Synopses & Reviews
It's your show, and you can do what you want. Got something to tell the world? Want unlimited listening options? Podcasting makes it happen. It's the hottest communication trend of the twenty-first century, and one of the first guys to jump on board is ready to get you started. Author Todd Cochrane helps you choose software, subscribe to the best podcasts, produce one with equipment you already have, record and distribute your shows even explore the geeky stuff. Whether you're producing a podcast or listening to one, podcasting puts you in charge. This book includes everything you need to know about:
- Picking a podcatcher
- Finding podcasts to subscribe to
- Developing your show
- Producing a show with gear you already own
- Recording your podcast
- Selecting a provider
- Publishing and distributing
- Setting up a studio
- Paying the bills
- Syndicating with RSS 2.0 and enclosures
“…this book will help readers choose software, subscribe to the best podcasts, record a podcast…and more…” (Town Oline.com
“…worth a look if you’re just starting out…” (iCreate, No 24, 2005)
Written by one of the first and most popular podcasters, Podcasting
is the complete do it yourself guide that will have readers not only finding, downloading and listening to podcasts, but creating and broadcasting their own. Everything readers need is here including:
- Finding podcasts to subscribe to
- Using various podcasting software including ipodder, doppler and more
- Getting podcasts on your iPod, other MP3 player, pocket PC or even your cell phone
- Creating your own podcast with just your PC or Mac
- Building a more professional studio for recording your podcasts
- Integrating on-air phone calls, interviews, music and more into your casts
- Dealing with copyright, music ownership, creative commons and RIAA issues
- Integrating advertising into your broadcasts
- Hosting and distributing your podcasts
- Understanding the geeky stuff: RSS, XML and Enclosures, and more!
- Listen up! Podcasting, which has taken the online world by storm, involves recording a broadcast and embedding it in an RSS feed so listeners can download it to their PCs, iPods, MP3 players, or even their cell phones
- Written by one of the first and most popular podcasters, this cutting-edge book will have readers not only finding, downloading, and listening to podcasts, but creating and broadcasting their own
- Shows how to find podcasts to subscribe to; use podcasting software including ipodder, doppler, and more; create a podcast with just a PC or Mac; or build a professional studio for recording podcasts
- Addresses copyright issues and music ownership and offers helpful advice on understanding the "geeky stuff": RSS, XML, and Enclosures
- Mainstream media, including MSNBC and Time magazine, have recently started advertising on podcasts
About the Author
Todd Cochrane describes himself as "a typical geek with a little rebel in me"—the perfect podcaster profile. His weblog at www.geeknewscentral.com gets more than 250,000 visitors each week, and he began podcasting in October of 2004. Todd has a regular job, four kids, and a growing audience for his podcasts, which are so popular they've been noticed by Fortune 500 companies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Listening to the Podcast Revolution.
Chapter 1:What Is a Podcast?
Chapter 2: Choosing Podcatcher Software.
Chapter 3: Finding and Subscribing to Podcasts.
Part II: Joining the Revolution: Your Own Podcast.
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Podcast Format.
Chapter 5: Producing a Podcast with Gear You Own Today.
Chapter 6: The Semiprofessional Podcast Studio.
Part III: Recording Your Podcast and Performing Postproduction Tasks.
Chapter 7: Recording Locations.
Chapter 8: The Recording Process.
Chapter 9: Recording Postproduction.
Part IV: Hosting and Preparing to Publish Your Podcast.
Chapter 10: Finding a Web Host for Your Podcast.
Chapter 11: Podcast Publishing and Distribution Methods.
Chapter 12: The Life Breath of a Podcast: RSS 2.0 with Enclosures.
Part V: It’s Show Time.
Chapter 13: Uploading Files and Publishing Your Show.
Chapter 14: Feedback, Promotion, and Paying the Bills.
Chapter 15:Where Do You Go from Here?