BBC…not yet

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt
A while back my husband was contacted by a student in England (originally from Spain, I believe) who was doing a project on Podcasting and requested an interview with him. John answered his questions during one of his podcasts and the final result is now posted. The student, Manuel, put together an entire site that looks like a BBC page full of technology articles – and featuring one on Podcasting. There are interviews with serveral podcasters, a quote from John, and even a picture of the two of us. I’m not sure how ‘top secret’ his project is (although I hear it may actually be picked up by the BBC) so I’m just posting screenshots.

There are endless benefits to podcasting and being a listener and as John asserts (quite often) you do NOT need an iPod to enjoy.

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  1. gusgreeperThursday, March 30th, 2006 — 2:13pm PST

    im looking for a free canadian podcasting site..i wanna start one with a reader in Ajax…i think it will be awesome. but i not so computer good.

  2. gusgreeperThursday, March 30th, 2006 — 2:14pm PST

    damn it is starting to bug me you look familiar we MUST have crossed paths at SOME point….ODD

  3. Miss604Thursday, March 30th, 2006 — 2:50pm PST

    i’ve commissioned john to answer your podcasting question :p as for crossing paths eep… i dunnoooo ?

  4. JohnFriday, March 31st, 2006 — 9:04am PST

    There are a couple of ways to do it. Take the double-ender for example. That sounds bad, but I’ll do my best to explain.

    It requires either VOIP or perhaps an actual conversation over the phone. You record the two sides of the conversation on your computers separately. You edit the two back together to sound like one when you post it. You would do it this why if you are really concerned about quality.

    If quality isn’t so much an issue, then just record the VOIP conversation directly on the computer. This saves time because you won’t have to edit anything later. And if it’s the content that you really care about, take care of quality later.

    That takes care of distance. You can do podcasts through Blogger, then run your feeds through something like Feedburner. As far as hosting your mp3’s, that might take money, but try Libsyn. Also keep an eye out for the Podcast Delivery Network coming out in a few weeks from Podshow. Don’t know what costs will be, if any, but you might be able to do some free stuff there.

    Free ain’t so easy of a word to throw around with podcasting because as your podcast gains in popularity, more people are eating up bandwidth to providers hosting your programs. The more they eat, the more ISP’s want to be paid.

    Figure out what you want to do, start doing it, makes mistakes, learn from them, and keep going. That’s the most important thing.

  5. gusgreeperSaturday, April 1st, 2006 — 10:44am PST

    THANK YOU! :0)

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