Podcast Quickies

Graphic Novelist Warren Ellis’ 4am Podcast

Jun 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies

Warren Ellis is probably best known as a graphic novelist.  He has worked over the past 16 years at both DC and Marvel Comics, as well as Caliber Comics, Image Comics, and Avatar [under the “imaginary” imprint Apparat], and is author of the prose novel Crooked Little Vein. He has created stories about such comic […]

WordPress Adds 50GB, 100GB Hosting Options

May 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

WordPress quietly added some hosting options to its WordPress.com content platform that could be welcome for podcasters: Based on feedback we received from our users, we decided to add two new space upgrade options: 50GB and 100GB. To access either of these upgrade levels, go to your blog’s dashboard and click on Upgrades. Select the […]

US Government Accountability Office Starts Podcast

Mar 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Corporate Podcasts, Educational Podcasts, Podcast Quickies

The Government Accountability Office has introduce a podcast that highlights its recent investigations. GAO’s Watchdog Report features five-minute interviews with auditors and investigators on new investigations. “Podcasting enhances the service GAO provides to Congress and the public by offering an alternative means for people to learn about significant issues and new GAO reports and testimonies,”said […]

NYT Intros Freakonomics Podcast

Feb 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies

The New York Times has introduced a new Freakonomics podcast: Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, are books that explore “the hidden side of everything.” Now there’s a Freakonomics podcast, hosted by Dubner. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised. You can subscribe by adding this podcast feed to […]

A Slightly Scary ‘Moth’ Podcast For Halloween Listening

Oct 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies

Nonprofit storytelling organization The Moth has a simple little podcast story for Halloween that, while not in the slightest bit explicitly violent or gory, manages to be scary. Scary in that way that makes the little hairs on the back of the neck stand up, you know? Writer and performer Joan Juliet Buck tells the […]

Campy Vampire Hunting With ‘The Occulterers’

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcast Quickies, Video

As we tick down the hours until Halloween, we thought we would profile a few seasonally-themed shows that have caught our eye and ear this week. Mocking reality “ghost hunter” series, scary teen movies (“Let’s split up and look for clues in the creepy castle/abandoned summer camp/swamp/scary dark cave”), and our current bizarre fascination with […]

Catching Up With Podrunner’s DJ Steve Boyett: Podcasting, and Publishing 2.0

Jun 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Making Money with Podcasts, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly closed with a mention of a favorite cardio workout podcast – the long-running (pun intended) Podrunner. The Podrunner series features free exercise music mixes for runners, joggers, power walkers, cyclists, elliptical trainers, aerobics, or “anyone who can use nonstop, fixed-tempo […]

Podcast Quickies: Music For Your Weekend

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies

Summer weather puts me in a mood to listen to upbeat music. It makes a fitting soundtrack for all my outdoor activities. With that in mind, I thought I’d share several electronica/trance/dance music podcasts that I’ll be listening to this weekend. Dutch superstar DJ Tiesto (pictured, right) has a podcast of his weekly radio show, […]

Robot Podcast Details Robot Play With Robot Actors

Jun 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies

Folks who were old enough to watch television in the early 1970s will remember a Reese’s Peaut Butter Cup commercial about “two great tastes, that taste great together”? I was reminded of this today when I discovered a podcast episodes that combines two great topics, robots and stage drama, that seem awfully weird together — […]

Fighting Crime Via Podcast

May 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

“Inside the FBI” is a podcast from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that looks at current national crime-fighting issues. The latest episode focuses on a recent flood of threatening phone calls, coming from overseas via VoIP, made to Chinese-Americans. Special Agent Dean Phillips, Chief of the Asian-African Criminal Enterprise Unit in the Organized Crime Section, […]