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Podcasts 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
so that you can listen to it at your leisure, and possibly while in transit.
There are now thousands of podcasts covering all manner of interest which can be downloaded and subscribed to via podcatching software such as itunes, ipodder or others. Most podcasts can also be listened to directly through imbedded players on podcasters websites.

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.

For a comprehensive guide to podcasting please visit wikipedia here.

For a guide to subscribing to podcasts please visit Simon Toon's guide here







Homegrown is a weekly podcast presented and produced by me. New programmes are normally available each Sunday. The homegrown website is located at www.homegrownpodcast.co.uk and contains full details of every show including links through to artist websites.

You can also listen to any of the editions of Homegrown by using the below player.
The most recent will play automatically 

Homegrown is syndicated three times a week on BZOO Homegrown Radio which specialises in independent music and spoken word material

The podcast is a member of  the Association Of Music Podcasting.    AMP are a collective of regular music podcasters that have been judged by their peers to maintain a high standard of quality. As part of its mission, AMP wishes to work not only with music podcasters, but also with the artists who provide podsafe music to the public.

HG is also a proud member of the Association Of Poetry Podcasting, a group of podcasters who wish to ease listeners' discovery of poetry podcasting.To support new and established poetry podcasters and to provide a public voice for poetry podcasting.

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 is a show which focuses on the talents of Native American Indian artists. Presented by Michael Kicking Bear

Kaflooey is a musicomedy podcast presented by Chris Sherry in Blackpool. Regular comedy characters and sketches. Very fine.

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.