Lecture Notes for Tuesday, 10/31
What is podcasting? 
One of most misunderstood phrases, because people think you need to have an ipod to listen.
Audio or video on a webpage that has a web feed.
Different from static html page with audio/video piece on the site.
The feed is the key.
Feed allows you to subscribe to the audio or video on the website
The critical distinction is âpushâ vs. âpullâ. Podcasting automatically feeds or âpushesâ new audio/video files into your system (like I-Tunes) rather than requiring you to search for these files and download (âpushâ) them on your own.
Mary Weld makes her argument in the form of a podcast for towing cars that are in violation of Cambridge parking codes.
Joel Schellhamer recorded a podcast on the wind energy industry in Martha's Vineyard.
Aaron Sokoloff recorded a podcast about his idea for creating a website for sports commentary that would replace ESPN insider.
Alex Lee recorded a podcast advocating for the creation of a distinction between smuggling and trafficking people.
The deadline for the class creating and uploading individual podcasts is next Monday
More Notes Podcasting What Is A Podcast
âpodcastâ is one of the most misunderstood phrases some people think they need an ipod a podcast is an audio or video webfeed from a webpage, blog, etc. RSS feed allows you to subscribe to the audio/video on the website. Feed will automatically deliver new posts. the key is the Feed. Thatâs what keeps it from being a static, traditional mp3 posting Without the feed, then you would have to go back to the page and check to see if there was new media posted With feed, new media is delivered to you though your RSS Aggregator Podcast is the feed, not the individual files The framework -- podcast is the continuous thread, not the individual points/updates Passive nature is the âselling pointâ of the podcast
Making a podcast
make a recording Audacity is a free program, link is on the main page Can be used for multiple tracts Import audio - will create a new track
Step-by-step instructions are posted on the wiki WordPress -- individual log in info was emailed out
Log in Write a new post Title it Upload audio file with upload button To link file to text, highlight text and hit the chain link button
After file is linked to text, hit publish
âSubscribe to this blogâ is what makes it a podcast
can see the commands in the code same rss feed does more than just mp3s up to the aggregator to tell what is what What makes a podcast that you want to hear?
Speaking directly to the audience - public speaking techniques Structure of the argument for âsuccessful podcastâ
Who are you trying to move?
What is holding them back?
What can get them past that?
Podcasts due next week Monday