What is a Podcaster? – What is a Podcast? – PHD093




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Listener Question

Q: Is a Blue Yeti a good microphone to start out with?

A: NO

Now, to be fair, the Blue Yeti is a nice microphone and would be a great mic for someone that has a very quiet recording environment and/or is willing to put in the time to learn how to use it properly. Is it the best? No, is it the worst? Sometimes.

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What is a podcast?

noun
a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or portable media player, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically. Can be Audio, Video or Text (yes, PDF’s and Ebooks can be a “podcast”)
verb
make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.

A podcaster is:

An independent content creator that makes Audio or Video available as a podcast.
A host (or co-host) of an Audio show or Video show that is later turned into a podcast.
A company that produces Audio or Video that is distributed as a podcast

Simply making an Audio or Video show is NOT podcasting.

There is a former local AM Radio talk host in town here that moved from Radio to Podcasting (so he says) but what he’s doing is live streaming his audio show and then making the MP3’s available for download on his website. He does not use RSS and his shows are not available as Podcasts. It’s not a bad show, but it’s not a podcast.(Norm Jones Show)

Another former radio host in town here DOES now podcast. He makes an audio show 2 times a week and it IS available as a podcast.(omeletteradio.com)

There is a distinction between to the two approaches. Nothing really wrong with either, just different. One is a online radio show with Archives and one is a Podcast.

Audible ‘channels’ are not podcasts
XM on demand are not podcasts
Putting audio on a website is not (necessarily) a podcast

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