Moon.’  I’ve posted it above, and I’m going to listen to it again. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and

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