Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video programs via the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed of new files (usually MP3s). It became popular in late 2004, largely due to automatic downloading of audio onto portable players or personal computers.
Most people have heard of Podcast before. Some of them don’t. So that’s what Pod casting is all about. Each time the word Podcast pops up, it reminds me of iPod. Why must they use the word ”Pod” ? It”s not like Podcast can be listen only on iPod. Normally it is in form of radio news. Any sort of news be it about technology, entertainment, or what ever. What makes it different from any other radio news that is aired on your, erm radio? Pod casting allows individuals or groups to publish their news without any limitation. No need for any expensive equipments. All you need is your PC, microphone, internet connection and an idea of what to broadcast.
I’ve just started listening since middle of 2005. Before, I haven’t got a clue why are people listening to them or why is it even existed. One fine day, I was bored and browsed through all the functions and options available in iTunes 5. So I found this Podcast word on the left column. Searched for ”anime” and very little result. Ops, actually I meant the Music Store column. The first Podcast I chose was the Otaku Generation since it had this red colored box with the word Explicit next to it. The first episode that I got was number 10 I think. Now they have 18 episodes (or you rather say it as ”show”) already! Anyhow, I got attracted by Otaku Generation since it”s been fun listening to their ramblings. Can”t remember how many staffs they have but every week they will invite a special guest to their show. Each of their episodes are around an hour and a half or so and it”s divided into five parts. Otaku News, Promos, Weekly Reviews, Gadget Reviews and another part which is random. Pretty cool in my opinion as the way they broadcast their show seems organized yet hilarious. There are other Podcast that I listen to. Most of them are anime or tech related. Hm, I’d like to listen to Hollywood gossips Podcast if there”s one
Here’s some of podcast I’ve subscribed to, recommended by me
If you guys have found a good Podcast site do suggest.
MONDAYS – What Sunday Threw Up
this WEEK in TECH – Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech
Otaku Generation – Otaku candy for your ears
Weekly Anime Review Podcast – Anime reviews for your ears