Alex Baldwin to start new talk show on tv and is podfading his “Here's the Thing” podcast. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Sources say Baldwin was keen to continue the program; the issue was securing the funding.” I find it weird that a millionaire actor doesn't have the funding for continuing a podcast.
Stitcher (a great way to listen to podcasts on your smart phone, tablet, or computer) announced that they are now available in the Mazda 3. According to their blog, “Over 40% of Stitcher listeners use Stitcher in the car, so we’re proud to partner with Mazda to deliver the best listening experience for drivers everywhere!” Stitcher is now integrated in more than 50 automotive models and 4 million vehicles, like Ford, GM, Mini, BMW, and other Mazda vehicles, allowing drivers to access their content on-the-go. “Over 40% of Stitcher users are listening in the car, and the average American commute is one hour each day and rising,” says Stitcher Co-Founder and CEO Noah Shanok. You can download Stitcher for a chance to win $100.
Dave Jackson Interview on Speaking of Wealth Show [9:00]
I was interviewed on the Speaking of Wealth show talking about podcast monetization, and the future of podcasting. In this clip we talk about where podcasting will be in five years.
Sound Byte Vs Boss Jock Studio [16:50]
Sound Byte – is a tool that you can use to mix in audio while you record “live.” Sound Byte allows you to put a TON of sounds. I was using the version for the iPhone, but they have it for a PC, Mac, tablets, etc. You can set fade in/out options, play speed options and you can have multiple carts (great for people who have multiple shows). It sells for $4.99 for the iOs version.
bossjock studio is $9.99 and you can not only use it as a cart machine, but you can record your podcast, upload it to libsyn, all while only using your phone (you can plug in external microphones for better quality). You can see a demo of it here. It has a maximum of 15 buttons.
The one that makes Boss Jock Studio a “hands down winner” is the ability to add sounds from dropbox. With Sound Byte I have to plug my phone/iPad into the machine and connect via iTunes. Then drag and drop files. I cut the cord to itunes years ago and anything that forces me to use itunes is not going to work for me. In a world of wireless connections, the people at Black Cat Systems (maker of Sound Byte ) need to wake up and smell the coffee.
While it's more expensive, I feel with the ease of adding and deleting sounds Boss Jock Studio is the clear winner of this podcasting battle.
Podcast Awards Nominations Open October 1[21:16]
You could list my podcast in the following categories:
Technology – The School of Podcasting's Morning Announcements
Health and Fitness – Logical Weight Loss
Religion – Feeding My Faith
You can only nominate once, so cast your ballot with some thought at podcastawards.com
Last Five in Five [22:43)
What were the last five podcasts you listened to?
Blog Talk Radio vs Call In Studio Shoot Out [26:02]
While Blog Talk Radio's interface is better looking, a podcaster using once a week would pay $10 a show. Using Call In Studio for 30 minutes with two callers cost me $1.60. I'l put up with boring text links to save $25 a month.
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