With FM - Podcasting
If you are fed up with listening to your local FM station and the
mass of inane adverts that punctuate each show, or, if you crave
interesting spoken word programmes that are written and presented
by excited, knowledgeable enthusiasts, then Adam Curry's "Daily
Source Code" podcast may be just what your a looking for.
Adam is one of a rapidly increasing group known as "podcasters",
whose shows are created to be heard on iPods or other MP3 players.
Formerly an MTV video-jock, he is the man who created the "iPodder"
program. Downloadable from www.iPodder.org, this easy to use software
allows you to decide which audio feed you wish to subscribe to.
This is then automatically added to your iPod or MP3 player to listen
to when you decide.
The great thing about Podcasting is that it allows listeners to
download their favourite shows automatically. There are now tons
of "advertisement-free" radio channels for listeners to subscribe
to, with more emerging every day.
Once set-up with a program like iPodder your favourite program
downloads automatically whilst you sleep, so that you can listen
to it on the journey into work the next day, or whenever it suits
you. You are not tied to any schedule. It is true radio-on-demand.
When you visit ipodder.org you will see details of the latest podcasts
and you will be able to easily subscribe to great shows such as
"Coverville", a music show consisting purely of really interesting
cover versions as well as the truly original, if not a little whacky,
"Whole Wheat Radio" from Talkeetna, Alaska. (Where!!).
There are, of course, lots of shows created and presented by true
Podcast enthusiasts and knowledgable techies, such as "The Engadget
Podcast" and "IT Conversations". However, by mixing all of these
topic areas you can end up with a true, custom-made audio experience
that meets all of your listening requirements.
Podcasting is still in its' infancy and over the next 12 months
you will see more and more growth in this unique field. Podcasting
is a real example of a technology that simply could not have existed
even 2 years ago and with just a little effort on your part over
the coming months you could play a significant part in the development
of this exciting and creative medium.-
About the Author:
Colin Maddocks is a web-based travel agent and marketeer running
several, successful web businesses, including www.ipod-accessories-4u.com
He is particularly excited by new web developments in RSS Feeds
and Podcasting. Colin has written many articles on web selling and