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A Podcasting Blog from Podcasting Tools - Daily Podcasting News and Information for Podcasters and Listeners.

Daily Podcasting Blog and news related to podcasting, RSS, podcast news and aggregation. Information related to podcasts are added on a daily business and cover the gamut, from new podcast product announcements, podcast directories, marketing for podcasters and much, much more.

09/25/2012 Science Podcasting
A disclaimer: when it comes to communicating science, podcasting is my medium of choice. Though I have more recently made forays into writing, editing and public demonstrating, for me the draw of a live microphone and the prospect of a late night editing session cannot be beaten.

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09/24/2012 Blog and Podcast Sponsorship
Tips to find blog and podcast sponsorship:

If you are a blogger or podcaster wondering how in the world others in your field have caught the attention of major sponsors, you are not alone. Working with brands can take your content monetization to the next level, but sponsors do not just materialize out of thin air and offer you cash for your blog or podcast – at least, not most of the time.

I get email questions about sponsorships at least once or twice a week: How do I find brands who want to sponsor me? Should I work with such-and-such a brand or will it make my fans angry? What can I do to make more money working with sponsors?

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09/18/2012 Podcasting New Direction
It seems like podcasting has been around forever, but the idea of people putting audio programs online for others to listen to has really only been a big thing for a decade or less. In fact, the term podcasting first appeared only eight years ago in 2004. Now, just about anyone can make and upload their own stuff - on any topic and in any format they choose. But, as technology races ahead, podcasting is changing, particularly as smartphones saturate the market.

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09/13/2012 Why Do They Listen?
Why do people listen to your podcast?

Take a moment and really think about your answer. What is the true reason a person listens to any podcast or radio show or audio of any kind?

Does she listen to your show because you have the best content?

Is he coming to your show because you have the most attractive voice?

Is it because she is your mom?

What is that magic spell that brings listeners to your show?

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09/12/2012 Monetizing Podcasts
Have we moved past the notion that podcasting should generate no income? While there are certainly still many purists who think that all media should be free and that it should never generate income for the creator, it does seem that they are increasingly in the minority. There are costs to being a podcaster that climb ever higher as audiences grow and production scales. While it is true that a podcaster can start off at square one with a cheap USB headset and a free hosting account, that changes when audio quality becomes a limiting factor to growth and video enters the picture.

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09/11/2012 Never Forget

9-11 Never Forget
09/10/2012 All You Need to Know to Podcast
The first podcasts broadcast over the Internet more than a decade ago, and since that time much has changed. Podcasting has gone from a niche hobby for amateurs to a recording industry that's helping many entertainers make a living.

The quality of the average podcast has improved by leaps and bounds, too; just about every week sees a new crop of informative and entertaining podcasts vying for attention.

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09/06/2012 Personalize Your Podcast
The power of podcasting is enormous. Just think about it, when somebody puts on their earphones and heads out the door for their daily run or their long commute, you are the one accompanying them. Your voice is in their ears and for a little while you have their undivided attention. It goes without saying then that you have the power to personally and massively impact the life of someone you may not even know exists.

But with this awareness also comes a great question: How much of my personal life should I share on a podcast? Or even further than that: How much of my struggles, my victories or even my insecurities am I allowed to share with my listeners?

The truth is that in order to build a successful podcast, you have to create a bond with your readers.

Personalize Your Podcast
09/05/2012 Best Podcasting Apps for Android - Part II
Continuation of the Best Podcasting Apps for Android - Part II
09/04/2012 10 Best Podcasting Apps for Android
Now that Google Listen is slated to shut down, users have to now rely on other podcasting apps in order to listen to podcasts. There are tons of apps out there, and a lot of them offer better services than what Google Listen used to offer, and folks from the search engine giant have admitted this too. Lets take a look some of the best podcasting apps for Android.
08/20/2012 Tips to Promoting Podcasts
Podcast Promotion
Podcasting is a great new medium, but creating a podcast is only half of the work. Promoting a podcast is equally critical to it is success.

Tips to Promoting Podcast
08/15/2012 Auto Discovery for Podcast Feeds
Can Podcasts Be Auto-Discovered?

Yes, podcasts are RSS feeds with content (usually audio content) in the enclosure field but it is still an RSS feed. You would set up auto discovery the same way for a podcast as you would for an RSS feed.

Free tool to automatically create Auto Discovery Code
08/14/2012 Why Podcasting Rocks
1. An Ever Increasing Range of Podcasts To Choose From
2. Podcasts In Your Car
3. Podcasters Are Influential, Too
4. Podcasts Can Nicely Augment Other Media
5. Create Your Own Schedule!
08/13/2012 Did Google Surrender Podcasting?
If you are using the Listen app, you will still be able to listen to podcasts however after Novemeber 11, 2012 the search function will no longer work.

Google says because of the proliferation of podcasting apps available in their app store, Google Play, there is no need for their own app and essentially surrenders the podcasting market over to Apple, Zune and other large operating systems.

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08/08/2012 How to Conduct a Podcast Interview
Conducting a successful podcast interview can be a tricky proposition for a podcaster starting out. Once you have determined individuals that will appeal to your target audience contact potential interviewees and arrange a time to conduct the interview. Following this guide will insure that the interview goes off without a hitch.


1. Prepare Questions in Advance
Prepare a list of questions prior to the interview, contemplate possible follow-up questions based on the expected responses. Create a list of notes along with the questions that are accessible during the interview and will help you direct the conversation.

Tips to Conduct a Podcast Interview
08/07/2012 Follow @PodcastingTools on Twitter
Follow @PodcastingTools on Twitter
08/06/2012 Group Podcasting Preferred
In one of my classes I placed students in groups to do their podcasts.  In the other, I assigned the podcasts as individual assignments.  The evaluations came back from these classes suggesting that students would be more comfortable if we had progressed from producing a podcast as a class, to small groups, and ended with individual podcasts.  This way, we could troubleshoot some of the problems together, but still allow for a fair amount of autonomy in the end.  This sounds reasonable to me and I would most likely do something like this in the future.

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08/03/2012 Add Photos to Podcasts
Add some character to your podcasts and feed by adding photos and images.  Podcasters can use royalty free stock photos, they cover just about any topic!
08/02/2012 Famous Podcasts
Podcasts? Really? Who listens to podcasts anyway? Actually, millions of people do. Podcasting is one of the most easily obtainable forms of entertainment available today.

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08/02/2012 Podcast Potential
After leaving Mount Marty College a few years ago, a local man has develop a passion for educational podcasts.

For many students and educators, new technology often shapes the way they learn and teach. Podcasting is a fairly new technology that allows educators to reach their students in ways that, in years prior, would seem impossible.

A podcast is a digital audio recording, that may contain images, and can be used by instructors to deliver content to students in an easy-to-use format.

One local man even left his job at Mount Marty to produce his own educational podcasts for everyone to use.

Mark Winegar, who taught at MMC for 12 years, has produced more than 400 podcasts that are all available for free on YouTube. Most of the podcasts are on computer science, which is his main area of expertise, but others are on distance learning and other topics.

He allows other educators to use his podcasts for their classroom materials and they can embed the video on to the course website, or simply send the students a link to the video to supplement their work inside the classroom.


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08/01/2012 Why Businesses Should Podcast
In a world where the majority of business owners are obsessed with getting to the top of Google, Mr Lyons says there is an enormous opportunity for significant exposure with a podcast.

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07/31/2012 Podcast Profits
Like Twitter and YouTube, podcasting represents yet another way todays comics can take charge of connecting directly with their audiences. But as the podcast phenom makes stars of its most popular practioners, the question remains: Where do they go from here?

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07/30/2012 Podcasts Increasing in Popularity in China
Podcasts are increasing in China and the rising young professionals in China seem to be the perfect target users, writes Neo Zhang, a start-up entrepreneur and tech writer based in Beijing.

Indie podcasts have gained mounting influence in China.

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07/20/2012 Add Sound Effects to Your Podcast
Need to spice up your podcast? Add sound effects to add flavor to your podcast.
07/19/2012 Learn Why Bloggers Should Podcast
From the pros learn why bloggers should podcast!
07/18/2012 PodBay
Podbay.fm is a web based pod catcher. Podbay.fm eliminates the need to visit multiple websites or wait for a desktop client to load.
07/17/2012 Podcast Salad Misses the Boat
Podcast Salad is a video podcast about video podcasting.  - they however miss the boat when they mention the types of software you need to make a podcast, they never mention software to create the RSS feed.....
07/16/2012 How to NOT Start a Podcast
Interesting Read:

Here is What We Did Wrong:
1. We didn’t have a reliable source of content.
2. We started the podcast not based on our passon but based on a dare, and the intention of making money.
3. We had a promotional plan that basically was spam. We did not promote at all.
4. Our goal was to get people to sign up for dating sites, but out content scared them away

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07/14/2012 Podcasting Quantity Matters
If you have only produced your show for a few months, or even nine months, there will only be so much content out there for people to stumble across. Podcasting is a lot like blogging in that your potential for growth builds as you continue to add content. If someone is searching for a specific topic you covered in an episode, there is a chance that they may come across your show and give it a look. With enough time and content, more and more people are likely to stumble across your podcast and check it out. It takes only a few key individuals enjoying what they find enough to share it with their friends through social networks and blogs to trigger a chain reaction.

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07/13/2012 Library Schedules Free Podcasting Class
As part of a new program allowing residents and business owners to produce instructional videos for other people to use, the Escondido Library has scheduled free computer classes at 6 p.m. on July 23 and July 31. Advanced sign-up is required.

Each class will explore the basics of sound recording, editing and podcasting. Students will learn about using portable recorders, microphones and sound editing software.

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07/12/2012 PDX.FM
If you are a podcaster in Portland, Oregon or surrounding vicinity you are cordially invited to participate in the new pdx.fm.

Talk, comedy, sports, or music — whatever you are podcasting, we want to help you get more listeners.

No charge, no obligation.

pdx.fm is all about you, expanding your audience, and introducing new ears to the interesting things you're already talking about or listening to –  you continue to podcast as you always have, we take care of the rest.

PDX.FM
07/11/2012 Podcast WordPress Plugin
Podlove Podcasting Plugin for WordPress is a full-features podcast publishing system — well, it will be at some point. It is still in early development.

If you are looking for a Podcasting Publisher an alternative is FeedForAll.
07/10/2012 Podcast Shoutbox for Fans
Chatwing chat box is now available for fans that are into podcasting. Now, podcast listeners can chat while listening to their favorite music. Adding to that, Chatwing is also free and promises ease of access for everyone.

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07/16/2012 iPad Mini Fact or Fiction
Ever since Bloomberg first reported rumors of a new, smaller Apple iPad, the Internet has been ablaze with rumors over the expected announcement of the so-called iPad Mini. While Apple has not yet made an announcement about the device, manufacturer reports suggest the rumors might be accurate.

Now, the Japanese blog Macotakara is claiming it has some new insight into the production details and specifications for the iPad Mini. The blog said the new iPad Mini will be produced in Brazil and available to consumers late this year.

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07/07/2012 Podcasting in Schools
There are lots of ways you can use podcasts in education and to bring learning to life. Use them as lesson planning aids, parent bulletins, class activities and more. Record the sounds of nature from the playground, a song, or a story and share them online – the possibilities are endless!

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07/06/2012 Grow Your Listeners
Want to see your podcast traffic grow exponentially? Of course you do. Who does not? It can feel like an uphill battle sometimes, especially if you are new. When I used to be part of a video game podcast with some friends, we were happy to have any listeners and we talked about growth by the person, not by the hundreds or even the thousands.

But on certain episodes, we did something different, and this one technique always blew other traffic-driving techniques out of the water.

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07/05/2012 Podcasting Tips
If you are wondering how to podcast, or how podcasting works, you will want to read on because today I am sharing some tips and tools to get you started with your own podcast.

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07/04/2012 Social Media
Of the people who use social networks, half log on first thing in the morning to their preferred site, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Instagram, LinkedIn or another social media website, according to The Social Skinny.

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07/03/2012 Podcast Access
Apple has decided to launch a new app that gives users instant and seamless access to this content. The Podcasts app pulls it all out of iTunes and gives users direct, seamless access to everything from guys recording weekly diatribes in their basement to the official podcasts from big names like ESPN and CBS.
07/02/2012 Podcast with Purpose
If you are a podcast news junkie then you have probably heard the speculation in the last week that Apple is supporting premium podcasts in the next iteration of the iOS 6 Podcasting App.

Podcast with Purpose
06/20/2012 Podcasts Help Writing?
I started using podcasting with children who were lacking confidence in their writing. I would ask them to record their ideas and then play it back to themselves so that they could sound out slowly and replay their ideas to make sure they got all their ideas on paper before the nerves of the blank page kicked in.

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06/19/2012 A New Podcast Implementation on the Way?
The implementation of podcasts in iOS has traditionally seemed like an afterthought. In order to find a podcast, you had to jump over to iTunes, find the episode you wanted, download it, and then hop back over to the music app to play it, in the same fashion as you would a playlist. Apple provided no options to automatically download episodes, subscribe to certain shows, or sync podcasts across devices. With iOS 6, this could all change.

If the rumors turn out to be true, Apple will soon be launching a dedicated podcast app along with iOS 6, which is expected to be released in fall. Unfortunately, it appears that OS X users will still have to interact with iTunes in order to manage podcasts.

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06/18/2012 How to Get Into Listening to Podcasts
One thing I love to do more than most is listen to and watch podcasts, because I am strange when it comes to pumping sounds into my eardrums as music is not something I am interested in. I listen to other things instead - things like people -- people speaking. This phenomenon is called podcasting.

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06/15/2012 Make a Connection
MAKE DISTINCTIVE CONTENT THAT SUSTAINS A PERSONAL CONNECTION

There is something that feels direct and personal about listening to someone talk--perhaps because we associate it with telephone conversations. Radio is a very personal medium, and podcasts are even more so because people are choosing them in a way that they do not choose things on the radio. With talk radio, you have about five or so choices at any given time; with podcasts, you have literally tens of thousands, so it is something the listener made an affirmative choice to listen to, rather than just something that happened to be on the radio. A podcast has to be something that can sustain that level of connection.

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06/14/2012 Podcasting Borders
If you are a podcaster and American, I am sure you have never considered launching a podcast in a different language.

Am I right?
Why on earth would you do that?
Why make a decision to bring yourself out of your comfort zone of speaking your mother tongue?
Why would you speak a language in your podcast that your own fellow countrymen are not familiar with?

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06/13/2012 How to Use Video to Grow Your Business
PreneurCast Podcast Shows You How to Use Video to Grow Your Business

Videos are able to achieve what written words cannot. They are oftentimes more effective in capturing the attention of a viewer since all that the latter has to do is sit back and watch a story unfold. Unfortunately, not many business owners are aware of the capacity of the video to reach an even greater number of audiences. This is exactly what the marketing podcast, PreneurCast, addresses in their latest episode, Be a Video Boss.
06/12/2012 Charting Podcasts
On Tuesday Stitcher Radio announced the Stitcher List which is something like the Billboard Hot 100 for podcasts. Stitcher is a smartphone app that lets you listen to podcasts and other online radio on demand, with the stitch part of the name coming from the ability to create custom stations by stitching together different shows into a single channel.

The Stitcher List joins the iTunes podcast charts as one of the few sources for news and information about podcasts.

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06/11/2012 iRig Microphone
For you iPhone farm podcasters, here is a new tool to check out. It’s the iRig MIC Cast which is the, ultra-compact, portable voice recording microphone designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, voice memos, speeches and more.
06/04/2012 10 Tips to a Great Podcast Sound
What defines a good podcast? Make no mistake -- there is a difference between a good podcast and a not-so-good podcast. A high-caliber podcast is much more than just decent content. The sound quality, and the way a podcast is recorded, will impact the value of the podcast as well. Podcast structure and pre-planning are also important; do not skimp on the production, as it too can make or break a podcast.
Podcast production takes effort, but anything worth doing is worth doing right. Use these tips to help produce a quality podcast that will be distinguished above other related podcasts...

1. Invest In A Good Microphone
A gritty sounding podcast is tantamount to a radio station that can not be tuned in completely. Poor quality podcasts are not going to be tolerated, and listeners will simply unsubscribe rather than being subjected to a poor quality recording. There are a variety of microphones available, and different types are designed for different situations. Find a microphone that suits your recording environment. Sound quality really does matter.

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05/30/2012 Competitive Intelligence for Webmasters
Some companies compete by getting into the minds of their competitors. Competitive Intelligence is the process of collecting information about competitors in a competitive environment. These tips and tricks will help marketers better understand competitive intelligence, and how to effectively compete in their marketplace.

Individuals and companies use a variety of methods to gain information about their competitors. Some methods are controversial, and may even be considered unethical, but it is important that you are aware of them. Even if you don't want to use the questionable tactics yourself, it is important that you and your staff understand them, so you can be prepared and protected if your competitors decide to use them to learn your company strategies or secrets.

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