Podcasting

I finally got around to downloading iPodderX onto my powerbook this weekend and started listening to some podcasts.

My next challenge is figuring out how to create some podcasts.  The Gotham Gal is interested in podcasting too.

But I was underwhelmed by what I found.  It’s most technology talk shows as far as I can tell.

My friend Tom Watson and I emailed about this today and we both are looking for great NPR shows, college radio shows, WFUV and WEHM radio shows, etc.  But they don’t seem to exist in podcast form.  At least I haven’t found them.

What’s worse, it seems that nobody is creating the podcast equivalents of these shows.

Later today, I had the opportunity to talk to Dave Winer about podcasting.

I asked him why there wasn’t any good music in podcast form.

He told me that he’d love to see it, but everyone is scared of getitng sued by the RIAA and that the royalties they’ve proposed are too high to make it work.

Well that really sucks.

I am going to spend some more time on this podcasting stuff, but without music the idea of audio content is really not that compelling to me.

Someone has to figure out the music piece.