Exclusive Interview With Microsoft Zune Podcast Guru Rob Greenlee

Nov 13th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players, The New Media Update

robgreenlee.jpgWe, along with a lot of people in the podcasting community, were excited to hear recently that Microsoft had hired Rob Greenlee to be its Podcast Programming & Marketing Lead for the Microsoft Zune.

Rob was doing Internet radio long before podcasting was created. Rob, along with his wife Dana Greenlee, hosted WebTalk Radio, an internationally syndicated radio show, webcast and podcast. Rob also helped pioneer the world of mobile podcasting as the Senior Marketing Manager for Melodeo.

And he’s got a Guinness World Record for his role in making the world’s largest glass of orange juice.

I caught up with Rob at last week’s BlogWorld Expo and talked with him about the new Zunes, Microsoft’s new podcast directory and more.

(Photo at right of Rob Greenlee and Podcasting News‘ Publisher, Elisabeth McLaury Lewin, at the South By Southwest Interactive conference, March 2006)

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  1. Tania4 says:

    Interesting discussion, & the Zune manager seems like a decent guy….

    But the Zune has a snowball’s chance in h*ll of catching up with iPods.

    The new Zunes are still clunky, they only work with Windows and Windows is losing marketshare, they’ve only got 1000 podcasts….face it – the Zune is still a second-rate media player.

  2. […] The always lovely Elisabeth Lewin of Podcasting News snagged an interview with Rob at the BlogWorld Expo this weekend that is well worth your listen. […]

  3. Matthew says:

    Well, I have spent the last 30 minutes trying to download the Marketplace software and upload our podcasts. We’re trying not to be Mac snobs and be platform agnostic. Doesn’t seem like MSFT has the same attitude. The software is Windows only. I realize I am the only Mac based person in the universe who creates podcast content, but JEEZ! I am clearly missing SOMETHING. Anyone have any insight into how you submit your podcast feed?

  4. jay says:

    what if i buy a zune off ebay and i break it can i like call some one like a support line and they will give me another one if i pay like 50 dollars thats how ipod support do it or is it different

  5. […] Zune Podcast Support – An interview with Rob Greenlee, Podcast Programming & Marketing Lead for the Zune about the second generation Zunes’ support for podcasts. […]

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