How To Podcast  An Introduction To PodcastingHow To Podcast An Introduction To Podcasting

Podcasting is the newest craze on the internet and it continues to expand on a daily basis. Former MTV host Adam Curry and software developer Dave Winer are credited with developing podcasting. Curry wrote a program called iPodder which allowed him to automatically download internet radio broadcasts to his iPod and Winer was instrumental in promoting RSS. (Really Simple Syndication).

What is RSS? RSS allows people the ability to subscribe to their favorite blog or podcast and the information can be automatically downloaded to their computer. Subsequently, Curry and Winer devised a way to send audio files through RSS feeds.

The term Podcasting comes from ?iPod? and ?Broadcasting?. However, you don't need an iPod in order to record or listen to a podcast. Anyone with a computer or mp3 player can listen to a podcast.

From radio talk show hosts Al Franken to Rush Limbaugh, traditional radio is embracing podcasting. In addition, talk show host Sean Hannity and NPR (National Public Radio) are offering their shows in the form of a podcast.

Television is also welcoming podcasting. ABC News, CBS ?60 Minutes?, TV Guide and Ebert/Roeper Movie Reviews are all available through podcasts.

What is Podcasting? Podcasting is an audio file that you create on your computer and then upload it to the internet so other people can hear it. All you need is a computer, microphone and voice-editing program.

Anyone can podcast. It is perfect for women, men, students, work-at-home-Moms and seniors. If you have something to say, podcasting is a great way to accomplish this goal.

Do you have a favorite hobby that you would like to share with others? Are you a business owner who would like to increase customers? Have you ever dreamed of being your own talk show host or disc jockey? With podcasting, all of the above things are possible.

You could have your very own podcast up and running today.

What do you need?

1. A Microphone

You will need a microphone for your computer so that you can record your show. You can purchase a decent microphone at any computer store or Radio Shack. (http://www.radioshack.com).

2. A Voice-Editing Program

Voice-editing programs allow you to record and edit your show. There are two free programs on the internet that you can use.
(a) Wavepad: (http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad)
(b) Audacity: (http://audacity.sourceforge.net)

3. Upload Show to Website or Hosting Company

After your show is recorded, you will need to upload it to the internet. You can either put it on your website or you can use one of the many hosting companies. Podblaze.com (http://www.podblaze.com) is one company where you can host your podcast.

As you can see, podcasting is very easy to start. We are at the beginning of this roller coaster ride that will hit astronomical proportions as time goes on.

The only way to decide if podcasting is for you is to start. Take the first step and see how you like it.

by Patrick Curran
References and Bibliography

About the Author: Patrick Curran is a professional disc jockey that has worked at both FM and AM stations. He shares his knowledge and expertise so that anyone can produce a professional podcast that equals the quality of shows that you hear on your favorite radio station. Please visit: http://www.radiosecretsforpodcasting.com

Rated:NR/0 Votes
2 Views
Add To My Article Reading List
Add To My Article Reading List
Print Article
Print
More Article By Patrick Curran
More Article by Patrick Curran
Share
More Articles From Podcasting
More Articles From Podcasting
Related Articles and Readings
How to Be a Guest on a Radio Talk Show By: Jim Huffman
Ever listen to a talk show on the radio? And ever wonder how those experts on the shows got to be there?The dirty secret is that they shamelessly pushed themselves onto the program. And while it sounds both dirty and shameless, the reality is that going on to ...
Fear of Being Outsourced Fight Back By: Hesh Reinfeld
Me, outsourced? Impossible. How could they replace a business-humor columnist? But my brother-in-law, the radiologist, told me his hospital was threatening to cut his position because they had found a medical group out of India that would read MRIs at half the cost.He warned me, ?Hesh, don't be so smug. ...
Publicity Headlines and Results are Two Different Things By: Don Doman
Some people are publicity hogs. They submit press releases looking to grab some headlines. They just know that if the word gets out about them, their services, or their company, then they will magically have more sales than they can handle. It doesn't always work that way.On Sunday when daylight ...
Cheney Was Right By: John T Jones PhD
When you shoot someone, you don't feel good about it. Ask any G.I. who has brought fire on the enemy. Injuring or killing a fellow human being is not a pleasant experience. You can hear their families crying. Hunters feel the same way after shooting someone.When Vice President Cheney shot ...
Improve Your Conversations By Watching Talk Show Hosts By: Royane Real
If you want to learn how to be a good conversationalist, a really useful place to start is by watching television!Not just any television mind you - you can learn a lot about how to have successful conversations by watching talk show hosts!One of the most important qualities exhibited by ...
The information provided in this article and/or the comments is the sole responsibility of their respective authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of ezinepost.com. ezinepost.com  does not endorse any article and/or comments published by our web users unless otherwise noted. 

Member Panel

login to submit articles and more

StatisticsEZINEPOST.COM

  • » Active Categories: 419
  • » Active Articles:252603
  • » Active Authors:31917
  • » Active Members: 38237
  • » Statistics Updated:
    - Tue Sep 1st, 2020 09:28AM EST