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Thing #21 – Podcasts November 5, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — rojoblogs @ 9:37 pm

I don’t think I have any specific-enough interests for podcasts. I went to Podcast Alley and clicked on the Food and Drink category (I click on the Food and Drink category whenever this option is presented to me), but the topics are so narrow! Podcasts based solely on scotch, the restaurants of Ithica, NY, or wine (Rojo hates wine snobs)…I guess that is the point of podcasts though, really. They are cheap to make so you can afford to be serving a smaller audience.

I sort of think the whole term “podcast” is a little bit outdated. There is just crap posted all over the Internet now, audio and video left and right every which way you look; there are YouTube videos and my television programs posted free online for when I forget to watch them, etc. Everything is a podcast.


3 Responses to “Thing #21 – Podcasts”

  1. Jared Cherup Says:

    Podcast doesn’t just apply to posted media. It implies the media is portable and can be enjoyed outside of a computer. It also means an rss feed with enclosure tags. Just sayin’

    Plus, This American Life is a podcast that many people can enjoy.

  2. rojoblogs Says:

    True enough about the distinction between podcasts and other posted media, but I do think that, especially as seen on the Learn and Play blog with all the emphasis on “you don’t even need an MP3 player, you can just play the podcast right on your computer!” that the line is pretty blurry.

    And I’m sure there are plenty of podcasts out there that I would theoretically enjoy, but one thing I forgot to mention is that I NEVER have been one to listen to audio w/o video…no audiobooks, no talk radio, and thus, no podcasts. My tiny red panda brain needs visual stimulation to be engaged. And even then my attention tends to HEY LOOK A BUNNY!!!!! BRB!!!!!!!

  3. molly Says:

    baaaaaaa! ha ha ha. seriously funny. reminds me of homer… “oh my god, that man is my exact double! hey look! that dog has a puffy tail! here puff! here puff!”

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