have been around for a few years now. Simply put, a podcast is some
kind of audio mp3 content delivered through the internet to your
computer or mp3 player, such as an ipod
The concept of podcasting was suggested as early as 2000 and its technical components were available by 2001. In 2003 regular podcasts started showing up on well-known Web sites and software support spread. By the end of 2004, thousands of podcasts were available, the term had entered widespread use, and Apple Computer had begun to adopt the technology.
is syndicated three times a week on BZOO Homegrown Radio which
specialises in independent music and spoken word material
Here are a few links to
some of my favourite podcasts at the moment.
Slam Idol. The premise is simple, a poetry slam competition on your computer or mp3 player. Presented by Simon Toon who is one of the UKs leading poetry podcasters.
Indigenous Peoples Music
a show which focuses on the talents
of Native American Indian artists. Presented by Michael Kicking Bear
Dissident Vox. Termed Citizen Media, here's a podcast that is certainly eye opening. For a sane view of world events this is essential.
The Whitehouse Poetry Revival Podcast is a weekly recording of the well known poetry group who meet at the Whitehouse Pub in Limerick City, Ireland. An Open mic event attracting poets far and wide, as well as published guests.
The Sunday Morning Hangover is a Radio show on KWVA Radio, Eugene in Oregon which is podcast. Fantastically eclectic mix covering genres like Exotica, Lounge, International, Found Music, Stupid Songs, Bizarre Childrens Music, Jazz, Rock, Country, Folk, Classical, Nostalgia, Comedy. Along with the occasional Hangover cure
Distorted View Daily Tim Henson scours the web for strange-but-true news stories and then reports them to you in an easy to swallow podcast, complete with commentary. Contains strong language, not for those easily offended.