Engadget’s podcasting how-to.
How-To: Podcasting (aka How to get Podcasts and also make your own)
Posted Oct 5, 2004, 8:15 PM ET by Phillip Torrone
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This weekâ€™s How-To is a three part special complete with our first Engadget â€œPodcastâ€ MP3. The first part is how to get â€œPodcastsâ€ on your iPod. So whatâ€™s a Podcast? To put it simply, a Podcast is an audio file, a MP3, most likely, in talk show format, along with a way to subscribe to the show and have it automatically delivered to your iPod when you plug in to iTunes. The show isnâ€™t live, so you can listen to it whenever you want.
Doc Searls may have said it best: â€œPODcasting will shift much of our time away from an old medium where we wait for what we might want to hear to a new medium where we choose what we want to hear, when we want to hear it, and how we want to give everybody else the option to listen to it as well.â€
For the second part of the how-to you can listen to a Podcast we made featuring Lenn Pryor and Phillip Torrone. Itâ€™s about 40 minutes long, and weâ€™re thinking about doing one each week (let us know what you think, this was just a test).
The third part of the how-to is about making your own Podcast. Think of this as DIY Radio. We looked around for resources, and while there were many ways to do this, most required buying some sort of sound software application, so for our how-to weâ€™re using a Mac, GarageBand (came free with our Mac), and two free sound tools.