Sunday, November 13, 2005

"Once iPodder, now Juice" by They Might Be Midgets

My favorite podcast aggregator official changed their name from iPodder to Juice. It seems that a certain company did not like their use of iPod in their name. So once again the little company bows to the big one. I find it ironic that the now big once small company has become a lot like their rival. What ever happened to Peace, Hope, Joy and Charity? Maybe they all got married, had children, and moved on.

So what is a podcast? I am glad you asked. A podcast is an audio or video file most often an audio mp3 that you as a user can automatically download without having to personally visit the site everytime a new podcast post is added. The Wiki Encyclopedia describes it as...
Technologies for automatically distributing audio and video programs over the internet via a publish and subscribe model. Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated "radio shows," and gives broadcast radio or television programs a new distribution method.
As stated above many podcasters are using this audio and video distribution format to become DJ's, talkshow host, and TV networks via the internet. Have you ever wanted your own radio show? Well using podcast technology you can now be the next Rush Limbaugh, Paul Harvey, or Nancy and Kevin Lynn and never leave your bedroom.

Watch for more to come on the topic of podcasting in the meantime check out Juice's site and download their program. Then subscribe to some podcasts to get a feel for what you can get. Currently I download and listen to tech shows, daily audible Bible readings, and even Sherlock Holmes stories. If you want a few quick sites to listen to here they are, but please be aware that the FCC does not regulate this media so at times you may come across questionable material. Please be discerning in what you listen to. Just copy the url into your Podcast Aggregator and it will begin the downloads for you. Be sure to look for archived issues in the subscription window.

Tech - Leo Laoporte -
Bible - NETBible daily readings -
Sherlock Holmes -

Expect to see a fuller list in the future.

Did anyone catch the flash back to a music group from my youth. Oh, the Glory days!!!!!

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