Podcasting Pocket Guide

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With more than three thousand feeds in the iPodder directory and at least ten more being added every day, podcasting is undeniably hot. Podcasting Pocket Guide is a non-technical guide for the non-geek who wants in on this revolutionary new online medium—for those interested in enjoying the best podcasts or producing them.

While podcasts seem like Internet "radio programs," they are definitely not radio. And that's a very good thing for people like you with something to say. ...

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Overview

With more than three thousand feeds in the iPodder directory and at least ten more being added every day, podcasting is undeniably hot. Podcasting Pocket Guide is a non-technical guide for the non-geek who wants in on this revolutionary new online medium—for those interested in enjoying the best podcasts or producing them.

While podcasts seem like Internet "radio programs," they are definitely not radio. And that's a very good thing for people like you with something to say. Radio waves, after all, are heavily regulated, which means you can't say whatever you want on them (in fact, most of you can't say anything on them, assuming you don't happen to be DJs). But anyone who can make an MP3 recording, host it on a web site, and publish a "feed" for it can be a podcaster. And anyone who wants access to opinions and ideas that you won't get on the radio can find them on a podcast.

Small enough to fit in your pocket, the portable and affordable Podcasting Pocket Guide shows you how to tune into the best podcasts and download them to your favorite portable device so you can listen to them wherever and whenever you want. This handy reference even includes a listener's guide with reviews of some of the most interesting and unusual podcasts available today. From unique views on current events to music you'd never hear otherwise to soundseeing tours that take you all over the world, there's something for everyone on virtually every conceivable topic.

For aspiring podcasters, Podcasting Pocket Guide introduces you to the tools and techniques you'll need to make and publish podcasts with the most basic of equipment: a computer, a microphone, and some free software. It includes practical tips and how-tos for creating, recording, editing, and uploading your own, professional-quality podcast. Once you've made that first recording, you can publish it online, get it listed, and start obsessing over the size of your audience!

With more than 3,000 feeds in the iPodder directory and at least ten more being added every day, podcasting is undeniably hot. "Podcasting Pocket Guide" is a nontechnical guide for the non-geek who wants in on this revolutionary new online medium--for those interested in enjoying the best podcasts or producing them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596102302
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/10/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Kirk McElhearn is a writer and translator, and has written and co-written more than a half-dozen books on the Macintosh, covering both software and hardware. As a journalist, Kirk has written articles for a variety of publications, including Macworld magazine and TidBITS.

Richard Giles has been working in the technology industry for over fifteen years. He recognized the power of the Internet in the early nineties. He became passionate about blogging three years ago, helping to create Australia's first major blogging event, and now runs his personal blog (http://www.richardgiles.net/blog/) and Gadget Lounge (www.gadgetlounge.net), a successful gadget news site. He fell in love with podcasting in its earliest days, beginning his own podcasts in September 2004.

Jack Herrington is an engineer, author and presenter who lives and works in the Bay Area. His mission is to expose his fellow engineers to new technologies. That covers a broad spectrum, from demonstrating programs that write other programs in the book Code Generation in Action. Providing techniques for building customer centered web sites in PHP Hacks. All the way writing a how-to on audio blogging called Podcasting Hacks. All of which make great holiday gifts and are available online here, and at your local bookstore. Jack also writes articles for O'Reilly, DevX and IBM Developerworks.

Jack lives with his wife, daughter and two adopted dogs. When he is not writing software, books or articles you can find him on his bike, running or in the pool training for triathlons. You can keep up with Jack's work and his writing at http://jackherrington.com.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Finding, subscribing to, and listening to podcasts 1
Ch. 2 Starting out in podcasting 31
Ch. 3 Formats for your podcast 37
Ch. 4 Editing your podcast 50
Ch. 5 30 great podcasts 64
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2006

    MUSIC TO YOUR EARS!!

    Do you want to be a listener or a podcaster? If you do, then this pocket guide is for you! Authors Jack Herrington, Kirk McElhearn and Richard Giles, have done an outstanding job of writing a pocket guide that shows you how to tune into podcasts and download them to your favorite portable device so you can listen to them when you want. Herrington, McElhearn and Giles, begin s by taking you through the process of using iTunes to find, subscribe, and listen to podcasts. Then, the authors briefly introduce you to creating, recording, and editing your own podcast. Finally, the authors review some of the most interesting and unusual podcasts available. This most excellent pocket guide is intended to guide you through getting started in the world of podcasting, both as a listener and as a creator of your own podcast. More importantly, like this pocket guide, podcasts fit nicely in your pocket.

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