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Posted by geeknews at 2:33 AM on January 7, 2006 Live RoundTable Today Jan 7th
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Podcast Sandbox’s

Posted by geeknews at 1:34 AM on December 28, 2005

The land rush to continue to hack away vertical markets in podcasting continues. With some proclaiming their space to be the official this, or the official that. I suppose the creator of a site can call it whatever they want, as there is no Olympic committee deciding which company can use “official podcast site for (place subject here) in their site description.

The other day I saw someone announce a wiki that was the new official podcast wiki (where was the old one). It’s all fun to watch, and to be expected thats for sure. Personally the history is in my head so I don’t need a Wiki explaining it to me.

I think though this kind of activity is a sign that people are scared that they are going to miss the gravy train. But I think what it really indicates, is that some people are desperate to become a default landing page for some specific nitch within podcasting. Lot’s of people are focusing on helping podcasters very few are focusing on helping build awareness and making it easier for the general listener.

I have said for a long time we have to keep it simple for the consumers of the content, that is a tough balance when building a site thats only survives if the content is good. All of my future strategy is about making it easier for consumers of podcasts to be able to find and subscribe to the content they want without diminishing a podcasters brand and content. This community has to make it really simple for the listeners to consume content

One thing for sure Podcasting, Videocasting and the personal media evolution is going to continue to grow at a frenzied pace. I am going to continue to focus on the content and aligning with those that create content, and try to do innovative things. Will my turnip wagon bump against some other turnip wagon? Probably and guess what, it’s called competition and hopefully it will stay friendly.

Jason Calacanis and a Podcast Prediction!

Posted by geeknews at 6:02 PM on December 23, 2005

Hey Jason got a question for you and it is in reference to this prediction:

12. No podcasting company will have any significant success in 2006, but a number of podcasters will be offered great jobs at Sirius and XM Radio.

How can you say no one will have significant success in 2006, when Podcast Connect has seen huge success this year. I don’t measure success in millions of dollars like you do, but I do measure success in several other ways.

Success is and the reporting Affiliates are reaching 500,000 plus individual listeners each month, with podcasters putting some sponsorship money in their pockets for the past 6 months. Some of the podcasters are paying their house payments with their earnings. I think that is success don’t you!

is the launch of the very first Citizen Media Podcast News Outlet at which in it’s first 30 days has built up to 50 content producers contributing weekly content, by creating short five minute podcasts on news, lifestyle and general interest stories. Don’t even get me started on the mechanics of the engine that runs, we are now licensing that engine to various organizations nationwide that are rolling out podcasting solutions. Pretty good for a startup that is being built while we all have day jobs!

We have had a great 2005, and I expect 2006 to be that much better and then some. If XM or Sirius want to talk we will be happy to talk to them but guess what are making this evolution happen without them. For that I am making it my personal challenge to insure that prediction #12 is wrong! [Jason Calacanis]

Special Guests for Roundtable

Posted by geeknews at 4:25 PM on November 16, 2005

The next live RoundTable live event, that will be presented Saturday, Nov 19th at 1:30pm (Pacific -8 GMT) 4:30pm (Easter -5 GMT).

We will be covering all of highlights of the Portable Media and Podcast Expo that was held this past weekend in Ontario California. We will also be detailing some of the keynotes speeches. One of the most important discussion worthy events was the Podcast Academy along with the details of the Conversation Network. In addition some new Podcast Service companies launched which we will cover.

In this Live RoundTable we will have as Special Guest:

-Doug Kaye from to talk to us about the Podcast Academy and the Conversation Network.
-Mark McCrery from PodTrac a recently launched company that expertly connects podcasters and podcast listeners and viewers with advertisers. Member Andy McCaskey from Slashdot review will be showing of one of the coolest programs that links Podcasting and Mobile phones that we discovered at the Podcast Expo you will not want to miss this event!

Signup for the Event Here Live RoundTable Nov 19th

Posted by geeknews at 4:57 PM on November 14, 2005 Roundtable participants, We have finalized the agenda for the next live RoundTable live event scheduled for this coming Saturday, Nov 19th at 1:30pm (Pacific) to signup for the event visit this page

In this Live RoundTable:

We will be covering all of highlights of the Portable Media and Podcast Expo that was held this previous weekend in Ontario California. A number of new companies have launched services could help commercialize your podcast. We will also be detailing some of the keynotes speeches and their conclusions.

Special Guest: Doug Kaye from will discuss the Podcast Academy along with the details of the Conversation Network.

Many of you were not able to attend the event and we want to cover as much material as we can in an attempt to get you up to speed on what happened during the show so as to get you some of the same information we were exposed to.

For those of you that are not podcasters I feel the information we will be putting forth will be educational in itself and will give you insight into were this network and podcasting is headed.

We are enforcing a strict 60 minutes on the presentations for this event!. Live event this Saturday!

Posted by geeknews at 4:44 AM on October 14, 2005

I would like to invite all of you to a live event on Saturday October 15th at 1:30 Pacific were the Rountable will be holding a live event were we will be covering the Best of Web Applications and Protecting your iTunes investment along with the associated DRM issues. []

Podcast Awards Ceremony at Podcast Expo!

Posted by geeknews at 12:58 AM on October 13, 2005

I have been really busy getting ready for the Podcast Awards ceremony at Podcast Expo. Trophies are due to be finished next week, the grand prize awards have been ordered. The ceremony program is in final design phase, and will be going to the printer next week. We have banners due to be ordered at Kinkos this Saturday a couple of the guys from will be photographing the event.

We need someone to video tape the event, looking for a podcaster of video caster volunteer.

I am pretty excited about November as I have several major initiatives that are underway. The Podcaster News Network is set to launch, the gang is working hard at to move to phase two of that site, and I have some things up my sleeve that I have been working on over at Podcast Connect.

The list does not stop there we are looking for a marketing manager and content manager to join the team at I plan on having a bag of swag when I show up at the Podcast Expo so if you come talk to me I will be sure to have something for ya to take home.

We are working very hard to make sure we have a live stream of the Podcast Awards Ceremony, should be a lot of fun for all! Their is nothing like boot strapping a business though lots of fun but exhausting to say the least.

Topics for October 15th Roundtable

Posted by geeknews at 6:33 PM on October 4, 2005

I have been thinking about doing a show on promoting and marketing your podcast and what you need to do to get your site advertiser ready. How many of you that come here for podcasting info would like to see an event on this subject on the 15th.


SpeciaL Live event at!

Posted by geeknews at 3:24 PM on September 22, 2005

I think the gang over at have really outdone themselves working through the agenda today we are going to have a really awesome event. If you are available on Saturday Sept 24th at 1:30 pm Pacific you will want to join us and our 3 guest for this live event.

This will be a comprehensive 90 minute event covering Podcast Hosting, Advanced BitTorrent, Weblog Setup for podcasting using Drupal, Movabletype, WordPress and Radio Userland we will also discuss Coral and Dijer.

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Guest include Peter York from, Dave Chekan from and Stephan Uebelhor who will be showing us how to get Drupal podcast ready!

Podcasting Profits Hello Forbes?

Posted by geeknews at 10:19 AM on September 14, 2005

I continue to grimace as I see article after article about podcasting for profits and they continue to not even talk to those that are putting dollars in podcasters pockets. I know those involved in the ad campaigns at recently got checks, and guess what we did not need a big company to do it. [Forbes]