April 29, 2006

The Three 'P's' of Podcasting

Creating your own podcast is so much fun. Here are three easy steps to get you into the swing.


Consider the following before even starting to record your podcast:

  • What is the name of your podcast?
  • How long will it be?
  • Who will be heard? In what order?
  • What music or sound effects do you need?
  • What software do you need?


Recording your podcast is easy but you need some basic equipment available:

  • Microphone
  • Computer and audio recording/editing software: Audacity


Now that you have created your podcast and converted it to an MP3 format where are you going to publish it?

  • Archive.org allows free server space for storing multimedia files
    • Join archive.org, click on Get Library Card
    • When logged in as a member click on Contributions, click on How to Upload
    • The easiest way to upload your podcast is by using the ccPublisher software downloadable from archive.org
    • Follow the instructions in ccPublisher for uploading your podcast and wait 24 hours for it to become available (or less)
    • Check on its progress by going to archive.org/contribute.php
  • Find your podcast on the report page and select Copy Link Location…. You can now choose between 64Kbps or 128Kbps MP3 file
  • Use this as a hyperlink to text on your blog for users to access your podcast

More Three P’s of Podcasting Online Resources

Podcasting (Tony Vincent): One of the simplest and most comprehensive websites to help you get started.
Build your Podcasting Toolkit (Gary Stager): Lots of ideas and resources

Also, check out Podomatic. It offers free server space and online recording…may be useful


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