If you’ve been looking for a tool to make podcasting much easier than using Audacity, you might want to check out Castblaster. I’ve used it for quite some time and each release it just gets better and better.
While browsing the Castblaster forums, I came across this screencast put together by Troy of the Rutters Ramblings podcast that shows a pretty complete picture of what Castblaster does.
If you don’t feel like downloading the software, but are curious as to what you could get from it, check out the screencast. Yes, it can be that easy.
The folks over at Raw Voice have released BluBrry, a podcasting / social networking site. I haven’t had a lot of time to play around with it, but in the time that I have spent I have run across quite a few bugs like memory errors and a link going to the default Apache installation page when going to modify your profile. To be fair, the site is in beta right now, just being released last night. It definitely looks interesting and has some of the features of the Podshow Podcast Delivery Network beta sans the actual distribution of the media.
Check out the site and let me know what you think. I’ve got the podcast loaded in and I’m curious to see what kind of response it gets.
For those who do not know, Raw Voice is the company started by Todd Cochrane, the host of the Geek News Central podcast, a podcast I listen to all the time.
Keep up the great work Todd!
On Monday’s episode of Keith and The Girl, Keith and Chemda dissect a copy of the Podshow contract that was sent to them by an anonymous listener. This was quite entertaining.
Funniest thing to me, a clause stating that you can be fired by podshow by e-mail.
Finally, if you don’t want to actually listen to the whole thing, Keith states at the conclusion of the main contract:
"And then you can sign it. Uh, Somebody did sign this one. Name – My Balls, email @yourmouth.org."
I think that pretty much states their opinion of the contract.
Will people pay for radio shows on the net? – While I can see paying a subscription for satellite – and maybe a podcast aggregator, I don’t think I’d pay show for show for a podcast. Give me advertising any day …
Eliot Van Buskirk asks whether Howard Stern could have been better off better off Podcasting rather than moving to satellite radio.
Check out this description of the new release of GarageBand. A lot of new podcasting features including support for artwork, sound effects and jingles, and a built in speech enhancer.
Ken Underwood has put together a very simple “listening to podcasts HOWTO” in both printable and screen resolution PDF. For those of you who want a simple set of instructions to get your family and friends into podcasting, check out the Podcasting 101 links in the “Getting Started” section over on this page.
Dan Safkow donates his television, DVD player and assorted radios to Goodwill and relies completely on podcasting and online content for entertainment. Dan’s website can be found at podcastyear.blogger.com.
Slate.com’s Andy Bowers reflects on where podcasting has gone in 2005 and some predictions on where it might head.
According to this article, religion is the fastest growing genre in podcasting.