JoeyN Posted June 5, 2005 Report Share Posted June 5, 2005 Well in the last month or so ive got into listening to podcasts. For those who dont know, Podcasts are online radio shows which you can download in many formats. The most used format is MP3 so you can download it to your portable device such as a Ipod (thus Pod cast). You can also listen to them on your PC with your favorite music software such as Itunes and WMP. Podcasts can be downloaded directly from a web site, Bit Torrent and a few other methods. The best way to get them is to find a Podcast collection program which lets you put all your subscription links into it, and it will download all the latest shows. Podcasts last on average from 10 minutes to a little over a hour. Its great if you go on long runs or walks, take the bus/train to work and so forth. So who else listens to Podcasts? Id like to get a list of good shows going. Below I have posted links to the software i use, the podcasts i like , and some great podcast resources for those who want to see what all the fuss is about Software 1)Ipodder: is the program I use. Its very easy for people new to podcasting. Just put in the links to the podcast feeds and download them.- Supports PC, Mac and Linux 2)Doppler: The first program i used. Didnt like it as much. -PC Only 3)RSSradio:Havent tried this one yet - PC Ony 4)IpodderX:Considered to be the best OS X only software Sites to find Podcast listings 1)Podcast Alley: My favorite Podcast Directory 2)Podcast.net: Another good site which is down at the moment My Favorite Podcasts I am listing the podcasts home web site first followed by the feed link which you would put into software like Ipodder above. The first few are Tech shows run by Leo Laporte. The rest are other random ones I like 1) This Week In Tech:http://feeds.feedburner.com/twit This is the reason i got into Podcasts. Leo, Patrick, Kevin, Yoshi , Rob and more from the original The Screen Savers show on Tech TV have there own weekly hour long show. It gets better every week 2)The Laporte Report:http://feeds.feedburner.com/tlr Random shows Leo Laporte is on, and so forth 3)KFI Radio Show:http://feeds.feedburner.com/kfi A few times a month Leo Laporte does a tech show on the San Francisco Radio Station KFI. These are those shows without the commercials, traffic and so forth 4)Major Nelsons Podcast:http://feeds.feedburner.com/MajorNelsonblogcast This podcast is by Larry Hryb who is the Director of programming for xbox live. Once and a while he has interviews with people who work on Xbox products, as well as his own thoughts on upcoming items 5)TheForce.net: http://feeds.feedburner.com/tfn The SW Podcast to rule them all 6)Engadget.com:http://www.engadget.com/common/videos/pt/rss.xml Since Josh was gonna plug it anyway Its a good listen 7)The Chris Pirillo Show:http://www.thechrispirilloshow.com/subscriptions/mp3.xml You may remember him from Tech TV's Call for Help 8)Ron Moore Battlestar Commentary: http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/podcast.xml The shows creator does a DVD like Directors Commentary for the show. He started at Episode 9 in S1, but hopefully he does all of S2 as well 9): http://www.z100.com/podcast/PhoneTaps.xml There are many more out there including some I have downloaded. I just havent had a chance to sample them yet though. I dont want to recommend them till i listen . I will add more as time goes on Enjoy, and everyone else posts your favorite podcasts Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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