Archive for podcasting

My MP3 Podcast button

Earlier this year, I started several podcasts for local public radio station KPBS-FM. In the process of getting them online, I modified a podcast button that was becoming popular RSS PODCAST. In terms of usability, I think average users are still behind the curve in understanding technology abbreviations like XML RSS etc, and opted to make it MP3 PODCAST instead. The orange color is the only real standard at this point, and people do know what MP3s are. I posted that version of the button in April, and to my knowledge, it was the first podcast button to make this distinction.

So today, I noticed that Youth Radio is now podcasting, and guess what? They used my button!

Public radio podcasts

There isn’t enough time in the day to listen to all the podcasts out there. But here are a few at the top of my list:

Studio 360 presents richly textured and emotionally resonant stories that look at art’s creative influence and transformative power in everyday life. Feed »

Hearing Voices is a consortium of veteran independent public radio producers. They produce docs, sound-portraits, audio essays, etc. The pieces are meant to have a edge, to be moving and engaging. Feed »

Democracy Now! gives you access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. Feed »

Transom.org is an experiment in channeling new work and voices to public radio through the Internet, for discussing that work, and encouraging more. Feed »

Public Radio Exchange is a web-based marketplace for public radio pieces. Feed »

iTunes integrates podcasting

With iTunes 4.9 you can now browse, find, sample and subscribe to thousands of free podcasts é─ţ radio shows delivered over the Internet to your computer.