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I’ve spent the past few weeks exploring the hip & cool world of podcasts. If you don’t know what a podcast is, it’s like an online radio show. However, the key difference is that, instead of having to ‘tune in’ at a specific time to listen to said show, you can subscribe to the show, have it delivered to your computer, and listen to it at your leisure (either using a media player on your computer, on a portable audio player – not necessarily an iPod – or perhaps even by burning the files as audio CDs).

The whole thing took a huge leap forward when Apple decided to include support for podcasts in the latest version of iTunes. It’s now so much easier than before to find, subscribe to, download, and listen to podcasts.

So, if you’re interested in checking things out, here’s a few links to get you started ….

First, download iTunes. Of course, you could use another podcast client, such as iPodder, Doppler, iPodderX (for those of you using Macs), or a neat little web-based client called Odeo

Now, since it’s my blog and I can do what I want, it’s time to recommend some podcasts.

My favourite – This Week In Tech – a weekly roundtable discussion about all things tech (and some things notTech)

Adam Curry’s (some may remember him as a former MTV veejay [or is it VJ]) Daily Source Code and PodFinder

The Dawn & Drew Show – “now with 20% more ego” – a husband and wife rambling about anything and everything from their Wisconsin farmhouse

Fly With Me – a pilot for a “major U.S. airline” brings his digital recorder with him on flights, and this is the result

– one of my favourite websites now has a podcast – how cool is that?


Written by The Canuck

July 6, 2005 at 6:42 pm

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