Podcasting has been around for many years, but it’s only been in the last few that it has become a real force on on-demand audio. Started by individuals and independent groups, now major media networks are on board, ‘podcasting’ their shows for viewing or listening to later. The popularity of platforms like iTunes may have a lot to do with that, but now there are a myriad of ways to get your on demand audio to a podcast audience
Here are a few links explaining the details of podcasting:
How Stuff Works – Podcasts
A comprehensive 5-page article on the equipment, details and planning needed to pull off a successful podcast.
The Audacity to Podcast
A detailed look on where to host your audio once it’s created, what are the better options and why.
Listing your Podcast on iTunes
iTunes is the world’s largest listing of podcasts, and a must have for serious on-demand audio providers. There are some extra steps involved in doing this, however the rewards can be endless.
What makes a good podcast? The 10 Podcast Commandments
Ranging from equipment to content, this list runs down the common mistakes and areas to avoid when planning and executing your show.
7 Tips for launching a successful podcast
A similar list to the 10 commandments, but this one focuses more on content and branding.
How to build an audio AND VIDEO podcastIf you’re brave and able to set up a camera, video podcasting is being seen as the ‘next’ thing in the world of on-demand media. This article covers video taping your sessions.
A common theme through many of the articles we’ve looked at on podcasting is to not only make sure you have a quality show, but you stick to a schedule. Can you talk about the same topic (ie: hockey) for an hour a week? Or do you only have enough relevant, grade A content for 30 minutes, or an hour every 2 weeks. Listeners love a schedule, and if your scheduled uploads are of high quality, they’ll be demanding more.