Whither the Podcasts?

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If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted a Podcast in a while, here’s the reason: I’ve been listening to a lot of them—the better ones will get listed on the sidebar of this page—and I think I’ve misread the market of this nascent genre more than a little bit . Most Podcasts seem to be geared towards commuters, hence their average running times of 30 minutes or more. The most successful ones are either about music or (big surprise) technology, and while any of my friends will tell you that I could easily go on about cell phones for an hour, even I wouldn’t wish that on anyone on a regular basis.

Besides, Audlink can put your very own voice on your website without all the hassle. Just call their long distance number, record your message and it’ll be automagically uploaded to a compatible web publishing system.

I gotta say, though, that hearing people natter on into their mobiles is annoying enough without the words “dear diary” added into the mix…

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3 Responses to “Whither the Podcasts?”

  1. Ed Miller says:

    AC:

    For all you Mac fans, last month’s MacAddict magazine had Podcast software on the CD. But there seems to be enough free stuff online should you be so inclined….

    Ed
    (not yet iPodded)

  2. Hi Ed,

    Yeah, I bought that very same issue…

    One thing, though—the RSS script they provide doesn’t really work with iPodder software. What =does= work is a great little app called Feeder. You can dowload a free 15-day trial here:

    http://www.reinventedsoftware.com/

  3. Caribbean Free Radio says:

    Hi Andrew:

    Just saying thanks for linking to the site.

    Best,
    Georgia
    http://www.caribbeanfreeradio.com