Podcasting – hitting mainstream media ?


You know that technology has hit the mainstream when the old Beeb (British Broadcasting Corporation) adopts the technology – over the last several months the Beeb has been running a trial, exposing three radio shows as Podcast streams – The three podcasts were downloaded as MP3 files a total of 270,000 times in the first four months of the trial (pretty impressive I’d say!) – It looks like the Beeb are going to be exposing more content through Podcast streams, which is great! – I’d like to see more radio stations archive their shows as Podcast feeds – timeshifting content, what a great idea!


Talking of timeshifting, the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is coming to movie theaters on Earth, so it’s time to get your hitchhikers guide on your smartphones – what’s interesting about this is that Douglas Adams kicked off a community site (which is now owned by the BBC) back in 2001 to allow the Hitchhikers community to contribute content to the guide – this sounds just like a Wiki, right ? – Ahead of it’s time? – I think so…


– Mike


 


 

Comments (1)

  1. more1 says:

    there are lots of podcasters out there:

    Chatquah and Galoshes

    http://chatquahandgaloshes.blogspot.com/

    Audio Books for Free

    http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/

    CURRY.COM

    http://live.curry.com/

    (mp3)

    FOR THE RECORD: David Emory

    http://www.spitfirelist.com/ftr.html

    (mp3, realaudio)

    radio.weblogs.com

    http://radio.weblogs.com/

    audio.weblogs.com

    http://audio.weblogs.com/

    (mp3)

    ipodder.org

    http://www.ipodder.org/directory/4/podcasts

    Podcast NYC

    http://www.podcastnyc.net/content.htm

    Lug Radio (

    http://www.lugradio.org/episodes.rss

    IT Conversations

    http://www.itconversations.com/rss/recentWithEnclosures.php

    On The Media

    http://www.onthemedia.org/index.xml

    Fake Science Lab Report

    http://www.fakescience.com/labreport.htm

    Off the Hook: 2600.com

    http://www.2600.com/offthehook/

    Radio Netherlands

    http://www2.rnw.nl/rnw/en/listenonline/weeklyarchive

    KCRW.com: Santa Monica, CA

    http://www.kcrw.org/podcast/

    Canadian Broadcasting Co

    http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/

    http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/

    GNU Philosophy

    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/audio/audio.html

    Web Talk Radio

    http://www.webtalkradio.com/

    Retro Gaming Radio

    http://www.retrogamingradio.com/

    Wall Street Journal

    http://mobile.wsj.com/mp3/

    Public Radio International

    http://www.pri.org/

    National Public Radio

    http://www.npr.com

    Science Friday

    http://www.sciencefriday.com/

    To the Best of Our Knowledge

    http://www.wpr.org/book/

    Car Talk

    http://www.cartalk.com/Radio/Show/online

    Norm Chomsky Audio

    http://www.chomsky.info/audionvideo.htm

    Fighting Talk

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/programmes/fightingtalk.shtml

    In Our Time

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/”>http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/

    Public Radio Fan

    http://www.publicradiofan.com/

    On Point

    http://www.onpointradio.org/

    SETI: Are We Alone

    http://www.seti.org/site/pp.asp

    Your Public Library

    http://www.nypl.org/

    Radio Stations

    http://www.linkagogo.com/go/Members/jayrtfm/Radio

    Tech Nation

    http://www.technation.com/

    BBC Radio 4

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

    Tales from the Afternow

    http://www.theafternow.com/

    Binary Revolution

    http://www.binrev.com/radio/

    Amherst Recording Council

    http://www.amherst.edu/arc/

    Rant Radio

    http://www.rantradio.com/

    Nuts and Bolts

    http://show.mrecho.net/