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Jason Calacanis and a Podcast Prediction!

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

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 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!.

Podcast Awards Ceremony at Podcast Expo!

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.

SpeciaL Live event at!

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!

Want a chance to win a iPod Shuffle or a copy of my book?

If you want a chance to win a iPod shuffle or a copy of my book Podcasting “The Do It Yourself Guide”, signup, and attend a special live event were we will cover setting audio levels, post production processing, rms leveling, and how to distribute your podcast via BitTorrent. Hope to see you this coming Saturday Aug 13th at 1:30pm PST for more details check out the linked page.

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