Category: Podcasting

If you’re going to do a podcast, do it with some self-esteem

Marco Arment looks at how just a few tweaks can polish a podcast from ‘two people on Skype’ into something with a bit more class and potential: Just as blogs need sensible fonts, colors, layouts, and spacing to be comfortably readable, podcasts need to be listenable. And you can’t make easily listenable podcasts without at least basic equipment and production. This doesn’t take tons of money and fancy equipment — it takes some cheap equipment, plus a bit of effort and caring about how your podcast sounds, just as you could make a few changes to your CSS in 2006 to make your blog a lot more

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Ten years of aussie podcasting

There’s going to be a lot of these over the next two years, but I’m definitely flagging up Cameron Reilly’s post today celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the aussie pdocast “G’Day World”…. which had me on as a guest in the first fortnight (so that would be my ten-year anniversary)… which led to an invite to join The Podcast Network (Feb 14 2004), my first podcasts, and arguably that experimentation continues to this day in terms of radio, online, audio, and storytelling. Nice one, Mr C.

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Some festive music? Here’s this year’s Christmas Rocktacular!

[audio:http://archive.org/download/TpnRockFriday20131120256Christmas2013/tpn_rock_friday_20131120_256_Christmas2013.mp3] MP3 File – Show Notes – Rock Show RSS Feed Every year I look out some great Christmas music online, avoiding the big name artists and million sellers you can hear on the radio and TV. They all feature in the ‘Christmas Rocktacular’ podcast which you can stream online, or download for free. Here’s this year’s festive collection. Under Your Christmas Tree, by Jericko Rose (Jericko Rose on Reverb Nation). O Come All Ye Faithfull, by Geoff Smith (thegeoffsmith.com). Christmas In A Cup, by Erica Sunshine Lee (ericasunshinelee.com). Broke The Bank This Christmas, by Mitch Benn (mitchbenn.com). St. Benedicts

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Don’t forget to listen to Edinburgh Nights every week!

You might recall that after this year’s radio broadcast of the  Edinburgh Fringe chat show came to the end, I decided to keep the format alive and showcase all the fun things in Edinburgh each week (that would have been the moment for a David Tennant-esque “I don’t want to go…”). It’s three months later, and Edinburgh Nights is still on the air, at 3pm every Friday, with a podcast available to listen again to the show (if you’re in Edinburgh), or to listen fresh to the whole hour if you are further afield. It’s a show that continues to evolve,

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What comes after the Fringe podcast? Edinburgh Nights!

I might have hinted at this near the end of my thoughts looking back at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe podcast. I had a blast doing the show, which this year was recorded and broadcast live on Castle FM as well as going out as a podcast through the usual RSS powered sources. When the Fringe was over, the time-slot on the FM dial was still open, so it felt natural to keep the one hour format of music and intervews going, but with some tweaks to fit the landscape in Edinburgh for the other 11 months of the year. So

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