Hit or Miss

Podcasting

I’m not really interested in this whole podcasting movement. Rafe hits the nail on the head: “if I’m can’t skim it, I’m not interested.”

That said, I’m keen to watch the progress of PublicRadioFeeds.com. Now that I don’t drive, I miss listening to NPR on my car radio. I’d love to to have All Things Considered or Fresh Air automatically synced to my iPod (if NPR gets onboard).

In other podcasting news, everyone’s buzzing about ODEO, a new podcasting startup with Ev Williams as the pretty boy frontman.

9 responses so far (Respond)

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I think the world of Ev, always have, but I think this time out Noah Glass is the pretty one.

TheBrad | 25 Feb 2005
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I haven’t gotten into the whole podcasting thing either, but thanks for the link to that public radio feeds site. I’d been looking for something like that. I might dip my toe in the water; yeah, if more NPR programs had podcasts, I’d totally dive into that.

Rebel Prince | 25 Feb 2005
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Weird–I was just thinking about the whole podcast thing and how the only thing I’d like to have would be some good NPR shows to listen to at work or when I’m driving for a couple of hours on the weekends. Otherwise, I’m with you, Matt–they’re kind of snoozeville.

Max | 25 Feb 2005
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I’m mainly doing it as a proof of concept. But I think there is great potential out there for getting access to some great independent music, talk, and forcing traditional radio to start to think outside the box. I’m working with a group of catholics right now who are interested in pushing catholic radio forward; making it more like npr in terms of quality, and podcasting is the perfect start up medium for their organization. So yeah, I think I tend to agree, most podcasts out there are too sporadic, often boring, and badly produced. But you have to remember, it’s simply a medium, and just like the internet, radio, television, or movies, there’s a whole gamut of the good and bad.

Jayson Franklin | 25 Feb 2005
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I know that I’m one of the few squares who actually pays for such things, but if you’re willing to shell out a few bucks, audible.com has plenty of downloadable NPR programs as part of its lineup. The only free one they have (that I’m aware of) is Le Show (but really, why bother with that?)

Chris | 26 Feb 2005
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I know that I’m one of the few squares who actually pays for such things, but if you’re willing to shell out a few bucks, audible.com has plenty of downloadable NPR programs as part of its lineup. The only free one they have (that I’m aware of) is Le Show (but really, why bother with that?)

Chris | 26 Feb 2005
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Personally, I like Podcasts 🙂

industrial | 27 Feb 2005
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Paying Audible for public radio content really galls me.

Anyway, looks like On the Media is the first NPR-ish show with a podcast available. Which is nice because it’s on kind of early on my local affiliate, so I rarely hear it.

brian w | 9 Mar 2005
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I haven't gotten into the whole podcasting thing either, but thanks for the link to that public radio feeds site. I'd been looking for something like that. I might dip my toe in the water; yeah, if more NPR programs had podcasts, I'd totally dive into that.

Rebel Prince | 4 Nov 2009