Podcasts and Interviews

Light week, I know, folks all over the blogosphere are looking for easy material that doesn't distract them from holiday pursuits. Hence, John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing has posted an interview with me, and Performancing grills me on what Federated is all about. Just in case you're looking…

Light week, I know, folks all over the blogosphere are looking for easy material that doesn’t distract them from holiday pursuits. Hence, John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing has posted an interview with me, and Performancing grills me on what Federated is all about. Just in case you’re looking for a reason to drink this holiday…

By the way, Gary pointed me to details of a study on podcasting. Seems not many folks are listening. Do you all listen to podcasts? I’m wondering….

12 thoughts on “Podcasts and Interviews”

  1. No, I don’t have the time. I spend hours a day on the web but simply can’t take time to click and listen.
    An interesting video clip may catch me but amateur web radio efforts may never.
    My web savvy teens don’t bother either.

  2. Podcasts have changed my listening life the way that the iPod changed my music life. My commute is now devoted to podcasts of a few NPR things (SciFri, On the Media, Studio 360), Chris Lydon’s Open Source, the BBC’s In Our Time, a few tech things (TWIT, Chris Pirillo, Macnotables), and some interesting unclassifiables like the Wordnerds, Battlestar Galactica episode commentaries (listened to in front of the TV – not on my commute), and the Cranky Middle Manager…the best management p’cast out there.

  3. Huh, funny you mention this, I just realized why it was that podcasts weren’t interesting to me yesterday.

    In a nutshell, i live in an area with good radio stations and have a radio on my MP3 player. Podcasts aren’t compelling to me because I have an easier time dealing with traditional broadcast media.

    Granted, if I didn’t have either of those, I might be more inclined to spend the effort to find a suitable substitute, but right now the investment I’d have to make to find a suitable number of quality podcasts to surplant what i can get without that effort is too high.

  4. I think the key word is in Frank’s post…”commute”…if you don’t, there just isn’t the idle time to devote to it. I find I need to concentrate too much if I try to listen to voice and work, the two don’t mix. I’d much rather quickly scan a transcript.
    And, it seems the big promoters of podCasting are either creating them or commuters/travelers.
    Also, if you want me to even consider listening, make the feed summary/description interesting, entice me. Most like the Gillmor Gang just list who’s on the show and it’s the usual suspects, no topics or enticements.

  5. I *want* to listen to podcasts, but I just can’t find any that fit a few basic criteria..

    1) well recorded – if it sounds like it was recorded in a cave, then I’m not listening.

    2) interesting topic – I’d love a podcast about current events, focusing on technology, but covering all topics, nothing out there fits that. Alot of all tech podcasts (naturally), but nothing covering a range of topics.

    3) consistently updated – If you podcast, please stick to a schedule, like post a show every Monday, so I know when to expect a new show.

    I will say that iTunes podcasting support has made a big difference, but I haven’t really found one that grabs my interest. TWIT is a good one, Closet Deadhead is a good one, but nothing out there makes me look forward to downloading.

    I’m digging into the Yahoo podcast page to find new stuff, but nothing yet.

  6. Podcasts are a Phenomenal Technlogy…
    … it is one thing to READ words, but subtleties like intonation, pause, pace, pitch etc… adds another real dimension to the Art of Communication.

    Notice that reading cold print – many times remarks appear harsh or rude, but hearing those same remarks aurally reveals an attempt at wit.

    (Sometimes, bloggers use GRIN-SMILEYs, or itallics next to a phrase that appears potentially harsh – to compensate)

    The ideal scenario is to have BOTH the transcript and the podcast to review.

    Perhaps, by the end of this decade – technology may be so advanced as to have optional, automatic, machine-interpreted-language sub-titles scrolling in real-time with the podcasts…

    …and in the next decade there may be real-time machine translations marqueeing below the screen 🙂

    One major curiosity, is What technological advancements will eventually take the place of MP3s?

  7. Sorry for all the links – thought I’d include examples of what I mean

    I listen to a few podcasts… The prerequisites are:
    1) recording quality (thats why I gave up on the gilmor gang),
    2) unique (Down in the flood)
    3) added value (like the shownotes and links at Road House blues )
    4) The last reason I’ll subscribe to a podcast is because of time constraints – having said that, there’s been many an install thats passed quicker due to HG&Roy, although it only just qualifies on item 1

    I find that i listen to very little spoken word stuff in general (not just including podcasts) – Usually, I’m doing something else at the same time I’m listening

  8. I listen to podcast quite alot. I mainly listen to my favorite radio shows on nrk.no/podcast – as they run during on FM at hours I cannot listen in on. I therefore catch up on whatever I have missed. Som days, since my work permits this under certain circumstances, i listen during work, but I mainly when commuting.

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