Tags: podcasting

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Canonical test podcasts (Joe Clark)

Are you the creator, programmer, or quality-tester of a podcasting application? This page provides a range of podcasts that exemplify a range of atypical use case from merely uncommon to exceedingly fringe. If your app can handle all these, you’re doing well.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Podcasting lock-in and the lesson from Penn Station | Manton Reece

While the open web still exists, we really dropped the ball protecting and strengthening it. Fewer people’s first choice for publishing is to start a web site hosted at their own domain. Like the destruction of Pennsylvania Station, sometimes you only know in hindsight that you’ve made a mistake. We were so caught up in Twitter and Facebook that we let the open web crumble. I’m not giving up — I think we can get people excited about blogging and owning their own content again — but it would have been easier if we had realized what we lost earlier.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Apple’s actual role in podcasting: be careful what you wish for – Marco.org

Marco is spot on here. The New York Times article he’s responding to is filled with a weird Stockholm syndrome—the one bit of the web that’s still free of invasive tracking and surveillance is where they wish a centralised power (like Apple) would come in and lock down. Madness!

John sums it up nicely:

Data data data. Publishers crave data — but one of the things I love about podcasts is that the format blocks the collection of most data, because there is no code that gets executed. JavaScript has brought the web to the brink of ruin, but there’s no JavaScript in podcasting. Just an RSS feed and MP3 files.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Huffduffer saves Web audio to your own podcast stream

This slipped past me somehow: a review of Huffduffer by Jason Snell for Macworld.

Thanks, Jason! Glad you like it.

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

A Whole Lotta Nothing: Listening to podcasts piecemeal: huffduffer

This makes me so happy! Matt is using Huffduffer. Specifically, Matt is using Huffduffer together with Instacast and this is how he’s doing it.

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Everything I’ve learned about podcasting over the last four years | fortuitous

A very handy “how to” for recording your own podcast.

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The Box

Excellent huffduffing fodder: "The Box is a series of short interviews with people who make cool stuff, hosted by Tim Van Damme."

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Explaining Ajax, transcribed

Vicki recently Twittered that with the increase in podcasts, the net is increasingly inaccessible to her.

I had the pleasure of meeting Vicki at Web Directions South in Sydney a few months ago. I was there to give a talk called Explaining Ajax. The audio of that presentation is available on the Web Directions South podcast.

I had the presentation transcribed and I’ve posted it in the articles section. Don’t forget: the RSS feed of the articles section itself doubles up as a podcast.

As usual, I used the Mechanical Turk-driven Casting Words service to get the transcription done. For the most part, it turned out okay but it was really clear that the transcription was done by many people with varying degrees of competence.

See for yourself. The original transcript begins well enough but about three quarters of the way through it turns into complete gibberish. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t suddenly lose the ability to speak intelligibly during the presentation though others may disagree. I had to tweak the final quarter of the transcript so much that I might as well have transcribed it from scratch myself.

If you can’t get enough of hearing the dulcet tones of my voice, you can listen in on a chat I had with Brian Oberkirch for his Edgework podcast. I’m afraid that Skype was acting up a bit on my end so I sound like Max Headroom with a voice box. It was a very pleasant chinwag nonetheless but I fear that—given the issues with the audio—running it through the Casting Words grinder might result in a dadaist abomination.

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Yahoo! Podcasts

Quite nice, but a bit too cluttered for my taste. I still prefer Odeo.

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Apple - Support - GarageBand - Recording Your Podcast

Scroll down to the end - Apple are offering a command line tool for adding chapters to podcasts. You can also add images which will show up in the artwork window of iTunes.

Friday, April 15th, 2005

BBC to podcast more programmes

20 more radio programmes are getting the MP3 treatment.