Podcasting: What is it? How do I do that?
Podcasting is creating your own content (mp3 or video for example ) with intent for users to download using one of several programs that have been created to retrieve your audio file automatically, like iTunes or Google reader etc.
Podcasting is simply distributing audio content using RSS. The process is suprisingly simple, and by making audio content available using RSS, podcasters give listeners more control over what they listen to and when. Also, many podcasts are available for syndication, which increases a broadcasters exposure.
For more infomation on RSS check our article here
Here is a breakdown of what you will need and need to know to be able to Podcast:
Skills you may need….
1. How to record your audio and save it to an .mp3 file. (Video is of course also allowed)
2. How to upload the .mp3 file to a website or hosting service
3. How to upload the RSS “feed” burner service.
After creating your material using an audio editing program of your choice you’ll need somwhere to store it online. if you have a sever upload it here, if your lost at the word ’server’ …get a blog like ‘WordPress’ or ‘Blogger’.
The majority of things you will have to master in order to Podcast are online and if your new to Blogging, Podcasting is an ideal reason to start. Your ‘Blog’ will allow to to upload you MP3’s and store them within your Blog enabling users to visit your site and download or even better ‘Subscribe’!
There are many different ways to create/ store your Podcasts, you just need to find the server and Feedburner that works for you, the videos here all do things a little different so dont worry if you do things different also!
An RSS feed is the final step in transforming your collection of audio/video files into a bona fide podcast! With FeedBurner’s SmartCast service, you can use any blogging tool that creates a feed to publish your podcast. Here’s how it works: If your blog post contains a link (<a href=”"></a>) to an audio/video file, we’ll convert it to an RSS enclosure — a special link found only in your feed — that programs like iPodder, iTunes and NetNewsWire recognize. Google Reader and several other online readers also recognize enclosures and offer a playback link or audio control when they encounter them.
Equipment you may need…
1. Audio Editing Software
2. A Microphone
3. A Sound Card
List of sites that accept podcast submissions.
iTunes - submit your iTune podcasts
Podcasting Station - submit podcasts to the podcasting directory
Podcasting News - submit podcasts to the podcasting directory
DigitalPodcast - enter the category scroll to the bottom and click add url
Podcast Alley - submit podcast title, website, xml feed, and description.
Podcast Bunker- recommend a podcast, only high quality podcasts will be added.
Podcast411- add a podcast
AllPodcasts - index a podcast (an RSS 2.0 feed with an audio enclosure), enter the URL for the RSS feed into the field below and click “Index”.
iPodderx - submit podcasts to ipodderx directory
audio.weblogs - ping audio web logs to update them
Podcast.net - List your podcast on podcast.net and watch your audience grow!
PodcastHost - add a podcast to PodcastHost
Podsites.com - post a “podsite”
Pocketcasting - submit a podcast
RSS Network - submit to podcast category
Podcast Pickle - submit to podcast category
Plazoo - submit to podcasts or vlogs
Singing Fish - submit music/video directory
Blog Universe - submit podcasts to directory
Digital Podcasts - add podcasts to the digital podcast directory
PodFeeder - podcast submission
PodFeed - podcast submission
Open Media Network - submit audio and videocasts
Podcast Charts - chart podcasts (requires membership)
iPassages - Christian podcast submissions
My Podcast Center - small podcast directory
PodBlaze - small podcast directory
Podcast Shownotes - post podcasts on blog
Loomia - post podcasts and rss feeds
GetAPodcast - post podcasts and rss feeds
Syndic8 Podcast - post podcasts and rss feeds
Podcast Shuffle - post podcasts
idiotvox - submit a podcast feed
Blinkx - submit a podcast feed
PodNova - submit a podcast
PodCasts Yahoo - submit a podcast (top right corner)
Blast Podcasts - submit podcasts
Pod Spider - submit podcasts
Pod Lounge - The Pod Lounge relies on user submissions to help build the database and we appreciate any additions you can provide
Amigo Fish - submit a feed/podcast
AudioFeeds - submit music podcasts only
Every Podcast - submit podcasts
Fluctu8 - submit podcasts
Get a Podcast - submit podcasts
HardPodCafe - submit podcasts
Podcast Shuffle - submit podcasts
Podcaster World - submit podcasts
Podcast Pup - submit podcasts
PodTower - submit podcasts
Vital Podcasts - submit podcasts
Religious Podcasts - submit religious podcasts (only accept religious casts)
Educational Podcasts - submit educational podcasts
Podcast Videos - submit videocasts
Feedshark - automate submissions to 10 podcast sites
YakkYakk - podcast submissions
Pluggd - podcast submissions
Canadian Podcasts - submit podcasts
Fetching Podcasts - submit podcasts
GODcasts1000 - submit Christian podcasts
Church Podcasts - submit Christian podcasts
Realty Feeds - submit real estate podcasts or feeds
MLPodcasts - submit realty podcasts
Podcast Directory - submit all podcasts
Medical Feeds - submit medical podcasts
Sports Podcasts - submit medical podcasts
Podcast Reviews - submit podcasts
Tech Podcasts - submit technology podcasts
FireAnt - submit podcasts
Podcast Pup - add a podcasts
Vital Podcasts - add podcasts
PodcastLikeThat - add podcast feeds
Australian Podcasts - submit podcast feeds
GetAPodcast - submit podcasts
Pod-Planet - submit podcasts
Sports Podcasts - Submit sports related RSS feeds and podcasts.
Political Podcasts - Submit political feeds and podcasts.
Government Podcasts - Submit podcasts and feeds ONLY from government agencies. Feeds from both Local and federal governments are accepted.
iBiz Radio - Submit podcasts (only submit business podcasts)
Podcast Blaster - Submit podcasts
YouLoud - add podcasts
Vital Podcasts - add podcasts
Educational Podcasts - Submit educational podcasts and feeds.
Blubrry Podcasts - login to submit podcasts.
Podcast Empire - submit podcasts.
AOL Podcast Beta - submit podcasts.
Podcast Like That - submit podcasts.
AudioFeeds.org - submit podcasts.
Digg Podcasts - DIGG podcast directory.
EPN - Educational Podcast Network
Family Friendly Podcasts - submit child safe podcasts
Hwy777 - submit christian podcasts
Mirpod - submit podcasts.
Podcast Directory AU - submit Australian podcasts.
Podcaster World - submit podcasts.
Pod Farm - submit podcasts.
PodMopolis - submit podcasts.
RECAP - submit educational podcasts.
Speecha - submit audio podcasts.
Women in Podcasting - submit podcasts.